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ilsp2008 Jan 6, 2011 02:48 PM

Can anyone recommend a store, deli, whatever in Northern Virginia where I can get German potato salad? I much prefer the German version because it's not weighed down with mayonnaise as most other types of potato salad are. I was surprised that the German Gourmet Deli on Columbia Pike doesn't even carry it on a regular basis. Any recommendations would be most appreciated. Thanks.

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German Gourmet
5838 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041

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    oceancrest67 Feb 22, 2011 06:34 AM

    My mom is from Germany and I grew up eating her potato salad...yes, when freshly made...still slightly warm from the cooked potatoes...otherwise chilled when refrigerated. I do not mean to get technical...like others have mentioned there are endless variations on potato salad or salads in general. Fresh is best.

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      elgringoviejo Feb 22, 2011 06:44 AM

      De gustibus non disputandum. I prefer it wram or at least lukewarm rather than chilled.

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      Lori D Jan 7, 2011 05:42 AM

      I had some really great German potato salad at the Heidelberg bakery in Arlington last fall.

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      Heidelberg Pastry Shop
      2150 N Culpeper St, Arlington, VA

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        justaddwater Jan 7, 2011 04:08 AM

        In DC, not NOVA, but the deli at Cafe Mozart has excellent, authentic German potato salad. They do serve it warm at the restaurant, but I prefer it vastly more chilled. They also have an Austrian version. Sausages as well as butter cheese which is as good as it sounds.

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        Cafe Mozart
        1331 H St NW Ste A, Washington, DC 20005

        1. Dennis S Jan 6, 2011 05:23 PM

          GG does have a list of other places to try, in a pamphlet.

          Oddly enough, the one thing I think Brickskeller used to well was their potato salad. I don't like the dish normally and theirs was warm, vinegary and good. But I don't know what the new ownership will do.

          GG is accomodating. I would ask them in the near term and they should be able to fill the order or guide you.

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          Brickskeller
          1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

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            ilsp2008 Jan 6, 2011 05:45 PM

            Thanks a lot. German potato salad is supposed to be served warm, so it looks like the Brickskeller served it the authentic way. I appreciate your recommendation. I'll stop by the German Gourmet deli tomorrow.

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            Brickskeller
            1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

            German Gourmet
            5838 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041

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              Pool Boy Jan 7, 2011 04:51 AM

              There are endless variations of potato salad, and yes, there are even endless variations of german potato salad -- not all of which are served warm. I far prefer them chilled or room temperature.

              To get the best experience I do recommend making your own. Lots of good recipes out there on the interwebs.

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