309 - Best wurst in town

By Lauren Gosnell

If you’ve ever sampled the juicy wursts in Germany, you know that the Germans have mastered the art of sausage-making. Butchers will spend a minimum of nine years studying to earn their Meisterbrief diploma; the certification granting them the title of Master Butcher.

More than 50 years ago, Master Butcher Rudolph Denninger and his wife Frieda came to Canada from the Black Forest region in Germany. They opened their first store in Hamilton.

Dennigers sausages

They applied the same techniques and standards that Germans expect from their own sausages. Today their store, Denninger’s Foods of the World, is the place to go for amazing German sausages.

The classics are the Bavarian Weisswurst - a specialty made of veal, bacon and parsley - and the Westfaeler - pork seasoned with pepper, ginger and spices.

The Denningers don’t stop at the traditional favourites; they continue to innovate new styles adapted for today’s health conscious crowd like the popular Veal and Spinach sausage or the very lean Turkey Bockwurst.

Apart from their high-grade meats in their butcher, Denningers stocks an extraordinary range of imported foods from every corner of the globe. The aisles are packed with chocolates, condiments, jams and freshly baked European breads and pastries.

The Denninger family now operates six stores from Hamilton to Oakville – each run by a family member so that the quality is never compromised. Now all they need is a store in Toronto where I can do my shopping!

Denninger’s Foods of the World
699 Guelph Line
Burlington Ontario