137 East Houston Street,
Phone: (212) 477-2858
This Lower East Side knishery has been cooking whole grains for over one hundred years now. Just what is a knishery exactly? It’s a place that peddles Jewish knishes, big, pudgy dumplings filled with anything and everything, and often stuffed with kasha, which refers to a large family of grains eaten in Slavic Europe (make it plural and you get Kashi, thus the name of the eponymous cereal and snack bar purveyor). The Kasha Knishes at Yonah Schimmel are round, baked shells of dough filled with a savory mixture of kasha and chopped onion. It doesn’t matter if you lack Eastern European roots – these knishes are undeniably delicious!