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Liverwurst: any real stuff left, and where?

Dean Tudor Sep 17, 2007 05:57 PM

I am seeking some good liverwurst, not the Piller package or anybody else with a name on the cylinder. I'd like coarse and then fine, maybe goose liver too.

I've gone through Bloor West Village, St. Lawrence Market South, and other assorted places.
They have liverwurst, but the name-on-the-package type.

Any ideas, for a place by a subway stop? I'd think St Lawrence North on Sat. would be a good bet..

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    thomasein RE: Dean Tudor Sep 17, 2007 06:11 PM

    Denninger’s, www.denningers.com, makes some excellent leberwurst/liverwurst. While they do not have any branches in Toronto. Perhaps, if you contact them they can tell you where/if it is available.

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      Dean Tudor RE: thomasein Sep 17, 2007 06:24 PM

      Thanks...But I searched their website and could find no liverwurst: just sausages...

    2. Recyclor RE: Dean Tudor Sep 17, 2007 07:38 PM

      Not near subway, but you could try Superior Sausage - about a block east of Crawford on Dundas on the N side, they do have the labled ones, maybe something better too (grab some Kolbasa and farmer sausages while your there too!)..or down on Queen W Prague Deli, again, I belive they have the standard kind, maybe something better...you could call the Cheese Boutique in Etobicoke, they could have it or probally would know who does, IO have always found the staff to be knowlegable and helpful...good luck!

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        crawfish RE: Recyclor Sep 19, 2007 03:35 AM

        I believe Superior sausage makes their own liverwurst. There was no branding on the packaging.

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          Recyclor RE: crawfish Sep 19, 2007 07:15 AM

          I wouldn't be surprised, they are my goto spot for sausage, kielbasa and bacon...top notch

      2. Olivia RE: Dean Tudor Sep 17, 2007 07:41 PM

        I've enjoyed the liverwurst from European Meats in Kensington market--it's not near a subway stop though.

        1. LovelyAsia RE: Dean Tudor Sep 17, 2007 10:53 PM

          My husband is of German Swiss descent, and whenever I got the house brand of goose liverwurst at Kellen's in the Don Mills Centre, he loved it, along with many other German foods.

          However I noticed that since they moved to Leslie Street and are now called Leslie's Meat & Delicatessen (after the Don Mills Plaza was demolished), the store now seems to be more Polish... but they still make wonderful store made German style Saurkraut with speck. Haven't had the Liverwurst since they have moved - but you could always call and ask if they make it in house - it would require a bus ride from a subway station though.

          Leslie's Meat & Delicatessen,
          1881 Leslie Street
          (East side of Leslie, North of York Mills, South of 401)

          416 445-1620.

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            mexivilla RE: Dean Tudor Sep 18, 2007 05:39 AM

            I like Brandts Goose Liverwurst. For some reason not too many stores carry it. I buy mine either at Brandts in Misssissauga or at Michael Angelos.

            1. Kagemusha RE: Dean Tudor Sep 18, 2007 02:52 PM

              Brandt in Mississauga is the place for hyper-fresh wurst of all sizes, flavors, and varieties.All meat stock travels about 100ft from factory to store--no further. Only catch is their hours: Wed-Sat.Worth the trip since many types of fresh and packaged meat rarely get to stores; lots of Middle European groceries and goodies, too.

              1. finefoodfriend RE: Dean Tudor Feb 2, 2008 09:25 AM

                My very German Dad comes all the way from Hamilton to Lein's Deli, 3262 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Very authentic wurst made there in small batches...very fresh. Not near the subway but a streetcar runs past it.

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                  Islington Foodie RE: Dean Tudor Apr 21, 2008 06:34 PM

                  Blue Danube is a Hungarian sausage house that also makes their own smoked and unsmoked liverwurst. It's a short bus ride south on Islington from the Islington subway station. They also have wonderful fresh meats; our family swears by their prime rib steaks. Hungarians come from all over the GTA and points beyond. http://www.bluedanubesausagehouse.com/

                  If you're making the trip, then you should walk a couple of blocks to Vatra Cheese & Deli (1092 Islington Ave 416-237-0297

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