Factory Fire Puts Square Knishes on Endangered Species List

Your best look at a square knish until November. (Gabila's)

Your best look at a square knish until November. (Gabila’s)

Did you feel that? It was like a million knishes cried out in terror… and were suddenly silenced.

That,  friends, was the Gabila’s knish factory fire that has left the company without any square, fried knish to send out until the end of November.

The company, famous for its classic Coney Island Square Knish, posted a stark warning on its site:

“SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to a small contained fire in our factory we are unable to produce any square knishes until approximately the end of November.”

No more knish birthday parties for you. (Gabila's)

No more knish birthday parties for you. (Gabila’s)

Small and contained? Maybe. But the effects of those fateful flames are already far-reaching. Kenny Kohn of Katz’s Deli says that even if you had a suitcase full of money, he couldn’t get you a square knish. All he’s got are the round baked variety.

“What I can do,” he says, “is take a round knish, pound it out, turn it into a square and serve it to you.”