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Yonah Schimmel's Knishes Bakery

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137 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1027
(212) 477-2858
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch

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  • 59
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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 8
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent Knish

We stopped here on a walking food tour, and the knishes were pretty decent! Definitely more of a takeaway spot though, the tables inside didn't look very inviting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Gemma L
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
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Punta Allen, Mexico
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We sampled 5 various knishes. Cabbage was the big winner. Kind of reminded us of a German potato salad flavor. Love the atmosphere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stopped here on a walking food tour, and the knishes were pretty decent! Definitely more of a takeaway spot though, the tables inside didn't look very inviting.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Stopped at this bakery on a tasting tour. Loved the atmosphere and history of the place. And the food was great. I fun place to visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Disappointed. Did not live up to the reviews. Knish was average at best. Place was dirty and run down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Fabulous place to discover the East Village's history through photos, newspaper clippings and some traditional Jewish cooking. A little on the bland side for my European tastes but warm, filling, wholesome and freshly made with natural ingredients :-)

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stopped in for the best Knish I feel I have ever eaten , but the place is very dirty . It had a wide selection and I found best eaten with mustard. This is a great stop if you are doing take out

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Everything is so good and they are huge! Kasha, potato, spinich....It's a humble place but it's got this old time charm. Do not miss! p.s. Tried their bagel too - not too impressed. Stick with the kinshes!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My kind of place. Very small, very old, and great food. They have a lot of types of knishes, but for me, stick with the simple potato one and maybe a savory.And don't forget an Egg Creme to wash it down while you check the pictures and articles on the walls. Fun experience!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Go to check it off your NYC bucket list and to have a unique experience, not because you're in search of the ultimate knish. It's a shonda that this "knishery" in its older years is only deserving of a "meh". This institution has been serving a variety of knishes, however, stick with the traditional potato. Ask to have it heated... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was my first knish and I loved it. My jewish husband said they were as good as his grandmother's. Don't expect any ambiance. It's just about the food although the walls are covered with historical photos and bits of info.

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Additional Information about Yonah Schimmel's Knishes Bakery

Address: 137 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1027
Phone Number: (212) 477-2858
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Bakeries

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 137 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1027
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: (212) 477-2858

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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