Schmaltz Appetizing

414 Dupont St,
Toronto, ON M5R 1V9

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About the Restaurant

Appetizing shops are a dying breed. Not to be confused with the deli, an appetizing shop is a Jewish purveyor of all the things to eat with bagels. New York City used to be rife with them, but at this point Russ & Daughters, which has been around since 1914, is one of the only ones holding down the fort.

In Brooklyn, Shelsky’s is doing a stellar job at revitalizing the style (if you're in the area, order the Brooklyn Transplant). Toronto isn’t exactly run over with them; to be specific, we’ve got pretty much one: Schmaltz Appetizing.

At Anthony Rose’s sliver of a shop, patrons can have their pick of smoked Acadian sturgeon, kippered salmon and gravlax. There are pickles, chopped egg, and enough cream cheese to keep your bagel happy.