Lox is cured, smoked salmon fillets that can be eaten any time of day, but it is best known as a breakfast food offered at Jewish delis. Whether you like your lox prepared simply alongside your usual eggs and toast at brunch or like it mixed into cream cheese and smeared on a bagel as a snack, these places have you covered. Have it your way from the following Boston restaurants featuring their own spin on lox dishes.
(Photo from Kupel's)

(Photo from Kupel’s)

Kupel’s Bakery
421 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-9528

Kosher Brookline restaurant Kupel’s Bakery features award-winning bagels in the Boston area. It has all of the bagel flavors you could ask for from everything to pumpernickel, plus a few unique offerings like cinnamon glaze and California. You can load up your bagel with a range of cream cheeses that include chive, dill, vegetable and more. But you won’t want to miss the salmon/lox-topped bagel sandwiches. Kupel’s has regular or light offerings of lox cream cheese and even Miami lox where the recipe also features scallions.

(Photo from: Michael's Deli)

(Photo from: Michael’s Deli)

Michael’s Deli
256 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 738-3354

Also in Brookline, in Coolidge Corner, is Michael’s Deli. Known as a New York-style deli, it has served up corned beef sandwiches and other Jewish classic dishes since 1977. Feast on homemade comfort food like knishes, kasha and kugel as well as soups, salads and bagels. But it is the breakfast sandwiches that stand out the most. Nova, capers, tomato and onion on your choice of bagel and cream cheese will be a filling and tasty way to start the day as would the toasted everything bagel with lox spread.

(credit: zaftigs.com)

(credit: zaftigs.com)

Zaftigs Delicatessen
335 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 975-0075

Coolidge Corner is also the home of Zaftigs Delicatessen. This family-friendly restaurant has so many delicious dishes to pick from, it might be hard to choose a meal. Highlights include the potato pancakes with house-made applesauce and sour cream for only $8.95. You can even get them with smoked salmon served with dill lime sour cream for $11.95 instead. Another dish features lox along with onions and scrambled eggs for $12.95. If you or your dining partner are not in the mood for seafood and it’s more of a meaty meal kind of day, the Reuben, brisket, burger, pastrami or beef tongue will be just the right choice.

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(Photo credit: Blunch)

(Photo credit: Blunch)

59 E. Springfield St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 247-8100

For breakfast plus lunch, look no further than Blunch, a restaurant located in the South End. This spot is loved by locals and visitors for the pressed sandwich selections, soups, breakfast offerings and even baked goods. There are daily specials to try and favorites that stay on the menu like the bagel with smoked salmon sandwich that features creamy Boursin cheese spread along with tomatoes, capers and a red onion salad for only $7.25.

(Photo from Cafenation/Facebook)

(Photo from Cafenation/Facebook)

380 Washington St.
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 783-4514

For breakfast served all day, Cafénation has you covered. It is the kind of place to relax with your laptop, sip a coffee and eat a breakfast sandwich while you enjoy free WiFi or just grab some grub and go. This spot has crepes, panini, bagels and, beside its specialty omelets, you can customize your own. Omelet add-ons include lox, veggies, cheeses, beans, bacon and more. Or if you want an egg-free meal, order up one of the bagels like the sesame or jalapeno with one of the spreads like the cream cheese and lox combo for $5.50 or the simple vegetable cream cheese on a bagel for only $2.50.

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