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Germany and Austria – a food photo album part 2

September 2nd, 2009

A day in downtown Munich included a stroll over the wonderful Viktualienmarkt, a gourmet market with farm stands and who knows how many butcher stores offering all kinds of specialties. Wikipedia has some interesting information.

`The market is flanked on one side by a row of butcher shops. Every arch in the long building is the entrance to an other little butcher shop with different wares, I think there are about 13 shops. Add to that the ones that have a building in the middle of the market and you can probably find 20 butcher shops there. Amazing!

Some specialize in certain meats or preparations, others are more general butchers with everything. The smell on this sidewalk is fantastic, I wish I had just one such shop where I live. There is Dittmer’s Wursthaus in the South Bay, which is excellent, but also an hour by car without traffic. Maybe I’ll have to open my own deli one of these days.

Here are some images from the meat part of the market, including some through the window of the butcher that has everything it seems:

There are of course also fruit and vegetable stands, a little store devoted solely to honey, several cheese stores, flower booths and several stands and small restaurants. And of course a beergarden that opens at 9 a.m., we are in Bavaria after all!

Once I’m more familiar with how this wordpress software I’m using works, I will try to add some pictures of the other stores, especially the boxes of fresh wild chanterelles that sell for 18 Euros per 100g and looked so good! I just did not have the option to work with them this time.

Chapter 3 will be devoted to the most amazing all organic and sustainable farm/ranch I’ve ever seen or heard of, Herrmannsdorf outside of Munich.

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  1. September 2nd, 2009 at 22:46 | #1


    Why not start an import business of the meats you like and then get them for yourself at wholesale!! Run it online and have an offline store as well run buy enthusiasts like yourself :)


  2. Oliver
    September 3rd, 2009 at 01:16 | #2

    certainly worth dreaming about :-)

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