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Best Pickles in NYC?/

Rebecca Mar 21, 2002 04:24 PM

Hi there,

I'm writing an article on pickles and would love to know if anyone knows of any fabulous pickles that are made or served in NYC.


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    brooklynkoshereater Jul 18, 2011 07:07 PM

    Is there a more New York institution than Gus's pickles? I have great memories of going to Gus's, picking out bright green super crunchy half-sour pickles, regular sour pickles, and sometimes - depending on my dad's mood - pickled peppers, too.

    1. pikawicca Jun 25, 2011 09:18 AM

      Brooklyn Brine Co. makes the best damned pickles I've ever eaten.

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        sallysadie Jul 18, 2011 06:46 PM

        McClures are great

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        maxine Jun 25, 2011 09:16 AM

        Pickles and Olives on the UES. I live in the village and travel up there to get them. I like the half sour while DH prefers the sour dill.

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          AdamD May 24, 2011 02:55 PM

          Try the red flannel and the honey mustard pickle chips at hormans 6th ave and carmine st.
          Not traditional but damn good.

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            hotdoglover May 29, 2011 04:44 AM

            The best in my opinion are BaTampte half sour. They might be the ones served at Guss and/or the Pickle Guys.

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              Kingphish Jun 17, 2011 05:31 AM

              Fairway-the pickles stack up to anyones

          2. thew May 23, 2011 01:19 PM

            guss's on essex.

            i just bought some brilliant horseradish pickles from the pickle place on 1st ave and 86th street

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              mistergoods May 23, 2011 12:32 PM

              There's a guy selling great pickles from a stand at the west 4th street subway stop.

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                TrickySam Apr 4, 2002 06:55 PM

                Guss Pickles on Essex Street on the Lower East Side. It's probably one of the only -- if not the only -- place in Manhattan which makes them on the premises, both half sour ("new pickle") and sour.

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                  pickle freak Apr 1, 2002 02:44 PM

                  Guss's pickles. You can also get good middle eastern pickles upstairs at the counter at Kalustyan's- pickled eggplant, cucumber, etc. Also a good selection on Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn. By the way, if anyone knows where to get good japanese pickles, sans MSG, please reply!!

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