Great Takeout: German Gourmet
Comments () | Published December 3, 2008

German Gourmet
Address: 5838 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703-379-8080
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Cuisines: German/Austrian
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 9 to 7; Sunday 10 to 4.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Reservations: Not Needed
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible

(7185 Lee Hwy., Falls Church, 703-534-1908; 5838 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, 703-379-8080). It helps to ask the butcher at these amply stocked delis and groceries—which specialize in German, Austrian, and Swiss delicacies—to talk you through the 34 types of cold cuts and salamis, 17 bratwursts, and two kielbasas. Or you can brave the German aufschnitt ($9.95 a pound), a sampling of mixed cold cuts that includes tongue, blood sausage, and head cheese. We like pairing the würzburger ($8.59 a pound), a smooth ham flecked with tongue, with steamed rye bread ($3.59) and a smear of coarse Inglehoffer mustard ($1.89). Round out the meal with a helping of the vinegary fleisch salad ($6.25 a pound), a mix of pork sausage, pickles, parsley, and dill. Don’t forget to browse the collection of hard-to-find beers, which includes the smoked rauchbier and Stiegel’s Austrian version of the shandy—half beer and half lemon soda.

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