Last modified March 15, 2021 at 2:56 pm
The time is now. The Pickle Guys are currently grinding super-hot horseradish for the Passover holiday later this month. The annual tradition returned yesterday and will continue for the next two weeks. Expect the gas-masked grinder – admittedly not so out of place in a pandemic world – and a horde of customers queueing to […]
Posted March 16, 2018 at 5:03 am
Passover falls quite early this year – at the end of March – so the Pickle Guys are getting a head start on serving up their special sauce. Homemade super-hot horseradish ground onsite. Horseradish sales begin on Sunday (March 18) and will likely draw crowds. Expect the gas-masked grinder, as always, and a horde of […]
Posted March 31, 2017 at 5:11 am
The Pickle Guys are ready for Passover. Time has come for the handmade horseradish, which began selling from the newfangled takeout window earlier this week. However, the true annual sales launch kicks off Sunday. As in years past, a spectacle will likely ensue. Expect the usual sidewalk crowds, with gas-masked grinder and hordes of customers […]
Posted April 7, 2016 at 9:29 am
You waited all year for this, so clear your calendars (and sinuses). The Pickle Guys on Essex Street will begin grinding fresh horseradish this Sunday ahead of the Passover holiday. Expect the usual sidewalk spectacle, with gas-masked grinder and queues of customers lining the sidewalk to partake. It’s usually worth the wait, though, should you […]
Posted March 17, 2015 at 9:28 am
It’s a spicy treat that only comes around once a year, and that time has arrived anew. Yes, the Pickle Guys of Essex Street are ready to grind fresh horseradish in anticipation of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The street spectacle – always fodder for photographers – is set to begin next Sunday (March 22). […]
Posted March 28, 2014 at 6:07 am
We wait all year for this. Starting this Sunday, the Pickle Guys will start grinding horseradish from freshly peeled roots. It’s an annual tradition bolstered by the advent of the Passover holiday, which incorporates the bitter herb into the Seder dinner. (And you get a Mason jar out of it) As in years past, the […]
Posted March 21, 2012 at 6:28 am
Every year during the week preceding Passover, the Pickle Guys at 49 Essex Street, now the only game on the Lower East Side, bring part of the brine spectacle to the sidewalk sphere. Spicy horseradish!
Posted March 22, 2010 at 6:12 am
It’s now official – Guss’ Pickles (nay, Ess-a-Pickle) is forever gone from the Lower East Side. If you crave their delicious brand of pickles or Passover horseradish, you’ll need to schlep out to Borough Park. Visual confirmation is nailed to the shuttered gates of 87 Orchard Street.