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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 was born and grew up in NY.  I currently live in Ft. Lauderdale and I am a Knish maven.  I used to work in the Village and picked up knishes at Yonah's knishery quite often.  I have ordered thru Goldbelly and had them shipped to my home.  Naturally when my son was up in NY for business I jumped at the chance when he offered to pick up a dozen just for me.  I picked him up at the airport last night and he had the knishes with him.  These are the very best knishes I have ever eaten and its worth the trip to go to their shop and try some.  You will not be disappointed.  The staff is very friendly and will welcome you as family. These knishes can be eaten for breakfast, lunch , dinner or as a snack. I highly recommend to all living or visiting NY to stop by and pick up a dozen. I rate Yonah Schimmel's a perfect 10!!!!

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  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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  I have been coming here for years. I'm a native of NY and my parents grew up on the lower east side. This is a landmark, in business since 1895. I wish they still made the square knishes. Every time I stop I they do t seem to have those anymore. The round ones are still delicious with some nice deli mustard. I also like the sweet potato knishes.

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