Headquartered in a quaint storefront in Teaneck and voted (201) magazine’s 2011 Best of Bergen Best-Kept Secret, Picklelicious sells homemade New York–style pickles and other gourmet treats. Owner Robyn Samra hand-packs the shop's pickles using local ingredients such as New Jersey–grown cucumbers and the spirit of Bruce Springsteen. Customers can shop online or stop by in person to stock up on the veggies formerly known as cucumbers, along with other tangy preserved goodies. Stick to the classics with a quart of kosher dills ($10), accessorize burgers with a pint of sweet pickle chips ($7), or punish rebellious taste buds with a quart of hot and spicy pickles ($10). Picklelicious also offers up gourmet olives, sauces and dips, penny candy, and gift baskets, and treats all guests to a free pickle-on-a-stick on Sundays.
In its third generation as a family-owned butcher shop, Yore Butchers wields a meat-carving team that draws upon a lifetime’s worth of slicing experience to produce pristinely fresh cuts and prepared foods. Sink mouth mincers into the shop's USDA Choice or higher meats, such as thin sausage with cheese and parsley ($5.99/lb.) or Italian-style veal cutlets ($12.99/lb.), each of which comes with a letter of recommendation from its peers. Customers can also pick from Yore's line of specialty items and ready-to-cook dishes.
Gina and Anthony, the owners of S&D Catering, have been involved with the business for more than 30 years. Homemade sausages swing from racks inside the storefront, a touching reminder of the sausages Gina’s grandfather, Dominick, used to make when he founded S&D Catering more than 80 years ago. Anthony met the family when he began working in Dominick's S&D pork store in 1969, and has worked with the family ever since. As Gina’s father began to take over the business, the model expanded, and today they provide authentic, freshly made home-style fare for any occasion. Gina and her team whip up a smorgasbord of international flavors, ranging from Italian staples such as lasagna and baked ziti to wienerschnitzel and chili con carne. They slice up tender cold cuts for gigantic heroes that span up to 6 feet, but the biggest thing about S&D Catering is the selection. They also prepare dishes that range from barbecue spare ribs and southern fried chicken to shish kebabs, swedish meatballs, and kielbasa with sauerkraut.