January 28, 2009 14

Wurstkuche (Downtown LA)

By in 06: Downtown LA

A new German sausage bar Wurstkuche has opened at the Downtown Arts District. Joan and I went on separate days for a combine report.

Nite & Day. The crowd during lunch hour was mostly the architect looking types (Sci Arc is nearby).


When they first started there was only a few counter seats at the small ordering room. Later on a big back room was added with a bar where you can order imported German and Belgian beers on tap.

There’re three categories: Classics ($6), Gourmet (6.75) and Exotics (7.75). The Exotics offers the likes of Alligator and Rattlesnake. View the menu. They have vegetarian ones too.


Joan got confused and didn’t know the non classics were sausages as well, so they sticked with the classics. Bratwurst (fine cuts of pork with coriander & nutmeg) and Bockwurst (Veal & pork with spices). They’re juicy and great! Good Sauerkraut (toppings) too.


I got the Rattlesnake & Rabbit with Jalapeno Pepperes. The meat feels fatty and buttery. The jalapeno spice gave a nice little kick. It’s not that exotic tasting though (I was told the Alligator one taste really exotic~). Very good! But the sweet peppers topping are a bit too dominating and get in the way. It also took quite some time to cook. My bf got the Kielbasa (from Gourmet) – Polish style, pork & beef with onions and spices. Good texture and flavorful.


Belgian Fries with Curry Ketchup . The fries are great except it’s a little too salted for me. The curry ketchup is delicious! You can also add White Truffle Oil for $1.50. This place seems like a cool place to hang out for beers and quick eat.

800 E 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

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14 Responses to “Wurstkuche (Downtown LA)”

  1. Marie says:

    Been hearing great things about Wurstkuche, the stuff you guys ordered looks fantastic! Ketchup is one of my favorite things, so I am particularly curious about their curry ketchup. And duck and bacon sausage doesn’t look bad either!

  2. Lee says:

    I’ve been here twice and can’t wait to go back again. They have many belgian beers on tap as well. The Spaten beers in the picture are only $5.25 for a pint which is awesome. The curry ketchup is good, as is the pesto mayo, but my favorite flavor combo is the thai peanut sauce and straight up mayo. Sounds gross but that’s how they eat it in Amsterdam and they go really well together!

  3. Bill says:

    Very nice review. I’ve been there myself and have enjoyed the spicy Italian/sweet peppers/grilled onions. They also so have an incredible mustard bar, along with some of the most unusual soft drinks I’ve ever seen,cucumber soda. dandelion & burdock, curious cola just to name a few. i look forward to eating there again soon and often.

  4. Freda says:

    Marie, I envied people who work/live nearby this place and had tried EVERYTHING already. I want to find out which are my ‘regular’ someday.

    Lee, I gotta try that thai peanut sauce and mayo sometimes, that sounded awesome!

    Thanks Bill~ I saw their soda selections too, it’s amazing!

  5. david says:

    this place rocks!!!!!!!

  6. pauly says:

    very nice!

    I love living 2 blocks from this place… the co-owners really did a great job with the beer selection and serving up some v. decent brats and fries. the space is shaping up nicely, too! It’ll be cool when you can order the food from the bar in the back.

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