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Best wurst?

nokitchen Sep 21, 2012 12:07 PM

Just what the title says. Where are the best places in Manhattan to get a proper wurst? Both restaurants and stores for take-home, please. I'm a fan of the brats and kielbasi at my local place, Lederhosen, but I have to imagine there's better out there. Is it worth the trip to 86th St.?

  1. nokitchen Sep 25, 2012 04:14 PM

    Thanks for the recommendations. Clearly, I've got a lot of sausage to sample. I'll have to give Landbrot another try -- I was not happy with the first brat I had there a couple weeks ago. No opinons of Heidelberg?

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    1. re: nokitchen
      mitchleeny Sep 26, 2012 06:27 AM

      Cafe Katja on Orchard St. is very close to reopening their newly expanded space.

      An expanded menu is in the works, and their wursts have always been top notch.

      For take home, you can't do much better than Schaller & Weber...


      1. re: nokitchen
        JungMann Sep 26, 2012 06:42 AM

        The Würste at Heidelberg are fine. They're sourced next door from Schaller & Weber so you really can't go wrong... unless you try to order anything else on the menu. If Shake Shack has their Oktoberfest menu up already, the brat burger is also worth a try. Over the top, but tasty.

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        mahler5 Sep 23, 2012 11:20 AM

        DBGB and/or Epicerie Boulud.

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          foodwhisperer Sep 22, 2012 09:00 PM

          There's Lindbrot on LES and East village. Theres also a brat place on 1st ave and E.7th St just north of 7th, on east side of street,,,,,i forgot the name.
          I like the title of your post,

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          1. re: foodwhisperer
            BoloJungle Sep 24, 2012 04:09 AM

            That is Wechsler's and is very, very good


            Also, on St. Marks - believe it or not - Japadog has a pretty good bratwurst

            1. re: BoloJungle
              foodwhisperer Sep 24, 2012 05:40 PM

              Thanks for Wechsler name ( i always forget the name), and i thank Alan Henderson for the Landbrot name. I am probably one of the few Chowhounders that enjoy Japadog. Ive had the bratwurst there, and I like the other dogs and the fries and free pickles.

            2. re: foodwhisperer
              Alan Henderson Sep 24, 2012 07:32 AM

              That would be Landbrot, and it is LES and West village (7th ave between W 10th and Charles).

            3. chompchomp Sep 22, 2012 01:59 PM

              Take home; Schaller and Weber on 2nd and 86th st, just near lederhosen I think. For restaurants, try Zum Schneider on ave C and 7th and Loreley in the Lower East Side.

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