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Scary Bill Nov 1, 2012 09:15 AM

Was in Germany recently and got hooked on the currywurst at a soccer pub.

So, looking for butcher/grocer suggestions as to where to find a good bratwurst or lightly smoked knackwurst.


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  1. cellophane_star RE: Scary Bill Nov 1, 2012 01:19 PM

    I thought of this place but currywurst isn't on their list. Might still be worth a call: http://www.dassausagehaus.ca/meats.htm

    And possibly Edelweiss Imports. http://www.edelweissimports.com/

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      josey124 RE: Scary Bill Nov 1, 2012 02:28 PM

      Wow, finally I can post an reply (chowhound wouldn't let me at first)

      I was born and raised in Bavaria and I think the best sausages you get at Rocky Mountain Meats (http://www.rockymeats.com/content.php...). Especially Bratwurst and Weisswurst.

      Valbella is also good, check Sunterra they usually have Bratwurst in stock.

      I haven't tried Freybe's Bratwurst but I can recommend their European Wieners and Weisswurst! The Wieners are exactly how I remember them from Germany , Weisswurst a little denser but they are good. So I would say their Bratwurst is worth a try.

      Also, Currywurst is Bratwurst with curry ketchup. You get the most common brand of curry ketchup at Edelweiss (they carry Freybe sausages btw.)

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        jenn_g RE: josey124 Nov 2, 2012 01:31 PM

        josey124 - What brand of curry ketchup is the most common? Edelweiss often carries a couple brands and I find the flavours range quite a bit. "Gloria's Goudie" is the closest to what I remember currywurst tasting like, but it has been over 15 years since I was in Germany, so my memory is a bit shaky!

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          josey124 RE: jenn_g Nov 2, 2012 01:48 PM

          This is what I remember from Germany: http://www.german-supermarket24.com/i...

          The brand is Hela, they have different kinds (see lid colours) but as far as I remember it is a choice of mild, medium or hot.

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            jenn_g RE: josey124 Nov 9, 2012 01:14 PM

            Thanks! I'll have to try the ketchup and curry powder "recipe" too.

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          plateofshrimp RE: josey124 Nov 3, 2012 08:43 AM

          Most currywurst is just Bratwurst (or Weisswurst) with plain ketchup and mild "curry powder," not garam masala but plain old tinned curry powder, sprinkled on top. No need to go to Valbella and pay their highway robbery for curry ketchup. I've had currywurst all over Germany (it's from Berlin and Hamburg, not Bavaria btw). So get some good sausages, and if you want Currywurst, douse with plain heinz ketchup and sprinkle with some Durkee generic curry powder and walllah, you have Currywurst. It's as easy to make as a ham sandwich.

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            josey124 RE: plateofshrimp Nov 3, 2012 08:59 AM

            I said I am from Bavaria not the curry wurst. Ketchup with curry powder works and I actually prefer it. Though lots of places in Germany use the bottled stuff so I thought I mention that.

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              plateofshrimp RE: josey124 Nov 3, 2012 10:13 PM

              Sorry! I prefer the powder too, I could never get used to curry ketchup.

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          clouie RE: Scary Bill Nov 4, 2012 04:40 PM

          I love Illichmann's Sausage Shop - 1840 36 St SE, Calgary, AB T2B 0X6
          Great homemade sausages and cheap too.

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            johnjohnson78 RE: Scary Bill Nov 7, 2012 03:39 PM

            The european deli on elbow dr and heritage makes their own bratwurst almost every day. Their brats are quite tasty and they also sell all kinds of european specialty items.

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