A small art-gallery- slash-eatery dedicated to pickles
Anders Svensson promptly fell in love with Bangkok when he moved to the city in 2010. There was always one thing missing, though—the Swedish national never found a place that sold really good pickles. Eventually, Svensson gave up on his pickle-hunting mission and decided to make them exactly how he liked them. Pickling out of his condominium in Udom Suk, he launched his own label called The Serial Pickler. Svensson’s products proved to be a big hit online, and he was soon supplying some of the city’s eateries with his briny treats.
Taking his love for pickles further, Svensson, along with his Thai girlfriend, Oraphan "Irine" Khamtan , has put up Bangkok’s very first pickle café. Needless to say, the menu revolves around pickle-injected casual eats and pickle-infused cocktails.
Tucked deep in soi Sukhumvit 95/1, within walking distance from BTS Bang Chak station, The Pickle Gallery is a simple place that also doubles as an art gallery, showcasing and selling experimental works by budding local and international artists. The food is simple but delicious. Easy orders include a grilled cheese sandwich that’s cut through with the briny cucumber (B80), and a ham and cheese pasta that still tastes good despite the unexpected addition of pickles (B80).
Cocktails take on a savory note with the infusion of pickle brine. The Thai Gin & Tonic, for one, mixes the vinegared solution with pickled chili and a hint of lemongrass (B200), while the vodka-based Pickamello combines brine with pomelo juice (B200). You can also grab a couple of The Serial Pickler products to take back home. Selections include spicy cucumber, chili and dill, and beetroot pickles.
|Venue name:||The Pickle Gallery|
Soi Sukhumvit 95/1
|Opening hours:||Open Tue-Sun 12:00-22:00|