Gabila’s has a proud tradition, with its roots embedded in the streets of New York City.

The Knish (mashed potatoes wrapped in dough then baked or fried) was eaten as a snack, appetizer or side dish. It became famous in the early 1900’s.

Gabila’s Knishes began in 1921, When Elia and Bella Gabay created “Brooklyn’s Original Coney Island Square Knish.” Using Bella’s original recipe, they created a lightly seasoned mashed potatoes pie wrapped in the ultimate crispy crust.

Gabila’s Knishes started in the Gabay kitchen on the lower east side of New York City. Bella did the cooking, while her husband, Elia, sold their delicious knishes on a push cart. Before they knew it, all the deli’s across New York City were asking for the Gabila Knish. In 1928 the Gabay’s moved their operation to a larger facility in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York.

In no time the Gabila Knish became a staple item on every push cart in New York City.

As business grew the Gabay’s invented a veritable production miracle, an automated knish machine. This invention was critical to meet the overwhelming demands of their customers, from the famous Nathan’s restaurants in Coney Island to sports fans at the various New York City stadiums.

Today, this fourth generation, family owned and operated business, is still the “king Of Potato Pies” producing over fifteen-million knishes per year with pride and tradition. Still using Bella’s original recipe, each Gabila’s Knish has its own unique look.

In 2006, Gabila relocated its factory from Brooklyn, to a new facility, on the south shore of Long Island, New York.

Over the years, Gabila’s added handmade gourmet knishes to their line, these knishes are featured in various flavors and sizes.

Recently, Gabila’s further expanded its product line, adding additional gourmet items such as handmade cheese blitzes and delicious pancakes. Both items are available in various flavors. Gabila also offers pickles, peppers, and low fat shuffles in many varieties. Gabila’s famous holiday favorites include sweet noodle, apple, and potatoes pudding, as well as egg barley mushroom, kasha varnish, and matzoh balls.

Once only available on the streets of New York City, Gabila’s Food Products, with over 100 items to choose from, are now available for all to enjoy. Gabila’s line of fine products is now available in major supermarkets, warehouse clubs, stadiums and delis throughout the nation.

Gabila products can also be shipped directly to your front door by ordering from our website,

Gabila Deli
Elia Delivery
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