A taste of New York History

Fresh knishes have been a staple of Yonah Schimmel’s since we opened our store in 1910. Since then, we’ve added some other traditional comfort foods like latkas, kugel, borscht and soups. Everything is made in the store. Come in and try some or order our knishes online for shipments across the country.

Tradiational Knishes

Mixed Vegetable
Sweet Potato

$4.00 each

Specialty Knishes

Knish of the Day

$5.50 each

Sweet Cheese Knishes

Apple Strudel

$4.50 each

Traditional Favorites

Latkas $4.00 each
(Apple Sauce or Sour Cream Available)
Noodle Kugel $7.00
Kasha Varnishka $7.00

Soup of the Day – $4.00 cup / $7 quart
Borsht – $4.00 cup / $7 quart
Homemade Yogurt – – $4.00 cup / $7 quart


Cole Slaw and pickles – $2.00


Egg Creams – $3.75

Chocolate Egg Cream
Vanilla Egg Cream
Black & White Egg Cream

Cherry Lime Ricky – $2.75
Vanilla Ricky – $2.75

Bottles Water – $1.50
Bottled Juice – $2.00
Canned Soda – $1.50
Bottled Soda – $2.00

Coffee – $1.50
Tea – $1.50
Hot Chocolate – $1.75

What people say about our food

  • The best knishes in town. I been coming here for years. This place has history. My favorite knishes are Sweet Potato, Mushroom and Spinach.

    Tara Murray
    Google Review

  • This jalapeno cheddar knish was none of those things.  It was moist, delicious, and I wish I had more.  It had the right amount of cheese and spice, and the potatoes were great.  The blueberry cheese knish was one of the best desserts I’ve had in NYC.  It was hot and fresh out of the oven and had so much amazing cheese and blueberry filling.

    Joshua S.
    Yelp reviewer

  • 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.

    Menupages.com Reviewer

  • No place makes better knishes. Try the spinach, the potato and the blueberry cheese. Take a dozen home. You will be pleased you did.

    Trip Advisor Reviewer

Purchase Knishes Online

Shipped Nationwide (US ONLY)