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Yonah Schimmel's Knishes Bakery

137 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1027 (East Village)
(212) 477-2858
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Ranked #1,623 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
Good for: Local cuisine
Neighborhood: East Village
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Good for: Local cuisine
Neighborhood: East Village
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

the apple knish was sensational! the Latkas were awesome, but super greasy which probably made them better!

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Calgary, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I went in here with friends on a Sunday morning to try a potato knish for the first time. We were not that impressed. The hostess essentially just stuck three of them in a microwave oven and handed them back to us. What we got just tasted like lukewarm mashed potatoes. It hardly justified the hype we've heard about this... More

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Deerfield, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I always try to come here when visiting the big apple. I buy the kasha and potato knishes and wrap them for my flight home. My husband is ecstatic when he eats one of these delicious knishes.

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Champaign
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is traditional Eastern European Jewish comfort food! We had the potato knish, apple knish, chocolate/cheese knish, latkes, and egg creams. Everything was great! Don't forget to put some brown mustard on the potato knish! The best part was the woman who owns it - what a character!

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Vancouver
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61 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Had to go in when we saw the sign and how long it had been in business. Would have liked to have seen Yonah or Mrs Shimmel behind the counter but it was still a pleasant young woman. Based on the size I split one giant(in my experience) potato knish. It was packed with nicely seasoned potato although I like... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The bakery has been selling knishes from this site since 1890. I'd not heard of knishes but we were shown to the bakery as part of a tour. I was not disappointed! Although not a great lover of potatoes the flavour was delicious. I'd recommend anyone to head down to the bakery & sample them. I'll have a go at... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you're looking for an alternatiove for sandwiches and bagels, go for a knish here! You get them for $3.50 each, and one will fill you up if you're not very hungry. They were yummy and the place felt authentic.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Fantastic little local bakery with a delicious range of take-out and eat-in tradition Jewish foods (we took out). There was a full range of knishes (stuffed dumplings) with all sorts of fillings so you should be able to find something you like. We ran into this place getting lost on our way elsewhere but I'm so glad we did cos... More

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liverpool england
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the meeting point for the start of a local food tour. the knishes are tasty, varied and plentiful, possibly better to share one

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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202 reviews 202 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I really wanted to try a traditional knish at a traditional place. I was very disappointed especially with the lady behind the counter. She was "snarky," as another person said in their review, and every bad stereotype of New Yorkers! I was very disappointed! The latke was gooey and greasy, very disappointing!

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