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Jul 6, 2008 08:21 PM

Looking for Jewish pickles in DC

I recently had some pickles from Attman's in Baltimore (a guy bought five of them and brought them to a 4th of July picnic). WHERE can I get similar pickles without trucking all the way to Baltimore? Anything in the DC/DC suburban Maryland metro area - groceries, gourmet markets, restaurants, delis, bodegas - anyplace that has similar salty/tangy/spicy treats. They were the best pickles I've ever had. They reminded me of the Hoffman's deli that used to be in Loehmann's Plaza in Rockville (and whatever happened to Hoffmans???).

Thanks for any and all help.

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  1. Are you saying they are better than Ba-Tempte Garlic Dill Pickles? (Available in many Safeway stores.)

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    1. re: Steve

      The Ba-Temptes are excellent (I've had both the garlic dill and the half-sours - love the half-sours), but these guys from Baltimore were really out of this world. I'm not sure how to explain, but there was something like a deeper level of spiciness in these. Absolutely the best.

    2. IMHO the pickles at Weis's on Lombard St in B'more are even better!!!

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      1. re: Hue

        weis's is like going to a grocery store. i'm scared to even step into that place. Attman's is the only authentic place south of new york in the md/dc area. Celeb Delly formerly on nebel st and then in potomac used to be pretty good until the owners sold to to the current group.

      2. Haven't been there yet but perhaps they have what you are looking for because Breadsoda in Glover Park makes their own.

        1. Are Jewish pickles made from Jewish cucmbers? :)

          I really like Deitz & Watson kosher dills. I buy them at Shoppers.

          1. There's a great pickle bar at Parkway Deli on Grubb Road (off East-West Hwy). You can get them when you eat in I haven't tried buying them "to go."