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Jul 28, 2008 12:37 PM

ISO - NY style square knishes?

Anyone know where to get them other than via the Net?


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  1. Good Luck I have been here 8 years and have yet to find one.Even the jewish deli's here can not do a proper square knish!!
    Just have to go back to Ny a few times a year or I have had actually had friends overnight them to me, they travel okay, tend to get crumbly.

    1. Try Marty D's in Beverly Hills. Square potato knishes. Very crisp.

      1. I am not 100% sure of the shape, but Billy's Deli in Glendale is good

        (and Gabilla's does ship

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        1. re: Asher

          The knishes at Marty D's are in fact Gabila's.

        2. You might try Brent's Deli in Northridge. I know they have them and the food there is pretty good, but I don't know how their knish stacks up against the classics of NYC.

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          1. re: glutton

            No Brent's does not have square knishes. Marty D's are the only ones I've found and I've looked for years.

          2. I have never seen them... I just order from Yonah Schimmel.

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            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              Das U - you order them? How has that worked out?

              I try to get to Yonah for a knish a couple of times a year when I'm in NY - neat place.

              1. re: lad1818

                They ship frozen rock-hard and arrive kind of semi-frozen (still below the "danger zone" though). The shipping is very expensive. Since I have been going to New York a lot I get my fix and can bring them home in my luggage, which works better.

                You can't heat from frozen, though -- you have to put them on a draining rig so that the water has someplace to go, and they end up a little shrivelled. Then you bake them in the toaster oven (not the microwave, ew chewy) and they're OK. Not like fresh though.

                Also, I went to Billy's on Thursday and I can state categorically that they do not have square knishes; only round.