Thought I'd start this thread since I didn't seem to see any current ones dedicated to just smoked salmon. And at least in my house, seems to be one of the staples we have around holidays.
I had mentioned that one of my faves is the smoked salmon from Chapman's (newly re-located at 1875 Leslie Street, Unit #3--York Mills & Leslie). It's not cheap as I said I recently bought 10 smallish slices for about $15, but to me it has a rich, layered smoky flavour. And I find the actual smoked salmon is very delicate and melts in your mouth. I also love that they slice it thinly. It's the best one in the city I've found so far that's to my liking.
I used to purchase Pusateri's house-made brand of smoked salmon--crusted with fresh herbs and lemon zest, but I found the quality went down tremendously over the years. And I also am not a fan of the way they cut it--too thick for my liking.
Would love to hear others' faves now so we can give them a try....