I just had to post about this delightful shop!
I have lived in West Seattle for 10 years, and regularly am in White Center or Burien for various errands or foodie reasons. I don't know why I haven't been in this place sooner, but finally stopped into Han's wonderful-smelling shop at 717 SW 148th just before Thanksgiving, thinking I might bring some interesting item to my hostess house, and also had a craving for a Landjeager that Bavarian Meats makes, and thought they might have this.
Wow, did they and more! I have been back 4 times now, most recently yesterday. The crowd was 3 deep, and speaking all kinds of German and other northern European languages - everyone getting supplies for the holiday weekend. See the pic.
I picked up liverwurst (soft, with wine; one of 5 kinds they have), some housemade bockwurst - grilled for dinner last night - yum! Best ever had, including in Germany. Some spiced veal loaf, which looks like a very fine head cheese and tastes spicy, herby, veal-y (made up word!). Delish!
They also have a wonderful assortment of condiments, scandinavian mixes, candies, and more. Got me some curry ketchup, that reminds me of being in Belgium.
Anyhoo, I just had to spread the word, as I had never heard of this place from any foody friend ever in Seattle, and that's 35 years + now, and this place looks like it has been around for a good long while.
The counter gal said they make most products in house, and there must have been 50 meats, cold cuts, smoked hocks, sausages, salads, etc. in the case.
Go, you'll thank me, but more like thank's to Hans'!
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