- $35 for Bavarian Sampler Gift Basket from G&W Bavarian Style Sausage Company (a $75 value)
- After 45 years in the business, still owned and operated by the descendants of a Bavarian sausage meister, G&W has truly mastered the art of Old World meat-crafting
- The store on Parker Avenue boasts a bounty of links, wursts, franks, sausages, and other land-meat delights
- Hailed as the “Best Bratwurst” in St. Louis, G&W sells wholesale to a number of restaurants and delis throughout Missouri and Illinois
- The G&W sampler gift basket ($75 value) includes regular and Cajun Landjager beef sticks, an assortment of cheeses, crackers, mustards, snacks and candies, and certificates for five pounds of bratwurst
G&W Bavarian Style Sausage Company won Best Bratwurst in 2005 and Best Links in 2002 from the Riverfront Times. Six Yelpers also give the company an average of 4.5 stars: > * This place is a great place to get cuts that you can’t find at many other butchers at a reasonable price. – Allan C., Yelp > * The best links don’t come at the end of a Web article. They dangle from the rafters of G&W Meat in long, loopy ropes of all-beef Landjager sausage. – Riverfront Times
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.
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4828 Parker Ave.
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