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i saw this place and wasn't sure .My wife and I stopped in late and enjoyed a potato knish old Jewish favorite. All old stuff even ten coats of paint on the pipes. Many entertainers scribbled on the walls ,pictures, etc. Old Jewish traditional food.
we found this delightful establishment while on a walking food tour (also highly recommended). We enjoyed our knishes so much we made a second subway journey back to the lower east side to get more knishes. Delicious!!
We visited here while following a walking food tour of the Lower East Side. Hands down, everyone in my family voted this our favorite stop! The potato knish was perfectly seasoned and to die for. The Blueberry and cheese knish was just the right about...More
They have been there forever. A staple from when I lived in NYC 20 years ago. The cherry knish is to die for and the egg cream is a legit NYC classic made with proper seltzer. My husband had the mushroom knish and loved it....More
I used to come to Yonah Shimmel's as a kid with my family and sometimes with my extended family. Decades later, I got to come back, and it was everything I remembered. The knishes are magnificent whether you go for the sweet (cherry cheese) or...More
This is a place for a very good knish, but also a trip back in time. The competition was once hot and heavy in this part of NYC, but this is the last man standing. The sagging, wood and glass counter with many a coat...More
It's all about the knish. I have never had one before, and I was sent to Jonah's by a friend. There's no pretentiousness about this down to earth hole in the wall that probably hasn't changed or had a revamp since it opened, which is...More
This place is wonderful. We walked past it several times on the way to the way too crowded Katz’s deli and Russ & Daughters, both of which have huge lines outside of questionable deservedness. Yonah S never seemed to be full, and when we walked...More
but you knew that when you walked in the door...but it's classic NYC LES, and, by the way, the knishes are superb...enough for a meal...whether it's the chocolate ones or the fruit ones, or the veggie ones...
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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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
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 cheap yet filling way to make two fairly basic, inexpensive foods into something more exciting. And nothing has changed since. To this day, Yonah Schimmel’s uses the same recipe that the Romanian Rabbi Schimmel served from his street cart in 1890. Oh, and it’s vegan.
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