Born from the namesake of a Romanian immigrant's pushcart in 1890; the soft, house-made knishes at this time-honored LES favorite, baked in a basement brick oven and hoisted upstairs via dumbwaiter, are a taste of bygone New York. The old-world nosh, a thin dough shell filled with potato, comes savory (kasha, red cabbage) or sweet (blueberry, chocolate) or filled with cheese. Make it a meal with a pickle and coleslaw, and wash it all down with a fizzy cherry-lime rickey.
|Venue name:||Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery|
137 E Houston St
|Cross street:||between Eldridge and Forsyth Sts|
|Transport:||Subway: F to 2 Av|
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Just discovered this delightful old fashioned eatery today! I've never had such delicious knishes before. The decor is not much, but it is clean. But the knishes - OMG!!!! The crispy thin skin of dough around mine was just meant to hold in the filling. It was a cheese and cherries and it was all about the filling! Creamy cheese, and sweet cherries in just the right proportion. My husband's red cabbage knish was a huge and tasty combination of mashed potatoes and red cabbage, browned to perfection. Don't expect much except great knishes! But those really deliver.