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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.

  Been going here for many years and the quality is still superb. The only thing I'm disappointed in is that their knishes have shrunk in recent times. It's a real pet peeve when any establishment does this. Other than that, I still love them.

I just have 1 special request - Please bring them back to their original size even if you have to charge slightly more. It's understandable during these challenging economic times.

thumb Stephanie E.

  Best knishes around. In a class of it's own.
Strictly takeout when we were there in Se 2023.
A hole in the wall this establishment takes you back in time.

We ordered and ate red cabbage potato knish,
Potato knish, kasha knish and  jalapeño cheddar.

We all couldn't get enough of the stuffed knishes.
We love potatoes and this is the only place that still makes them like they did years ago.

Pre Covid we ate the sweet dessert knishes which were pleasantly tasty and delicious.

It's a real treat for us.
We were disappointed they weren't making egg creams.

thumb Cee A.

  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.