The Pickle Barrel
North York, ON M2H 1J8
In 1971 this 85-seat Jewish deli opened on Leslie Street and aimed to serve high-quality deli offerings for affordable prices. Starting from humble beginnings the Pickle Barrel grew and converted from one small shop serving only the classics into a household name with a number of restaurants all over the GTA. Always busy, the Pickle Barrel’s 14 locations are all similar in style. They are decked out with huge colourful leather booths, blown glass hanging lights and chic finishings.
The menu has also transitioned quite a bit from the good old days. With over 300 items and a number of sections, this thick menu is chock full of freshly prepared plates that span a diverse range of cuisines and preparations. Still holding onto its roots, the PB classic deli sandwiches remain bestsellers, but other options have also become a tradition at this spot. PB has a huge selection of colossal burgers, stacked high with toppings like apple wood smoked bacon, caramelized mushrooms and Gorgonzola cheese. If you're looking for something on the leaner side, Toronto nutritionist and bestselling cookbook author Rose Reisman's menu of healthy bites is perfect for you. This menu has a ton of options for a cleaner and healthier meal, like the Spanish paella or her maple nut salmon. The Pickle Barrel’s menu also features a ton of seasonal dishes.
The Pickle Barrel's locations can be found in major shopping centres like Yorkdale mall, Vaughn Mills, Markville mall, the Promenade, Yonge-Dundas Square and Sherway Gardens. PB also has locations out of the city in Waterloo, Cambridge and Pickering. The Pickle Barrel also caters! It has a huge menu of selections that are fit to feed any kind of event. From family gatherings and holiday events to corporate lunches, the Pickle Barrel Catering has all the goods to ensure that your party goes off without a hitch.