If you’re anything like me, you probably read that name and giggled a little bit. Or maybe you don’t have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy. But I digress.
I stopped by the new sausage spot next to Schaller & Weber (one of my favorite meat shops) on Friday, and walked away smiling. This time it wasn’t because I was laughing. The food and service was great, and Schaller & Weber is home to some of the best wursts in town! Why they haven’t tried this out before is beyond me.
Schaller’s Stube is a sidewalk shop with a selection of wursts, brats, pretzels, sides and drinks. The space inside is small and a little toasty, so while we’re still enjoying this mild weather, I recommend picking up your brat and sitting outside on the bench or just walk down the street and eat it like a boss. I tried something called The Berlin Wall, and I should have known it was going to be the size of my head with a name like that.
The Berlin Wall:
1/2 lb kielbasa, American cheese, bacon jam, crispy bacon, chicharones, and diced white onion. Holy crap this thing was good, but you need to unhinge your jaw in order to bite into it. I may have hurt myself a bit trying to eat it, but it was well worth it. Those crispy bacon bits were everything. And you can’t see from this pic, but the bun was grilled and buttery with bacon jam slathered on the inside! Heaven.
Sliced knackwurst topped with curry ketchup and curry powder. The guy behind the counter said this was the best currywurst and I think he may have been right. So tangy and satisfying, if you like curry, obviously.
I was pretty full by this point so I didn’t try any others, but I stopped into Schaller & Weber next door to pick up some sliced liverwurst (theirs is my favorite) and some bacon-cheddar brats. And latkes. I’m unstoppable.
If you find yourself on the UES and in need of some authentic German sausages, check out Schaller’s Stube!
Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar
1652 2nd Ave (off 86th st)
Monday-Saturday, 11 AM – 11 PM; Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM
Website: Schaller’s Stube