Well, this is a topic that I could go on and on about.......
The North end of Winnipeg usually satisfies my sausage cravings...but I know there are many a spot throughout the city.
Karpaty (Bannerman& Mc Gregor) Best Smokies..hands down...all glistening and warm right out of the smoker. They also do a very meaty delicious coarse garlic sausage.
Wawel(Selkirk ave) : Great ham sausage for sandwiches and salami, Coarse garlic sausage is mighty tasty.
Tenderloin meats(Main St): Meaty garlic sausage rings, moist and chock full of ham. They also have a tasty all beef salami, wonderful corned beef(Tastes less salty than most other brands)
W.O.C> (Winnipeg Old Country)on Dufferin: Great spot to hit up for salami, pepperoni, ham sausage..you name it. been around forever.
European meats (Burrows); Additive Dobreceini (sp?)...like a smokie..great on the grill.
Striker's (Burrows): Best pepperoni ever!!! You can buy them fresh or already dried. You can keep them out on the counter at home for a couple of days(If they last) ..if you prefer. They also have a Killer homemade beef jerky...one spicy..one less so. Pretty terrific.
Most of the above mentioned spots are closed on Mondays...call ahead.
If you can't make to all the above stores at their original locations....There are a few places around town that carry some of the products:
i.e. Tenderloin products can be found at Harvest Bakery on Grant Ave
Wpg Old Country products at Price Chopper on Stafford
But sometimes...nothing beats a "Sausage Run" to the good ol' North end.
Anyone one else have any favorites?
Karpaty's closes for the month of July as a rule to allow their employees vacation
That reminds me...better stock up on those smokies (freeze well)