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Yonah’s Celebrity Friends

Ellen and Howie Mandel

Ellen and Howie Mandel

Eating Yonah Schimmel Knishes on "Billions"

Eating Yonah Schimmel Knishes on "Billions"

jim gaffigan at yonah schimmel's

The Jim Gaffigan Show, season 2, episode 1

Beastie Boys Yonah Schimmel

A favorite spot of Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, we're highlighted in the new book about the seminal rap band.

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart Autograph

Martha Stewart Autograph

Bobby Cannavale

Bobby Cannavale

Bobby Cannavale Autograph

Bobby Cannavale Autograph

Andrew Dice Clay

Andrew Dice Clay

Andrew Dice Clay Autograph

Andrew Dice Clay Autograph

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers Autograph

Joan Rivers Autograph

Larry David

Larry David

Larry David Autograph

Larry David Autograph

Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason Autograph

Jackie Mason Autograph

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood Autograph

Evan Rachel Wood Autograph

Morgan Spurlock

Morgan Spurlock

Morgan Spurlock Autograph

Morgan Spurlock Autograph

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola Autograph

Francis Ford Coppola Autograph

Barbra Streisand Loves Yonah Schimmel Knishes

Barbra Streisand Loves Yonah Schimmel Knishes

Barbra kept her chatter light. She made references to Yonah Schimmel’s knishes and Zabar’s bialys. Spotting Oprah Winfrey in the front row, she gushed, “Hi, Oprah! You look so thin.” And she didn’t meet every fan’s outcry with an invective. When one shouted out, “I want to marry you, and I’m gay!” Barbra responded, “There are gay people here?”
Jerry O’Connell Loves Yonah Schimmel Knishes

Jerry O’Connell Loves Yonah Schimmel Knishes

His other fave? Yonah Schimmel Knishes. “I pick up a couple and put them in the freezer, and then put them in the microwave when I come home from doing the play. There’s Yonah Schimmel, and then there’s everything else. I don’t believe you’re allowed to use the term knish unless you’re eating a Yonah Schimmel.” To that, O’Connell’s wife, Rebecca Romijn, sheepishly confessed that she’s never had one. “I’ll introduce her,” assured Jerry. – New York Magazine’s Grub Street
Michael Tilson Thomas - My New York

Michael Tilson Thomas - My New York

Anytime I’m in New York in the fall, I go to Yonah Schimmel’s knishes, which has been a fixture on East Houston Street since the 1890s. Sometimes I head to Yonah’s straight from the airport. Nothing warms you up as the weather starts getting cool like a fresh potato or kasha knish. Yonah’s makes some of the best I’ve ever eaten, although in our family recipe, the kasha is more browned, and there’s a bit more onions and schmaltz. I’m sure that my grandparents, Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky, who were stars of the Yiddish stage and the ultimate connoisseurs of Jewish culture and cuisine, also beat a path to Yonah’s. It’s one of those classic, authentic New York experiences that just seems to get better over time. – NY Times

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