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Jan 13, 2010 06:47 PM

german groceries calgary

im looking for some in calgary.i know about illichmans and edelwiss but they dont have what im looking for.anybody know of any?

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  1. Rustic Sourdough is a German deli and bakery with some (not a ton) of Euro and German groceries- they have echt German Müsli that I buy all the time, for example.

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    1. re: John Manzo

      thanks .that one will be on my list.

    2. Try Paolini's (formerly Weigles) at 5735 3 St Se. Apparently the German family who began the store as a deli many MANY years ago either sold or the daughter married a polish 'Paulini' goes the rumor. However, they've expanded significantly and not only make...yes, personally make in the building... THE best german suasages/cold cuts, but also an ever increasing supply of other deli type foods.

      Additionally, there is the Muellers European Delicatessen and Imports at Elbow drive and Heritage Drive S.W. (8409 Elbow Drive Southwest) with very good baked goods and a good variety of other items (i.e. Quark!).

      Those must definitely be added to the list...

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      1. re: 0nther0ad

        and now they are .thanks for the recs.tomorrow is going to be a long day lol

        1. re: howlin

          howlin what exactly are you looking for? There seems to be plenty of deli/bakery items, but when you say "grocery" I assume you mean something else, like packaged items hence my suggestion re Müsli.

          1. re: John Manzo

            good sauerkraut,butterkase.a good german mayo and withanyluck some sulzkotelet.and im always looking to try some new they probable could be found at a deli as well.opens up some more options i guess.

            1. re: howlin

              Well Rustic Sourdough definitely has Butterkäse. They sell the mayo in the tubes, if that helps.

              Here's neat online source too: Only way I can figure out to get paprika chips in Canada. AND.... clicking on the link shows they've gone out of business! Scheiße! Verdammt!

              1. re: John Manzo

                prost,thanks for the tips.if ya need a new online source has lots of stuff.they wont ship me the sulzkoteletts tho,shame

              2. re: howlin

                I'm not a sauerkraut expert but DH likes the one from one of the Innisfail Growers... we picked it up at Edgar Farms. I imagine in Calgary you could get it at CFM at the Innisfail Growers stall by the west side (left if you're in the parking lot).

                Just checked their site and they're also at a few other markets during the week:

            2. re: 0nther0ad

              I drove by Paolini's fro weeks on my way to Balkan Deli and always thought it's an italian joint. I was very surprised.

              The Bratwurst special for lunch is the best Brat in town.

              1. re: worldwidestuff

                West of Alyth house, just off Ogden Road there is a Dutch cash and carry that sometimes gets German food and some Indonesian spices. You could give them a try, there stuff changes too, it really is a sporadic store and they are only open until 3:00. Sorry I don't know the exact address.

                1. re: bakerbear

                  Dutch Cash & Carry
                  3815 – 16 Street SE
                  Phone: 403-298-5899

                  Website link


                  1. re: Budca

                    awesome,thanks guys ill check that out as having a hard time finding sulzkotelett and butterkase(the spreadible kind)

                    1. re: howlin

                      I was just at Bon Ton Meat Market yesterday. They seemed to have a lot of German food items there, so you may want to call them about sulzkotelett.

                      By pure fluke, I was just checking something in Edmonton for a business trip and new places to eat, when I ran across this:

                      Fondue place in Edmonton ( - who knew? Anyways, I saw butterkase as an ingredient in one of the recipes from Club Fondue. Maybe you can call and see where they source it...

                      1. re: howlin

                        Spreadable butterkäse? Do you mean Schmelzkäse (The foil-wrapped wedges)?

                        Edelweiss used to sell Bayernland brand ones from Nürnberg, but has since switched to an inferior brand (Gourmet Gallery).

                        1. re: Münchner_in_YYC

                          not sure what is called ,my parents described it that way thanks for the heads up

              2. added some to database and linked others:

                Edelweiss Imports
                1921 20 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M, CA

                Dutch Cash & Carry
                3815 16 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4W5, CA

                Rustic Sourdough Bakery & Deli
                1305 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0C4, CA

                Paolini's Sausage & Meat
                5735 3 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1K1, CA

                Mueller's European Delicatessen & Imports
                8409 Elbow Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2V 1K8, CA

                Illichmann's Sausage Shop
                1840 36 St SE, Calgary, AB T2B 0X6, CA

                1. Slight hijack... for us lazy people is there anyplace to eat German here or within a few hours drive? Reading the thread I am struck by a huge craving for snitchel and spatzel (sp?)

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                  1. re: Backseat Food Critic

                    no problem on the hijack,id be interested in that as well.i do know of a huge resto just off of barlow forget what its called ,cant miss it.altho ive not tried it yet

                      1. re: howlin

                        Never mind--I couldn't figure out how to add a link for Heidelberg Haus.

                        Heidelberg Haus Restaurant & Banquet Facility
                        2626 23 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E, CA

                          1. re: howlin

                            Yep- it's half grocery (just bought some Kölln brand Müsli there, pricey but worth it), half deli/cafeteria service style cafe. Schnitzel is, as I recall, quite good.

                            There's also that schnitzel place in bowness that bagelguy raved about a couple of years ago...

                            1. re: John Manzo

                              Schnitzel Haus gets my vote for the the weirdest opening hours.

                        1. re: Backseat Food Critic

                          I think that the Austrian Club in NE Calgary does the best schnitzel in town. Fresh, and priced fairly. Blew the doors off of Heidelberg Haus (IMHO).

                          In Bragg Creek, the Bavarian Inn does a fantastic spread of German/Austrain food mixed with local protiens and flavours. It's a favorite for a short trip out of town. Call Charlie a day early and ask him to cook you a pock hock.. it's like being right back in Deutschland.

                          The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
                          75 White Avenue, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0, CA

                          1. re: Backseat Food Critic

                            Bavarian Inn out in Bragg Creek is well worth the drive.

                            The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
                            75 White Avenue, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0, CA