Pickles. Pickles. There, I said it twice.

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beers 1100 º places 24 º 08:37 Wed 1/9/2013

beers 8808 º places 93 º 08:42 Wed 1/9/2013

Originally posted by Cobra
I need some decent pickles. Not those under cured, hard as a rock, over spiced bastids either.
I want some decent Kosher pickles, maybe with some spicy peppers in them. I do not want anything even remotely linked to a dill pickle either. I can’t stand dill pickles.

Anyone got any suggestions?

Thanks for any help.

Cobra, have you ever had anything from these guys? They are at Eastern Market every Saturday and Sunday. I routinely buy pickles from them and they are always excellent. Good value for your money too.

beers 999 º places 47 º 08:47 Wed 1/9/2013

Go to your local farmers market. And bring your gun, it could get hairy.

beers 454 º 09:05 Wed 1/9/2013

RB member Yobdoog has access to lots of yummy pickled products. Not sure if his dad makes them or the brine was just blessed by a direct descendant of Jesus Christ.

beers 8665 º places 199 º 10:42 Wed 1/9/2013

I’m sure there are all kinds of great off the shelf pickles, but they are so easy to make at home. Buy pickling cukes (I get them at the farmer’s market, and then at Asian stores when the market is done), dissolve salt in hot water. Cool. Add pickles, sliced garlic, mustard seed, crushed coriander seed, crushed black pepper (dill if you want that). Sit with a plate on top for a bit, then put in a sealed container in fridge. They’ll be great the next day and even better as weeks pass.

beers 2585 º places 6 º 10:45 Wed 1/9/2013

These are tasty: http://www.bubbies.com/ Available at Whole Foods if you have one nearby and don’t mind stepping foot in it.

beers 30 º places 3 º 10:47 Wed 1/9/2013


Amazingly good. They even sell just the brine, which they recommend you use again after the pickles are gone. Very tasty.

beers 1060 º places 11 º 13:42 Wed 1/9/2013

Brooklyn Brine makes great pickles. Also available @ Whole Foods.

beers 6329 º places 421 º 14:10 Wed 1/9/2013

Trader Joes sells an above-average pickle.

beers 2244 º places 342 º 17:56 Wed 1/9/2013

I just make them at home now. Can make them better than almost anything on the shelf and you can do tons of experimenting with habaneros, horseradish, garlic, etc. Plus they come out be about $2.50 a jar compared to $7-$9 for high end store bought.

beers 2244 º places 342 º 19:48 Wed 1/9/2013

Yeah I am talking about artisan type pickles. I think they are something like $9 a pound at Whole Foods at their pickle bar and pickles are rather crappy in my opinion.