The Annual Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns September 25

Posted on: August 17th, 2016 at 5:12 am by
Pickle Day on Orchard Street, October 2015

Pickle Day on Orchard Street, October 2015

It’s brine time, so pucker up. The annual Lower East Side Pickle Day is only a month away. Official date was announced last week – September 25 (noon-5pm).

There is also a new website for the occasion. This year, we can likely expect the usual smattering of pickle vendors and local restaurants serving up “pickle themed delicacies.” And perhaps another pooch parade? Further details are scant at the moment.

As in recent years, the neighborhood tradition of Pickle Day is pretty much an extension of the DayLife street fair program sponsored by the Lower East Side Partnership to help resuscitate the dead Orchard Street pedestrian mall.

Wasn’t always the case, though. Until three years ago, Pickle Day was traditionally held on Orchard Street between Broome and Grand. That was when Guss’ Pickles was still around and the event wasn’t a “foodie” destination. Those days are long gone.

Get there early, if interested, otherwise you’ll be crowded out (at least ten people deep) with little pickled delights to show for it.

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Pickle Day on Orchard Street, September 2008

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