6 Can’t-Miss Pickle Dishes in New Jersey

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Pickles — you either love them or you hate them. If you find yourself 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 your dining rotation. Here’s a quick guide to the most classic and the most elaborate pickles in New Jersey:

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Elsie’s {803 White Horse Pike Haddon Township, NJ}

best pickles new jersey

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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 their 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, NJ}

Mamoun’s Falafel

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Pickles AND veggies in one dish! That’s what you get at Mamoun’s Falafel in Hoboken on Washington Street. Their side of pickled veggies contains pickled turnips, olives, and, of course, pickles, all to complement your choice of falafel. If you’re “pickled” pink about a day-trip outside of Hoboken, check out their other nearby locations in East Rutherford, New Brunswick, Paramus, Princeton, and New York City.

Read More: Where to Get Cheesy Calzones in Hoboken + Jersey City

Montclair Vegan {10 Park Street Montclair, New Jersey}

Montclair Vegan

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Vegans, this one’s for you. Fried pickles with a side of chipotle is one of the popular dishes at this Montclair restaurant.  Montclair Vegan is known for its vegan junk food, where you can find everything from vegan nacho fries to mac n cheese empanadas {yes, you read that right}. It’s kind of a big dill.

Pickle Licious {Hoboken’s Uptown Farmers’ Market / 384 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ}

Pickle Licious

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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, NJ}

Sub Culture

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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. You definitely won’t leave feeling sour.

See More: Where to Find the Best Cheese Fries in Hoboken + Jersey City

White Star {230 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ}

White Star

Did someone say fried pickles? White Star is always serving up delicious eats, and their fried pickles appetizer is no exception. Served with chipotle ranch {because what else would you eat fried pickles with?}, this salty treat is not to be missed in Jersey City. Come for the fried pickles, stay for White Star’s full, satisfying menu.


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Taylor is an {overly} proud Jersey girl, who has been lucky enough to call Hoboken home for the last three years, and Jersey City for two prior. Originally from a small town in Hunterdon County, Taylor received her degree in multimedia journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She also spent some time in Miami, but always knew she’d find her way to Hoboken. Taylor has a career in sports, digital, and social media strategy in the NYC area. A lover of all things local, she has a long list of favorite restaurants and coffee shops where she spends a good chunk of her time. You can also catch her running on the waterfront, walking her new pup, watching reruns of Real Housewives, or making a trip to HomeGoods