Pickle Guys

Pickle Guys to Start Grinding ‘Super-Hot’ Passover Horseradish on Sunday

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). […]

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Pickle Guys to Start Grinding Passover Horseradish This Sunday

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 […]

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Pickle Guys Expanding Into Old PKNY Space on Essex Street

Last modified March 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Now in its thirteenth year on the block, the Pickle Guys remains the only brine game in this part of town. Strange, considering the Lower East Side once boasted over a hundred such vendors. Business is apparently pretty good, though, as plans are currently underway to expand the operation next door, into what was previously […]

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In Which the Pickle Guys Create the Best Menorah Ever

Posted November 29, 2013 at 9:35 am

We made our weekly pickle run the other day on Essex Street, and were pleased to see this amazing menorah. The Pickle Guys fashioned this bad boy completely from pickles to help celebrate Chanukah. Technically it’s missing one candle, but whatever. Still great.

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Pickle Guys Now Grinding Horseradish for Passover

Last modified March 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm

And what Seder would be complete without the requisite jug of spicy-as-hell horseradish?

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Passover Provisions on the Lower East Side

Posted April 9, 2012 at 10:18 am

Still suffering from food coma post-seder and not sure where to pick up Passover provisions for the remainder of the week? Boogie’s got your back.

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Pickle Guys to Start Grinding Passover Horseradish on Sunday

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!

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The Pickle Guys Grinding Horseradish

Posted April 18, 2011 at 6:18 am

The run-up to Passover is the first and only time of year when the Pickle Guys at 49 Essex start grinding fresh horseradish.

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Recap: Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival

Last modified June 7, 2010 at 7:50 am

Way down at the terminus of Eldridge Street, where old-world Judaism meets modern-day Chinatown, hordes gathered yesterday afternoon to celebrate the 10th annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival.  Amidst the balmy weather, it was a celebration of two delicious traditional treats.