A SYRACUSE INSTITUTION SINCE 1975.

And now we are proud to serve the Pinehurst, NC community!

For nearly 50 years, the people of Syracuse have enjoyed our giant overstuffed deli sandwiches, huge subs, award-winning homemade soups, convenient catering, and our fun, friendly, fast-paced atmosphere.

Today, our four Brooklyn Pickle shops have become lunchtime landmarks…a unique part of the Syracuse and Utica scene…must-see attractions for visitors and locals alike. And it all started in a space that was barely wide enough to contain one of our sandwiches!

Through the years, Craig Kowadla, the proprietor of Brooklyn Pickle, has developed a deep affection for Pinehurst, NC, and its residents. Given the significant amount of time he spends in the area, he has chosen to introduce his cherished Syracuse institution to his friends and family in the South. Consequently, the community in Pinehurst can now indulge in the delights of Brooklyn Pickle, featuring its generously sized sandwiches, acclaimed soups, and an array of homemade sides and salads.

A SYRACUSE INSTITUTION SINCE 1975.

And now we are proud to serve the Pinehurst, NC community!

For nearly 50 years, the people of Syracuse have enjoyed our giant overstuffed deli sandwiches, huge subs, award-winning homemade soups, convenient catering, and our fun, friendly, fast-paced atmosphere.

Today, our four Brooklyn Pickle shops have become lunchtime landmarks…a unique part of the Syracuse and Utica scene…must-see attractions for visitors and locals alike. And it all started in a space that was barely wide enough to contain one of our sandwiches!

Through the years, Craig Kowadla, the proprietor of Brooklyn Pickle, has developed a deep affection for Pinehurst, NC, and its residents. Given the significant amount of time he spends in the area, he has chosen to introduce his cherished Syracuse institution to his friends and family in the South. Consequently, the community in Pinehurst can now indulge in the delights of Brooklyn Pickle, featuring its generously sized sandwiches, acclaimed soups, and an array of homemade sides and salads.

Brooklyn Pickle Utica Location
Brooklyn Pickle Pinehurst, NC Store

$2,200 and a dream.

With just over $2,000 in his pocket, founder Ken Sniper opened his first deli in 1975, occupying just a quarter of the original building on Burnet Avenue (then owned by the Nicotra family). Tina Nicotra’s beauty salon filled out the lion’s share of the property, while the sandwich shop operated in a 13-foot-wide storefront that was maybe 25 feet deep. The tight quarters didn’t cramp our style though, and within two years a second Brooklyn Pickle opened on the West Side. That shop also started small — in the Byrne Dairy Building — eventually moving to its present location, kitty-corner across West Genesee Street, in 1984.

Meanwhile, the Burnet Avenue shop went through a variety of upgrades over the years. By 1992 we had completely outgrown the old space, and a shiny new building went up in its place. Major renovations and expansion followed, and the day after Christmas 2007, we reopened in our present form. From the pickle-shaped table to the larger-than-life murals to the neon Brooklyn Bridge, we’ve created a totally unique dining environment.

In 2011, our popular West Genesee Street location underwent a major renovation to meet growing demand. In addition to making the store more efficient, we made it more beautiful. You’ll find black granite counters and tables, intricate tile work, and a Brooklyn Bridge graphic with a sky mural on the ceiling.

To meet the call from hungry Central New Yorkers for more Brooklyn Pickle locations we opened our third store on Buckley Road in Liverpool, NY in July of 2019. We spared no expense to ensure it would be one of the communities favorite places to eat. Guests enjoy ample seating inside or enjoy the sunshine out on our spacious umbrella-covered patio.

As the popularity of the Brooklyn Pickle continues to grow – we decided to expand into the Utica market – and were greeted with open arms. The location is in the heart of downtown in the former Utica Steam Cotton building – which is full of historic charm.

Over the years, and through all these renovations, we never lost sight of our roots or the things that matter most: Great food, served with a smile, at a great price.

$2,200 and a dream.

With just over $2,000 in his pocket, founder Ken Sniper opened his first deli in 1975, occupying just a quarter of the original building on Burnet Avenue (then owned by the Nicotra family). Tina Nicotra’s beauty salon filled out the lion’s share of the property, while the sandwich shop operated in a 13-foot-wide storefront that was maybe 25 feet deep. The tight quarters didn’t cramp our style though, and within two years a second Brooklyn Pickle opened on the West Side. That shop also started small — in the Byrne Dairy Building — eventually moving to its present location, kitty-corner across West Genesee Street, in 1984.

