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Best Knish?

highforpie Mar 9, 2011 08:18 PM

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. trojans RE: highforpie Mar 9, 2011 08:48 PM

    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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      monku RE: trojans Mar 9, 2011 08:56 PM

      Menu says knish and gravy $3.25

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        trojans RE: monku Mar 9, 2011 09:01 PM

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

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          monku RE: trojans Mar 9, 2011 09:04 PM

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

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        highforpie RE: trojans Mar 9, 2011 09:40 PM

        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?

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          lapizzamaven RE: highforpie Mar 9, 2011 10:00 PM

          Had a potato knish @Langers last week....it 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...

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            trojans RE: lapizzamaven Mar 9, 2011 10:32 PM

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

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              highforpie RE: lapizzamaven Mar 9, 2011 10:35 PM

              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.

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                trojans RE: highforpie Mar 9, 2011 10:49 PM

                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.

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                  highforpie RE: trojans Mar 11, 2011 11:01 AM

                  Is it Label's Table as mentioned earlier?

        2. mucho gordo RE: highforpie Mar 11, 2011 11:14 AM

          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.

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            munchetta RE: highforpie Mar 1, 2012 09:10 PM

            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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              happybaker RE: munchetta Mar 2, 2012 11:55 AM

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

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                munchetta RE: happybaker Mar 23, 2012 05:31 PM

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

            2. orythedog RE: highforpie Mar 23, 2012 05:14 PM

              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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