We’re Crazy for The Crazy Cucumber, the Best Pickles in Columbus

May 24, 2023

Central Ohio enjoys a number of great farmers markets; our go-to is the Worthington Farmers Market. And our hands-down favorite stop there is The Crazy Cucumber, which we think makes the best pickles in central Ohio.

The Crazy Cucumber is based out of Johnstown but appears at markets all over Ohio.

If you check the Find Us page on their website, you’ll get an updated list of market appearances for each week. You can see how they pop up everywhere from Worthington and Dublin to Medina and North Canton, Granville and Delaware, and many stops in-between.

They typically show up with at least 15 flavors, although it varies by the week.

Here you can see their full range, from sweet and mild to spicy hot.

We’ve tried so many over the years and have loved them all, but some of our favorites include:

  • Dill Pickle Pickle
  • Ranch
  • Horseradish
  • Sweet Heat

The Sweet Heat is my personal favorite. It has small bits of pickled cauliflower and pearl onions, and perfectly balances a rich sweetness with a jalapeño-level heat.

At the Worthington Farmers Market, where we regularly get our pickle fix, you will almost always see a line for The Crazy Cucumber. So be prepared, but know that it goes quickly – and it’s totally worth it.

If we’re exploring with a group, we’ll often designate one person to wait in the “pickle line” while the rest continue to shop.

And if you’re lucky you’ll get to say hi to owner Katie Varga – she opened Crazy Cucumber with her dad almost a decade ago!

The Crazy Cucumber
Web: the-crazycucumber.com
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IG: @thecrazycucumberllc

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