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.
The..best...knishes. period. I've gone through knish phases where we'd buy a pack and just eat those. I've also had them at Kat'z Deli but none of them compare to their knish in taste or size. Literally a hole in the wall and looks like it was built in the 30's but stopped by here just out of curiosity and saw all the reviews.
They sell a lot of savory and sweet knishes. They also sell merch should you want a keepsake. Make sure to ask for mustard on the side and they'll heat it up for you if you want to eat on the spot. Definitely recommend.
I had a red cabbage knish, and it was so great. The knish is like a mashed potato in its warm and comfort and texture inside, but the vegetal sweetness comes through from the cabbage and the thin outside has a pastry flake to it.
They kindly heated it for me and waited for me to get cash at a nearby ATM ($10 minimum to use a card!). I can't wait to go back.