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where are the best wursts in boston?

I have searched around and it seems like German sausages are very difficult to find in the Boston area, i.e. on the T. As far as I can see karl's is the only game in town. Mostly I am looking for some good weisswurst or knockwurst, and I am willing to settle for Schaller and Webers which I think is the best commercial brand. So, Where are the best wursts in Boston?

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  1. Trader Joe's used to carry Usinger brats and knocks - at a really good price too. Last time I checked though, seemed like another supplier, so I don't know if they still do.

    1. If you can't get to Karl's Sausage Kitchen on Rt 1 in Saugus, which I think has the best house-made brats around, try:

      Baltic Deli near Andrews Square
      The Butcher Shop and South End Formaggio
      Savenor's Beacon Hill.

      I actually think the Kayem brats aren't bad, and they're easy to find in supermarkets.

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

      1. The better Russian stores like Bazaar and Berezka have an outstanding selection of wursts, both domestic and imported. Not so much German-style per se (though they do carry Schaller & Weber teewurst and liverwurst) but lots of good Hungarian and other Eastern European stuff.

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        Bazaar International Gourmet
        1432 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

        Berezka International Food Str
        1215 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA

        1. I asked this a while back because I couldn't deal with driving to Karl's on rte. 1 and ended up calling Savenor's in Cambridge. We had brats and they were really good - not the pre-cooked ones at the grocery store.

          "The Smokehouse in Norwell (also sold at Savenours) makes incredible sausages of all types, but they specialize in German sausages."

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          1. re: ginnyhw

            The Kayem brats I was referring to are not pre-cooked.

            http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

          2. Schaller & Weber have a store in Walpole - right off Rt 1 at the Big Y plaza
            397 High Plain Street Walpole, MA 02081

            check here
            http://www.euroguild.com/info.html

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            1. re: okra

              Is that T accessible? That seems to be what the OP is looking for, which is why they're looking for alternatives to Karl's.

              1. re: Allstonian

                According to the MBTA website, it's a 19 minute walk from the nearest bus stop. Progress in public transportation hasn't really hit the Route 1 area.

                There's always a van parked out front of the place though - I'd call, and see what kind of alternative arrangements might be possible, if it were me.

              2. re: okra

                Wow, never knew that existed. Thanks!

                1. re: StriperGuy

                  Walpole also has a very fun Oktoberfest at the Boylston-Schul Verein (BSV) club - sorry, it was LAST weekend, but bookmark the site:

                  http://www.germanclub.org