Kramarczuk’s Sausage Company
Kramarczuk’s is an iconic Twin Cities restaurant and deli, serving Eastern European sausages and comfort classics for more than 50 years. Wasyl and Anna Kramarczuk moved to the United States from Ukraine in 1949. In the 50s, they bought an established butcher shop in Northeast Minneapolis, started making sausages and quickly became a neighborhood fixture. On one side of the landmark Hennepin Avenue emporium is a grab-and-go deli with baked goods, kolachis, old world mustards, Polish pickles, housemade sauerkraut, the most delicious head cheese and beef jerky, and few dozen varieties of sausages—from andouille and linguica, to smoked brats and krakowska, my personal favorite.
For one of the best values in the Twin Cities, go into the cafeteria next door where everything’s made in house from scratch and get a big kielbasa or a griddled sausage with peppers and onions. The pork, beef and rice filled cabbage rolls are also stunners, rolled with the same kind of care as a Ukrainian grandmother. Or really, just order the combo plate with a cup of borscht so you can taste it all.
215 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414