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Mar 9, 2011 08:18 PM

Best Knish?

Hello, I was wondering where you all go to get your knish fix. I think I have only had sub par knishes as they tend to be dry and flavorless, but I feel like the doughy balls have potential if only done right. Maybe some former NYers know of some secret spots here that I'm missing? I work at a Jewish deli and STILL have not had my knish fix satisfied...Thanks!!!

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  1. The meat knish at Labels Tables on Pico is the size of an orange costs $1.75 and is the most savory delicious knish to be had! They have other ones but I've only had the meat because they are so perfect.

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      1. re: monku

        That's the woodland hills location, different beast. The knish is $1.75 and it is served plain. I get it once a week.

        1. re: trojans

          $1.75 for a meat knish?.....
          No gravy?

      2. re: trojans

        Thanks, never been there even though I grew up in the neighborhood. Will have to check it out. Any other suggestions? Does Langers have good knishes?

        1. re: highforpie

          Had a potato knish @Langers last was a very large, Mt St Helens-like pile with a fairly thick skin and not terribly flavorful...i remember, too fondly, "correctly-shaped" i.e. NY style knishes with bits of oniion and even a hint of garlic...Needless to say, Langers iteration only stoked the fires of memory and left me severely disappointed. Just talkin aboiut knishes, i think i'll be on Pico tomorrow...

          1. re: lapizzamaven

            Have them heat it up for ONE minute then wrap it in some napkins to absorb some of the fat and then enjoy.

            1. re: lapizzamaven

              Let me know if you try any good knishes on Pico! Where I work, the knishes are way too massive, and the dough to filling ratio is off...not to mention bland.

              1. re: highforpie

                I tried a place on Pico that has great knishes. I can vouch for the ones made of meat. They have a really flavorful meat content with just a bit of dough containing their savory not dry, juicy, filling. They cost, I think, under a couple of bucks. Really outstanding. Can't remember how they label their restaurant. If I remember I will come back and post the name of the place and the price they charge for the knish. Size is about that of a 9 1/2 year olds fist.

                1. re: trojans

                  Is it Label's Table as mentioned earlier?

        2. May I ask which deli you work at? I don't want to mention where I get my knish fix because it might be the place you work at and don't like.

          1. Diamond Bakery on Fairfax. The Potato knish is small and packed with flavor. Surpirsed they don't get more attention for the best knish in town. Creamy and peppery.

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            1. re: munchetta

              Diamond Bakery rocks - love their challah and pastries, but I never tried their knish! Now I will : )

              1. re: happybaker

                HappyBaker, do let me know what you think when you try it out.

            2. I recently had a great knish appetizer comprised of three miniture knishes, each topped with gravlax and a bit of dilled creme fresh. Where you ask? Virbrato Jazz Grill in Bel Air.

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