Whilst traipsing around The Lower East Side we tried to experience some of the Jewish foodie culture by visiting Russ and Daughters. Miss M really really really had her heart set on a Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel from this famous deli. Alas it was not to be as the place was SO crowded (the day before a major Jewish holiday might have something to do with the crush) that there was no way we were getting served anytime soon.
Katz Deli was literally just down the road so we hot-footed it there only to find the prices seriously ridiculous ($12.00 for a bagel - puhLEASE - we don't even pay that much in Australia)! Miss M and I also both agreed that the place was a bit...grimy...and our $12.00 would be better spent elsewhere.
And what better way to spend $12.00 and try something from a store that is a little different than visit The Pickle Guys.
The name of this store pretty much sums up what's on offer - pickles. Anything that they can hold down long enough to go into the pickle vat gets the pickling treatment. The store is tiny, very quite narrow and nearly every available inch of floorspace is taken up with huge vats of pickled goods. Heaven!
The owner of the store was impressed that I was able to identify the below vat as Pickled Turnips (all those trips to El Jannah's weren't for nothing). In fact he said I was the only person EVER not to think it was a vat full of beetroot. Way to go Miss Piggy!
We ended up leaving with a few sour pickles each and a tub of mixed pickled vegies. The food was really delicious and I loved the novelty factor of a store that sells nothing but pickled goods.
The pickles we bought we super sour and super tart...made my face go a bit "winky".