Knish Nosh

Restaurants , Central Asian Queens
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 (Photograph: Todd Coleman)
Photograph: Todd Coleman

Potato knish at Knish Nosh

 (Photograph: Todd Coleman)
Photograph: Todd Coleman

Knish Nosh

Since 1952, this Forest Hills institution has been feeding Jewish soul food to locals and pilgrims alike, though a spruced-up revamp from owner Haig Schneiderman debuted in 2003. Despite the update, the restaurant’s old-world knishes remain venerable. Weighing in at more than a half pound each, these gut-busting potato cakes are hand-rolled daily in nine different flavors. For the purist option, a flaky baked bun is stuffed with a fluffy mound of mashed spuds. We recommend slicing the hefty snack in half and squirting spicy mustard down the middle for a sinus-clearing kick.

Venue name: Knish Nosh
Address: 98-104 Queens Blvd
Cross street: at 67th Rd
Opening hours: Daily 8am-8pm
Transport: Subway: M, R to 67th Ave
Price: Average lunch: $8. Cash only
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