Founded in 1967, Bobak's is a Chicago institution. Located on the city's southwest side, it specializes in quality sausage and deli meats. Bobak's authentic recipes originate from family traditions that have come from Poland. Their meats combine Old World sausage-making craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technologies.
Since it opened in 2009 in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, Chicago's Dog House has won acclaim for blending gourmet with fast food sensibilities. They've even been featured on cable's Food Network. From BBQ smoked duck, alligator and rabbit to kangaroo, veggie and turkey, their eclectic sausage offerings -- as well as side dishes -- have earned them a reputation as one of Chicago's hottest sausage emporiums.
Bari was opened in 1973 to serve the Italian neighborhood of Grand Avenue by Joseph and Grace Pedota who emigrated from the town of Bitritto near Bari, Italy. Offering great service and quality items at reasonable prices made Bari a success from the beginning. Now operated by sons, Frank and Ralph, Bari is known throughout Chicago for their highly acclaimed subs, homemade Italian and Barese sausages and friendly old neighborhood atmosphere.
When Sigmund Lekan began making sausage and smoking meats at Paulina Market in 1949, Lincoln Avenue in West Lakeview was known as Germantown Chicago. Using recipes and traditions brought over from Old World European butcher shops, it gained a loyal following that has never left. In 1984, his sons moved the Market one block north to a new building. With four smoke-houses, an enlarged sausage kitchen, a bigger retail space and ample freezer rooms, Paulina is today one of Chicago's most iconic meat markets.
At Gilbert's Craft Sausages, we believe the best way to your heart is through your stomach. Our sausages are crafted from better cuts of meat like beef sirloin, natural cheeses and spices, and never any artificial preservatives, extenders or flavors. Crafting great sausage isn't our job – it's our passion! Try each of our great-tasting, unique varieties, and let us know what you think. Happy Eating!
Haute Sausage (pronounced 'Hot Sausage' with a Chicago accent) is the creation of Rich Levy, who established the Haute Sausage Food truck in 2011, and has graduated into a brick & mortar store located at 335 S. Franklin St. (one block south of the Willis Tower). Pairing old world sausage-making with global flavors (inspired by South Africa to the Midwest), Haute Sausage aims to please the most discerning tastes.