Eating in Leavenworth, WA

Eating in Leavenworth

Leavenworth offers food for every taste:
  German
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  Fine Dining
  Sweets & Treats
  Bakeries
  International Food
  Breakfast
  Coffee
  Pubs & Pizza
  American
  Fast Food
  Fruit Produce
  Gourmet Food
  Catering
  Groceries

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Fritzi eats his way through Leavenworth

(Who Are Fritzi and Mitzi?)

Fritzi's shirttail cousins once had something to say about breakfast:

Aragorn: Gentlemen, we do not stop till nightfall.
Pippin: What about breakfast?
Aragorn: You've already had it.
Pippin: We've had one, yes. What about second breakfast?
Merry: I don't think he knows about second breakfast, Pip.
Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?
Merry: I wouldn't count on it.

Fritzi is made of the same sinew and fiber of his better-known cousins, so he is intending to eat his way through Leavenworth. We hope there is something left for the rest of the tourists.

Most people don't know, but there is a world sauerkraut eating championship the always follows the Olympics. Fritzi got a late start with his training, so he's going to have to cram it all into just a couple of days. Where better to train for an eating championship but Leavenworth?

To get in shape, Fritzi rises at dawn, and after his sauna takes a bracing roll in the snow. he's now ready to get down to training.

Fritzi decides he needs a plan, so he goes to the Accidental Bavarian site to plan the day. You can follow his links in the training guide below.

 8:00 - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Start with crepes.

 9:00 - Second breakfast is the second most important meal of the day. Continue at the Bakery with pastries.

10:00 - Time to take a breather. Grab some Coffee.

11:00 - Elevensies, time to prep for lunch. Grab some Fast Food on the fly.

12:00 - Lunch is American Food. A big burger with all the trimmings.

 1:00 - Time for luncheon. Stop by a Café for the full sausage plate. No salads today, it's a training day.

 2:00 - Afternoon nap. No sense in going overboard.

 3:00 - Afternoon tea. Just some tea and scones as we prepare for the big night.

 4:00 - Blood sugar a little low, so we need some Sweets. Off to get some fudge and gelato.

 5:00 - Start some warmup exercises with International Food, tacos and some moo shu pork.

 6:00 - German Food awaits. 6 brats in 6 minutes with a side of sauerkraut.

 7:00 - Dinner is Fine Dining. A big Jager Schnitzel (hefty portion) and he's in top form.

 8:00 - Now we're all prepared for supper. The big meal of the day. Going for the Gourmet food with wild salmon and prime rib.

 9:00 - After that, it's important to have a cool-down period. Pizza and the Pub for beer to settle down.

10:00 - And finally, just before bedtime, to take the hunger edge off and hold us until morning, some Fruit and Produce.

Mitzi came along and documented all this and got the Recipes for all of Fritzi's favorite foods.

World sauerkraut eating championship, here we come!

Editor's note: We've just found out that after being held for 52 years, the Frankville Kraut Festival was shut down in 2003 due to lack of corporate sponsorship. Don't tell Fritzi; he'll be so disappointed.

101 ways to eat sauerkraut:

  1. On a brat
  2. A little bit with each bit of whatever bit you are eating
  3. With scrambled eggs
  4. A sweet sauerkraut with pork roast
  5. With a dollop of fancy mustard
  6. And German potato salad
  7. Mixed up with spatzle
  8. In a corned beef sandwich
  9. On dark Bavarian rye bread
  10. Straight from the jar
  11. On pizza
  12. Twirl vs slurp?
  13. On waffles
  14. Maybe a sauerkraut milkshake
  15. Under mushroom sauce
  16. With onions
  17. Under melted Swiss cheese
  18. Winekraut and Schweinshax’n
  19. Rotkraut with red potatoes
  20. With pan-fried potatoes
  21. Over chicken
  22. On a BLT
  23. In a turkey & Swiss
  24. With a pickle
  25. Over roast beef
  26. With hickory smoked pork chops
  27. In a pulled pork sandwich
  28. As garnish on a hamburger
  29. With a bit of chicken Cordon Bleu
  30. Slathered over Rouladen
  31. With white chili
  32. Stuffed in a duck for Christmas
  33. With deep fried cheese
  34. On potato pancakes with sour cream
  35. With caramelized onions
  36. As a salad bar extra
  37. With sauerbraten
  38. In a pea salad
  39. With bacon
  40. In French onion soup
  41. With red wine
  42. Over salmon
  43. With Gruyere and Fontina cheese sauce
  44. Over steak
  45. With huckleberry syrup
  46. With Julienne fries
  47. Over bacon green beans
  48. With a touch of BBQ sauce
  49. On a cheesesteak
  50. In a French dip sandwich with au jus
  51. Over glazed carrots
  52. In a club sandwich
  53. Beside blackened fish with lime
  54. With pickled beets
  55. Sauerkraut cookies
  56. On your baked potato
  57. With fresh asparagus
  58. Sauerkraut nachos
  59. With an orange glaze sauce
  60. German chocolate sauerkraut cake
  61. Sauerkraut cocktail
  62. In a spinach-apple curry spread
  63. Sauerkraut and tomato juice cocktail
  64. With a boiled egg
  65. Sauerkraut meatballs
  66. With diced apples
  67. Sauerkraut chili relish
  68. With a nice cup of tea
  69. Sauerkraut and garlic rice
  70. Kraut stuffed banana peppers
  71. Sauerkraut smoothie
  72. Savory Reuben cheesecake
  73. Over honey-glazed ham
  74. Sauerkraut pineapple salad
  75. With a slice of smoked Gouda
  76. Sauerkraut shortrib soup
  77. With watermelon and grapes for a cold soup
  78. Tavern beef stew
  79. Corn and sauerkraut salad
  80. Krauted chicken parmesan
  81. Sauerkraut, sausage and potatoes soup
  82. Ribs and kraut
  83. Kraut quiche
  84. Sauerkraut and dumplings
  85. Reuben tostada
  86. Sweet   sour kraut meatballs
  87. Creamed sauerkraut
  88. Sauerkraut custard pie
  89. Apfel Sauerkraut and pork chops
  90. Baked sauerkraut
  91. Sauerkraut and cranberry
  92. Curried kraut
  93. Sauerkraut pie
  94. With pickled herring
  95. Sauerkraut stir-fry
  96. Apple-Sauerkraut stuffing
  97. Cottage cheese sauerkraut bread
  98. Baked sauerkraut with tomatoes
  99. Sauerkraut au gratin
  100. Kraut crepes
  101. Sauerkraut jello

