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Sep 13, 2007 09:42 AM

Good pickles in Brooklyn or Staten Island?

After spending three weeks in Poland I am dying for some good sour pickles, none of this Vlasic garbage! Does anyone know of any places with barrell pickles in these two boroughs? The big kind, not the little ones you'd get in Golden's Deli. I don't want to have to lug a gallon of them on the train from the Lower East Side if possible. Thanks!

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  1. We actually have a place here in Staten Island called Staten Island Pickle Works! However, when I went there I was not in the market for pickles, but other bulk food supplies. I don't know the nature of their pickles, but with "pickle" in their name, it may be worth a call! It is not far from an expressway exit if you are driving.

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    1. re: comestible

      That was my first hope, but alas, it is a misnomer! No pickles there! But thanks for the thought! :)

      1. Eagle Provisions on 5th Ave. and 18th St. in Brooklyn is the largest Polish store in NYC. I think they have in-house Polish pickles. I'd also bet that you could find something somewhere around Manhattan Ave. in Greenpoint, the center of NYC's Polish community.

        Of course there are the 2 famous places for Jewish pickles on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, but that's out of territory... (and closed for the holiday at the moment)

        1. Gr721, sorry about SIPW. Have you looked into the several Polish delis on S.I.? The Polish Place on Corson (?) St. near Victory has gotten some nice writeups for its food, maybe they have decent pickles? And you know, if you find a supermarket with jars of Ba-Tampte pickles or similar local brand, they can be pretty good, if not quite like the LES.

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          1. re: comestible

            the park slope farmers market on 5th ave on the weekends has a pickle person.

            1. re: TBird

              I agree - I got some half-sours there two weeks ago and they were AMAZING!

              1. re: TBird

                and Rick's Picks is at Grand Army Plaza on Saturdays
                expensive but excellent

                Eagle Provisions, or maybe someplace in Polish Greenpoint for what you're looking for . . .

              2. re: comestible

                No, not yet. There is a :Polish place on Hylan Blvd in Dongan Hills I pass on the way to work that I may try also. I will let you know what I find...though I think I'll try Fairway too. I've been wanting to go there for awhile so this would be a good excuse! :)

                1. re: grl721

                  There is a place on Hylan Blvd called (I think) International Foods, that may be Russian or Polish. I don't know the cross street, I think it's down around Seaver Ave (Staples) on the corner on the other side of Hylan. I noticed what appeared to be Eastern European writing on the outside. With all the traffic, it's hard to take a detailed look. If anyone knows about this place, please post.