So you have been taking German lessons for a while? Or even an intensive German course? And now you would like to go further and experience German outside your classes? Because language learning is not all about grammar or vocabulary, sometimes it just helps to get a taste of Germany to achieve fluency and proficiency in the German language…or….well… any excuse is good to try out one of the most clichéd, yet most authentic German experiences: a sausage feast. And you don’t have to go all the way to Frankfurt for it.
1.) Kurz und Lang. Small deli-like sausage shop in Farringdon. Serves all sorts of varieties of German sausage, starting with the classic Bratwurst (grilled pork sausage), but also serving regional specialities such as the Berliner Currywurst (pork sausage with ketchup and curry powder – looks odd but tastes yummy) but also selling Frankfurter and Krakauer (spicier). Plus a selection of beers from various regions in Germany (Kölisch, Paulaner, Tannenzäpfle, Becks).
2.) Herman ze German. Ironic name for unironically tasty German grub. A small deli off the Strand serves sausages of all kinds, such as the previously mentioned Bratwurst, Currywurst and Frankfurter, and home-baked bread and Bretzel variations. Eat-in or take away.
3.) Kipferl. Technically speaking, not a German but an Austrian deli with three branches in Angel, Coram’s Field, and Gordon Square. The mouth-watering menu offers such precious rarities as Käsekrainer (a cheese-filled sausage), the classic Wiener and Sauerkraut. Kipferl also caters for the sweet tooth and provides an authentic coffee and cake experience with various home-baked Austrian delicacies. The Linzer Torte is a must!