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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 #695 of 11,869 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
Neighborhood: East Village
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New York City, New York
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551 reviews 551 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of last vestiges of the Lower east side that still operates. I shave been going to the"knish" bastion for almost 50 years. I have tried most of the varieties of knishes on the menu which is probably about 12-15 at various times. Although they are somewhat heavy to eat they bring back wonderful old memories. The original... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have been going to Yonah Schimmel's for years and have wanted to take my family there for as long as I can remember, but that dream did not come to fruition until this year. What can I say about Yonah Schimmel's knishes? I can say that they are, hands down, the best knish you will ever eat. I am... More 

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Massachusetts
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77 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The best knish--period! The taste, the size, the price, the perfect Knish ! Don't let the 100 year old looking store front scare you away. They provide table service for your hot knish and soda. I'm a traditionalist and eat potato but Yonah Schimmel's has a variety of flavors. At $3.75 each, take a half dozen to go like I... More 

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New City, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Delicious knishes and reasonable prices. This place is an institution! If you're in the area you have to check them out. Try the cherry and cheese knishes! heaven!

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What can you say about this institution! Took home 18 Latkes, must have weighed 10lb. Prices super reasonable and some of the Best in the city!

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

There is nothing in the world like a Yonah Schimmel's knish. You have to go to experience and if you can't make it there then they can ship. My favorite is the sweet potato, my son's favorite is the plain, and my other son likes the spinach one. Sure, the place looks old but that simply adds to the magic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

there is nothing like the originals and although there is no pizzazz like Russ and Daughters down the street, these people know their knishes. It is the very best, and great. Will transport you back to early 1900 Jewish life, and even if you are not Jewish and just an immigrant, this is the place to stop in. Can't get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I think they will heat up the knish for you. We took our potato knish and our kasha knish home to reheat in an oven. These are not the fried square Gabila ones you see all over. These are softball size hunks stuffed into thin dough. Savory not sweet (although they have sweet) and filling! Might be excellent with some... More 

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New York City, New York
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107 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

...it's quirky and one of the few traditional Jewish bakeries on the LES. I liked the sweet knish filled with cream cheese and cherry (jam). I hope this place will survive modernism and continue selling those old fashioned pastries. It's like a throw-back in time. I love it!

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Aldridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very basic restaurant but a must. Potatoe knishes a must. Nicely served to table. Easy to find. We went there after visiting the tenement building. This is also a place to visit. Do not forget that there are a lot of other places to see in New York.

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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>  > East Village
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: Bakery

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