I’d been reading about Wexler’s in various food publications and blogs pretty much since it opened, and while it was a bit of a betrayal to go while the Boy was out of town (I totally owe him a bagel), I couldn’t resist.
As with most establishments in Grand Central Market, Wexler’s occupies a small, simple stall, with a counter to order at and a few bar stools to perch on (there is additional seating elsewhere in the Market). Wexler’s takes elements of the traditional deli – the simple menu board and jars of pickles – and mixes it with the trendy and modern – subway tile covered in deli-themed graffiti.
Her recommendation was excellent, as the two types of fish complemented each other perfectly – the salmon some of the silkiest and mildest I’d ever had, while the sturgeon definitely had a punchier, smokier hit. The bagels were chewy and luscious, and overall it was definitely one of my better bagel experiences (and I. Love. Bagels.). At $11 a pop, these chickies ain’t cheap, but the quality of the fish was definitely worth it, in my opinion.
Next time, I’m going after the smoked fish plate! I think I need the Boy with me for that one.
Grand Central Market
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013