1900's ...

    The knish was brought over to America in the early 1900's by Eastern European immigrants. Potato was the main filling and they utilized a simple pastry shell.


    FAMILY RECIPE ... (watch video)

    Based on an old family recipe, the Wachtler Family founded Brooklyn Knish, Inc. in 2008.
    Bonnie Wachtler took her old family recipe and started applying new and different fillings to bring to the market one of the most delicious comfort foods you can experience.


    FRESH ...

    All Brooklyn Knish products are baked fresh and contain no preservatives or additives. We now make over twenty varieties, and we are constantly trying out new filling ideas (suggestions are welcome). Our knish can be eaten cold, room temperature, warmed in a microwave, or heated in an oven. They can be refrigerated or frozen for later uses. Brooklyn Knish is available for parties, as appetizers (one or two bites) or our regular size.



    Bite into one of our delicious knishes and you'll see why we say "Warm Memories on the side."

  • inventing room

    We are always working hard to come up with
    new and exciting flavors of knishes!

    Flavors listed here are available by
    Special Order only. $6.00 each, minimum
    order of $24.00 per flavor.

    • Chicken Pot Pie & Potato
    • Roasted chicken, tarragon chicken gravy with peas & carrots, added to our classic potato mix.

    • The Taco
    • Ground Beef, taco seasoning, salsa, refried beans, aged cheddar cheese, white rice.

    • Roasted Garlic & Chive Mash
    • Roasted garlic, with freshly chopped chives and mixed into our classic potato mix.

    • Ham, Swiss & Potato
    • Baked ham, shredded swiss added to our classic potato mix.

    • Nathans Hot Dog & Potato
    • Nathans Best chopped into our classic potato mix.

    • Cherry & Cheese
    • Fresh Cherries with a sweet ricotta & cream cheese filling.

    • Apple Walnut
    • A mix of Chopped Granny Smith Apples, cinnamon, sugar & walnuts.

    • Do you have an idea for a new Knish flavor? We'd love to hear from you!

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    Square machine-made knishes suck. Yep I said it. If you grew up eating square knishes, the corn dog of knishes, I’m sorry to say, you don’t know knishes.

    Hey, hey! Stop with your New York attitude. I have one too!

    Yes you are wrong. As much as you think you know knishes, you don’t. You just don’t.

    The square, fried, flat, doorstop-shaped knishes were made popular by the many hotdog vendors in New York. They were an easily fried, mass produced, easily prepared version of the traditional Jewish deliciousness.

    Now I get that some people like a hot dog over a steak, but those people are idiots. Are you feeling the attitude?

    If you are a non-believer, I understand. You just went to the wrong places growing up. It’s all you know. Let me prove it to you. Let me show you the way. A hand-made, fresh baked, ROUND Knish.

    Side note: The shape is not nearly as important as the technique and process of making a Knish. There are versions that are hand-made and wrapped into square or oval shapes. These versions are of course a good Knish. It just depends on how your grandmother made them. I can assure you, she did not use some conveyor-belted machine and a deep fryer.

  • Markets

    Our knishes are available at the following local markets:

    - Saturday Morning Market (St. Pete)
    - Shops at Wiregrass Fresh Market
    - Hyde Park Village Fresh Market
    - Fishhawk Ranch Farmers Market
    - MiraBay Farmers Market

    Are you interested in having The Brooklyn Knish at your local event or farmers market? Call Brian at (727) 560-7870.

    Brooklyn Knish
  • Contact Info

    We do not operate out of a retail location. We bake our knishes out of a local commercial kitchen and travel to farmers market and special events throughout the Tampa Bay area.

    Phone/Text:(727) 560-7870
    E-mail:  bwachtler@tampabay.rr.com

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  • The Making of a Brooklyn Knish


  • Are you interested in having The Brooklyn Knish at your local event or farmers market? Call Brian at (727) 560-7870.