Soon, Penn Station travelers will have a new reason to stop being so sour.
Jacob’s Pickles is a popular New American restaurant based out of the Upper East Side. The restaurant was established by Jacob Hadjigeorgis in 2011, a native New Yorker and a scion of an Astoria-based restaurateur. Jacob grew up entrenched in his father’s restaurant business and developed a lifelong passion for bringing “good food to good people”. Taking regular trips to the Czech Republic in his college days, Jacob fell in love with the country’s art, architecture, food, and of course – beer.
Unable to find this kind of cuisine back home in New York, Jacob decided to open up his eponymous pickle restaurant to share his love for home-cooked food, artisanal beer, hand made cocktails, and, naturally, pickles. Jacob’s popular pickles soon picked up a plethora of positive praise, and in 2016 he and his team were able to open Maison Pickle, where he celebrated the classic dish, the French Dip. Together, his two restaurants contrasted and complimented each other, fusing a little bit of New York chic with a little bit of old time country charm.
Now, Jacob will soon be sharing his pickle restaurant experience with the busy travelers of Penn Station. Jacob’s Pickles has just recently signed a lease to open up a brand new stand at Penn Station’s recently opened Moynihan Station Food Hall. Joining other New York luminaries like Burger Joint and E.A.K Ramen, Jacob’s Pickles will play a pivotal role in elevating the profile of the highly-anticipated food hall, which has been steadily adding a series of high profile fast-casual restaurants that meet the needs of busy travelers while providing an unforgettable dining experience.
At the Jacob Pickles stand, guests will be able to enjoy breakfast sandwiches served on a donut or biscuit until 11:30 AM, as well as mac and cheese and Jacob’s signature fried chicken sandwiches. Travelers will also be able to decompress before a long trip with “tall boy” beers, sold individually or in a four pack, and of course there will be plenty of pickles – including their strange-but-popular “Pickle Ice Cream.”
Jacob and the team are now in the process of acquiring the necessary beer and wine license needed to bring their space to life, and are expected to operate from 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM every day. For more information on all of Jacob’s new plans, you can follow Jacob’s Pickles on Instagram.