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Best affordable gefilte fish?

arielleeve | Mar 19, 2013 05:11 PM

I'm hosting Passover this year and trying not to spend an arm and a leg. I'd really like to have a good gefilte fish, but the prices I've seen at the better places (Zabar's, Russ and Daughter, Whole Foods) are just too high. A few years ago I had a fabulous loaf that my friend claimed to have gotten at Whole Foods, from the freezer section, but I've gone in every year since then to look for it and no one ever knows what I'm talking about. Anyone have any suggestions for where to find a good quality but not outrageously expensive gefilte fish? I'd prefer a loaf to individual pieces as I have a few guests who I'm not sure will want any, or may only want to try a bit. Right now the best price I've found is Shelsky's, where a 4 lb loaf is $24. (Also, I tried the Gefilteria last year but wasn't that impressed).

ETA: I know some people may suggest I make my own....but with all the other cooking I'll be doing this weekend I'd rather skip that kind of undertaking for now. Maybe next year!

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