Welcome visitors from Thrillist and other sources. This is an article I wrote about Elsie’s Pickle Sandwiches before it went viral. I was one of the first to try them and I instantly knew they’d be a hit. They really are fabulous!
Elsie’s, formerly Elsie’s Down the Shore, may not have invented the pickle sandwich, but they’re determined to popularize it. The former Linwood deli, owned and operated by Katherine J. Cohen Jordan and her husband Chad, is now based in Oaklyn, NJ as a catering business with possible plans for a brick and mortar down the road.
What is a pickle sandwich?
Simply, it’s very much like a traditional deli sandwich, but a juicy, half-sour pickle that is cut in half with the inside and seeds scooped out takes the place of bread, rolls, etc.
In this case, Elsie’s Signature Pickle – an extra large pickle they have custom made for their sandwich creations. Another thing that sets these pickle sandwiches apart are the ingredients. They roast their own beef for roast beef sandwiches and turkey for turkey sandwiches, making them truly fresh and high-quality. Even the tomatoes are the ripest and the lettuce is extra crisp. They make all of their salads (tuna, chicken) and hummus for vegetarian pickle sandwiches. Everything is virtually homemade.
Why eat a pickle sandwich?
First of all, pickles are healthy and delicious. If you’re on a low-carb or keto diet, you can eat this sandwich. If you’re gluten-sensitive, you can eat this sandwich. Not a fan of pickles? No problem. Order a lettuce wrap sandwich instead. They also offer a vegetarian and vegan-friendly sandwich with homemade hummus and veggies. Elsie’s has all of the bases covered.
Elsie’s also makes cucumber and pickle roll-ups which are fun mini bite-sized sandwiches. It’s sushi-style so you can eat the pickle or cucumber roll-up sandwiches with chopsticks! So cute and perfect for parties for any occasion.
Have I piqued your interest in pickle sandwiches? You need to try these. Visit their store at 803 White Horse Pike in Haddon Township. Pro-tip: call before going to ensure they haven’t sold out for the day: 267-304-0266.
Yours truly enjoying an Elsie’s Pickle Sandwich. Haha!
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