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Bay Area German Cuisine Restaurants, Bakeries and Groceries

These links were compiled and annotated by Santa Clara University students
enrolled in “German 112: Germany in the Media” (Winter 2011) as part of a community-based project in conjunction with SBDS.

Rating Rationales:  Links are rated according to whether the restaurant or store advertises foods that are similar to or the same as foods offered in Germany. Also taken to account is whether the restaurant or store has good reviews and is well-liked by customers. Websites that are consumer friendly, provide hours of operation, location and means of contact are also rated higher.

Esther’s German Bakery (Palo Alto)  ☻☻☻

Has two locations and many of their baked goods can be bought at various locations such as    local farmer’s markets. Offers a variety of cakes, pastries, and breads which are all made fresh daily on site. They also serve a delicious breakfast as well as traditional German dinner and lunch Tuesday through Saturday. It’s a great family place, and there are events listed on the website as well. They also have German newspapers for your enjoyment.


Speisekammer (San Francisco)  ☻☻☻☻
Offers lunch, dinner, and beer menus featuring traditional German food. Catering is available.  Friendly family atmosphere. Includes a beer garden. Features occasional live bands.


Teske’s Germania Restaurant (San Jose)  ☻☻

Offers lunch, dinner and beer menus featuring traditional German food. Features occasional live music. Pricy food menu. Portions are on the smaller side.


Tyrolean Inn Restaurant (Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz Mt.)  ☻☻☻☻

Includes lunch, dinner, and beer menus featuring traditional German food. Casual atmosphere. Private events may be hosted at the restaurant.


Steak Out Burger & Biergarten (Mountain View)  ☻☻☻☻

Lot's of German Beer's, served even in the original Maßkrug. Outside seating at long beer tables (Biertische und Bänke), just like in Bavaria. Food menu contains mostly sandwiches, burgers and lot's of sausages, including the famous German Curry Wurst mit Pommes! Very affordable Kids Menu!


Gunther’s Restaurant and Catering (Campbell)  ☻☻

Offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and catering menus.  Only a very small selection of traditional German food. 


Dittmer’s Gourmet Meats and Wursthaus (Palo Alto)  ☻☻☻
Features a wider variety of meats and sausages as well as a lunch menu offering sandwiches  including serving Leberkäse (Bavarian Burger) on Friday and Saturday. Some items are a little bit on the expensive side, therefore only 3 stars instead of 4.



Crossroads World Market (Palo Alto)  ☻☻☻
A great mini supermarket with all European goods one would want! Offering everything from Knödel to Stollen and chocolate. Great place to find many things that you can’t find in American supermarkets!


German Deli (Online Supermarket)  ☻☻☻
Online grocery store with over 5000 mainly German, but also other European items. This online store is hosted by Yahoo! Store and ships from Texas..

Disclaimer: SBDS does not support nor endorse any of the websites listed on this page and provides the links only for informational purpose!


This website was last updated on 5/04/2019