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.
This was a fun shop to visit during our walk around the Lower East Side. We were there late in the day so unfortunately a lot of their options were sold out; recommend going earlier in the day if you want more variety. We got the basic potato Knishes and they were warm and very flavorful.
I had never had a knish before, so figured this NY institution was the best place to try it first. With nothing to compare it to, I thought it was pretty good! The potato could have used a little seasoning (of which there was none), but it was a substantial snack and the mushroom variety I had was a nice compliment to the base knish. If looking for a quick snack nearby, worth giving it a try!
I can't claim that knishes are part of my heritage or that I had one before I came to New York but I've been here 20 years and I've had many. The knishes that I had from this shop were some of the best that I've had. I recently enjoyed the potato knish and the mushroom knish. Both were excellent. Tasty, sustaining, meatless, portable, affordable and great for the cold weather. The history with these, I wonder if it's like the original fast food from the old country. But what do I know? Cheap and delicious!