Started in 2012 as a weekend hobby of pickle-loving Andrew Rainey, Randy's Pickles is now making hand-packed, small batch pickles at the Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen. You can buy them online on their website, at a select few restaurants and farmers markets, and at over 44 retail locations. This now includes Giant Eagle Market Districts and Heinen's.
I first discovered their pickles at the Old Brooklyn Farmers Market. It only lasted one summer, but man, I enjoyed having the small market just around the corner. At least it brought me Randy's Pickles. Now, Mr. H and I like to pick them up at The Grocery in Ohio City, and I've been pleased to see them on the shelves of local grocery store chains.
Randy's Pickles contacted me to see if I'd like to review their product recently. I said "Yes, please! I'm already a fan." I had only had a couple of their pickle flavors. They sell six standard styles, but will often have special seasonal styles as well. They sent me the Spicy Dill, which is the original that Rainey made with his grandmother when he started this pickle-making adventure.
Large, firm and crisp, and just the right about of sour, it made a perfect addition to my lunch. Pickles and gooey grilled cheese just plain work.
I've always been a pickle-lover, but these are top notch. Plus, it's a local Cleveland company, which seals the deal for me. So, go run and get yourself some Randy's Pickles. You won't be disappointed.
Disclosure: I received one jar of Randy's pickles in exchange for this review. All opinions stated are 100% my own, and I've purchased their product on my own for years.