Lower East Side Pickle Festival Attracts (and Feeds) the Hordes [PHOTOS]
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The annual Lower East Side Pickle Day certainly lucked out with the weather yesterday, especially after a stormy weekend. Come rain or brine, it was gonna happen. Thousands flocked to Orchard Street in the afternoon from all corners of the Tri-state to feast on pickles and other foodie selections. That is, if you had the patience to wait on sardine-packed pavement.
The long-running event, which predominantly caters to tourists and those from without, packed the three-block stretch between East Houston and Delancey Streets. Successful would definitely be the operative word; dozens of picklers and other local businesses were on the ground peddling to eager crowds with open wallets. (Not to mention the Pickle Pooch Parade.)
If only the beleaguered pedestrian mall along Orchard Street could sustain such foot traffic other than designated (DayLife) days by the Lower East Side BID.
This tweet also seemed apropos…
Today is Pickle Day on the Lower East Side, which is quite something considering how all the great LES pickle places were priced out.
— Second Ave. Sagas (@2AvSagas) October 4, 2015