October 26, 2008

A visit to Schaller & Weber, a real treasure!

People are always wondering where I love to shop and what I love to eat and I just have to tell you about Schaller & Weber, located at 1654 Second Avenue at 86th Street in Manhattan. When you walk through the glass doors, you walk into a shop of old-world quality, filled with shelves of the most wonderful imported food items. But, what really makes Schaller & Weber famous are their meat products – fabulous weisswurst, bockwurst, knackwurst, bratwurst, bolognas, salamis, cervelats, bacons, hams, prime meats, and poultry. And, many of these products consistently and repeatedly receive the coveted Gold Medals of Honor awarded at International Exhibitions in Holland, Austria, and Germany.

Established in 1937, Schaller & Weber is still a family-owned business, practicing the same standards of quality and service they have always been known for. The impeccably clean shop, itself, is a pleasure to see. There is a beautifully maintained tile floor in the shop area and behind the counters, the butchers walk on hard wood, which is sprinkled with sawdust – so old-fashioned and nice. And the long and majestic meat cases are filled with the most spectacular displays of what they do best. At Schaller & Weber, they also say, “Please, visit our store and bring the children. Each child gets a sample of our award winning bologna, a tradition since 1937.” Let me tell you, it’s the best bologna I’ve ever tasted! Please come and take a tour of this amazing shop.

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