Baked dough filled with mashed potatoes or buckwheat groats, the knish is a traditional Jewish dumpling that can be so dense and heavy that it has long been the butt of jokes regarding home-cooking-induced indigestion. In addition to being made by Jewish mothers, knishes used to be a familiar offering from street carts on New York’s Lower East Side. In the early 21st century, knishes have gained new fans in re-imagined delis such as Perly’s of Richmond, Virginia, where the menu includes a corned beef knish and a vegetable knish of broccoli and potatoes smothered in cheese sauce.

Restaurants With This Dish

Rein’s - Latkes


Harold’s New York Deli - Triple Decker
Harold’s New York Deli



What do you think of Knish?

Latest Articles & Guides

The Best Affordable Restaurants in Miami, FL

The Best Affordable Restaurants in Miami that Won't Break the Bank Miami is a city that's...

Florida’s North Coast

Florida's north coast is an eater's paradise, with fare both exotic and familiar The menu...

Roadfood Adventures: Gulf Coast Treasures from Florida to Alabama

Road trip: Apalachicola, Florida to Mobile, Alabama Roadfood Adventures are not just quests...

Spring rolls with see-through wrap that shows the shrimp within at Dong Thap Noodles
The Best Affordable Restaurants in Seattle

Seattle has some of the best food in the country hands down  Although there are some...

5 Best Sandwiches in Seattle

Seattle beckons to anyone in search of great seafood, Asian fare, breakfast, donuts, or coffee...

America’s Byways: Road trip through Connecticut’s Merritt Parkway

Restaurants along Merritt Parkway America's Byways® are a collection of 150 National Scenic...


Connect with us #Roadfood

Share to...