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.
As of late June, 2022, they're still takeout only, so the dining room is blocked off and I couldn't photograph it.
Everything is good here, so beyond skipping things you never like anywhere, don't limit yourself to just the wonderful classic potato. I just tried the potato and red cabbage blend, and it's a winner!
The..best...knishes. period. I've gone through knish phases where we'd buy a pack and just eat those. I've also had them at Kat'z Deli but none of them compare to their knish in taste or size. Literally a hole in the wall and looks like it was built in the 30's but stopped by here just out of curiosity and saw all the reviews.
They sell a lot of savory and sweet knishes. They also sell merch should you want a keepsake. Make sure to ask for mustard on the side and they'll heat it up for you if you want to eat on the spot. Definitely recommend.
First time trying a knish! My brother-in-law, sister-in-law, hubby and myself stopped by Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery to pick up a few knishes to-go.
My brother-in-law has had many of the knishes on the menu and highly recommended the fruit and cheese selections. We ordered 1 blueberry and cheese, 1 apple and cheese, 2 cherry and cheese. The only one I tried was the blueberry and cheese knish. It was delicious, especially after 20 seconds in the microwave. This knish was hefty! The dough was dense and smooth. The blueberry filling was slightly sweet and was perfect with the cream cheese. I really enjoyed it! It can be eaten for breakfast, a snack or dessert. I can't wait to try another flavor next time I'm in NYC.