Yonah Schimmel's Knishes Bkry

★★★★☆
  • 137 E Houston St

    New York, NY 10002

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  • 212-477-2858

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Sun-Thurs 9 am-7 pm, Fri-Sat 9 am-8 pm

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I want to report the horrible experience while visiting the Knish Bakery (137 East Houston St) in New York City...\r
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It was on Nov 5, 2013 (Tuesday), between 5 and 6 p.m. ; we (myself and the friend of mine) had ordered 2 hot knishes :

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★★★★★

I want to report the horrible experience while visiting the Knish Bakery (137 East Houston St) in New York City...\r
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It was on Nov 5, 2013 (Tuesday), between 5 and 6 p.m. ; we (myself and the friend of mine) had ordered 2 hot knishes :

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Thanks to Taste of LES, I would probably have skipped this establishment the whole time I live in Manhattan. My boyfriend and I got to try the mushroom and spinach knishes. This is actually the first time I have a knish. It kind of tastes like baked potato but a lot softer and doughy.

I really like it and they surely are very filling. The lady behind the counter was very friendly and nice.

The downside of the place is it is freaking hot! I can't even stand inside waiting for my order because there was no AC and the big fan inside didn't do much for us.

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★★★★☆

Thanks to Taste of LES, I would probably have skipped this establishment the whole time I live in Manhattan. My boyfriend and I got to try the mushroom and spinach knishes. This is actually the first time I have a knish. It kind of tastes like baked potato but a lot softer and doughy.

I really like it and they surely are very filling. The lady behind the counter was very friendly and nice.

The downside of the place is it is freaking hot! I can't even stand inside waiting for my order because there was no AC and the big fan inside didn't do much for us.

Pros: Excellent Knishes and great service

Cons: Very very hot

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When a place can stand on the merits and strengths of its product alone, doing away with other trappings of the industry, one can be almost certain that the said product is quality.

And so it is at this iconic knishery. Though the interior of the restaurant is thin and sparse, save rows of rave newspaper reviews plastered to the walls, the knishes are anything but. Hot and fluffy, with a flaky pastry exterior, my spinach and potato knish melted in my mouth and instantly became my new favorite comfort food. Perfectly paired with a crisp pickle and fine cole slaw, the knish nearly transported me back to bustling early twentieth century lower east side Manhattan, when places like Schimmel??s populated the streets and Yiddish flowed out the mouths of patrons as knishes and the like flowed in.

Though I felt a bit let down that they were out of both latkes and rugelach when I ordered them, my disappointment was assuaged when I received a goodbye pickle to pick up my spirits. As a sign at the entrance proclaims, ?? One World, One Taste, One Knish.? Indeed.

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★★★★★

When a place can stand on the merits and strengths of its product alone, doing away with other trappings of the industry, one can be almost certain that the said product is quality.

And so it is at this iconic knishery. Though the interior of the restaurant is thin and sparse, save rows of rave newspaper reviews plastered to the walls, the knishes are anything but. Hot and fluffy, with a flaky pastry exterior, my spinach and potato knish melted in my mouth and instantly became my new favorite comfort food. Perfectly paired with a crisp pickle and fine cole slaw, the knish nearly transported me back to bustling early twentieth century lower east side Manhattan, when places like Schimmel??s populated the streets and Yiddish flowed out the mouths of patrons as knishes and the like flowed in.

Though I felt a bit let down that they were out of both latkes and rugelach when I ordered them, my disappointment was assuaged when I received a goodbye pickle to pick up my spirits. As a sign at the entrance proclaims, ?? One World, One Taste, One Knish.? Indeed.

Pros: So good, I wanted two

Cons: Out of latkes and rugelach when I visited

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I hadn't been here in a while - and boy am I sorry that i had been "away." The knoshes are as good as ever and it seems like they are alwaysadding more varieties. I love the traditional potato, but you have to taste the cheese and blueberry... worth the trip the the lower east side....

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★★★★★

I hadn't been here in a while - and boy am I sorry that i had been "away." The knoshes are as good as ever and it seems like they are alwaysadding more varieties. I love the traditional potato, but you have to taste the cheese and blueberry... worth the trip the the lower east side....

Pros: the best you ever had!

Cons: no parking

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I stopped in for a late lunch, was greeted in a pleasant manner, orered my knish and was served the best tasting knish I ever had. The aroma, the texture and the flavor combine to make the food a gift to the senses.
A little small talk and a review if the news articles on the walls made my lunch a pleasant experience.
Will tell everyone and will definitely return! Thank you.
I can also Overnight Ship my favorites to my family out of town!

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★★★★★

I stopped in for a late lunch, was greeted in a pleasant manner, orered my knish and was served the best tasting knish I ever had. The aroma, the texture and the flavor combine to make the food a gift to the senses.
A little small talk and a review if the news articles on the walls made my lunch a pleasant experience.
Will tell everyone and will definitely return! Thank you.
I can also Overnight Ship my favorites to my family out of town!

Pros: The taste and the overall experience

Cons: can't think of any !

