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.
This was a fun shop to visit during our walk around the Lower East Side. We were there late in the day so unfortunately a lot of their options were sold out; recommend going earlier in the day if you want more variety. We got the basic potato Knishes and they were warm and very flavorful.
OK -- I'm an idiot.
When we visited our daughter in NYC last month, we stayed at Sixty LES, right around the corner from Yonah Schimmel's. We walked by several times while we were there and I was intrigued by the obvious history exuding from the place. But the bakery didn't open until I think 11AM, and we always walked by before that.
So, I passed Yonah Schimmel's by, and I regret that deeply. I didn't know what I didn't know.
The good news is that Yonah Schimmel's knishes are available nationwide via Goldbelly. A week or two after we returned from NYC, I realized my mistake, and I placed an order for an assorted dozen (potato, kasha, spinach, broccoli, mushroom). They arrived the day after they were baked.
Oh. My. God. It was love at first bite.
I am now officially a knish k-nut. My favorite? Kasha, but they are all really good -- and the varieties I've been ordering are all vegan, which is a BIG plus in my book.
In fact, I liked them so much that I bought another 18 last week (kasha, mushroom), and had a half-dozen assortment shipped to one of my clients in Connecticut. He loved them -- brought back good memories of growing up in Brooklyn.
Anyway, next time we visit our daughter in NYC, we'll be camping out at Yonah Schimmel's. Until then, looks like Goldbelly will be my lifeline to the best knishes anywhere.