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Knishes in Philly & burbs

bortel May 6, 2012 04:17 PM

Anyone know of a place to get good knishes in Philly or the Main Line? Supermarket, deli, anywhere?

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    barryg May 6, 2012 04:31 PM

    Famous 4th St has good knishes.

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      elmom May 6, 2012 05:02 PM

      the best place for knishes --worth the trip --is Lipkins bakery on Castor ave --inside, mitch lipkin makes knishes of all flavors--mini ones and full size. potato, veggie , mushroom, kasha, fake liver, cheese, pizza.. etc. read the old newspaper clippings on teh wall and you'll see he's been at it for 25+ years... i never get less than 2 dozen. they freeze excellent and you won't be disappointed. get a chocolate babka while you're there :).

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        Bashful3 May 6, 2012 08:13 PM

        Oh, good tip for me. I still go the Northeast regularly, and will stop in at Lipkins based upon
        what you write about the quality. Question: are Lipkins products stricly Kosher? My grandson's favorite food is kasha knishes. Woo hoo, if they are Kosher, as opposed
        to Kosher style.

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          StrandedYankee May 6, 2012 09:27 PM

          +1 for Lipkin's. My favorite is their mixed veggie knish. While there, also grab a loaf of seeded rye bread. It will make you remember why rye bread is worth eating.

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            Delucacheesemonger May 7, 2012 03:37 AM

            Will go for the rye bread, haven't had great for decades, will try.

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              DaisyM May 7, 2012 04:32 AM

              Lipkin's are excellent. You can also buy extra and freeze them. Popped in a hot oven they are still great.

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                Bob Loblaw May 7, 2012 06:57 AM

                wow. this sounds like it's worth a summer excursion. (Can't remember the last time I was in the Great Northeast!)

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                  barryg May 7, 2012 07:01 AM

                  Indeed... I'm thinking I might combine it with a trip to Steve's Prince of Steaks.

        2. Seeker19104 May 7, 2012 08:51 AM

          Grew up in Brooklyn and am a big fan of kasha knishes.

          Famous 4th on 19th Street has terrible things they call kasha knishes. I was served a big piece of overcooked (Yes, charred on the bottom) puff pastry with some dried out kasha inside. Thank goodness I had a decent bowl of matzoh ball soup to ease the pain.

          Herschel's at RTM has decent kasha knishes. However, they likely don't stack up to Lipkin's.

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            DaisyM May 7, 2012 10:58 AM

            And I haven't found anything better than Lipkin's in NYC. Yohah Schimmel's are horrible.

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            elmom May 7, 2012 01:17 PM

            Hooray!!I'm getting some biz for Lipkins so they'll stay afloat for a few more years!!! I looked up if they are kosher --and I think "yes" It says it on teh site in one place... and I know there are always boxes of cakes, for local onegs waiting to be delivered.... website: http://lipkinsbakery.com/now i have to make a pilgrimedge myself!

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