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Still searching for THAT knish

kernel Oct 28, 2008 10:03 AM

OK, I know Shatzkins of Coney Island is long gone but does anyone know of any place, someplace that makes a knish anything like the Shatzkins knish? Have been searching-seen look-alikes in Borough Park only to discard them after one bite.

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    addictedtolunch Oct 29, 2008 05:01 AM

    You ain't gonna find THAT knish ever again. More likely to find THAT girl. And at my age I need the knish more.

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      chocolatebirthdaycake Nov 5, 2008 05:27 AM

      What was the Shatzkin's knish like?

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        kernel Nov 11, 2008 07:51 PM

        Mashed potato like filling with onions throughout. They were flat and circular and the outer crust had the color of a beef patty. They also had kasha knishes, but that was my Grandmother's favorite. I AM going back a ways here. The last time I was at the Coney Island location was in 1966. They were around for a while longer, then went Coney turned into a nightmare, they had a location in Kings Plaza Mall and on Emmons Avenue for a short while. Possibly also sold a frozen line for a very short time.

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          NYCFoodGuy.com Nov 24, 2008 08:34 PM

          Knish Nosh in Forest Hills Queens doesn't sell yellow-outside knishes, but what the knishes they do sell are fantastic

          Check out the link to for the address

          Check out this link for a review with photos

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

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      Amy Mintzer Dec 6, 2008 08:32 PM

      I think Yonah Schimmel's is unbeatable. E. Houston.

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        addictedtolunch Jan 30, 2009 03:24 AM

        Take out the "b"- i find them un-eatable.

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          RichardW Feb 2, 2009 10:26 AM

          I agree with "un-eatable".
          Yonah Schimmel's is one of those places that live on memories of how it used to be 30 years ago.

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        UlalumeXIII Dec 12, 2008 02:23 PM

        Lieberman's in Riverdale has a knish that sounds like what you're describing.

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          2455Bklyn Dec 12, 2008 04:48 PM

          Katz deli on Houston Street, lower east side NYC. Not only the best knish but the pastrami is unbelievable. You will be surprosed at all the famous people who have been there. It's where the famous scene in When Harry met Sally and Sally fakes the big O. My husband and I will drive from NJ to eat at Katz for lunch.

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            linsue Dec 15, 2008 02:53 PM

            i did not care for Katz's deli when I was there recently. For knishes try the Knish factory in Oceanside, Zabar's or Knish Nosh in Forest Hills, each one is a little different;

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            kernel Jan 22, 2009 02:55 PM

            EUREKA! I have found the knish most resembling the Shatzkins knish. It's at Goldbergs in Brooklyn 5005 18th Avenue-now read closely-the guy at the appetizing department will probably offer you a different style of knish which are also good but if you don't leave the counter and are persistent he'll finally understand. Strictly kosher store so call ahead for Friday's closings. 718-435-7177

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              LoveaFair Jan 24, 2009 08:47 AM

              What should I ask for exactly? Please be specific.

              How do I know which is the wrong kind of knish?

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                kernel Jan 26, 2009 06:11 PM

                The "wrong" one though also good, has a very light crust and thr fillings can be seen on either end. The "right" one is fully enclosed by a golden-brown crust

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