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A little bit of Germany in our backyard!

We found a hidden gem in Danbury! Well it's not so hidden as it's been around since 1975!

Karl Ehmer Delicatessen

Brats, German Beer and Dirndl’s:

Raise your stein and roast up your brats ...Oktoberfest season is upon us!

Today Hello Foodies! and I visited Karl Ehmer Quality Meat Products, owned by Gabrielle Freundt, and located on Federal Road in Danbury.

Inside of store and image of meats

A hidden gem and going strong since 1975 when Wolfgang and Erna Freundt (both born in Germany, and immigrated to the U.S.), opened up shop 45 years ago in 1975. Their daughter is now the owner and is still serving up German delicacies and simple deli lunches to workers, and families yearning for some authentic food and high quality meats, cheeses, and breads. Walking into the store was like going back in time. Beer steins and cuckoo clocks on the wall.

sandwich boards with prices and pasta

I haven’t been to a Karl Ehmers store for over 40 years, and I couldn’t have been more excited as nostalgia took over and I was on the hunt for my favorite candy. I was elated when I found it sitting on the front counter waiting for me.

We spoke to the owner and she mentioned how long ago, the store use to hand out the candy to the customers’ kids when they purchased their meats and side dishes. I savored every bit of the candy, as it reminded me of my childhood, and the trips I would take to the store with my grandfather.

German candy

Bratwurst, Weisswurst, Knockwurst, and Spaetzle are among some of the German fare sold at Karl Ehmers.

Whether you are having a private Oktoberfest** with your immediate family or your Covid cohort, head over to Karl Ehmers for your authentic Oktoberfest delicacies.

Think ahead and pre-order your Christmas stollen, or dinner meats.

Or if you're just in the mood for authentic German food, stop by!

You can learn more by following them on Instagram @karlehmerdanbury


Lisa DelGiudice

Hello Team Contributor


** NOTE: Oktoberfest (German pronunciation: [ɔkˈtoːbɐˌfɛst]) is the world's largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid- or late September to the first Sunday in October, with more than six million people from around the world attending the event every year.


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