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Yonah Schimmel's Knishes
Posted by janie on 05/10/2015
I have been brought up on Yonah Schimmel knishes for 69 years. My parents introduced them in Coney Island in the 40's and to this day when we are back in NYC the priority is getting to Yonah and buying enough to take home (which is now in Arizona). We also order them when we cant make it back ourselves
Posted by Judith on 05/05/2015
I lived my whole life (until 10 years ago) in NY, and was raised on gefilte fish, knishes, perogies, and all foods "Jewish," so I KNOW. These are the best knishes in the entire universe. Now I live in NH and have them sent. What? You think they have knishes in NH?
Posted by Anonymous on 06/27/2013
Just ok. Only had half of what I wanted.
Posted by Cheap Eats Skanafeller on 06/29/2010
Just had a Spinach Knish - absolutely unreal. It's such a seemingly simple confection but they pack a hell of a lot of flavor into it. You can really taste the experience in what they do. Amazing!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/27/2008
This lower east side knishery has been here forever, which in itself is a testament to its quality and consistency. The food, while being limited, is superb. While other food establishments "expanded" their menus to include everything from sushi to fried chicken, Yonah Schimmel's does what they have been doing best for decades...making awesome knishes and latkes. The atmosphere is also wonderful, a throw back to simplicity and the NY lower east side of long ago (when Ratner's and Schmulka Bernstein's were around.)
Posted by Richard on 02/27/2008
Everything thats been said about the food (which on the date of this review was 100% favorable) is true. You may disagree w/ me on the atmosphere . . . unless, you want to experience NYC of the 40s or further. You'll sit at a long bench, the stools (yes, stools!) layered, slathered in about as many layers of paint as you'll get noodle layers in the keugel. I felt like there might be a Depression going on when I stepped back on the street (oops, guess that IS a possibility again, but I mean the 30s. You eat like family here, you converse, you share (if you like), you LIVE.
Posted by jen on 12/11/2007
If you want old New York, this is it. The Knish is a New York icon, and there are very few places left that know how to do it. Yonah Schimmels do it to perfection, with pride. All their flavors..I just ate a cabbage one recently that was delicious. I have eaten also there Noodle Kugel(pudding) I like theirs even better than my moms..! I also recommend the latkes, the mushroom knish and plain old potato.