In business since 2009, Pickles, Olives Etc. offer a wide variety of old-fashioned, barrel cured pickles, gourmet olives, marinated vegetables and related products. Their pickle line has 13 types and olive line has 12 types of products. They make their own mixes and marinations which are very unique and exceptional quality.
All olives are hand stuffed including the cheese stuffed olives which are very popular. They also make their own olive tapenade with their selective olives. Grand Bazaar NYC’s vendors also line-up every Sunday for their snack or weekly shopping.
Q: How and when did you get started with vending?
A: In 2009 I started my own business after I left my job in logistics. My family encouraged me first to get started in this business and they have always supported me since the beginning.
Q: What did you do before OR what else do you do, workwise?
A: Before I started my own business, I worked in different industries. After I graduated
from the college I worked at a bank for two years in NYC and then I accepted a sales position from a company in Miami, FL and finally I spent 6 years in logistics before I established my own company.
Q: Has a celebrity ever bought something from you? (Who, when and what?)
A: Yes. It was about 5 years ago, Dustin Hoffman visited our booth twice. If I remember right he bought half sour pickles.
Q: Do you have a favorite food vendor?
A: Mr. Guacamole!
Q: What was your best selling item?
A: Our half sour pickles are best sale.
Q: When you were a kid what did you want to be, and why?
A: When I was a kid I always wanted to be in finance. I remember that I used to follow the exchange markets on a daily basis at an early age.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in NYC, and why?
A: I love to walk at NYC streets for hours. That is the best way to explore the city.