It’s all about that sausage. And the beer. Oh, and pretzels — actually, yeah, you can’t quantify German food with just one dish. But what we can do, just for you, is compile a list of the best German restaurants in Phoenix and around the Valley, along with some authentic bakeries and delis, to boot!
2625 E Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032
This German-Hungarian cuisine is what people think of when they picture “German food”, and with it comes another staple of the old-world European tradition: beer! It’s even in the name — Edelweiss Biergarten serves the widest selection of German beer in all of Arizona. In addition, this German restaurant in Phoenix, AZ features live accordion music to tie it all together. Who wouldn’t prefer to celebrate their Oktoberfest here?
5739 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
This authentic German eatery has featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and it sports a beer garden, Polka music, an assortment of German sausages, and for the serious lovers of pretzels, a 10 ounce salted Bavarian pretzel served with butter and spicy mustard.. It’s called the “Giant” Bavarian pretzel, if you’re looking to order something salty before enjoying a sweet strudel or torte for dessert.
3622 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
These German-inspired spins are just as beautiful as they are delectable. And the proof is in the pretzel, as this German restaurant near Phoenix has been featured on Food Network and has been voted Diners’ Choice as well as being recommended on Restaurant Guru for the fusion variations on German eats, all made from scratch!
4815 E Main St UNIT 16, Mesa, AZ 85205
How better to ensure your German food is authentic near Phoenix, AZ than to get recipes developed by a master butcher and a chef tutored by a famous German culinary expert? That’s exactly what you get at Zur Kate, now operated by a second family of German immigrants, to boot. German restaurants don’t get more real than that!
4900 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
This meat shop and sausage factory (okay, it’s a deli, not a factory, but you loved the pun) is actually the best stop for sandwich builders that are a fan of German cuisine. From brats to hams to cheeses, as well as an assortment of breads, there’s no way you’ll come home empty handed from this established, cash-only stop for authentic German meats.
2210 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Very few people think of Germany without remembering sweets like apfelstrudel (apple strudel), plum cakes, and chocolates — but how on Earth will you forget the bakery that brought Phoenix the pretzel croissant? Whether you’re here for a pretzel, a bratwurst, or just a whole mess of pastries, there’s something for everyone at Old Heidelberg Bakery.
3601 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Another great place for fresh meats, dried meats, and picking up your favorite imported German beer. But, more than that, Schreiner’s Fine Sausages becomes a hot spot for hungry people looking to get a grilled brat on Saturdays! These run out quickly, so show up early and grab your bratwurst hot and fresh.
Featured Image Credit: Edelweiss Biergarten on Facebook