The knish is a New York classic, and to experience one in the most authentic way possible, you need to head to Yonah Schimmel’s on the Lower East Side. Bring the kids to show them some seriously old school NYC. Schimmel’s has been feeding the city since 1910, and one look at the scuffed tenement exterior will make that easy to believe. Inside you’ll find character aplenty, from the tin ceilings and vintage black and white photos, to the friendly counter staff, who are descendents of the pioneering Schimmel. Get ready to feast, as these knishes are homemade and baked fresh right downstairs. There’s original potato, joined by newfangled add-ons like spinach, mushroom, or red cabbage. If your kids have sweet tooth cravings, direct them to the cheese knishes, every bit as delicious as the savory side, topped with apple, cherry, or chocolate. Take in some New York tradition in the drinks as well. A Cherry Lime Ricky is a great sweet throwback, or introduce your kids to egg creams, sweet city icons available here in vanilla, chocolate, or both. Settle in to your table and enjoy some downtown people-watching while you soak up the atmosphere of a New York original.

Yonah Schimmel's

137 E Houston St New York NY 10002

(212) 477-2858

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