Who says you can’t chow down on sandwiches on Passover?
A New Jersey deli is spicing up social media with its towering, meat-filled sandwiches….on pickles instead of bread.
Elsie’s, in Haddon Township, calls itself “the home of the original pickle sandwich”; any item on its menu can get ordered on two brined cucumbers instead of bread.
“We cater to a Keto and Gluten Free lifestyle and it is our sincere honor to pamper guests with our curated selection of sandwiches and roll ups constructed on our Elsie’s Signature Pickle,” the deli enthuses on Facebook.
Since pickles are unleavened, we believe this could qualify as a Passover treat, though the deli itself isn’t kosher.
Sandwich selections include the puzzlingly named “Homage to Katz” - turkey breast, swiss, Thousand Island dressing - and the more straightforward Falafel, with falafel, lettuce, tomato, and red onion.
Apparently, word is out about Elsie’s; one Facebook post boasts of sold-out sandwiches, and another reports “lines around the block”.
Elsie’s didn’t return the Forward’s request for comment; presumably, they were too busy stuffing pickles for long lines of customers.
Forget bread, this New Jersey deli uses pickles for their massive sandwiches. Think you'd give a pickle sandwich a try? pic.twitter.com/P2QH3g4duN— NJ.com (@njdotcom) April 15, 2019
This story "This New Jersey Deli Is Making Sandwiches Using Pickles Instead Of Bread - Just In Time For Passover" was written by Michael Kaminer.