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Dec 1, 2007 05:58 AM

Chicago Area German Deli and Grocery Store

Hi, I'm looking for a German deli and grocery store ( not restaurant) somewhere in the Chicago area. It was quite disappointing when the Meyer place on Lincoln closed. So I went to Kuhn's in Deerfield but am not impressed with their collection and quality. They used to be much better when they were still in Chicago - years ago.
A few months ago I saw that there is a store somewhere in the Western suburbs, that is supposed to be great. If anyone can tell me, what it's called and where it is, it will be highly appreaciated.

Thanks in advance and have a Happy Holiday!!

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  1. Sorry I can't be of more help, but I'm not aware of any other German delis -- lots of Polish delis. That being said, I don't believe it has happened yet, but Gene's Sausage will be moving into the old Meyer location. I understand that Gene's will remain open at its original location at 5330 W. Belmont. Now Gene's is not a German deli, but it might have some of the items you're looking for.

    1. Here is a link to a list of German stores. It is very out of date, so you better call the places before making the trip. For instance, I know the place listed in Elmhurst is now an Irish pub (and has been for some time).

      1. You are not thinking of the Wurst Kitchen in Aurora, are you. They have some German items, but it is not somewhere I would make a long trip to. Call first because they have odd hours. They do make an excellant brat and a great spicy brat called a Kicker Brat.

        1. Paulina Meat Market on Lincoln Avenue 2 blocks south of Addison. Plenty of quality authentic German meats/sausage, etc...and old fashioned American as well.

          1. I frequent a German place in Palatine called, Edelweiss Deli. It is small tiny but very German storefront next door to Eurofresh Grocery.. Excellent deli meats, German sausages, homemade soups and side salads, German imported canned goods, chocolates and so on can be found there too.

            Closed on Mondays!

            Edelweiss Delicatessen
            136 W. Northwest Hwy