Thanks to inspiration by Leavenworth restaurant menus and SauerkrautRecipes.com

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.

-- A.A. Milne, Pooh's Little Instruction Book

 

Favorite Places to Eat

12 businesses found.

For a review of a business, put your cursor over any "Mitzi Says" text. Thumbs indicate rating.
indicates prices

A Matter of Taste Map:
    
Mitzi Says:  
See front door

647 Front St.  Leavenworth
509/548-6949
www.AMatterOfTasteInc.com
YEOW--the hottest sauces in the good old USA, as well as gourmet foods and gifts for the hard to please. Food samples available.

Andreas Keller Map:
    
Mitzi Says:  
   See front door

Downstairs at 829 Front St  Leavenworth
509/548-6000
www.AndreasKellerRestaurant.com
Where the "Gemutlichkeit" feeling abounds! Specializing in rotisserie-broiled chicken and schweinshax'n, German potato salad, sausages, sauerkraut, beer and wine.

Opa Says: (Old German sayings)



Cheesemonger's Shop Map:
    
Mitzi Says:  
   See front door

819 Front St  Leavenworth
509/548-9011
www.CheesemongersShop.com
International cheeses, wines, beers, sausages and gourmet foods. Let us pack a snack, a picnic or gift basket. We ship. Ask about our cheese of the month.

Chukar Cherries Map:

     

939 Front St  Leavenworth
509/888-7655
www.Chukar.com
From Pike Place Market to Leavenworth, Chukar Cherries features fresh dried cherries, other fruits, nuts and chocolates.

Cured by Visconti's Map:
    
Mitzi Says:  
See front door

636 Front St.  Leavenworth
509/888-0424
www.CuredByVisconti.com
Leavenworth's only producer and purveyor of old world salami and market cured meats. Fine selection of imported Italian cheeses, gourmet foods and accessories.

Fudge Hut Map:
    
Mitzi Says:  
   See front door

933 Front St. Suite C  Leavenworth
866/204-4438
www.FudgeHut.com
We feature 40 varieties of delicious creamy fudge in our store, including sugar free! We also serve espresso, Italian sodas and smoothies.

Gingerbread Factory Map:
    
Mitzi Says:  
See front door

828 Commercial Street  Leavenworth
800/296-7691
www.GingerbreadFactory.com
A Leavenworth landmark for 20 years. We offer homemade cookies, cakes, baked goods, lunches, including homemade soups and wonderful gingerbread houses. Summer outdoor seating available.

Munchen Haus Map:
    
Mitzi Says:  
   See front door

709 Front Street  Leavenworth
509/548-1158
www.MunchenHaus.com
Authentic Bavarian grill and beer garden. Charbroiled sausages, ciderkraut, specialty mustards. Eight German and micro beers on tap, local wines. Family Fun! Pet friendly, outdoor seating.

Oil & Vinegar Cellar Map:
    
Mitzi Says:  
   See front door

633 Front Street  Leavenworth
509/470-7684
www.OilAndVinegarCellar.com
"Where the Virgin Compliments the Aged" Offering fine quality infused Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars to inspire and enhance any meal, dish, or appetizer!

Schocolat Map:
    
Mitzi Says:  
   See front door

843 D Front St.  Leavenworth
509/548-7274
www.Schocolat.com
A small elegant chocolate boutique located in Ganz Klasse, specializing in fine handmade European style chocolates made fresh daily on premise.

Soup Cellar Map:
    
Mitzi Says:  
See front door

815 Front Street  Leavenworth
509/548-6300
www.TheSoupCellar.com
Home of White Chili. 5 soups daily, salad bar, sandwiches, burgers, fries and German sausages, beer, wine. All you can eat Prime Rib Friday & Saturday night.

South Map:
    
Mitzi Says:  
   See front door

913 Front St.  Leavenworth
509/888-4328
www.SouthLeavenworth.com
South, a warm, lively restaurant and bar specializing in fresh, homemade food & drinks from Latin America. Enjoy our dining room, bar, patio, or take-out.


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