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Bavarian Meats - Linked By Generations

Max Hofstatter came to America from Munich in 1933. He was only 19 years old, but he had big plans. He settled in Seattle and for many years worked as a sausage maker. Max believed that he could make a higher quality German sausage with the recipes that he brought with him from the old country, and in true American style, set out on his own.

Bavarian Meats was founded in 1961, and Max's authentic German wieners were nearly as popular at the 1962 World's Fair as the Bubble-ator! In the early '70's Max's sons Jerry and Bob took over operations. Now, they have passed the baton on to Jerry's twin daughters Lynn and Lyla. You can count on the same traditional family stewardship that created Seattle legend to carry on for generations yet to come.


Northwest Meat Processors Association

March 2009 | Moscow, Idaho

Northwest Cured Meat Championships

  • Champion for Ham Bone-In
  • Reserve Grand Champion for Smokin' Hot Cheese Sausage


Prost! West Seattle, owner proclaims,"His approach to the food is to buy the best Germanic ingredients he can—sausages from Bavarian Meat…" Seattle Weekly, January 27, 2009.

Bavarian Meat's bacon highlighted at the Dahlia Lounge, "Speaking of bacon, I also would like to give thanks again to Dahlia Lounge for turning me onto the best smoked pork product I have tasted since leaving the South two years ago. Bavarian Meat's thick-cut bacon is showcased on the weekend brunch menu, a recent, welcome addition to the restaurant's long hours of service." Seattle P-I, February 5, 2009.

"The buzz words in any modern kitchen are "fresh" and "local". Bavarian Meats is just that. What a team and what a product. Impeccable!" -Tom Douglas (famous Seattle restaurateur).

Local public television, KCPQ-TV, highlights the Barvarian Meats store, "Quietly tucked away in Pike Place Market is Bavarian Meats. Behind the counter is Uta Adamczyk who will sell you German cold cuts with names I dare to pronounce. But besides the food, you learn so much about culture on this tour."Click here to read full story

Bavarian Meats - Nomination for Evening Magazine 2009 The Best of Western Washington