Store Type(s)
Gourmet Specialty Foods

When Lynn Hofstatter’s German grandfather Max arrived in Seattle, he pined for the meats of home. Relatives sent recipes, and in 1961 he opened up shop in Pike Place Market. A year later the wieners from BAVARIAN MEATS AND EUROPEAN DELI made their international debut at the 1962 World’s Fair. Nine years after that, Lynn and twin sister Lyla were born and joined their mother on car trips to the meat-packing plant cradled in Bavarian Meats cardboard boxes. Today Lynn lords over both plant and retail shop, a tiny storefront bursting with sausage links, Landjaeger (a beef, pork, and pepperoni snack that Hofstatter calls “an old-school Powerbar”), and imported candies and condiments.