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Hermann Wurst Haus: The wurst in the Midwest

The German settled town of Hermann, Missouri is known in the Midwest for its wineries. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from, which of course means you can find German food. Hermann Wurst Haus is a locally owned and operated deli serving over 45 varieties of homemade bratwurst and sausage.

Photo by Valerie Swiderski

Owners Mike and Lynette Sloan opened the store in 2011 after purchasing an old auto parts store and converting it to what it is today. Mike has a long background in this business. From a young age, Mike helped his parents with their meat processing business in Swiss, Missouri.

Hermann Wurst Haus offers a free tasting of their brats. Step up to the tasting bar where you will sample 5 of their brats. The selections are Bacon Cheddar Potato, Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola, Mettwurst, Reuben Style and Jambalaya. After sampling and picking your favorites, you can order lunch. You can choose 2 bratwurst links and it comes served on top of a bed of sauerkraut and a choice of 2 sides.

Side dishes include baked beans, German potato salad (which is served warm), red cabbage, pasta salad and even dessert. Made with a dash of moonshine, the pecan peach bread pudding is the most popular dessert.

If you are looking for a smaller lunch, they offer a Sweet German Bologna Club (bologna, smoked turkey, Hermann Wurst Haus bacon, melted cheddar and Swiss cheese topped with their special sauce), the Braunschweiger sandwich, a chicken salad sandwich or a hot dog on a bun. Prices for meals run from $3.99 - $13.99 per person.

Peruse the meat cases for what you want to take home with you. If you are not equipped to buy anything, Hermann Wurst Haus will ship anywhere in the United States. With flavors such as Chili-Cheese, Philly-Style (onions, peppers, Swiss cheese and seasonings mixed together), Taco-Flavored and Buffalo Bleu Cheese, there is sure to be something for everyone. If you prefer traditional flavors, the Cheddarwurst or the Best of Show won’t disappoint.

Hermann Wurst Haus is located at 234 E. 1st Street Hermann, MO 65041.

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