Existing Mom-and-Pop Shops

6. Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery: East Houston Street near Forsyth Street Lower East Side, 2004

Yonah Shimmel Bakery , a mom and pop shop on the Lower East Side
All Photos by James and Karla Murray

This iconic bakery has been in business since 1910 and is known for its knishes which became a popular staple of the Lower East Side diet because they are both inexpensive and filling. Their knishes are baked, not fried. Learn more about this historic Jewish spot here, and try the knishes for yourself on one of Untapped New York’s tasting tours of the Lower East Side!