Having a German last name, my home country is one of my favorite places to eat my way around. But when a trip to Germany isn't feasible, we have some great options right here in New Hampshire.THE PLACEDESCRIPTION
INSIDER TIP IN A WORDMile Away52 Federal Hill Rd.
673-3904Website Located a "mile away" from the 1700s town of Monson, which is now what we know as parts of Hollis, Milford and Amherst. Swedish Meatballs, Escargot, Wienerschnitzel, Strudel$19.95–$26.95Try the nut-crusted chicken, one of my favorite things I ate while in Germany
The Green Barn5 Hampstead Rd.
893-3780WebsiteFamily-owned and -operated,
The Green Barn is a converted dairy farm offering traditional German cuisine.Schmorbraten, German Meatballs with Gravy, Knockwurst, Jägerschnitzel$12.95-$18.95.Purchase a bottle of their Sauerbraten Gravy and take a taste of Germany home with you.
Familien-betriebWilliam Tell Inn1602 Mount Major Hwy.
(603) 293-8803WebsiteOpened in 1980 by the Bossert family, Chef/owner Peter Bossert was classically trained in Switzerland and Sweden.Sauerbraten, Wienerschnitzel, Grilled Chicken with Hunter's Sauce$15.25-$25 On a budget or have blue hair? All early bird dishes are only $10.95.
GemutlichBavaria German Restaurant
1461 Hooksett Rd.Hooksett(603) 836-5280WebsiteHaving relocated from Germany just over a year ago where they also owned a restaurant, Anton and Monica Berger serve up the real deal.Reiberdatschi, Leberkäse, Nürnberger Rostbratwurst, Münchner Sauerbraten $9.80-$22.90Pair your meal with a bottle of the Loosen Brothers Dr. L Riesling from Germany.
AuthentischGerman John's Bakery5 West Main St.
(603) 464-5079WebsiteIn addition to baked goods, German John's stocks sausage, cold cuts, liverwurst, mustards, German candy bars, coffee, honey and magazines.Sourdough Breads, Soft Pretzels, Marmorkuchen, Bienenstich$3.75-$4.50 for breads Eat your pretzel the German way with unsalted butter instead of mustard.
This article appears in the October 2011 issue of New Hampshire Magazine