Karl Ehmer produces and sells excellent hams, sausage, wursts and a large selection of other German and eastern European smoked meats and grocery items.
What to know:
Karl Ehmer products are sold in NYC at Fairway, Blue Apron Foods, and Fresh Direct. There are also Karl Ehmer stores in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and in New York, on Long Island and in Westchester.
Their pre-cooked hams are superb, their hot dogs are done in a traditional style with lots of flavor and perfectly spiced, and they make hard-to-find sausages and wursts like Cervelat. They have a robust web site where you can buy nearly all their products, including mustards, vinegar, sweets, and spaetzle, and if you'd rather buy firsthand, the site also lists all the markets that sell their products.