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Weisswurst in LA?

glutton Sep 7, 2007 06:34 AM

My wife and I recently visited Munich, where I introduced her to weisswurst. This sausage was a staple for me growing up, but it was her first time. It made a smashing impression on her. I know where to get the accompanying pretzel, sweet mustard, and sauerkraut, but I don't have a source for good weisswurst in LA. Are there any Munchners out there who have a source for good, authentic weisswurst?

  1. Das Ubergeek Apr 6, 2009 11:11 AM

    And since it was bumped... Schreiners Fine German Sausage, at the foot of Ocean View Blvd. in north Glendale, near Montrose.

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      Jerome Apr 5, 2009 11:19 PM

      seeing that the thread was bumped -
      try Van Nuys German Deli on Roscoe. Wonderful selection.

      1. DiveFan Sep 7, 2007 04:21 PM

        I'm sure that Eschbach's makes some kind of weisswurst.

        Place links for your navigational convenience :-).

        European Deluxe Sausage Kitchen
        9109 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

        Eschbach Meat Products - CLOSED :-(
        18045 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248

        Alpine Village Market
        833 Torrance Blvd Ste 1A, Torrance, CA 90502

        Red Lion Tavern
        2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

        Rockenwagner Bakery
        12835 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

        Shoop's Delicatessen
        2400 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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          mattesq Sep 7, 2007 11:01 AM

          The Red Lion Tavern - in Silver Lake
          2366 Glendale Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA 90039

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          1. re: mattesq
            glutton Sep 7, 2007 12:25 PM

            I had this once and was disappointed. Perhaps I just got a bad plate, but the sausage was not very high quality and the sauerkraut tasted like an aluminum can. But I will freely admit that I am picky because I grew up with the real deal, homemade. I will give the Red Lion another shot -- everybody has an off-day.

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            Juji Sep 7, 2007 10:49 AM

            You might want to try Shoop's on Main Street in Santa Monica (310) 452-1019. I've never been, but a German friend of mine likes going there.

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              jeffrey Sep 7, 2007 10:22 AM

              The European Sausage Kitchen makes excellent weisswurst and other sausages. Their veal is outstanding as well.

              9109 W. Olympic Blvd (at Bundy)
              (310) 276-1331

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              1. re: jeffrey
                Paliman Sep 7, 2007 01:28 PM

                I totally agree that European Sausage Kitchen has excellent sausage. However, their "white sausage" is Kalb Bockwurst which is a little different. I believe that Weisswurst in the Munich style has either marjoram or parsley in it. The consistency is very similar, but the taste is different. Alpine Village Meat Market has this type of White Sausage rather than the Kalb Bockwurst...Alpine also has Nurenburger Bratwurst in the freezer.

                1. re: Paliman
                  glutton Sep 7, 2007 05:25 PM

                  The Munich style has marjoram. Thanks for the tips.

                  1. re: Paliman
                    guidogirl Apr 5, 2009 03:03 PM

                    Is the wwisswurst at Alpine Village veal?

                  2. re: jeffrey
                    glutton Sep 9, 2007 08:29 PM

                    We went on Saturday just to check things out. It's a good place. They've got a version of weisswurst, but it's definitely lacking the marjoram. That said, I liked it and will likely buy it again. It's not like I've got a lot of good sausage options in LA...

                    FYI... the intersection is closer to Robertson than Bundy.

                    1. re: glutton
                      torta basilica Sep 10, 2007 11:12 AM

                      Do you boil them and does it have the removeable skin?

                      I never knew Weißwurst has marjoram - I was going to answer parsley - and I lived in München for two years! The things you learn on CH...

                      1. re: torta basilica
                        glutton Sep 10, 2007 11:20 AM

                        I steamed them and ate the skin. I actually screwed up and steamed them for a couple minutes too long, so the skins burst. They're pretty thin-skinned.

                      2. re: glutton
                        Paliman Sep 10, 2007 03:17 PM

                        Try Alpine. ESK is just Kalbbockwurst. It is like their Leberkaese is really Fleishkase. It is delish none the less.

                        1. re: glutton
                          jeffrey Sep 12, 2007 11:57 AM

                          Oops. I meant Doheny, not Bundy. Sorry about that.

                        2. re: jeffrey
                          guidogirl Apr 5, 2009 03:00 PM

                          Is Weissworst veal?

                          1. re: jeffrey
                            Hughlipton Apr 6, 2009 01:38 PM

                            My Grandmother who was from Munich (got out in 1938) constantly purchased from the Butcher on Olympic and swore it was as good as in Munich. My grandmother claimed that only Muenchners really knew how to peel the casing off a weisswurst. Heck with it,. As a kid I just ate the casing too.

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                            torta basilica Sep 7, 2007 06:50 AM

                            I've never found any authentic, other than canned, which isn't nearly as good... I've had German butchers have sworn theirs is authentic weißwurst here, but they obviously weren't from München, as it most definitely wasn't.

                            Let us know if you find any she likes, though - that would be fantastic!! If only we could get good German Brötchen... Sigh.

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                            1. re: torta basilica
                              SauceSupreme Sep 7, 2007 12:06 PM

                              I'd be happy if I could find a nice German Mädchen (sigh). Weißwurst was definitely one of my favorites from my trip to Munich, but will LA restaurants stop serving them once the clock tower strikes noon?

                            2. sharkgirl88 Sep 7, 2007 06:47 AM

                              3 Square Cafe on Abbot Kinney serves it for breakfast and lunch. I checked their website just to be sure:


                              You might want to call first and verify the info. Sometimes websites don't get updated right away.

                              Enjoy the weisswurst!

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