Friday, June 27, 2008


Located at 137 East Houston Street in the newly gentrified East Village, Yonah Schimmel is a saving grace amid the onslaught of development occuring in an area that only a few (3?) years ago still savored its industrial past. A walk down neighboring Ludlow Street is to experience Yunnies in all their glory. Anyway, Yonah Schimmel still makes old fashioned kugel and knishes as he has since the turn of the century -- the last one! While celebrating a friend's Father's Day we stepped into Yonah's and gorged ourselves on blueberry kugel. YUM! Schimmel's knish is even better, available in mushroom, sweet potato, cabbage, kasha, onion, broccoli, vegetable and spinach flavors. This place is an oasis of charm, and good eats! Let's pray that he can hold off the money men, developers, bankers, and bedheads. See


Jilly said...

Great idea to blog on the village. I stayed in TriBeCa last time I visited NYC and walked to the village, ate there, every day. You live in a super place.

Ken Mac said...

Thanks Jilly. Hope you enjoy my ongoing travelogue...

Hilda said...

Oh my goodness, you have so many references here to things that are outside of my experience. But even then, I hope it doesn't close either—traditional cooking and baking isn't easy to find nowadays. And the shop looks so quaint and home-y.

Mo said...

All looks and sounds rather yummy.

Jane Hards Photography said...

I absolutely agree with you about holding off the money men. This place looks amazing, and individual, and the smells must be terrific.

Ken Mac said...

I don't think it's going anywhere soon! (I am a southern boy by birth so this is out of my experience too..)

Juneau Alaska Photos said...

Sounds delicious!

• Eliane • said...

YES!!! I stumbled into this little shop last fall. I was totally charmed but completely puzzled: I had absolutely no idea what to order, having never eaten a knish or a knudel in my life. Which the old woman behind the counter could not conceive: she made me taste a couple of stuff. I won't say I am converted but I love those old stores full of history. Plus, I recognize that if you are broke, it is very cheap and you won't be hungry till the next day or so. Economical!

Jill said...

Wow your photos make Yonah Shimmel look so clean and shiny. It always feels so dusty and ... well ... just old in person.

sonia a. mascaro said...

This bakery looks amazing! The 2# photo is great!

• Eliane • said...

Jeez, I am completely senile! I totally forgot that post. I'll write myself a note to make sure I won't forget my vitamins.

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