The Pickle Shack

The Pickle Shack

(Now Closed)
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant, Gastropub, and Bar$$$$
Gowanus, Brooklyn
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    Has a stamp of approval from The New Yorker and Village Voice
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    • Village Voice
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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    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.
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    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! Fried pickles with aioli is as mouthwatering as it looks and sounds.
  • Rachel Slursheart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Mike F.heart icon on user image
    Mike FriedmanSeptember 28, 2014
    Bucket deal is the move, 3 cans/bottles of beer for $10, bartender's choice. Sourdough Grilled Cheese is fantastic.
  • 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).
  • 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.heart icon on user image
    David F.November 5, 2015
    Quiet on a weeknight, spacious, and a good beer selection. Fried Mushrooms with Honey were a highlight.
  • Adam S.heart icon on user image
    Adam SchuitDecember 2, 2015
    Interesting concept... A lot of healthy items on this menu. Check out the patio out back!
  • Whitney F.
    Whitney FishmanAugust 30, 2014
    Awesome lunch spot for vegetarians and other. Get the pickle plate and grilled cheese.
  • Alex S.
    Alex StillApril 19, 2015
    Pro-tip: any bottle on the menu is available to purchase and take home.
  • Ian Z.heart icon on user image
    Ian ZabelOctober 5, 2014
    Everything was excellent! The grilled cheese, the tofu, beans, and the beer too
  • R S.
    R SJune 12, 2014
    The bahn mi with smoked tofu is incredible. So is the deli pickle that comes with it
  • Tim D.heart icon on user image
    Tim DewaldJune 9, 2015
    Awesome Dogfish on tap. They had some difficult to find stuff.
  • Jenny V.
    Jenny VassilevaNovember 29, 2013
    Amazing veggie burger! The patty is delicious! And great draft beers too!
  • Kavita B.heart icon on user image
    Kavita BabaJanuary 13, 2015
    Everything to gladden a vegetarian's heart - but the banh mi is mind-blowing.
  • Lindsey W.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • eric b.heart icon on user image
    eric bornemannDecember 14, 2020
    Was a good vegetarian joint and had good local pickles
  • Carolyn C.heart icon on user image
    Carolyn C.August 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The smoked tofu in the banh mi is amazing!
  • Iain T.
    Iain TaitNovember 13, 2013
    Superb veggie burger. Really really really superb.
  • Tim C.heart icon on user image
    Tim CoxNovember 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Your first beer should be American Beauty if they have it.
  • Philipp ..
    Philipp .September 6, 2014
    Jever German Pilsner beer here is great.
  • Camilleheart icon on user image
    CamilleNovember 16, 2015
    Yum! Fried pickles and delicious homemade ketchup! Who'd have thought?
  • Lesleyyy F.
    Lesleyyy FleishmanJanuary 12, 2014
    You can't go wrong with pickles. And fresh veggies. And beer. You just can't.
  • Howard W.
    Howard WalfishJune 2, 2015
    Fried pickles are great. Good beer selection
  • Damon G.heart icon on user image
    Damon GarrettAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The vegetarian joint you don't have to be ashamed to take your omnivorous friends to.
  • JRSSheart icon on user image
    JRSSJune 28, 2015
    The food. All of it. And the pickles.
  • Lincoln P.
    Lincoln PalmerJanuary 11, 2014
    Food was good, great beer selection, price decent, space crowded, service uneven.
  • John P.heart icon on user image
    John P.October 11, 2015
    Great beer selection, and get the fried pickles.
  • Claudia F.heart icon on user image
    Claudia FilthOctober 17, 2015
    Bahn Mi is good but impossible to get your hands around. 😂
  • justmushheart icon on user image
    justmushJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggie burger was amazing!
  • Dinah F.
    Dinah FaySeptember 6, 2014
    Vegan cashew cheese, dill fries
  • Vanessa R.heart icon on user image
    Vanessa ReesJune 5, 2014
    I can't stop thinking about the veggie burger. And I ate it 3 days ago.
  • John W.heart icon on user image
    John WoodsSeptember 4, 2015
    You don't have to like pickles to like this joint.
  • Benjamin H.heart icon on user image
    Benjamin HealyOctober 6, 2015
    Check out the covered "backyard" seating.
  • Brian M.heart icon on user image
    Brian MarronJanuary 28, 2016
    Some say it's the best veggie burger in the world
  • Alarik M.heart icon on user image
    Alarik MyrinOctober 28, 2015
    The veggie burger is amazing.
  • leo k.heart icon on user image
    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
  • Dennis P.
    Dennis PatrickAugust 9, 2014
    Top 5 veggie burger NYC
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