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Dec 4, 2010 03:11 PM

Karl's Sausage Kitchen

Greetings All!
We haven't made a trip to Karl's recently, but are wondering what the new owners have to offer Christmas wise. Thoughts on German, or other European/ Scandinavian specialties to consider?
Looking to make a trip to scenic Saugus shortly, and wondering if anyone has any suggestions.

Favorites are the liverwurst, smoked bacon, pork chops (having a couple tonight), and wursts.
Any other ideas on what to get? Brats seem OK, haven't tried the Andouille or many other sausage choices.
Thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

Looks like they have a facebook page now:

And are open 7 days a week.


Karl's Sausage Kitchen
142 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

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  1. Wow, I didn't know they had new owners. When did that happen?

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      1. re: jjbourgeois

        I didn't realize this either, but apparently 3 years ago.

        "Asked what inspired them to purchase Karl's in 2007, the Vermont natives who now live in Melrose said they each wanted to move on from their corporate careers.

        "Everyone wants to own a business," Robert Gokey said.

        "Bob's German, speaks German, he proposed to me in Germany and he knows the product line. And I'm a foodie, so it was a natural fit," Anita said."

        1. re: rknrll

          I've spoken to the owners in the past, and they were really appreciative of what made it a good store, and not looking to change the formula, but to add on to it. For example, they put together the CSA (which isn't really a traditional CSA, more like a meat of the month club, but is still a fun idea.)

      2. I didn't know either, but was there in Febuary and bought the Andouille for a chicken gumbo it added just the right kick. The people there are very friendly,


        1. Had not known that either. The website has contradictory information on hours but a running thingammy at the bottom of the screen says hours now 7 days a week year-round (used to be added hours December only).

          1. Goes to show, if you have a good product don't change it.

            1. OHMYGOSH, who knew.

              Hope they don't change a thing!

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              1. re: StriperGuy

                I talked to the new owners last year and they were pretty committed to keeping things the same. But the nice lady asked my German friend for any special requests or other products she'd like to see them carry. Seems like they want to mostly keep it the way it is, though. Nice folks.