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137 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002 (212)477-2858

BEST KNISH IN NYC – Yelp, Trip Advisor

Classic Kosher Gourmet Food

Yonah Schimmel has been serving knishes, kugel, latke as well as classic New York drinks like Egg Creams and Lime Rickeys since 1910. Located in the historic Lower East Side, Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery is a slice of historic New York that’s becoming more and more rare.

Stop in today at 137 East Houston Street in New York City or order our world famous knishes online with free shipping in the USA.

  Well, first time at this long running knish business that sells amazing products. We had passed by the other day and saw some trays of goodies in the window. As luck would have it, our travels brought us here before stopping at Katz's so we had to check it out. While there was nothing in the window and the sign did display open, we thought they were closed. Thankfully no and they had product in the back.

While the savory knishes sounded good, we settled on the blueberry one.

It's got some hefty to it and I'm curious to know what is all in the filling. It has the tartness and creaminess of cream cheese which is probably one of the ingredients along with farmers cheese.

It's decadent and something I'm going to savor slowly. The "crust" is very thin similar to a crepe.

Definitely give this place a try and continue to support this local business. I'll be back for more!

thumb Inverleith F.

  Best knishes around. In a class of it's own.
Strictly takeout when we were there in Se 2023.
A hole in the wall this establishment takes you back in time.

We ordered and ate red cabbage potato knish,
Potato knish, kasha knish and jalapeño cheddar.

We all couldn't get enough of the stuffed knishes.
We love potatoes and this is the only place that still makes them like they did years ago.

Pre Covid we ate the sweet dessert knishes which were pleasantly tasty and delicious.

It's a real treat for us.
We were disappointed they weren't making egg creams.

thumb Cee A.

  Everything is great keep up the amazing work and great tasting knishes I lived near the store and would go there when I could afford to buy a knish the year1950 -1953 until I moved

thumb Alan H.