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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.

  Been going here for many years and the quality is still superb. The only thing I'm disappointed in is that their knishes have shrunk in recent times. It's a real pet peeve when any establishment does this. Other than that, I still love them.

I just have 1 special request - Please bring them back to their original size even if you have to charge slightly more. It's understandable during these challenging economic times.

thumb Stephanie E.

  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.

  My first knish! So filling and tasty! This quaint shop has been there for over 113 years! Go in and give it a try, and if your an old hand at knishes, go anyway!

thumb John B.