Fun fact: The First Annual Pickle Day Was Celebrated in 2001
Greenvale, New York — National Pickle Day comes but once a year; November 14 to be precise. In celebration of the best day of the year, all Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterer locations, including those on Long Island and in Manhattan, Scarsdale and Boca Raton, Florida, are encouraging pickle-lovers near and far to come in and try the company’s delicious fresh pickles. Though Ben’s always serves pickles and coleslaw as an introduction to sandwiches and entrées for dine-in customers, each year, on National Pickle Day, Ben’s gives out pickles to anyone who walks through the door – even those who don’t make a purchase.
Ben’s Deli pickles are house-made and mouthwatering, so it might be tough to stop at just one. For those in the mood for additional yummy pickles, Ben’s serves them up in accompaniment to many of its great menu items, which includes an assortment of overstuffed sandwiches, juicy hot dogs, wraps and more.
The term pickle comes from the Dutch word pekel, meaning to brine. In the United States, the word pickle typically refers to a pickled cucumber. It is clear that Americans love these salty treats; 5.2 million pounds of pickles are consumed in the United States each year. But pickles aren’t a recent trend—they have been around for thousands of years, dating as far back as 2030 B.C. At that time, cucumbers were imported from India to the Tigris Valley where they were first preserved and eaten as pickles. Cleopatra even attributed her good looks to her diet of pickles.
Today, people everywhere honor the culinary history of pickles. This versatile vegetable can be enjoyed as a condiment, snack or side dish. So, whether it’s bread and butter or half-sour, stock up on your favorite kind of pickles. Visit your local Ben’s to celebrate National Pickle Day on Monday, November 14.
For more information, visit www.bensdeli.net.
About Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers
Ben’s is a family-owned and operated delicatessen/restaurant company that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen products and eastern European comfort foods for more than 42 years. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has seven convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; Scarsdale in Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida with free delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit www.BensDeli.net or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.