Wanted: Authentic German Food!!!
Just moved to Salem from Orlando, FL
So far I LOVEEEEE New England
I keep finding all of these wonderful gems but have yet to come across a good German Restaurant
Any and all suggestions will be graciously accepted.
I will be posting weekly about all of the new one of a kind eateries I come across here in beautiful New England.
The Boston area is not a hotbed of German cuisine. There's only one German restaurant I know of, Jacob Wirth in the Theatre District. It's fairly good, but I've had much better German food in NYC and in Milwaukee. There's also an excellent butcher that sells homemade German sausages, in Saugus. It's Karls Sausage Kitchen.
Karl's Sausage Kitchen
142 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906
Jacob Wirth Restaurant
31 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116
It's not in Boston, but there is a butcher in South Deerfield, MA called Pekarski's that specializes in fresh and smoked German and Polish sausages. It's at 293 Conway Road (Rte 116), and the phone number is 413-665-4537. I strongly recommend calling for hours before you head out there, and you should also bring a cooler.
Pekarski's is a great place, and used to be just about 100% Polish. They have bratwurst, but I would not go there looking for a range of German sausages. They try new things, so you never know (they have their own smoked hot dogs, for example, and I got a ring of smoked linguica that's going to feature in a Portuguese garlic soup). They're open 8:30-6 during the week and (mumble) to 4 on weekends, not open Sundays. Yes, do call ahead, not just for hours but for availability of whatever you're looking for.
Nothing worthwhile, sorry to say. Jacob Wirth serves German food but it's not very good, and it's the only German place for a long ways around. Springfield, MA is a good place to go for this -- try The Student Prince or (for a somewhat less good option) The Hofbrauhaus.
There's also a Polish place in Andrew Square near the South Boston/Dorchester line called Cafe Polonia, which admittedly isn't German but is very good.