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Knishes, Please!

DaisyM Aug 19, 2008 05:42 PM

We know to get the pastrami at Katz's and the pickles at Gus's and the doughnuts at doghnut plant...but what about the knishes? Last year we got them at Katz's and they just weren't great. We have a lot of people anticipating our annual Pastramifest. Where do we get the knishes from? Thank you!

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    Lettucepray RE: DaisyM Aug 19, 2008 08:47 PM

    Yonah Schimmels

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      RGR RE: DaisyM Aug 19, 2008 09:08 PM

      Knishes at Yonah Schimmel's can be hit or miss.

      We recently had a superb round potato knish at the 2nd Avenue Deli.

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        tarantula142 RE: DaisyM Aug 21, 2008 09:02 AM

        Knish Nosh on Queens Blvd. in Queens ... by far the best knishes I've had in NYC if you're willing to travel to queens. They even make mini-knishes that are good for events with many people. My favorites are: kasha, cabbage, and potato. Good luck!

        Knish Nosh
        100-30 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375

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          travelmad478 RE: DaisyM Aug 21, 2008 10:52 AM

          I wish I could recommend a good knish source, but all I can say is to avoid Yonah Schimmel's. I find their product pretty disgusting (have tried several times). Doughy, insipid, leaden, lukewarm. The last two times I got a knish there, I ended up throwing half of it in the trash. Now I won't try again.

          How about pierogies from Veselka instead? They deliver!

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            DaisyM RE: DaisyM Aug 21, 2008 12:16 PM

            What about Zabar's? We need knishes!

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              JMJD RE: DaisyM Aug 21, 2008 06:14 PM

              I like Zabar's....they have lots of variety, and they were good last time I had one. Go for it. (And they are conveniently located near the strudel -- yum!)

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              phantomdoc RE: DaisyM Aug 21, 2008 01:31 PM

              Sadly, Knish Nosh has what I find the best. Katz, second ave, yonnah have all gone down.

              You may try Ben's on 38th street. The Baldwin LI location made up some liver knishes for a catering order even though it is no longer on the menu.

              1. Adrienne RE: DaisyM Aug 21, 2008 06:48 PM

                I like Zabar's or Carnegie's. The ones from Katz's taste like street knishes, I can't understand why.

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