Knish

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.

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Harold’s New York Deli - Triple Decker
Harold’s New York Deli | Jewish Deli Dishes, Best And Biggest

EDISON, NJ

Rein’s - Latkes
Rein’s

VERNON, CT

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