HOME > Chowhound > General Midwest Archive >


Where to get Spaetzle? (msp)

Sara Moulton made spaetzle this morning on her show.... now I have a craving for it. Any ideas for where to go? Would prefer to have it served to me, although recs for a reeeealllly good make at home version would be possible.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. For cooking recommendations/recipes, please post on the Home Cooking board.


    1. Don't want cooking recommendations-- I want either a restaurant or a grocery store version (and where I can buy it).

      1 Reply
      1. re: cheeseguysgirl

        There might be places where you can get fresh spaetzle ready to heat up. But I like a dried noodle-thing called Mrs. Weiss' Kluski enriched egg noodles. They are also called "egg dumpling noodles" on the package. I think they are pretty close to a spaetzle. Kind of a squat spaetzle'y like thing. And it takes just 10 - 12 minutes to heat up. Don't overcook and don't undercook. A small handful of them with a pot roast or stew is fantastic. I get them at Kowalskis in the pasta section.

      2. Gasthofs and Black Forest Inn both serve spaetzle. I don't remember it being fantastic at either, but it's a kind of bland noodle to start so I'm not sure what qualifies as great.

        1 Reply
        1. re: katebauer

          great is when they're crispy on one side, sauteed in tons of butter and finished with herbs. Total comfort food.

        2. You can often find Black Forest Inn spaetzel in the freezer case at Byerly's.

          1. I had them at Alma a couple years back - a special of some kind, don't know if he usually has it or not.

            Handmade Spaetzle with Local Sweet Corn, Berkshire Black Pepper Bacon and Fresh Sage

            I know you don't want to make them, but I have Alexander's recipe and could post it if you want

            1 Reply
            1. Glockenspiel in St. Paul used to have spaetzle, although it was fairly bland the last time I had it.

              1. The Bierstube's and Winzer Stube in Hudson have it on their menus.


                1. Doesn't Murray's serve it as a side?

                  1. I just saw some today at World Market. Packaged, of course. Looked like the real thing though.

                    1. We frequent a place called Ranchero, it's south of the metro in the small town of Webster, (4452 40th St W Webster, MN 55088) A little tricky to get to, since there is no freeway exit for webster, Usually we get off the freeway on the newmarket/elko and take the frontage road to turn to webster. Google will get you there...

                      Anyways Food is great, they run specials daily, normally they have a Pork snitzel (sp) that comes with the spaetzle, but really you can order anything and get a side of Spaetzle. Never had better Spaetzle, thankfully we live somewhat close, because we visit there atleast twice a month, in part just for the Spaezle. I also like Rudy's special steak, they have always cooked me the perfect steak. Menu is pretty much your average supper club menu, prices are on the higher side, but I think it's well worth it. Service can be a bit spotty, they always seem to have bare bone staffing, but they work hard and are efficient, not in the went outside to have a cig , and forgot about you way.

                      1. I love the Glockenspiel's version. I was recently in Germany, and the spaetzle was exactly like "The Glock's"!

                        1. Definitely the black forest inn, which wins my vote for their not only tender and tasty but homemade spaetzle with gravy, particularly since you can get a delicious dark German beer on the side.