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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.4 miles from SoHo
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Reviewed May 16, 2021

Never had a better knish in my life and I am 60 years old. Came out piping hot and absolutely divine. I am going back tomorrow.

Date of visit: May 2021
Brad Marcus, Marketing at Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2021

Thanks so much!

Reviewed September 14, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely phenomenal knishes. MY comfort food and this place is the best. My staple potato and kasha are loaded with a great dough surrounding and also GREAT is the mushroom. For sweet the cheese knish is delish too. You can’t go wrong here. Worth every...penny.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

My Favorite 1 thing great bakery. They have and only do 1 thing great! Traditional ole school Knish. My favorites are the blueberry cheese and the Mushroom. a small storefront serving these old treats done in the traditional way. Reasonable and consistent pricing in the...heart of the lower eastside at the 2nd Have F train stop.More

Date of visit: August 2020
bradlmarcus, Marketing at Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2020

Thanks so much for this lovely review.

Reviewed April 5, 2020

This is no ordinary knish and this is no ordinary place. It's sort of a hole in the wall hidden gem with huge tasty knishes. We ordered the original (potato) and the spinach knish and ate them while walking the streets of NYC. There are...a few tables for eating in and the walls are covered with old photos and paraphernalia to enjoy. I would definitely recommend stopping in for a good old knish better than what mama used to make.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020

You really fall back in time and feel the nostalgia when you sit and have a potato knish and egg cream soda here- its a must!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 27, 2020

This store on Houston St has been around since 1910. It is small and dingy BUT the knishes, which come with many different fillings are delicious. There is frequently a long line but worth it.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020

This is no fancy place - and in fact it is a bit of a mess. But they have a wide range of traditional Jewish knishes that are as authentic as you can get.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 22, 2019

The ultimate NY snack is a potato knish, shared with a friend. We had walked from the Whitney to the LES and decided it was time to rest our feet and feed our souls. My college roomie and I had a potato knish, some club...soda and some great nostalgia for the LES, left restored, stomach and soul. (took an extra one for lunch today and it was great!)More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 4, 2019

Traditional Jewish fayre as a handy pitstop in the Bowery district. I had never heard of a Knish, but was I glad we stopped at this cafe/restaurant after seeing them displayed in the window sparked our interest. We tried a Cherry and a Chocolate Knish,...sweet, soft cheese and soft thin crust. So much flavour and really fills you up, great value at $4 each. Real hidden gem. RecommendedMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

This is a teeny tiny shop that has been around since 1910. What do they make? Only the finest traditional knish is a wicked amount of sweet and savoury flavours. Sit in one of the rickety chairs and have it warm or if you are...lucky enough to live near take a mess of them home. The place is loaded with photos and steeped in history. This is a walk backwards in time. Truly such a gift it is still here. Please follow @joannasable on instagram for more food and travel fun.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Ken W
January 26, 2021|
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Yes they do, nationally
January 23, 2020|
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Response from bradlmarcus | Property representative |
Hey guys, I'm Yonah's social media manager. At this time, there are no gluten-free knishes. It's a priority and the staff and owners are working on it to make them as delicious as the ones the shop has been serving for... More
Patty B
November 17, 2015|
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Response from drevulphd | Reviewed this property |
A knish is basically a ball of mashed potatoes surrounded by a thin layer of dough. It can be baked or fried with different vegetables mixed into the filling. Knishes gained popularity with immigrants in New York as a... More
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Yes, Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery offers takeout services.

Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5