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Kasha Knishes in Brooklyn

mike in brooklyn Mar 17, 2009 09:56 AM

I checked 13th Ave. this AM for Kasha Knishes.
There are at least 5 places you can buy them here.
ShemTov 55 & 13. - they didn't have any ready to eat when I got there @11AM

Amnons Pizza 4813- 13th - The dough was too soft - the filling had a good strong
peppery Kasha taste but too oily(?)/soft for me. Log style.

Tova Pizza 4001-13 - The knishes look wonderful - the dough was tasty , the filling
had visible sauteed onions - but there was absolutely no kasha taste.
I plan to go back here and tell them what I thought because they got everything
else right. Log style.

2 stored down (towards 47st) from Amnons is a food store which had very interesting
looking, small knishes - but no kasha when I got there. Round style.

There is another bakery on the South side of 13th around 40th on a corner which
also has very interesting looking pastry/filling knishey things which they
call something else - but no Kasha.

  1. t
    Tay Mar 17, 2009 11:06 AM

    Thanks for checking. Very through investigation on your part..."knishey things" notwithstanding. Since I'm a fan of the classic potato variety, is it safe to assume that if they have kasha they most likely also make the more common, potato?

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    1. re: Tay
      Potrezebie Mar 17, 2009 11:12 AM

      Anyone try that Kosher Pizza corner store on Ave M/Elm Avenue at E 15 St...they used to have really good cheese knishes when I lived in Midwood.

    2. j
      jinx Mar 17, 2009 04:43 PM

      thanks Mike, good scouting. If you find any that rival Hirsh's, let us know :)

      1. j
        jinx Mar 17, 2009 04:45 PM

        Along with the flakey pastry dough that made Hirsh's so great, was the filling--almost pure kasha and onions, so that when you ate them the kasha grains just crumbled out. Most of the kasha knishes I find now are kasha held together with potato, or kasha so mushed out that it resembles potato!

        1. bobjbkln Mar 18, 2009 08:44 AM

          Thanks for the scouting. Did you notice if any of them had cocktail size knishes like the used to have at Mrs. Stahl's?

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          1. re: bobjbkln
            Tay Mar 18, 2009 03:56 PM

            Someone at work just mentioned that she was recently served some at a party and was pretty sure they came from Jay & Lloyd's. Might be worth a call.


            1. re: Tay
              bobjbkln Mar 19, 2009 08:59 AM

              Thank you Tay, we'll call and check when we need them.

              1. re: bobjbkln
                Tay Mar 19, 2009 02:28 PM

                Always a pleasure to share. :-)

          2. k
            kernel Mar 19, 2009 11:15 PM

            Jay & Lloyd's of Avenue U brroklyn-superior kasha knishes

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