Gallery: Market Tours: Clinton Hill Pickles, a New Location for a Historic Shop

Clinton Hill Pickles
Clinton Hill Pickles

The former Guss' Pickles opened in Clinton Hill in December 2011.

New Pickles
New Pickles

Cucumbers in salt brine for just a few days, so they're not quite sour yet, just refreshing. Aromatics include chopped fresh garlic and (secret) pickling spices.

Half-Sours
Half-Sours

The cucumbers stay in the brine a bit longer—a week to a week and a half—so they're darker and slightly more fermented. The same aromatics of chopped fresh garlic and pickling spices are used.

Full Sours
Full Sours

The longest-aged cucumber pickle—they're brined for two and a half to three months—are dark and quite sour.

Spicy Hot Pickles
Spicy Hot Pickles

These are the full-sour pickles with hot red chilies added.

Giardiniera
Giardiniera

The classic Italian-American mix of pickled vegetables. Here it's cauliflower, mixed peppers, carrots, cucumbers, and celery.

Sour Tomatoes
Sour Tomatoes

Green tomatoes brined in salt water with aromatics including chopped onion and coriander seeds.

Coleslaw
Coleslaw

No mayo here, just a salt solution with a touch of vinegar for bite.

Hot Peppers
Hot Peppers

Hot and spicy pickled cherry peppers.

Cabbage Kimchi
Cabbage Kimchi

Clinton Street Pickles' newest addition was suggested by a customer. The store omits fish sauce, making its version vegan—a request from the Pratt Institute students nearby who buy it.

Refrigerator Case
Refrigerator Case

The pickle shop's refrigerator cases offer some experimental pickles, such as the pickled pineapple shown here. Also pictured: stuffed pickled cherry peppers, and sliced pickled jalapeños.

Refrigerator Case
Refrigerator Case

Left to right: stuffed grape leaves, spinach dip, pickled mushrooms, and chickpea salad.

Olives!
Olives!

Green olives stuffed with (left to right) pimento, garlic, sundried tomato, and jalapeño.

Condiments
Condiments

For all your grilling needs: mustard, relish, horseradish, and more.