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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.

  I have a fond memory of getting a garlic and onion knish at Yonah Schimmel's before a movie screening at the old Landmark Sunshine movie theatre, which of course no longer exists. It was such a delightful treat to have while at the movies. Would love to go back for another savory knish next time I visit NYC. The interior has a great mom and pop feel, nothing fancy. The fact that this business has been around for over 100 years just makes you feel as if you are stepping back in time. Definitely a Lower East Side and New York City institution. An important cultural landmark!

thumb Ericka S.

  Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery in New York City is a culinary landmark that represents over 100 years of tradition and excellence. When you step into this charming bakery, you feel like you're stepping back in time.

The knishes are the highlight here, and for good reason. Each knish is handcrafted with care and filled with a variety of delicious ingredients, ranging from classic potato to savory spinach and even sweet options like cherry. The dough is perfectly baked to golden perfection, offering a satisfying combination of crispness and tenderness in every bite.

The bakery's history is tangible, with walls adorned with photos and memorabilia that tell the story of generations dedicated to perfecting their craft.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, eager to share the bakery's rich history and help you choose from their tempting selection of knishes and other baked goods.

Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery is more than just a bakery--it's a cultural and culinary experience that should not be missed. Whether you're a longtime fan or a first-time visitor, this historic gem is a must-visit in NYC.

thumb Sonny K.

  A truly old world spot to take a trip back in time. They also have excellent knishes, many varieties. Maybe due to Covid they no longer allow in store dining but they are worth the take out experience even if you have to reheat them when you get home.

thumb Cherie S.