Pickles — people either love them or you hate them. For those in that first group, today is a day that should be marked on your calendar. #NationalPickleDay is when we celebrate all types of pickles. From classic to fried, to sandwich toppings, there are so many ways to incorporate this fun food into one’s dining rotation. Here’s a quick guide to the most classic and the most elaborate pickles in New Jersey:
Elsie’s | 803 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township
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While this spot is in South Jersey, Elsie’s is definitely worth a mention. Home of Elsie’s Original Pickle Sandwich, Elsie’s has been featured nationally for its wide variety of delicious pickle sandwiches. Think hoagie, but a giant pickle instead of bread on the outside. Whether you prefer Italian, roast beef, or just plain cheese — Elsie’s has a sandwich on a pickle waiting for you.
Mamoun’s Falafel | 300 Washington Street, Hoboken
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Pickles AND veggies in one dish! That’s what diners get at Mamoun’s Falafel in Hoboken on Washington Street. The side of pickled veggies contains pickled turnips, olives, and, of course, pickles, all to complement the diner’s choice of falafel. For patrons “pickled” pink about a day trip outside of Hoboken, check out the other nearby locations in East Rutherford, New Brunswick, Paramus, Princeton, and New York City.
Pickle Licious | Hoboken’s Uptown Farmers’ Market + 384 Cedar Lane, Teaneck
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Created in 1993, Pickle Licious is a family-run business based in Teaneck, New Jersey — and a favorite among locals in Hudson County. This pickle haven is known for its Kosher, “New York Style” pickles, pickled condiments, olives, relishes, and tapenades. Today you can find Pickle Licious at over 40 weekly farmers markets throughout NJ, (including the Uptown Farmers’ Market in Hoboken) — as well as NY, CT, and PA.
Sub Culture | 260 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
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“The Pickle Rick” — for serious pickle lovers. This sandwich served at Sub Culture in Jersey City, is a mortadella sandwich, with coleslaw and provolone placed on a giant pickle. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind pickle dish surrounded by nostalgia, as Sub Culture provides the ultimate throwback vibes with food puns, Nintendo games, old TV posters, and stickers. Diners definitely won’t leave feeling sour.
White Star | 230 Brunswick Street, Jersey City
Fried pickles. Sounds weird, tastes great. Trust us on this one. White Star always serves up delicious eats, and the fried pickles appetizer is no exception. Served with chipotle ranch, this salty treat is not to be missed in Jersey City. Come for the fried pickles, stay for White Star’s full, satisfying menu.