A free association with the word “Brooklyn” may conjure many things: brick oven pizza, quiet streets lined with historic brownstones, a disco-dancing John Travolta, or the seaside towns of Rockaway Beach. Enter Salty Road Taffy.

The company’s founder, Marisa Wu, was inspired to create her own line of the classic chewy confection during a summer spent on the Rockaway Beach boardwalk in 2011

Upon tasting Davis’ Famous Pistachio Crack, you’ll have no questions about where the name came from. The highly addictive sweet & salty brittle treat was created by accident, when rock hard brown sugar and leftover pistachios came together. Creator Dave Miss found that his customers couldn’t get enough of the stuff, and when he ran out of stock, there was an instant angry mob chasing after him for more.

The humble chocolate-covered pretzel takes a gourmet twist thanks to the sister duo behind DUMBO-based Fatty Sundays & Co.  You may recognize their distinctive pretzels already. Co-founders Ali and Lauren held a pop-up shop at the Union Square Holiday Market last year after raising $10,000 on Kickstarter.

Shamus Jones, or the “Executive Briner” at Brooklyn Brine pickles credits the success of his Brooklyn-based business to their creativity. They’ve dreamed up flavors that go beyond your basic dill—like the Whiskey Sour Pickle (made with McKenzie Rye Whiskey) and Curried Squash. Shamus is dedicated using the freshest ingredients, pickling produce delivered same-day.