Where can I get Lebanon bologna on the West Coast?
September 2, 2010 11:04 AM   Subscribe

Where can I get Lebanon bologna on the West Coast? Extra points for freshly-made purveyors around San Francisco and really good home recipes.

I spent a good chunk of my childhood growing up in Berks County and every time I go back I eat a ton of Lebanon bologna -- the normal kind, not that sacrilegious sweet nonsense. Sadly, this is only once or twice a year. When I lived in DC it available at many grocery stores, but I haven't seen it at all in the San Francisco area. I'm aware of Dittmer's in Mountain View, but they don't carry it as far as I can tell.

Are there any sources that might carry it that I'm not aware of? Alternatively, excellent homemade recipes would be something

Double-extra bonus points for other delightful German delis; the other part of my childhood was spent in Munich so I'm a huge fan of sausage of all stripes. I would kill for a good source of landjäger and weisswurst in the city. I do know Rosamunde.
posted by kdar to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Man, I love Lebanon bologna. Seltzer's is a good brand -- not sure if any of these purveyors are near you, but it's a good starting place: http://www.seltzerslebanonbologna.com/where.asp
posted by GriffX at 11:07 AM on September 2, 2010

Search this site under "California."
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:08 AM on September 2, 2010

I live in VA, and it's available in my Wal-Mart in the packaged deli meat section (Seltzer's brand, I think). Maybe try there? Or, alternatively, try any of these locations.
posted by jenny76 at 11:36 AM on September 2, 2010

Haha, three comments, three links to the same page. Nice!
posted by jenny76 at 11:36 AM on September 2, 2010

My dad was just visiting me in Seattle from Harrisburg, and we had this very conversation. Luckily for me he is willing to mail me some. Good luck and maybe let us know if you have success. I will favorite pending a successful answer.
posted by OHenryPacey at 11:50 AM on September 2, 2010

Sorry, online only, but you can get your bologna on via Godshall's (formerly known as Weaver's).
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:53 AM on September 2, 2010

OHenryPacey, I haven't been there yet, but I hear that Dietrich's has some smokin' good Lebanon bologna. It's not far from 78, so it shouldn't be a bad drive from Harrisburg.
posted by MonkeyToes at 12:02 PM on September 2, 2010

Response by poster: The locations on Seltzer's website are generally large chain grocery stores and I've never seen any Lebanon bologna at any of the Albertsons, Safeways, Mollie Stones, or Vons that I've been to. I'll keep my eye open.
posted by kdar at 1:25 PM on September 2, 2010

I have found lebanon bologna in Albertsons/Lucky's but it varies from store to store which ones stock it. Maybe call around to the deli departments?
posted by metahawk at 12:32 AM on September 3, 2010

Try the deli Folks at Andronico's. Not in the city, but an accessible part of the East Bay so worth a try.
posted by jadepearl at 3:03 PM on September 4, 2010

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