It's late afternoon and dinner is a few hours away. Where do you get a quick bite to carry you through the day? Afternoon Snack looks at quick bites to tide you over without spoiling dinner. Got a snack we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Porchetta has some excellent snappy Spicy Pickles on one of their sandwiches—honestly, it was our favorite part. So when we saw a sign on the counter that said Spicy Pickles $1, we couldn't just ignore it.

This is the kind of pickle I could get addicted to, and which makes a cooling, spicy snack for summer heat. Cut into bite size morsels so as not to overwhelm you, they're vinegary with a good deal of red pepper kick. For a buck, you get a decent amount of pickles. If you need something heartier, consider rounding out your pickle snack with some potato chips. Or keep them on hand for sandwiches at home.

Porchetta

110 East 7th Street New York, NY 10009 (map)
(212) 777-2151
porchettanyc.com

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