Philadelphia, PA - Elsie's Pickle Sandwich Shop, located roughly a half-hour outside of Philly in Haddon Township, NJ, makes us pickles rather than bread for their one-of-a-kind specialty sandwiches.
Elsies Pickle Sandwich Haddon Township, NJ
Update: Elsies has changed their name to Peace Love Pickles in an attempt to rebrand themselves nationwide.
Elsie’s internet site claims the eating venue is the “home of the pickle sandwich.” In fact, this sandwich shop has absolutely no bread whatsoever in the kitchen. It's the brainchild of Katherine Cohen, who co-owns the eatery with her husband Chad Jordan, who estimates they run through about 300 pickles per day.
The Pickle Sandwich
At Elise’s, you can either build your own sandwich or pick from one of Elsie's specialty selections for an unforgettable gluten-free treat. How does it work? Elsie makes use of massive pickles in place of bread, which is scooped out in advance, then packed with meat, cheese, or anything else you wish to add, then toothpicks are brought in to keep the sandwich together.
A must-try is “The Italian,” which includes ham, capicola, salami, and provolone cheese. Or consider the “New York City Deli,” which comes with turkey breast, corned beef, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, along coleslaw.
Elsie's Sushi Rolls
Searching for something a little bit lighter, Elsie’s now offers a pickle or cucumber rolled-up adaptation of each of their sandwiches. The six pieces are served up like a sushi roll and definitely worth a try. So whatever you choose, this is definitely a food lover's bucket list item.