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Sep 14, 2011 11:10 AM

Wilmington Question

OK, so not really Philly, but as close as I could get. Anyways, I'm fairly new to the area, and just started a new job. Anyone know of any good delis in South Wilmington/North New Catle area that serve Liverwurst sandwiches?? I have a craving like you wouldn't belive!! Prefer if they deliver, since I'm often stuck at the office with no car.


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    1. You might want to try posting your question on the Mid-Atlantic board. That's the one that "officially" serves the Wilmington area.

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      1. Leo & Jimmy's is an old downtown Wilmington favorite. If it is still open, they do great Liverwurst sandwiches.

        I have heard good things about Ioannoni's on Basin Road (aka 141) but have never been there.

        1. Illg's in Chalfont, Pa has a braunschweigerwurst that is a kickass liverwurst sold in a small 6oz or so tube. They do not mail order but if you call them, they might tell you who in Northern Delaware sells their sausages. Get the smooth not the coarse grind.

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          1. re: Delucacheesemonger

            Oh, wow, deluca: I adore liverwurst, it's like a guilty pleasure, and did not know about
            Illg's. Maybe I wouldn't have to feel guilty about eating quality liverwurst? Do you know
            who sells this near Center City, or even the Northeast?

            1. re: Bashful3

              The other place you could try getting liverwurst from is Riekers in Fox Chase. When Hop Angel first opened (under their first chef) they were using it for their appetizer. Bit closer than trying to find Illig's.

              1. re: Bashful3

                I know this has nothing to do with the OP but years ago I took a second date to Judy's at 3rd and Bainbridge. I loved their country pate. My date was an american cheese, gizmo kind of girl. I told her pate was just liverwurst. SHe loved it. Then the waiter came to the table and she said "This is the best liverwurst ever!" As usual at Judy's, he was gracious, and winked at me. No need to hide your liverwurst-love

                1. re: Bashful3

                  Call Illg's. Know they have it at Wayne farmer's Mkt. for one place. When l worked at Ardmore Cheese, we had it, but that shop is now closed.

                  1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                    Where at Wayne's farmers market. Clyde Weaver's?

                    1. re: FrancisdeR

                      Sorry, do not know name of stand. When you walk in turn right and walk to far right wall, then left for a little past cheese guy and there they are. Small gold tubby sausage-like packages.