Eastern European Restaurant in New York, NY, United States
There’s always lots of kvetching about Yonah Schimmel, “not what it used to be.” But they’re still doing what they’ve done since 1910 — churning out soft, handmade knishes — 14 varieties to suit every taste.
At the Streit’s Matzo factory on Rivington Street, a small retail store offers a full line of products, including matzo, matzo ball soup mix, gefilte fish, etc. As an extra bonus, you can catch a glimpse of the matzo bakers next door.
American Restaurant in New York, NY, United States
Perhaps the Lower East Side’s most revered food institution, appetizing store Russ & Daughters has been in business since 1914. Today a new generation of the Russ family sells a wide variety of smoked salmon, sturgeon, herring, sable, etc.
Kossar’s is the oldest bialy bakery in this country — in business since 1934. Closed for Shabbas, the shop opens after sunset on Saturdays to catch up — and keeps the ovens running late into the night.