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I've really gotten in to making bratwurst Wisconsin style and I now learn that it is considered a sin to use a hot dog bun. I went in search of bratwurst buns but the closest I could find are hoagie rolls which are just a little too much bread in my estimation. Does anybody know of anyone who sells what might be considered an authentic bratwurst bun? I am not into baking so the thought of doing it myself is just not viable. I googled and there is nothing in Los Angeles. The thought of having to go to Skokie or Minneapolis, or points of the midwest or east just to fly some back just doesn't work right now. Thanks for any help.

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  1. Call Continental or Schreiner's and see if they have. They sell the sausages so maybe?

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    Schreiner's Fine Sausages
    3417 Ocean View Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208

    Continental Gourmet Sausage Co
    6406 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91201

    1. I have the same question two years later!
      There are no markets near me which carry anything other than hoagies or hotdog buns.....that I can find....I do have opportunities to shop in a largish city if I plan ahead.
      Are there any suggestions other than making them myself? I am cooking for a large group, so that wouldn't be feasible.

      Thanks for your help.

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      1. re: laredo

        The German Cold Cuts on Topanga ...

        1. re: BeerLover

          German Cold Cuts has very good stuff but I'm not impressed with their rolls. I like the rolls from Philippe downtown, and the (dreaded word) hotdog buns from Costco work very well for us with Boars Head Knockwurst.

        2. re: laredo

          Check out Rockenwagner Bakery.

          1. re: laredo

            I usually just get the small french rolls from Alpine Village market. they suits my needs well.

          2. What is an authentic bratwurst bun like?

            1. There is a bakery right next to Schreiner's meats in Montrose that most likely sells the buns you're looking for. They sell these buns at Schreiner's as well and they use them in their knackwurst, bratwurst, and deli sandwiches.

              You may want to go to Brats Brothers and ask them where there's a good German bakery around and you will most likely get a good source for brat rolls.

              1. Wanted to see if anyone has any new recommendations. Planning to do sausages for labor day and would love to find some proper buns!