Fresh Sauerkraut in Los Angeles?
I am making choucroute garnie on Sunday, and need fresh, as opposed to bottled or canned, sauerkraut. Mcgee's at the Farmers Market had it for years, but they stopped at the same time they dropped the world's best Thousand Island dressing, tartar sauce, etc.
The best brand I've had locally is Boars Head packed in refrigerated bags/cases. Gelsons carries it.
If you weren't planning on it, I highly rec stopping by European Deluxe for their smoked pork chop. Very nice addition to choucroute.
I'm guessing that by fresh, you don't want it to have been cooked in order to pasturize it? What about a deli like Canter's? Since they carry fresh pickles would there kraut also be fresh? By the way, I've been thinking that if I was going to make choucroute that I would buy korabuta pork belly at a Korean market. Good luck, hope this helps
Sauerkraut by nature is a processed product. It's nomore fresh than a pickle is fresh.
That said, Kruegermann is fantastic. They're in 'frogtown" near echo park by riverside. Check out their website. There is nothing in the 'kraut other than cabbage salt water and time.
KRUEGERMANN ORIGINAL, 323-662-9313. 2824 Gilroy St Los Angeles, CA 90039
their website is down. review at