With 16% of the US population and about 10% of Canadians claiming German ancestry, it’s no wonder that German culture, food and drink is celebrated across the continent. From neighborhood delis, retailers, restaurants and beer gardens to regional Oktoberfests and Christmas Markets, you can share your love of German food and culture in every state and province.
You can find hundreds of delicious food and beverage products imported from Germany in the US and Canada, albeit not all in the same store or place. In fact, most grocery stores only carry a a few well known brands. However, each major city has at least one specialty food store with a German food assortment or a restaurant catering to German foods fans. We’ve listed hundreds, so that you can find a store or an eatery near you.
By popular demand! More and more people have expressed their love and interest in the traditional German beer garden experience – communal tables, outdoor gardens, gemutlichkeit, and beer. So we’ve started a database of Biergartens in North America – help us grow this list by adding your favorite haunts.
Fortunately, for those of us who can’t make it to die Wiesn (‘the Meadow’) for the world’s biggest party, each year there are more than 150 Oktoberfests in North America — from New York to Seattle, and from Kitchener-Waterloo to Vancouver. With so many in North America claiming German ancestry, it’s no wonder the annual celebration of German culture, food and drink is such a popular annual event!
Each year more cities in the US and Canada are hosting Christkindlmarkts, combining food, music, entertainment with markets for imported and local Christmas specialties. In many places these German-themed Christmas markets have evolved into full holiday festivals of German culture.
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Add / Modify a Business Listing We work hard to keep our database up to date, but businesses are constantly changing. Please help us by letting us know about openings, closing, or changes of address for stores, restaurants and events. We try to keep all contacts up to date, but we can get it wrong, too. Before making the trip to a store, restaurant or special event, call or check the web if it’s still open and in business.
Of course, you can also shop for hundreds of products and brands, here on our web site or on our full online store The Taste of Germany. Your purchases support our mission to share our love for German food and culture, and the ongoing development and maintenance of this website.