Forget the Knish, Remember the Bagel

Chowhounds have been lamenting the decline of Yonah Schimmel's Knishes for years, though the Lower East Side landmark still has its defenders. Jetneo has two words for the critics: "Knish...shmish."

Try the cheese bagels instead, she urges; they're more like pretzels than bagels in shape, with blintz cheese squeezed into a thin layer of dough. "They keep, they freeze, they thaw, they re-bake, they do everything," says Jetneo, who schleps a fresh supply back to California every time she's in town. "I buy nothing else and I've been going there for 50 years."

Yonah Schimmel's Knishes [Lower East Side]
137 E. Houston Street (between Forsyth and Eldridge streets), Manhattan
212-477-2858

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