Looking for Sausages and Cookies in Ridgewood
I grew up in the 60s in Ridgewood, Queens, and we always got certain goodies for the Christmas holidays. My grandmother lived there until the early 80s, so we were always in town to pick stuff up, and even into the early 90s my mom would drive in and score cookies, pastries, hungarian bratwursts (dried and fresh) speck, blood sausages, landjager, etc. And since then we have relied on mail order deliveries to get our holiday fix.
The Hungarian butcher we used went out of business a few years ago, and we haven't successfully found a replacement. We also got cookies from Rudy's on Seneca Avenue, but their website is gone. Does anyone know if Rudy's is still around and if there are any remaining German-Hungarian butcher/sausage shops in the area...and will they ship.
Thanks and happy holidays to all
Karl Ehmer is still around (though I'm not sure if they're any good): http://www.karlehmer.com/
I prefer to go to Muncan Food (Romanian) for my pig intake. There are two locations in Ridgewood, but I don't know if they ship.
Alright, I know those recs above are not Hungarian. There's a small Hungarian shop in Sunnyside (mostly imports) where the husband cures sausages: Euro Shop.
You might also want to check out the old German place in College Point, Empire Market: http://www.empire-market.com/
There's still a Hungarian bakery in Forest Hills, and they ship: http://www.andresbakery.com/index2.swf
Andre's Hungarian Bakery
100-28 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375
Muncan Food Corp.
675 Seneca Ave, Queens, NY 11385
42-07 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11104
Karl Ehmer Quality Meats
63-35 Fresh Pond Rd, Queens, NY 11385
14-26 College Point Blvd, Queens, NY 11356
Rudy's on Seneca is still in business, to the best of my knowledge. I bought some pastries there about a year ago.
Forest Pork Store on Forest avenue is old school German and has excellent meat and really excellent sausage (IMHO). They are old school. I used to go to Bauers bakery in Middle Village for great German butter cookies but I think they are gone now.
Try the butcher!!!