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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.

  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.

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  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!

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  I had a red cabbage knish, and it was so great. The knish is like a mashed potato in its warm and comfort and texture inside, but the vegetal sweetness comes through from the cabbage and the thin outside has a pastry flake to it.
They kindly heated it for me and waited for me to get cash at a nearby ATM ($10 minimum to use a card!). I can't wait to go back.

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