In 2008, Travis Grillo took a one hundred year old family recipe and started selling pickles out of the back of his 1985 Cutlass Supreme. His pickles soon made their way into their first store, Salem Prime Cuts in Salem, Connecticut.
In 2009, Travis took his homemade pickles to the streets of Boston, selling them by the spear out of a wooden cart in the Common. It wasn’t long before local grocers and specialty food stores took notice and decided to stock their shelves with Grillo’s fresh, all natural, hand-packed pickles.
After initial stockists sold out of their first shipments within days, other shops caught on. By the end of 2010, Grillo’s were available in over fifty stores. Over the past few years, Grillo’s has continued to grow and can now be found at Whole Foods, Wegmans, Stop & Shop, Shaw’s, and other fine retailers.
In addition, Grillo’s can be found at SOWA outdoor market, an array of farmers markets, several local restaurants, and even Fenway Park! Currently, Grillos are distributed by Katsiroubas Bros, Cambridge Packing, Seacrest Foods, US Foods, and Albert’s Organics. Last, but not least, Grillo’s Pickles and an assortment of other pickled vegetables can be found at the Grillo’s Pickles brick and mortar store in Cambridge, MA!