I am a German native that has been living in the States for almost 3 years now. I come from Hamburg Germany, and have been searching for an authentic German dish for quite some time. Tip Top Meats is a German Deli and eatery… founded by German raised, John Haedrich. This hidden gem is located in Carlsbad, CA and is absolutely your best “bang for your buck.”
For only $8, one can order a sausage plate that consists of Bratwurst, Knackwurst or Smoked Polish – served with German potato salad, red cabbage, sauerkraut, mustard and a dinner roll. Or, my personal favorite is the Holsteiner Schnitzel for only $9.
The atmosphere reminds me of home, and the food tastes as if my mom is cooking. If I were to recommend a German restaurant to someone looking for authentic German food, Tip Top Meats is the place to go!