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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato knish” (23 reviews)
“borscht” (6 reviews)
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Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Vegan Options
137 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1027
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

How many knish bakeries are there in the world? Likely not many left. This is a piece of history that has been in existence for many years. It is left over from a time when there was a large Jewish presence in the lower east...More

Thank lorne f
Reviewed 1 week ago

We grew up in this area, and grew up on the Knishes from this store. Glad to say that nothing has changed. They are still big and delicious.

Thank senioritcitizen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very Tasty We had both Potato Knish. I liked the most simple and classic but it's the best. We also took some home

Thank Yoni G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent knishes and potato pancakes! Can't wait to go back!!!! Wish I knew about Schimmel's years ago!

Thank lorilix5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love, love, love these knishes- The square ones that some Delicatessens sell, and you might find on some food carts are not on the same Planet. I call them Rubber Knishes and square copy Kats.There is nothing in the entire World like a Knish...More

Thank laineblair19
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We came to the lower east side for the pastrami, but stayed for the knish. After making our way across town for our sandwich at Katz, we decided to explore the neighborhood a little and came across this little shop. Here I ride my first...More

Thank Cwirlstar
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Close to Katz's Delli, it does not have the queues but is just what you imagine it to look like and the knish was great (savoury or sweet). The counter traffic was constant and everything seemed very fresh.

Thank BobandMayD
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Having bagels or knishes and some toppings at Shimmel´s is the ultimate delight in the morning. its a small place and busy in the morning, but dont walk by !

3  Thank Henry_Rome
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This was my wife and I's first time trying a knish, and we wanted it to be here since we had seen Yonah Schimmel's featured on several food shows and high reviews online. This was a classic, hole-in-the-wall NYC bakery still original from it first...More

Thank RahnC
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The knishes my grandmothers would make were flayshick or pareve--chopped liver or kasha. The fillings were not dried out; the whole thing encased in dough. And they could be finished off in 4-5 bites. The freezer case 1-bite "cocktail" knishes today lack any taste and...More

Thank sidzkid
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Patty B
18 November 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
US$21 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-477-2858
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