Deutschland Curry

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Deutschland Curry

Deutschland Curry

Location: SW 5th and Stark
Hours: Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm

The Story: Portland has a few sausage vendors and some great companies who focus on traditional German fare, but with the opening of the Deutschland Curry food cart, we now have authentic German street food – currywurst.

Bryan and Ksenia Roeder opened Deutschland Curry just a couple of months ago and already has a solid following. Inspired by his father, Bryan has spent much of his career making sausage and pates, so opening the food cart was inevitable. With his own bratwurst recipe, he got the wurstmeisters at Mt. Angel Sausage Company to create the sausages used for all his dishes. Currywurst, the dish they specialize in, originated in Berlin after World War II. Herta Heuwer was the first to take a fried pork sausage and cover it with homemade curry sauce she made with English curry brought over by British soldiers mixed with ketchup. Feeding the workers who were rebuilding the city after the war, at her height, she was selling 10,000 serving a week. The Currywurst was born.

Currywurst from Deutschland Curry

Currywurst from Deutschland Curry

At Deutschland Curry, everything is scratch made from Bryan’s recipe for bratwurst to the curry sauce and hand cut fries. You can enjoy the traditional currywurst with sliced cascade bratwurst and fries covered in curry sauce, or go a different way and have the sausage covered in white cheddar fondue. On my first visit, I enjoyed both in one dish. A ridiculous amount of food. The curry sauce works well with the brat, bringing out flavors you wouldn’t normally associate with German cuisine. A bit of pepper, but not spicy. The fries are crisp and Bryan provides you with the cutest little wooden fork so you don’t have to get messy. For $6.50, a hearty, enjoyable meal.

Currywurst is quickly becoming a hot trend across the nation, so I’m glad to see it come to Portland. If you’re looking for a different take on sausages, look no further and check out Deutschland Curry. Let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample menu:

  • Currywurst – $4.50; with fries – $6.50
  • Fonduewurst  and fries – $6.75
  • Sides – potato salad, lesco, curry fries, fondue – $2.75-$3.50

Website: DeutschlandCurry.com
Facebook: Deutschland Curry
Twitter: @DeutschlandPDX

The Döner Haus

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Döner Haus

Döner Haus

Location: N Mississippi and Beech
Hours: Tues-Sat, 11an-8p

The Story: North Mississippi continues to evolve with new street food vendors opening monthly. At a small lot at the intersection of Beech, The Döner Haus has opened, bringing a new type of sandwich Mississippi hasn’t yet seen.

Döner is a Turkish dish made of meat cooked on a vertical spit, usually lamb or a mixture of lamb and beef. I first enjoyed döner travelling in Germany which has a large population of Turkish immigrants and has integrated the dish into their own collective menu. The meat is usually ground and seasoned then stacked on the spit which rotates on a vertical rotisserie to sear it. It is then shaved off in thin slices and put into either a sandwich or a wrap.

Döner from Döner Haus

Döner from Döner Haus

At The Döner Haus, they offer the döner, a sandwich, the dürüm, a wrap, or the döner box, with döner and veggies atop a bed of fries. You can get any of these dishes with döner, grilled chicken or vegetable. I picked the döner with a fresh ciabatta bun, meat, lettuce, tomato, red onions, cabbage,  feta and their house made sauce. I started walking down the street thinking I would just enjoy it on the walk home, but after the first bite, I stopped and found a place to sit so I could enjoy it fully and not spill to much on my coat. Each bite included the coolness of the veggies mixed with the salty meat and dry feta. The ciabatta was fresh and a perfect platform for this sandwich. All in all, a tasty sandwich which I definitely will return for.

The Döner Haus opened in September at the corner of N Mississippi and Beech across from Amnesia Brewing. There is covered seating in the lot and they are open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch through the dinner hour. Drop on by next time you’re in the mood for a new lunch. Let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Döner – sandwich made with meat, vegetables and cheese on ciabatta roll – $7
  • Dürüm – choice of meat and sauce, vegetables wrapped in lavash – $7
  • Döner Box – choice of meat and sauce, vegetables atop a bed of fries – $7

Phone: (360) 607-8017
Facebook: The Döner Haus

Altengartz German Bratwurst

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Altengartz Bratwurst

Location: SW 10th and Alder Parking Lot

Description:

Bratwurst. Brat. The best known and most basic of German Sausages. Everyone knows it and everyone has had one – even veggie brats. Jameson Wittkopp, the owner of Altengartz has built a business behind the Brat. Not the bier sausage, not the weisswurst, not the kielbasa – just the Brat. Jameson’s bratwurst are all natural pork sausages and he prides himself that the dogs are hormone free and Made in Oregon.

I have enjoyed a few Altengartz Brats over the years. The truck has been in the 9th and Alder lot for a few years now, kinda the elder statesman of the bunch. I recently visited and enjoyed the garlic brat. I assumed it may be a brat with chunks of garlic in it, but as I pointed out above, there isn’t anything but a traditional brat sold there. The dog I enjoyed was a perfectly cooked brat with fresh garlic mixed in with Sauerkraut. Throw in some stone ground mustard and…well…yum.

The Altengartz cart offers both a traditional Bratwurst and a Veggie Brat with all the fixins.  They also do a hamburger if that is your thing.  Salads? Yep. And they are affordable.

Altengartz

Sample Menu:

  • Bratwurst – $4.50
  • Double Bratwurst – $6.50
  • Veggie Brat (chickpea base) – $4.50
  • Toppings – 5oc each – grilled onions, sauerkraut, cheese, garlic
  • Potato Salad  – $1.25
  • Baked Beans or 4 bean salad – $1.25
  • drinks and sodas and chips also

Hours: Lunch weekdays
Phone:
503 699 4962 or 1 866 Top Brat
Website:
http://www.germanbratwurst.com

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