DC Is Now Producing Some Seriously Good Smoked Fish

Sugar-cured salmon "candy." Photograph by Scott Suchman

For nearly three decades, the wholesaler Profish has supplied many of the area’s top restaurants with seafood. Last year, it also got into the smoked-fish business with the launch of Ivy City Smokehouse, across the street from its warehouse. You can sample a very small portion of the 5,000 pounds of fish the facility currently smokes per day at the Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse (1356 Okie St., NE), upstairs. The $22 fish board for two comes loaded with bagels, whitefish salad, rainbow trout, cold-smoked salmon, and best of all, “Indian candy”—a Pacific Northwest–style salmon bathed in honey and brown sugar. Like what you tried? Head to the market downstairs and pick up some to go.

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Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.