Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Revisiting Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery

After watching Anthony Bourdain's excellent No Reservations Disappearing Manhattan last night, I wanted to post one place he didn't visit, the stomach warming Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery. Creamy goodness abounds at the Lower East side favorite where the knish and kuegel are simply yummy, as they have been for, I imagine, 100 years.      

32 comments:

Tanya said...

I have no idea what a knish or kuegel is but that bakery looks super amazing! Love the atmosphere of it.
I watch Bourdain last night but he was in DC, missed the Manhattan episode!

Jarart said...

Yum! Now I'm hungry.

Steffe said...

I'm with Tanya here. I don't know anything about knish or kuegel, but I want one!

Virginia said...

That makes three of us but I'll eat about anything. Looks like some kind of cinnamon rolls and they're hge!
V

Ken Mac said...

yonah does mail order!

Daryl said...

Oh yum .. is this near Katz Deli?

EV Grieve said...

As good as it gets!

Bowery Boogie said...

Yay for Yonah!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I'm sorry I missed Anthony's Manhattan episode. This looks like a place I need to visit asap. I love the entire shop as well as how the food is displayed. Perfect!

Chaotic Smelt said...

Mmm... Schimmel's Knishes ... since moving to NJ, I really miss the yummy goodness.

Will Hennessy said...

Wow, I bet they have great food! Marking that down for my next trip...on the last NR show, I thought it was strange that he didn't mention that he was drinking a Guinness in the oldest pub in NYC, McSorley's (est. 1854!)...wonder why he didn't mention that...

Anonymous said...

Can't see how he was drinking a Guinness since McSorley's only serves two ales (dark and light, their own brew). Is Bourdain a smuggler?!

Laurie said...

Oh, I love this place. Wonder how much the rent is for the place next door?

Will Hennessy said...

Ah, I guess since I wrote Guinness instead of dark ale, that means he wasn't really there...clearly that's totally irrelevant to the point.

• Eliane • said...

Ah, YES!!! That's what I am talking about!! Remember? I grumbled last time. This is what I wanted to see: this old charm interior. You forgot the crazy little tables but that is ok. I'm absolving you.
Good job, my friend.

rchrd said...

Oh, man. Now this hurts!

They had the best knishes on the planet.

This is what you have to give up when you leave NYC for other places.

There's nothing like Yonah Shimmel's. My dad, who grew up in the 'hood when YS's was a new store, told me all about it. And Katz's.

But I wonder if the Shimmel's still own or run it.

Sigh. It's almost midnight here in Oakland, a continent away, and I'm craving a Yonah Shimmel Knish right now.

Fed Ex?

Dave said...

I don't recognise those food names but the sure look great! - Dave

BaHa said...

Cinnamon rolls? Now my head hurts.

altadenahiker said...

Born under a rock here. But I'll eat anything.

Green said...

I thought it was strange that he didn't mention that he was drinking a Guinness in the oldest pub in NYC, McSorley's (est. 1854!)...wonder why he didn't mention that...

He wasn't in McSorley's, he was in Sophie's on 5th btwn A and B.

Though Sophie used to only have light and dark options as well. I don't know when that changed

Ursel said...

Oh, I remember that place when I was visiting NY a couple of years ago. A friend took us there and the Knish were so yummy! Thanks for reminding me!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

What is it a about a bakery that makes you want to order one of everything? lol

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Tanya said...

Anonymous writes:
Don't know what a knish or a kugel is???born under a rock or somethinmg??Reminds me of the NY haters of way back. Google it if necessary!

wow!

Will Hennessy said...

gotcha. it looked like McSorleys from the outside and there was a sign that said McSorleys in the window too, so that must've confused me!

Tanya said...

ROFL, that's alright...Most of the ones I know are a-ok!

DAG said...

Love the photo, Having grown up a child in my Fathers stores I just love the old time look. That wooden display case is wonderful.

Sherry Stewart said...

OMG,, he ships out? Does he do bagels, too?

Jill said...

They also serve an incredibly delicious borscht, in a cup, like a drink. It's my favorite.

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