Sorry Folks, There Is No Lobster In Zabar’s Lobster Salad


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Zabar’s, the famous gourmet emporium on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, is in hot water after being caught selling lobster salad that contains absolutely no lobster, according to DNAInfo.A New Orleans Times-Picayune columnist with a discerning palate made the discovery on a recent trip to the store when he ordered a bagel with lobster salad and tasted something else: crayfish, a distant relative of the lobster.

The Maine Lobster Council caught wind of the fishy situation and called on Zabar’s to fix its labels, DNAInfo reported.

Saul Zabar, the store’s co-owner, agreed to change the name of the dish to “seafare salad,” but the price — $15.60 per pound — won’t change.

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