This is mmm-yoso!!!, the food blog. Kirk and ed (from Yuma)? Still busy. Cathy? Blogging today.
A few weeks ago, The Mister and I were craving foods we grew up with. Not wanting to spend time and fuel driving to Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad, we decided to try the European Delicatessen in Lakeside that we had seen for the past few months.
In researching, we found out that the owners of Sausage & More had worked at Sausage King, which had been a chain of small markets around the County, the last one on Washington Street, which closed when the owner died in 2011.
There is a good variety of European (mostly German) sweets and condiments as well as some bread selections from Los Angeles area bakeries.
The meat case offers a good variety of lunchmeats and sausages. Almost everything is $5.98/lb.
There is also one refrigerator case with desserts and one with cheeses.
Several 'specials' were on posters lining the walls and we decided to try the "Oktoberfest Bratwurst", a smoked bratwurst, heated and on a soft white bun, served with mustard and an excellent German potato salad. ($4.75).
A corse ground, smoked sausage inside an excellent skin, with a great 'snap' upon biting into it.
I tried a simple smoked ham sandwich ($4.25) which was accidentally made on white instead of rye bread. The thin sliced smoked ham was plentiful, however I did order the sandwich with 'everything' and the lettuce, tomato and onion kind of took away from the basic good simplicity that the sandwich flavors should have.
On another visit, we just grabbed food to take home. The Ring bologna, skin on the weiners, Neopolitan cake slice ($3.75 on Friday and Saturday), cookies and licorice were all excellent selections to satisfy more cravings.
They don't make the sausages or smoke the meat here, but are friendly, helpful and do have a really good selection in nearby East County.
Sausage & More Delicatessen 12241Woodside Avenue Lakeside, CA 92040 (619) 390-1514 Website Closed Sunday and Monday. Other days open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.