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Jan 21, 2008 08:13 AM

Has anyone ever had a good knish in Boston ?

Please help me find a place that has good (i will even take decent) knishes in the Bean ? Whenever I am in NYC (Yonah Schimmels) but would love a closer option.

Help !

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  1. Not exactly in Boston, but Joan and Ed's on Rte 9 in Natick make their own. Very good. Just remembered that the Butcherie in Brookline sells them. Also had theirs, but they're the small, New England version -- yellow and oval with meat filling. They're what I grew up on, so Iike them better than the NY square versions.

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      1. re: Trixie Too

        hey there. i have lived in the bean for 20 years but i cant get into those small yellow knishes. i guess growing up in brooklyn and going to places that were opened in 1908 & 1930 i can't get into that kind. plus i am vegetarian so the meat ones don't do it for me.

        1. re: mr mangia

          I never saw or ate a potato knish until I met my husband, who's from NY. I still can't get used to them. When I hear "knish," I automatically think small, yellow, and meat-filled. My husband recently took me to Yonah Schimmels and I didn't care for any of the many varieties I tried. He hates the small, yellow ones, by the way! :-)

          1. re: Trixie Too

            oh my, you didnt like schimmels. not even the authentically rude woman who is the owner ? there is a great place in little odessa in brooklyn called mrs stahls knishes that are good to. i like the kasha ones.

      2. Michael's Deli in Coolidge Corner

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        1. re: heathermb

          The potato knishes at Michael's are excellent. The pastrami ones are very good. The others, I don't like.

        2. The ones at The Butcherie are pretty good.

          I usually just stock up when I'm in NYC, though.

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          1. re: hiddenboston

            me too. you can get them shipped from schimmels overnight but you really have to have that craving. luckily i get to nyc enough that i don't completely go cold turkey.

          2. I noticed that Pie Bakery and Cafe in Newton Centre has potato and onion knishes, don't know if they're any good but this thread might motivate me to get one.

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            1. re: steinpilz

              it's funny that you mention the pie bakery as today a coworker brought me their menu and i notices that they had knish on the menu. i will always try one and one day maybe i will find a good one here.