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Fuzzydave Jan 17, 2007 08:34 PM

I probably shouldn't ask, but is there a place selling anything resembling a knish of any kind here on the east side, preferrably in the Bowie/Crofton area, or will I have to go to the place in Wheaton whose name escapes me?
What about BJ Pumpernickel's in Olney? I'm starting to get a hankerin' for there, too.

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    mscoffee1 Sep 7, 2012 01:34 PM

    BJPumpernickel's has been closed for a while- I believe now the home of a Harris Teeter.

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      PollyG Sep 7, 2012 09:54 AM

      The house-made spinach knish from Wegman's Leesburg location was such an un-knish that I told my husband to talk to the manager and ask them if they'd like me to give them knish lessons. Both the dough and filling were wrong. The dough (this was a baked, not fried version) was not flaky at all, and the filling was sort of like spinach playdoh.

      I couldn't finish it. The dogs liked it, though.

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        4X4 Sep 7, 2012 08:09 AM

        I think Parkway Deli in Silver Spring serves them.

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          kenkeller48 Sep 7, 2012 06:38 AM

          For anyone who grew up with a memory of Mrs. Stahls knishes from Brighton Beach (Brooklyn), there is no place that can possibly match our concept of what a real knish should taste like. I've tried everything and every place around, but haven't found anything that compares.

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            Steve Jan 18, 2007 09:22 PM

            The kasha at Kosher Mart is a fine knish.

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              nc213 Jan 19, 2007 01:42 AM

              Really? Where's Kosher Mart?

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                Steve Jan 20, 2007 02:07 AM

                In Rockville. Take Jefferson - I think that's the name of the street- north from the JCC (Montrose Rd.). It will be on your right.

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              nc213 Jan 18, 2007 06:32 PM

              I was incredibly dissapointed in the knishes I had from Max's. I tried one kasha and one potato and they were so bad I didn't finish them (and I love, love love, knishes).

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                rcooperman Jan 18, 2007 09:10 PM

                i have only tried their potatoe ones. like i said - their knishes are not great. to me they are edible. has anyone found better in the area?

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                rcooperman Jan 17, 2007 08:50 PM

                Try Shalom Super Market on University Blvd in Wheaton for knishes. They are not great but they are the best you can get in the area. They close early on Friday and are closed on Saturday.

                As to BJPumpernickel's - I would go elsewhere. Two alternative recommendations: Max's Cafe right next door to Shalom (roughly same hours) and Deli City on Bladensburg Road at New York Avenue (weekday lunches only). Deli City has wonderful corned beef.

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