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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 - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Knish!

Yonah's has a wide variety of knishes and will please anyone's taste. I wasn't a fan of their sweet potato knishes but their mushroom and their spinach knishes are quite tasty. Highly recommended for a quick snack or lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Yonah's has a wide variety of knishes and will please anyone's taste. I wasn't a fan of their sweet potato knishes but their mushroom and their spinach knishes are quite tasty. Highly recommended for a quick snack or lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Thanks to free tours on foot, they took us to this great place which doesn't seem to have changed for many many years and therefore captures the vintage look but still celebrates a traditional knish (with some varying flavours) - my husband and I tried a classic potato one and a sweet potato one - what a delight! - taste... More 

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Ljubljana
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I'm not Jewish, so I don't know how grandmas made these, but I've lived in New York City long enough to know that these tasty old-school knishes are made just right. Cheap for NYC with lots of filling choices to choose from. It's a great option if you give up on crowded Katz's to hold you over until you figure... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was my first knish, but it will certainly not be my last! I ordered a cherry knish to go and relished it while watching street basketball in the park around the corner.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Popped in to try a Knish having heard about them but having never tasted one before. Wow, they are fantastic! Had to stay and try a range of different ones. The shop isn't much to look at from outside but pop inside and try their wares. It's like stepping back into the past when you go inside but the knishes... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Knish - schmish - OK - they are good - no, better than good, they are excellent but this place has the famous Jewish chicken soup that cures cancer, mends broken hearts and contains the highest legally permitted level of unconditional love your grandmother had for you - her favorite child - except for the time you threw something at... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Trying knishes was a new experience for us. They're a very thin pastry around a ball of mashed potato combined with different vegetables, cheese and so on. A bit like a stiffed baked potato with pastry replacing the potato skin. The restaurant is really old and run down with old photos and newspaper cuttings on the wall. We sat down... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

There's nothing like walking into a shop and instantly being absorbed in the rich history of the establishment. I first saw this Knishery on the Food Network and knew I wanted to stop by if I was ever in that part of Manhattan. My friend and I stopped in here in April and we loved it. The walls are covered... More 

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Punta Allen, Mexico
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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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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

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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