Among encased-meat products, handmade sausage is the most delightful, followed closely by a saddlebag filled with jerky and a can of Spam crammed inside a larger can of Spam. Sample high-grade meats with today's Groupon.
$35 for a gift basket of sausage, cheese & snacks ($75 value). All orders must be placed one week in advance of pickup. Each basket includes the following:
- Two packages of house-made Landjager beef sticks
- Voucher for four pounds of house-made bratwurst
- Two cheeses
- Ghiradelli and Lindt chocolates
- Assorted sweet and salty snacks
- Candy-covered Bavarian pretzel
- Dip mix
G&W Bavarian Style Sausage Company
The sausage recipe didn’t start with Helmut and Henry Wanninger, but they were the ones to bring it across the Atlantic in 1965. Sons of a sausage meister, Helmut and Henry left their home in Bavaria and set up shop in St. Louis, where they began spicing, grinding, and casing sausages to the delight of the city’s southern neighborhoods, home to many German immigrants. The popularity of their encased meats continues today, though cousins Bob and Gerhard are now the master meatsmiths. These Wanninger descendants prepare more than 30 different Bavarian-style sausages, including multiple types of bratwurst, specialty sausages such as bockwurst and smoked liverwurst, and Landjager beef sticks. These specialties grace venues all over St. Louis, from Grant’s Farm to Gus’ Pretzels to the Egypt-themed alternate reality that exists on the other side of the Arch.
Bob and Gerhard also apply their expertise to other styles of encased meats, such as andouille and chorizo, and they happily process deer for hunters. In addition to manning the meat counter, the duo stocks the shelves with German goods such as Lowensenf mustards and breads from local bakeries.
“Great place, great people, great sausage and great beer.”
“Excellent variety especially if you grew up with a variety of sausages, you will just love it and an excellent variety of cheeses too. Everything I have had from...”
“Excellent variety especially if you grew up with a variety of sausages, you will just love it and an excellent variety of cheeses too. Everything I have had from there has been fresh,tasty and the employees are wonderful,knowledgeable and very helpful.”
“The steaks looked good and the 'special' luncheon meats were good (head cheese). ”
Tower Grove South
4828 Parker Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63116