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We are ex-NYers, now living in CA and we were in the "city" and took a nostalgic trip to the lower East Side. Yonah Schimmel has always been the best knishes and still is. The review that found the people offensive were mistaken. While we there, we had a lovely chat with the owners about life in NY, how things have changed and we talked about how they came from Russia, etc, etc. They couldn't have been more pleasant. And I also used their facilities (that part is not so pleasant :)).

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★★★★★

We are ex-NYers, now living in CA and we were in the "city" and took a nostalgic trip to the lower East Side. Yonah Schimmel has always been the best knishes and still is. The review that found the people offensive were mistaken. While we there, we had a lovely chat with the owners about life in NY, how things have changed and we talked about how they came from Russia, etc, etc. They couldn't have been more pleasant. And I also used their facilities (that part is not so pleasant :)).

Pros: the best knishes anywhere

Cons: rest room is a bit weak

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Yonah Schimmel's is a New York icon. The knishes have remained consistent and true to their old world recipe despite today's widespread usage of unnatural ingredients. It is a wholesome delicious treat that everyone should enjoy at least once. But I warn you, once you try it, you'll be hooked.

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★★★★★

Yonah Schimmel's is a New York icon. The knishes have remained consistent and true to their old world recipe despite today's widespread usage of unnatural ingredients. It is a wholesome delicious treat that everyone should enjoy at least once. But I warn you, once you try it, you'll be hooked.

Pros: delicious, wholesome, inexpensive

Cons: ??

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Oh man, how do they make them so good. 2nd ave. deli and ben's deli have nothing on this place. You have to try their knishes, they're amazing. Mmm!!!

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★★★★☆

Oh man, how do they make them so good. 2nd ave. deli and ben's deli have nothing on this place. You have to try their knishes, they're amazing. Mmm!!!

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A great little hole in the wall bakery on Houston just a few blocks west of Katz's. After a sandwich at Katz's, stop off here on the way back to the subway and get a knish. None better anywhere. Guaranteed. Get it to go warm too. Many choice of fillings including spinach, red cabbage, and even fruit fillings like cinammon apple or walnut raison. Enjoy!

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★★★★★

A great little hole in the wall bakery on Houston just a few blocks west of Katz's. After a sandwich at Katz's, stop off here on the way back to the subway and get a knish. None better anywhere. Guaranteed. Get it to go warm too. Many choice of fillings including spinach, red cabbage, and even fruit fillings like cinammon apple or walnut raison. Enjoy!

Pros: knishes, cheap, fast

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Wow! I was passing by and had to stop in. Delish knish and great service. She treated me very nicely. Now I found a new favorite place to nosh.

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★★★★★

Wow! I was passing by and had to stop in. Delish knish and great service. She treated me very nicely. Now I found a new favorite place to nosh.

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How the reviewers say this place isnt recommended is beyond me.

The knishes are the best I have ever tasted. Bursting with fresh potato and the additional veggies, these knishes are full of flavor, and barely need the addition of mustard. The sweet potato version is a tasty dessert, big enough to share between 2 or even 3 people, and at around $2, it's one of the best values around, and a healthy one, to boot!

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★★★★★

How the reviewers say this place isnt recommended is beyond me.

The knishes are the best I have ever tasted. Bursting with fresh potato and the additional veggies, these knishes are full of flavor, and barely need the addition of mustard. The sweet potato version is a tasty dessert, big enough to share between 2 or even 3 people, and at around $2, it's one of the best values around, and a healthy one, to boot!

Pros: tasty, inexpensive

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It's a counterspace with tables, not remodeled since the 30s. Service is gruff, but efficient. Food is very, very good. You haven't had a Knish if you haven't had Yonah Schimmel's.

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★★★☆☆

It's a counterspace with tables, not remodeled since the 30s. Service is gruff, but efficient. Food is very, very good. You haven't had a Knish if you haven't had Yonah Schimmel's.

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I walked into Yonah Shimmel's with two friends.
Our ages range from 60 to 70 and we were reasonably dressed. As we were looking at the menu inside, I asked if there was a bathroom available for customers. The answer was, "Yes". Fine. No problem. I asked if they had foods without onions because of a sensitivity. The woman I asked started muttering, said I was asking too many question, and told us to leave. Leaving, I asked if the owner knew how she talked to customers. As we stood outside flabbergasted by this, a man came out and told us to go away, and never come back. He threatened to call the police. I can't really tell you about the food, but this experience needed to be shared.

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★☆☆☆☆

I walked into Yonah Shimmel's with two friends.
Our ages range from 60 to 70 and we were reasonably dressed. As we were looking at the menu inside, I asked if there was a bathroom available for customers. The answer was, "Yes". Fine. No problem. I asked if they had foods without onions because of a sensitivity. The woman I asked started muttering, said I was asking too many question, and told us to leave. Leaving, I asked if the owner knew how she talked to customers. As we stood outside flabbergasted by this, a man came out and told us to go away, and never come back. He threatened to call the police. I can't really tell you about the food, but this experience needed to be shared.

Pros: ??????

Cons: rude and unpleasant, small and cramped

 

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