Acme Smoked Fish Corporation
Acme Smoked Fish Corp. of Brooklyn, New York, is one of the most widely recognized and respected smoked fish producers in North America. Beginning in 1906, Acme has been family owned and operated for four generations producing both hot and cold smoked items along with the finest pickled herring varieties.
The Acme Smoked Fish Corporation began in the early 1900’s when Harry Brownstein arrived in Brooklyn after emigrating from Russia. He found a job in the smoked fish business as a “wagon jobber,” picking up fresh, hot fish from smokehouses with his horse-drawn wagon and hand-delivering them to small grocery and appetizing stores. In 1954, the Brownstein and Caslow families joined forces to build its first smoking operation in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, which progressively expanded its capacity to become now the biggest smokehouse operating under one roof.
In the early years, Acme’s products were anonymously sold in the finest appetizing stores serving Jewish foods in New York City, including Zabar’s and Barney Greengrass. Today, Acme’s products are sold across the nation under the Acme, Blue Hill Bay, and Ruby Bay brands. Over the years, Acme Smoked Fish Corporation has become one of the most respected Artisans of smoked fish and herring amongst culinary experts; offering products to retail and foodservice nationwide, gaining an international following.
The skill and experience behind Acme’s products continue to be carried on by the third and fourth generations of the family.
Brands: Acme, Blue Hill Bay, Ruby Bay