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Yonah Schimmel's Knishes Bakery

137 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1027
+1 212-477-2858
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
137 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1027
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Lower East Side is great for snacking your way thru a day. Skip the rectangular knish at Katz’s Deli (just get a frankfurter there) and walk down the block to Yonah’s. Yes, Yonah’s is a historical knish eatery - just get the traditional round...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found this in our guide, its not easy to find. yes the place is steeped in history, but really do you have to microwave them knish....part was soggy and not warm in the middle. Its the first one we tried and was nice but...More

Thank GarethSW
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We finished a tour at the Tenement Museum and made our way to Yonah Schimmel’s for knishes. We bought about 8, a mix of savoury and sweet. I liked the spinach and potato quite a bit. I’d never had a sweet cheese knish before and...More

Thank kkarin41
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another place I really wanted to like, but didn’t. It’s a knish bakery, so why do you microwave the knishes? Cold in the center, too hot outside, just like you expect from a microwave. The place itself is sloppy and seems dirty. Also, I had...More

Thank Edward D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paying $4.50 for a knish is definitely a dose of present day reality However, the quality and taste of the Knishes at Yonah Schimmel's is a return to the past. A stop at Shimmel's brings back memories of Shatzkin's of Coney Island and summer's at...More

1  Thank hermuslj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You want authentic, you get authentic here. In this location since 1910 for a reason - the knishes are the best in NYC. We had blueberry and cheese and apple and cheese for breakfast - then had a jalapeno and cheddar later! Just incredible!

Thank BillyC842
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the knish. New York has been going since 1910. I have to write 100 characters so............ just go

Thank Neil F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

But however you feel about Trotsky liking a good knish, I liked it, too. Having a very bad sweet tooth I of course opted for a dessert knish (fruit and cream cheese, come on).

Thank TheScarletRose
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I just happened to walk by this place on Houston street in the Lower East Side and just had to try their knishes. What a find! Very historical, traditional, ethnic, delicious. My favorite was the blueberry cheese knish. These old NYC places are dying out...More

Thank rcarril
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We were in the neighborhood and my friend had never had a knish, so we popped in to try the spinach and potato knish. It was afternoon and they had sold out of many of the choices - apparently, the sweet blueberry cheese ones are...More

1  Thank SnackyBitsandCuppas
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Patty B
November 17, 2015|
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Response from Bruce G | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1027
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Bowery
  • Neighborhood: Bowery
  • Phone Number: +1 212-477-2858
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