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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 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
A hefty knish

My husband stopped there and picked up 6 knishes to go . They put them in a bakery box and boy did they weigh a ton! I had a potato one. Very good. The filling is yellow in color. The knish was not too spicey like some could be. My husband tried a kasha and liked it better than the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Audralindley
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East Meadow, New York
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northwest england
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was right next door to where we stayed and a bit of a legendary institution. Huge knishes. All kinds of flavours. Sweet and savoury. Daily specials. All vegetarian. Stick one on your pocket for a day on the go

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East Meadow, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband stopped there and picked up 6 knishes to go . They put them in a bakery box and boy did they weigh a ton! I had a potato one. Very good. The filling is yellow in color. The knish was not too spicey like some could be. My husband tried a kasha and liked it better than the... More 

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Milan, Italy
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is little and simple. In the menu there are only knisches (typical Jewish food, made of potatoes), sweet and salty and a soup. A knisch is enough to be full and they are really cheap.The place is famous also because Woody Allen used it as a setting for one of his movie.

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so excited to visit and purchase a kasha (my favorite) and a brocolli knish at a place that I haven't been to in probably 45 years. The knishes were good but honestly, I've had better kasha knishes elsewhere!

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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with my partner and friends as part of a walking tour. From the outside and inside I really didn't know what to expect. However, when we ordered some of the favourites from the menu we had to agree it was random. Variations of baked potatoes with sauces, cheese etc. are basically what you get. Good to see... More 

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Virginia
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291 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is famous for a reason. Everyone from Larry David to Woody Allen knows this place. They serve the best Knishes in the city. I tried their rugola and a few other things too, but the Knishes are the star. Nothing else compares to them. Amazing that such a simple poor mans food can be such a delight. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at this bakery today and it was great. A knish with spinach, with other great vegetables and for desert a cheese and cherry and blueberry knish. Wow!!!RECOMENDED!t

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Yes, the Knishes re very good at Yonah Schimmel's Knishes Bakery, BUT they make the Best Latkes (Potato Pancakes)! Very friendly and accommodating the boxed 24 up for me to bring back to Brooklyn for our upcoming Hanukkah dinner.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Stopped here on a self-guided food walking tour of Lower East Side. They have been in business since 1910 and are one of the few authentic Jewish food establishments left in NYC. My childhood memories of knishes are those brown square fried hunks of dough surrounding mashed potatoes. Yonah Schimmel's makes authentic knishes, baked in the ovens in their basement,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We went here because my wife had read good things about this restaurant on mums net. Best Knishes in New York, something you have to try etc. Well they maybe the best Knishes in New York and in the restaurant there are newspaper cuttings raving about this visitor and that, that thought they were the best knishes and so on.... More 

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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, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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