Many children prefer sausages to teddy bears, because although both are stuffed and eminently huggable, only one tastes good with mustard. Embrace a flavorful new friend with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of bratwurst, sausages, and smoked meats at Crawford Sausage Company.
Since 1925, Crawford Sausage Company has been producing local-favorite Daisy Brand sausages, bratwurst, and lunchmeats. In the factory store, sixteen-ounce packages of fully cooked bratwurst ($3.99)—a mix of pork, veal, and spice in a natural casing—anxiously await their time to shine at a cookout or Lincoln Log–stacking party. All-beef hot dogs ($3.99) hit the grill with a snap and sizzle, while jalapeño hot dogs ($3.99) spice up the lives of introverted buns. Slice medallions of the lean pork, beef, and garlic zeppelin of prasky sausage ($3.99) for a snack or as an appetizer. The roasted-garlic-and-sun-dried tomato chicken sausage ($4.99) packs flavor into mighty mouthfuls. Pile a pound of old-fashioned pepper-loaf lunchmeat ($2.99) high on crusty bread for creating tasty lunches, picnics, or realistic sandwich busts of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Crawford Sausage Co.
Though it may be hard to believe, Chicago hasn’t always been a sausage kind of town. When a group of European immigrants found their way to the city’s west side in 1925, they noticed a profound lack of the traditional sausages they were accustomed to. So they decided to band together and make sausages themselves, and thus Crawford Sausage Co. was born.
Today, the shop still churns out bratwursts, smoked meats, and cuts of sandwich meat, selling savory, precooked sausages onsite and throughout the country under the name Daisy Brand Meat Products. The specialty is prasky, a sausage made from lean pork and beef blended with garlic and a secret mix of spices. Crawford Sausage’s range of flavorings and meats makes it the perfect pit stop before hosting a big barbecue or barricading your house against marauding gangs of herbivores.
2310 S Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60623