The Topor’s Pickle Company story began in Detroit in 1960. Most people in the city came to know the Topor name from their Deli that specialized in fresh meats, locally handmade cheeses, and most famously, pickles. Topor Deli became a favorite among many travelers making their way through Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan. During that time, the demand for pickles was so great that the deli couldn’t keep up with customer requests.
Topor’s Pickle Company was born out of the overwhelming demand for the pickles. It was decided that the deli would become a full blown pickle operation with one goal in mind: Keep the recipe the same as it has been for over 80 years using only the freshest ingredients. Using a family recipe brought over from Europe by Larry Topor’s grandmother, the cucumbers are made with fresh garlic, dill, and a custom blend of pickling spices. The pickles are aged using a fermentation process that brings out their unique taste and amazing flavors.
Topor’s preserves its rich history today by offering a line of authentic Kosher deli pickles which are never super-heated or pasteurized. A taste of the old world still exists today and it is in the heart of Topor’s Pickle Company.
What Sets Us Apart
At Topor’s, our pickles start with the finest, freshest cucumbers available. We then ferment them in a brine made from fresh garlic and dill plus a unique blend of pickling spices. It is the combination of the fresh cukes, salt, garlic, dill and exclusive seasonings plus small-batch production that set Topor’s pickles apart from the big factory brands. Take one bite and we know you will agree!
New Dill Pickles
These pickles are bright green on the exterior. They have the shortest cure time, so they maintain a more “cucumber” flavor than our other offerings
Half Sour Pickles
They are a more medium-green color. Their cure time is about half of the traditional time. These pickles are not as sour as the Natural Barrel Dill or Golden Dill varieties
Natural Barrel Dill Pickles
These are the darkest color of all. They are naturally fermented in a longer more traditional cure time. They are the most robust “Dill” flavor of all types.
Golden Dill Pickles
These pickles are golden-green in color. Turmeric (a spice from the Ginger family) is added for color and flavor dimension.