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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.

  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.

  Was in NYC to visit our daughter and knew what I had to do: get a freshly baked (never fried!) knish from Yonah Schimmel's.

I've ordered many Schimmel knishes over the past couple of years and had them shipped to me in San Diego via Goldbelly. And my daughter's brought a bunch to me when she comes to visit. But I had never bought one myself at the shop.

That changed this past Sunday morning. I went with a kasha, which is my personal favorite, then took it to Bar Verde up the street where my wife and daughter were having nachos and coffee for brunch.

In a word, it was DELICIOUS.

I don't do the mustard thing, but Bar Verde's homemade habanero salsa was the perfect accompaniment to Yonah Schimmel's homemade knish.

I suspect I'll be eating these things until the day I die -- they're THAT good.

thumb Peter E.

  Cool blast of LES history.  Knishes are great.  They are an occasional treat and great to share with others.   It used to be reasonable to ship them but now it is not.  Only get them when in NYC.

thumb A. B.