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Illig's Meats - hooray for german sausages!

AmblerGirl Sep 11, 2010 07:46 AM

I can't beleive it took me so long to stop at Illig's Meats, all I hear are great reviews about it. We stopped by yesterday and just loved it! It is a small family run shop on a beautiful land, everyone at the counter had a german accent, and you walk into just a beautiful array of fresh meats and the most wonderful smells. They had so many german sausage varieties I have not even heard of most of them. We got a smoked german beef sausage and smoked hungarian pork sausage. They also had house smoked pork butts - I can't wait to make a big pot of bean soup! Even something simple like a hot dog was delicous! They let me daughter sample a hot dog and normally she does not like them but she ate the entire thing, which never happens! Service was so friendly, prices were so low, I am already planning my next trip back!

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  1. crazyspice RE: AmblerGirl Sep 11, 2010 08:03 AM

    What too you so long! We have been going to Illg's for years and always love all their meats. The service is always outstanding too. They are the place to visit when I need my steaks and chops cut to specific sizes.

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      AmblerGirl RE: crazyspice Sep 11, 2010 08:31 AM

      I know!!!! way too long! Now I am trying to convince my husband to go to Pumpernick's for lunch today then I can cross two "must try's" off my list this wekend!!!

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        cheesewit RE: AmblerGirl Sep 11, 2010 11:07 AM

        This is where I'd click on the "Like" button if this was FB. Illig's and Pumpernick's both are big likes of mine.

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      Bashful3 RE: AmblerGirl Sep 11, 2010 02:34 PM

      So, for the unitiated, where is Illigs? We were great fans of another German Meat store, on Rising Sun, that went out of business. We used to buy all sorts of wonderful wursts and have a January barbecue on our patio... YOu;ve conveyed the ambience of a store we really liked.

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        cwdonald RE: Bashful3 Sep 11, 2010 02:44 PM

        365 Folly Road
        Between County Line Road and Street Road

        Technically I think its Warrington, but it might be Chalfont.

        http://www.illgsmeats.com

        Definitely a Bucks county gem. Worth the drive. Its up there with Reikers in terms of German meats.

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          Bigley9 RE: cwdonald Sep 15, 2010 07:28 AM

          So all other things being equal, would you go to Illig's or Reikers?

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            cwdonald RE: Bigley9 Sep 15, 2010 12:39 PM

            Given that Illig's is 15 minutes from my house... Illigs. Riekers has more other "german" things such as frozen Laugenbretzel, underberg, and dried spaetzel. Meat for meat, they are about equal, so I would probably support Illigs just because they are a neighbor. I cannot think of one thing in particular that one or the other does spectacularly better than the other.

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              givemecarbs RE: cwdonald Sep 15, 2010 01:53 PM

              cwdonald, do they still have the flock of guardian geese at Illig's?

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                PattiCakes RE: givemecarbs Sep 16, 2010 05:45 AM

                O geez, that brought back a memory. I remeber my first trip to Illg's. Got followed all the way to my car by a BIG goose. I couldn't get in th car fast enough! That bad boy stood right next to the car, looking right in the window at me as I put my keys in the ignition!

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                  givemecarbs RE: PattiCakes Sep 17, 2010 10:22 PM

                  Heh. Geese make great watch birds. Even though the area is getting more and more developed those geese certainly made it a country experience. Try getting that at Wegman's. Every time I go to Wegman's lately a car alarm is blaring.

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                Bigley9 RE: cwdonald Sep 16, 2010 07:27 AM

                Thanks. Riekers is closer to me so that's why I asked.

        2. Delucacheesemonger RE: AmblerGirl Sep 13, 2010 12:06 AM

          Their Braunschweigerwurst is the ideal, just perfect

          1. PattiCakes RE: AmblerGirl Sep 13, 2010 06:27 AM

            My son-in-law's German/Swiss Omi and Opa go to Illg's for all of their cookout wursts, brats and nuremburgers. My hubby makes a visit each year just prior to his annual fishing trip to stock up on the same, plus beautiful cut-to-order smoked pork chops. One of their specialties is a crown roast of pork, which I usually order for the holidays.

            Illg's will actually allow you to call in an order, then have it ready for pickup. That's really good if your self control is poor and your bank account a little thin --- less time to stand waiting in the shop while you are tempted!

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              yummy mommy RE: AmblerGirl Sep 17, 2010 08:00 AM

              A nice family run boutique meat market in Buck' county. Cuts of red meat such as beef and lamb are however, much better at Wegmans down the street.

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