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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.

  A piece of NYC history! These knishes are amazing. Flaky, tender crust on the outside with hearty, creamy filling on the inside. I tried the sweet potato, potato, and spinach. All excellent! It's no wonder they've been going strong since 1910.

thumb Marielle M.

  One thing that I hope never changes is the potato knish from Yonah Shimmel. About the size of a bagel, and fluffy potato, so not heavy. It makes a satisfying side dish for a meal or a very substantial snack. Even my finicky relatives never having tried one love them.

I do too.

thumb Al H.

  I have a fond memory of getting a garlic and onion knish at Yonah Schimmel's before a movie screening at the old Landmark Sunshine movie theatre, which of course no longer exists. It was such a delightful treat to have while at the movies. Would love to go back for another savory knish next time I visit NYC. The interior has a great mom and pop feel, nothing fancy. The fact that this business has been around for over 100 years just makes you feel as if you are stepping back in time. Definitely a Lower East Side and New York City institution. An important cultural landmark!

thumb Ericka S.