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Good Knishes?

seikoloco Nov 11, 2013 02:00 PM

Now that it is still hard to get Gablia's knishes anywhere, are there other sources for good knishes, either in supermarkets, or restaurants on the East Coast? Didn't realize how many different markets and restaurants don't make their own, just re-sell Gabilas,

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  1. coll RE: seikoloco Nov 11, 2013 02:02 PM

    I'm just waiting for Gabila's to reappear, talk about a niche market.

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      ThePrettypoodle RE: seikoloco Nov 11, 2013 04:49 PM

      Lipkins bakery in North East Philly makes yunny kinishes (and other things too) It may nit be local to you- and if so I am sorry- but you did say East Coast:)

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        seikoloco RE: ThePrettypoodle Nov 12, 2013 05:34 AM

        Sounds, good, Philly is fine! They supervised?

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          ThePrettypoodle RE: seikoloco Nov 12, 2013 09:11 AM

          They are by a local shul- there is a sign on the wall- I forget which one though- sorry. Maybe call them and ask.

      2. coll RE: seikoloco Nov 12, 2013 02:32 AM

        There really aren't any other wholesale knishes out there. If you are in the NY area, take a trip to Manhattan to Yonah Shimmels on the Lower East Side, right near Katz and Russ and Daughters. On East Houston. They are different than Gabilas, more like home made. But if you wait a few weeks, I believe Gabilas will be back in business before the end of the month.

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          cappucino RE: coll Nov 12, 2013 03:00 AM

          The knishes made by Rockland Kosher Supermarket in Monsey (found in the frozen section in the bins in the center of the aisle) are much better than any knishes we have ever bought. We now serve them at almost every family event we make.

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            kosherfoodie1226 RE: coll Nov 12, 2013 03:18 PM

            Fyi , for those that care, I don't believe that Yonah Shimmel's has any kind of rabbinical supervision, surely not a widely recognized one. If any one knows differently , I'd love to know about it, as I pass by there all the time. I have never seen a letter of hashgacha in the window.

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              avitrek RE: kosherfoodie1226 Nov 12, 2013 04:29 PM

              1 minute of googling indicates they have oks certification. How you think about oks is a different story, but they are certified.

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                kosherfoodie1226 RE: avitrek Nov 12, 2013 05:42 PM

                I stand corrected. Who is OKS?

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                  queenscook RE: kosherfoodie1226 Nov 12, 2013 07:03 PM

                  Someone named Harry Cohen.

            2. re: coll
              kosherfoodie1226 RE: coll Nov 12, 2013 03:19 PM

              New York baked knishes are supposed to be good. They are being offered to various stores by wholesalers right now.

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              EllieS RE: seikoloco Nov 12, 2013 03:38 PM

              In case you are in Brooklyn I had a great potato knish from the Pressers bagel store (next to the bakery) on Ave M. Totally unexpected in a bagel store, but they were fresh with a nicely seasoned potato filling and a flaky crust.

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                cheesecake17 RE: EllieS Nov 13, 2013 10:23 AM

                Their knishes are the best around. Much much better (to me) than the heavy fried kind. We always bring them with us when traveling

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