Monday, December 24, 2007

Yonah Schimmel's Coney Origins

Yonah Schimmel's is considered one of the Lower East Side's last remaining classic Jewish eateries, and rightly so. According to New York First (a company which sells Schimme;'s Knishes, among other New York products), Yonah Schimmel didn't originate on the LES, but down on Coney Island:

Yonah Schimmel began by selling his products (just potato and kasha first) on the beach. Schimmel's territory was Coney Island. But Schimmel also sold his wife's homemade products from a pushcart on the Lower East Side before opening the store on Houston Street in 1910.

- post by Ben Nadler

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