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Whatever happened to home made knishes?

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son of a butcher Jul 28, 2010 02:07 PM

Most of the great knisheries are long gone. I am looking for one in Brooklyn. Know of any?

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    Mike R. Jul 31, 2010 09:26 AM

    Fuhgeddaboutit. Drive to Knish Nosh in Forest Hills or take the M or R train to 67th Avenue station...but ONLY order something which is guaranteed fresh (and is usually sitting on the racks near the main oven)...sadly, they no longer have the famous liver knish, but if enough folks ask, hey, ya never know.

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

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      yussdov Jul 31, 2010 11:30 AM

      reviews on knish nosh are mixed. some have been happy with their product, but i wasn't. sadly, i think the great knish has gone the way of the charlotte russe. you can try mill basin deli or jay and lloyd's, both in brooklyn.

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        Mike R. Jul 31, 2010 09:03 PM

        Agree with the mixed reviews and therein lies my caveat...freshness is only guaranteed "off the rack", and flavor can vary wildly. The unique buttery, peppery potato hasn't been detected in many moons.

        Back to Brooklyn...While the old Brighton Beach Mrs. Stahl's was an "institution", my personal fave was (a prize for anyone who can remember this one!) Hershie's KnishShop under the West End Line in Borough Park (50th Street station, if I recall)...it's been gone since the '60s.

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          son of a butcher Aug 1, 2010 10:28 AM

          i can't understand why such a delicious treat is almost extinct. Whe i was a young boy, there were knisheries in Brooklyn that did a thriving business. Nothing remains of the past. What a shame.

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            Tay Aug 3, 2010 03:39 PM

            As populations/ethnicities(sp?) change, so do the local offerings.
            You can often find some knish offerings at Kosher bakeries

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      kernel Sep 20, 2010 08:36 PM

      I recommend the ROUND potato knishes and kasha knishes at Jay & Lloyd's on Avenue U in Brooklyn

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      Jay & Lloyd's
      2718 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11229

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