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The Pickle Guys

49 Essex St., New York, NY 10002 40.716602 -73.989258
nr. Grand St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-656-9739 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($) Budget
  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Gourmet Shops/Produce
Photo by Maura Murnanae

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Official Website

nycpickleguys.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 9am-6pm; Fri, 9am-4pm; Sat, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Gourmet Shops/Produce

Profile

Alan Kaufman works some nine hours a day, six days a week, elbow-deep in pickle juice, and yet the owner of the Pickle Guys doesn’t have a sour bone in his body. Even his staff, most of whom joined him when their former employer, Guss’ Pickles, left Essex Street, act as if life were a pickle party. The daily grind produces remarkably fresh stock, from new to fully soured, with that perfect snap and spray in every bite. Kaufman ran the show at Guss’, but when the owners changed location, he got the feeling they’d lost interest in the business. Taking a space just down the block from the old store was a brilliant move. Tourists still flock there, and the line goes up the street, especially right before Passover, when the horseradish is freshly grated from morning till night—by an employee wearing a gas mask.

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