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Mar 17, 2009 09:56 AM

Kasha Knishes in Brooklyn

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.

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  1. Mike,
    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

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

      1. 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. 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

            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

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

              1. re: bobjbkln

                Always a pleasure to share. :-)

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