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Good saurkraut?

J_Bone Oct 22, 2012 06:58 AM

Anyone know where I can pick up good saurkraut? Preferably in Vancouver proper? Thanks

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    Georgia Strait Nov 3, 2012 08:18 AM

    since we no longer have those old-time canning contacts (I think this was mentioned in a pickle thread here too) ... the sauerkraut we like is sold at small specialty stores, incl butcher shops - it's from the heartland of Cdn sauerkraut - St Jacobs ON

    Here is what the label says (i happen to have some in my freezer (yes - freezer))

    St. Jacobs Foods
    New Hamburg ON
    "made naturally for you"

    it says it contains cabbage and salt (that's it)
    and is packaged in a clear plastic vacuum sealed bag
    500 grams
    no additives or preservatives
    keep refrigerated

    i know this doesn't help the OP --- but for anyone who goes up to the sunshine coast (sechelt) - i have seen it at Butcher Dave's place (aka Butcher's Block meat market) on your right as you enter the big 4-way stoplight intersection in Sechelt - there is a coffee bistro place and dry cleaner and Lighthouse Cold Beer / Wine next to it. I think Dave is from that part of ontario, so i would think he knows what he's talking about re: this type of product.

    i have even frozen it! and it when thawed, it was just fine.

    a pkg is about $3.50.

    i quickly googled and i found this ---
    St Jacob's Foods
    3171 Bleams E
    New Hamburg, Ontario N3A 3J3

    1. v
      vancityfoody Oct 24, 2012 10:36 AM

      Just over the bridge into North Van is Jolly Foods, a Scandinavian food store with all the kraut you could want. I know it's outside the city but thought I'd throw it out there for you.

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      1. re: vancityfoody
        Sam Salmon Oct 24, 2012 02:44 PM

        That 'other deli' on Davie is still in business but doesn't open until noon Mon, Tues, Wed and 11:00 other days of the week-I was too early to check it out today.

      2. d
        delickwent Oct 22, 2012 06:04 PM

        The crock in my living room :)

        More serious reply -- there's a store on Davie (near, I think Broughton ?) that specialises in European foods. They have more pickles and sauerkraut than I've seen anywhere. Could be a good place to check if Oyama fails you.

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        1. re: delickwent
          Sam Salmon Oct 22, 2012 06:12 PM

          Are there not two 'Euro Delis' on Davie St?

          1. re: Sam Salmon
            Anne M Oct 22, 2012 06:18 PM

            Only one near Broughton, actually it is between Bute and Jervis I believe. There may be another but I don't about it. There is a euro-type deli just of Robson at Bidwell too. Called Euro plus I think.

            1. re: Anne M
              Sam Salmon Oct 22, 2012 07:21 PM

              OK Google is our friend- I'm thinking of Urban Deli 813 Davie small narrow place well aren't they all these days.

              Had a look around once not sure if it's still in business.

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          Anne M Oct 22, 2012 08:53 AM

          Oyama Sausage on Granville Island

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          1. re: Anne M
            islandgirl Oct 24, 2012 08:57 PM

            This nice thing about Oyama is that you can buy it in small quantities. No one else in my family likes it and it can be hard to eat a large container on your own.

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