Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery in the Lower East Side is the Nation's Oldest

Since 1910, Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery in the Lower East Side has been serving up delicious jewish pastries and knishes to a neighborhood that has changed hands a dozen times.

Yonah Schimmel’s is the oldest knishery in the United States, and is still owned by the family, currently run by Yonah’s great-nephew, Alex Wolfman. Today, whilst most of the original Lower East Side continues to gradually disappear, stopping in for a traditional knish at Yonah Schimmel’s, is to experience a genuine taste of the neighborhood that once flourished here amongst the tenement buildings over a century ago.

Check out this interesting article for more info on the century old bakery.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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