The Pickle Shack

The Pickle Shack

(Now Closed)
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant, Gastropub, and Bar$$$$
Gowanus, Brooklyn
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  • Thrillist
    ThrillistNovember 4, 2013
    The food is pickle-centric-- with a big selection from the Brooklyn Brine factory right around the corner. Try the extra-hot "Fire Scapes" and five-spice ramps. Read more
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerMay 12, 2014
    The ricotta sandwich had “the right ratio of bread (Runner & Stone sesame seed) to filling, and the vegetables successfully stood up to the oozing and abundant ricotta.” Read more
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 16, 2015
    Their house-made shack veggie burger is complied from grilled vegetables and mushrooms, and comes with bread and butter pickles, aioli, and ketchup on a potato roll. Read more
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyAugust 31, 2014
    Low-key but well-stocked craft-brew bar adds a small menu of meatless sandwiches, salads, and snacks, as culinarily inventive as a smoked-tofu bánh mì adorned with house-fermented kimchee and avocado.
  • Clemente C.
    Clemente CuevasMarch 15, 2015
    Vegetarian here: One of my favorite spots in Brooklyn. Love the great beers, pickles, incredible sandwiches, kimchi, pies, everything else. Entire menu is vegetarian, and I'd recommend any of it.
  • Brew York
    Brew YorkFebruary 26, 2014
    Pickles and beer, together at last! This collaboration between Brooklyn Brine and Dogfish Head pairs great vegetarian food with a rotating selection of brews from the beloved Delaware brewery.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KisselMay 17, 2014
    The waitress said they make the veggie burger by cooking down a mixture of mushrooms, beets, and other vegetables, canning the mix, steaming it, then slicing it into patties. Holy shit it was amazing.
  • Kaitlin
    KaitlinSeptember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing tofu bahn mi and grilled cheese (cashew cream is delicious for those avoiding dairy). Nice outdoor space. One of the best beer menus I've seen. Great spot.
  • Kate N.
    Kate NorthwayNovember 30, 2013
    Simple vegetarian menu, but good vegetarian - no fake meats & cheeses.. The beer list (both on draft and in bottles) makes up for the lack of meat. Nice garden out back when it's warm!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMarch 5, 2014
    Village Voice is proud to welcome The Pickle Shack to the 2014 Choice Eats food fest! http://bit.ly/1cRzdNV. Fried pickles with aioli is as mouthwatering as it looks and sounds.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StanleyNovember 9, 2013
    The grilled cheese and veggie burger are delicious - both best in the 'hood. The fries may be some of the best in the city.
  • Rachel Slurs
    Rachel SlursAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Those fried oyster mushrooms and the tofu banh mi are my favorites, don't miss out on dill pickle french fries either.
  • Warren C.
    Warren CohenDecember 10, 2013
    Small but great menu (as others have said) and mighty beer selection. But the acoustics here are off - this spot is loud. Be wary if you want a conversation
  • Peter S.
    Peter ScordoJuly 20, 2014
    Cornmeal fried oyster mushrooms provide just enough crunch for your (satisfying) munch.
  • Johnny W.
    Johnny WishboneDecember 21, 2013
    Must for beer fans. DFH exclusives. Also for the fried pickles & the cheese plate as sandwich (get it with fries).
  • Mike F.
    Mike FriedmanSeptember 28, 2014
    Bucket deal is the move, 3 cans/bottles of beer for $10, bartender's choice. Sourdough Grilled Cheese is fantastic.
  • Kiesha J.
    Kiesha Jenkins-DuffyNovember 9, 2013
    The sandwiches are amazing, but there were only four drafts available the night we were there. They definitely need more taps!
  • David F.
    David F.November 5, 2015
    Quiet on a weeknight, spacious, and a good beer selection. Fried Mushrooms with Honey were a highlight.
  • Whitney F.
    Whitney FishmanAugust 30, 2014
    Awesome lunch spot for vegetarians and other. Get the pickle plate and grilled cheese.
  • Richie S.
    Richie SiegelJune 12, 2014
    The bahn mi with smoked tofu is incredible. So is the deli pickle that comes with it
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchuitDecember 2, 2015
    Interesting concept... A lot of healthy items on this menu. Check out the patio out back!
  • Ian Z.
    Ian ZabelOctober 5, 2014
    Everything was excellent! The grilled cheese, the tofu, beans, and the beer too
  • Alex S.
    Alex StillApril 19, 2015
    Pro-tip: any bottle on the menu is available to purchase and take home.
  • Jenny V.
    Jenny VassilevaNovember 29, 2013
    Amazing veggie burger! The patty is delicious! And great draft beers too!
  • Tim D.
    Tim DewaldJune 9, 2015
    Awesome Dogfish on tap. They had some difficult to find stuff.
  • Kavita B.
    Kavita BabaJanuary 13, 2015
    Everything to gladden a vegetarian's heart - but the banh mi is mind-blowing.
  • Lindsey W.
    Lindsey WarrenNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The warm farro salad is delicious and will make you feel better about having a beer with lunch.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseyAugust 21, 2014
    The Bahn Mi is incredible. Get maple bourbon pickles to go.
  • Iain T.
    Iain TaitNovember 13, 2013
    Superb veggie burger. Really really really superb.
  • Tim C.
    Tim CoxNovember 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Your first beer should be American Beauty if they have it.
  • Carolyn M.
    Carolyn M.August 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The smoked tofu in the banh mi is amazing!
  • Lesleyyy F.
    Lesleyyy FleishmanJanuary 12, 2014
    You can't go wrong with pickles. And fresh veggies. And beer. You just can't.
  • Philipp ..
    Philipp .September 6, 2014
    Jever German Pilsner beer here is great.
  • Camille
    CamilleNovember 16, 2015
    Yum! Fried pickles and delicious homemade ketchup! Who'd have thought?
  • Lincoln P.
    Lincoln PalmerJanuary 11, 2014
    Food was good, great beer selection, price decent, space crowded, service uneven.
  • Damon G.
    Damon GarrettAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The vegetarian joint you don't have to be ashamed to take your omnivorous friends to.
  • Howard W.
    Howard WalfishJune 2, 2015
    Fried pickles are great. Good beer selection
  • JRSS
    JRSSJune 28, 2015
    The food. All of it. And the pickles.
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthOctober 17, 2015
    Bahn Mi is good but impossible to get your hands around. 😂
  • Dinah F.
    Dinah FaySeptember 6, 2014
    Vegan cashew cheese, dill fries
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa ReesJune 5, 2014
    I can't stop thinking about the veggie burger. And I ate it 3 days ago.
  • John P.
    John P.October 11, 2015
    Great beer selection, and get the fried pickles.
  • justmush
    justmushJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggie burger was amazing!
  • leo k.
    leo kyivOctober 3, 2014
    menu is very poor, service is not very good as well. food is ok not more. just salads, sandwiches and veggieburgers
  • John W.
    John WoodsSeptember 4, 2015
    You don't have to like pickles to like this joint.
  • Benjamin H.
    Benjamin HealyOctober 6, 2015
    Check out the covered "backyard" seating.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MarronJanuary 28, 2016
    Some say it's the best veggie burger in the world
  • Alarik M.
    Alarik MyrinOctober 28, 2015
    The veggie burger is amazing.
  • Dennis P.
    Dennis PatrickAugust 9, 2014
    Top 5 veggie burger NYC
  • Aliza R.
    Although we were very much looking forward to the food, it was not worth waiting around being treated like we didn't matter. Terrible, rude service. We walked out.
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