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Jan 20, 2009 02:43 PM

Place to buy fresh pickles in SF

Hey! Last year my friend brought me some amazing pickles from the farmer's market in Davis. I've searched online, but I can't find any pickle purveyors in SF. There's got to be one! Any sugesstions?

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  1. EuroMarket on Clement and 32nd Avenue in SF has half-sour and dill pickles you can buy in any quantity from their prepared food counter.

    1. New World Market on Geary near 22nd has great half sour pickles in the refrigerator case.

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      1. re: Windy

        I can vouch for these: on Windy's recommendation I bought some to take as part of the appetizer plate I took to my sister's for Thanksgiving...they were gone before the turkey even got in the oven, I think!

        New World Market
        5641 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

        1. re: susancinsf

          Second this recommendation. I can't drive by the New World Market without stopping in for some of these pickles. I usually eat at least two of them in the car on my way home to Glen Park.

      2. Rainbow Grocery in SF carries Guss' Pickles from NYC's Lower East Side. The best pickles I have found in the bay area and possibly anywhere else...

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        1. re: virtualguthrie

          I've had Gus's pickles. At that same Rainbow you can buy Alexander Valley pickles which beat Gus's by a mile. For anyone interested in Gus's Bi-Rite also carries them.

          A lot of the Russian markets on Geary have fresh pickles and most of them are not any good ... often too mushy. I've been meaning to try the pickles at Royal Market that looked good.