Meanwhile, the Burnet Avenue shop went through a variety of upgrades over the years. By 1992 we had completely outgrown the old space, and a shiny new building went up in its place. Major renovations and expansion followed, and the day after Christmas 2007, we reopened in our present form. From the pickle-shaped table to the larger-than-life murals to the neon Brooklyn Bridge, we’ve created a totally unique dining environment.

In 2011, our popular West Genesee Street location underwent a major renovation to meet growing demand. In addition to making the store more efficient, we made it more beautiful. You’ll find black granite counters and tables, intricate tile work, and a Brooklyn Bridge graphic with a sky mural on the ceiling.

To meet the call from hungry Central New Yorkers for more Brooklyn Pickle locations we opened our third store on Buckley Road in Liverpool, NY in July of 2019. We spared no expense to ensure it would be one of the communities favorite places to eat. Guests enjoy ample seating inside or enjoy the sunshine out on our spacious umbrella-covered patio.

As the popularity of the Brooklyn Pickle continues to grow – we decided to expand into the Utica market – and were greeted with open arms. The location is in the heart of downtown in the former Utica Steam Cotton building – which is full of historic charm.

Over the years, and through all these renovations, we never lost sight of our roots or the things that matter most: Great food, served with a smile, at a great price.

Not your ordinary pickle.

Brooklyn Pickle is not just a name. It’s the real deal. Ken’s mother, Isabella, grew up in Brooklyn, and the family made regular downstate visits to his grandmother. On every trip, they never missed an opportunity to bring back their favorite “Brooklyn Pickles.”

When he opened the deli, Ken wanted to give his sandwiches an extra special touch, and these famous pickles were the obvious choice. “I wanted to put the best pickle with the sandwich, and to me, that was the pickle from Brooklyn,” says Ken. It quickly became the shop’s signature garnish, and the unforgettable name was born. To this day, every sandwich is accompanied by one of these Sniper family favorites.

Not your ordinary pickle.

Brooklyn Pickle is not just a name. It’s the real deal. Ken’s mother, Isabella, grew up in Brooklyn, and the family made regular downstate visits to his grandmother. On every trip, they never missed an opportunity to bring back their favorite “Brooklyn Pickles.”

When he opened the deli, Ken wanted to give his sandwiches an extra special touch, and these famous pickles were the obvious choice. “I wanted to put the best pickle with the sandwich, and to me, that was the pickle from Brooklyn,” says Ken. It quickly became the shop’s signature garnish, and the unforgettable name was born. To this day, every sandwich is accompanied by one of these Sniper family favorites.

Everyone loves the pickle.

So who eats here? There really is no typical Brooklyn Pickle customer. From corporations to college athletes, hospital staffers to high school teachers, they all love what we do. When Syracuse’s top Big East basketball and football opponents come to town, many make a beeline for the Pickle. We cater sports banquets, office parties and do 3 foot subs for law firms, retailers, utilities, schools, you name it. In various newspaper and TV station polls, we’ve repeatedly won honors such as “Best Place for Lunch,” “Best Sandwich,” “Number 1 Soup,” and more.

Today, owner Craig Kowadla continues to build and maintain the Brooklyn Pickle as a much-loved Central New York institution. And it’s about much more than soup and sandwiches, as the shop is proud to support the communities and charitable causes in which the Brooklyn Pickle serves.

Everyone loves the pickle.

So who eats here? There really is no typical Brooklyn Pickle customer. From corporations to college athletes, hospital staffers to high school teachers, they all love what we do. When Syracuse’s top Big East basketball and football opponents come to town, many make a beeline for the Pickle. We cater sports banquets, office parties and do 3 foot subs for law firms, retailers, utilities, schools, you name it. In various newspaper and TV station polls, we’ve repeatedly won honors such as “Best Place for Lunch,” “Best Sandwich,” “Number 1 Soup,” and more.

Today, owner Craig Kowadla continues to build and maintain the Brooklyn Pickle as a much-loved Central New York institution. And it’s about much more than soup and sandwiches, as the shop is proud to support the communities and charitable causes in which the Brooklyn Pickle serves.