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Feb 5, 2008 01:03 PM

Looking for places to get meat knishes in Boston


I'm new to the board, and here to get recommendations for a friend. She used to get knishes from a store called Omni when she traveled to Boston, but she's been told that the store has closed. I saw a recent thread here about knishes, but it focused on New York-style potato knishes, and she wants to find the oval-shaped meat knishes.

She'll be out there again this weekend, and asked me to get a list of places for her to try, to find something similar to the Omni ones. I don't know which area of Boston she'll be in, unfortunately. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.

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  1. rubens deli on harvard ave in brookline has them and i have seen them in the sudbury farms grocery store deli section before as well. i like the ny ones way better so i am no expert !

    1. Barry's has them in Waban, I think, as does Baker's Best in Newton Highlands. I think your friend was referring to the now-closed Omni Supermarket on Rt 9?

      1. I think Michael's Deli in Coolidge Corner has them. And maybe the Russian store Bazaar just up the street on Beacon.

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        1. re: Joanie

          Yup Michael's does have them. I had a pastrami knish there which was very good.

        2. I use to buy them at the Omni on Rt 9 next to Milton's but that closed well over a year ago. I've been buying them at Andreas at the Putterham shops on the rotary since:

          1012 W Roxbury Pkwy
          Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

          (617) 327-2202

          They are a little smaller and I think more expensive at Andreas but Andreas is expensive in general. FYI Cheryl Ann's Bakery is next door and they have some pretty good cakes and cookies.

          1. Roche Bros/Sudbary Farms has decent ones at the deli counter for about 85 cents.