Desserts & Bakeries
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CUISINE: Eastern European, Kosher
NEIGHBORHOOD: Lower East Side
137 E Houston St between 1st and 2nd Ave
If you're looking for a cheap, tasty, and filling meal, it's time to go-Jew and stop by Yonah Schimmel's Knishery. For $3.50 a pop, choose from traditional knishes like cabbage and kasha, and modern varieties like mushroom, veggie, or sweet potato. Cheese knishes add a $1.50; coleslaw and a pickle add $1.40. There's also sweet knishes, like blueberry and apple, which can function as both dinner and dessert...
All of the doughy treats can be heated up and transferred to a white paper bag in mere moments. In addition to the bagel-sized balls of potato, Schimmel's sells some other Eastern European Jew classics, like borscht, kugel, and latkas. Like the food, the place hasn't changed at all since it opened in 1890. Tables and stools have been repainted so many times, it's almost like they have a second skin. No AC means that during the summer months the air is likely to be hotter in Schimmel's than it is outside. To avoid passing out, we advise taking your knishes to go.
Posted in FOOD on August 20, 2009 4:19pm by Jena Steinbach | 4970 comments
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