Schaller & Weber

German Grocer

A New York institution, Schaller & Weber is a family-run German butcher shop and grocer that has been operating out of Yorkville since 1937. It is the first and only American sausage and meat producer to repeatedly win gold medals of honor at international exhibitions in Holland and Germany. Schaller & Weber will sell their German charcuteries and groceries, as well as other European specialties. For those looking to dine in The Market Line, Schaller & Weber will also bring their stube concept, serving German beer along with their own sausages and sides.

Get to know: Schaller & Weber

Jeremy Schaller

3rd Generation Owner

This is the first Schaller & Weber location to open since the flagship location opened Yorkville in 1937. As an immigrant-founded business how does it feel to come to the Lower East Side, a historically immigrant neighborhood?

It’s interesting, so many Germans lived on the Lower East Side down on Ludlow and Orchard St. until 1904 when the second worst disaster occurred when a ship filled with German Immigrants sank in the East River killing over 1,000 people. This tragedy lead to most of the remaining German Immigrants to leave the Lower East Side and move up to Yorkville to make a new life for themselves. That’s where my Grandfather moved to in 1937 and opened up our original store. So this is almost like us getting back to our heritage.

What's your earliest memory being in the butcher shop with your grandfather and when did you know you wanted to take over the family business?

My earliest memory of the shop was being in there with my Grandmother and she let me have all the German candy that I wanted! I was told by my Grandfather when I was a child that this was what I was going to do with my life and I never looked back.

When I think of the Lower East Side, I think of…

Well, it’s home to me now, both in work and in living. I officially moved down to E. Broadway and Clinton on Dec. 1st, 2017.

Best thing about NYC and worst thing about NYC:

Well to me it’s the same thing, it’s the city that never sleeps. When I want to have a fun time and it’s 2 AM you can go just about anywhere. When I want to have a good night sleep and my neighbor is blasting salsa music I want to kill him.

What is your earliest food memory?

Well for me the memory that stands out is when I was a kid and my Dad brought me into the factory to work on the sausage line. It all sort of came to me that that was how food was made an it kind of blew my mind, I loved watching how the sausages just spat out of the stuffing machine so quickly, it was cool!

What’s the one food you can’t live without?

Pffffffff… Sausages, Duh…..

Preferred method of transportation:

Porsche. It’s a German thing..

What is your most essential ingredient in the kitchen?

Marjoram, it’s what makes the Bratwurst taste so delicious.

This is the first Schaller & Weber location to open since the flagship location opened Yorkville in 1937. As an immigrant-founded business how does it feel to come to the Lower East Side, a historically immigrant neighborhood?

It’s interesting, so many Germans lived on the Lower East Side down on Ludlow and Orchard St. until 1904 when the second worst disaster occurred when a ship filled with German Immigrants sank in the East River killing over 1,000 people. This tragedy lead to most of the remaining German Immigrants to leave the Lower East Side and move up to Yorkville to make a new life for themselves. That’s where my Grandfather moved to in 1937 and opened up our original store. So this is almost like us getting back to our heritage.

What's your earliest memory being in the butcher shop with your grandfather and when did you know you wanted to take over the family business?

My earliest memory of the shop was being in there with my Grandmother and she let me have all the German candy that I wanted! I was told by my Grandfather when I was a child that this was what I was going to do with my life and I never looked back.

When I think of the Lower East Side, I think of…

Well, it’s home to me now, both in work and in living. I officially moved down to E. Broadway and Clinton on Dec. 1st, 2017.

Best thing about NYC and worst thing about NYC:

Well to me it’s the same thing, it’s the city that never sleeps. When I want to have a fun time and it’s 2 AM you can go just about anywhere. When I want to have a good night sleep and my neighbor is blasting salsa music I want to kill him.

What is your earliest food memory?

Well for me the memory that stands out is when I was a kid and my Dad brought me into the factory to work on the sausage line. It all sort of came to me that that was how food was made an it kind of blew my mind, I loved watching how the sausages just spat out of the stuffing machine so quickly, it was cool!

What’s the one food you can’t live without?

Pffffffff… Sausages, Duh…..

Preferred method of transportation:

Porsche. It’s a German thing..

What is your most essential ingredient in the kitchen?

Marjoram, it’s what makes the Bratwurst taste so delicious.

This is the first Schaller & Weber location to open since the flagship location opened Yorkville in 1937. As an immigrant-founded business how does it feel to come to the Lower East Side, a historically immigrant neighborhood?

It’s interesting, so many Germans lived on the Lower East Side down on Ludlow and Orchard St. until 1904 when the second worst disaster occurred when a ship filled with German Immigrants sank in the East River killing over 1,000 people. This tragedy lead to most of the remaining German Immigrants to leave the Lower East Side and move up to Yorkville to make a new life for themselves. That’s where my Grandfather moved to in 1937 and opened up our original store. So this is almost like us getting back to our heritage.

What's your earliest memory being in the butcher shop with your grandfather and when did you know you wanted to take over the family business?

My earliest memory of the shop was being in there with my Grandmother and she let me have all the German candy that I wanted! I was told by my Grandfather when I was a child that this was what I was going to do with my life and I never looked back.

When I think of the Lower East Side, I think of…

Well, it’s home to me now, both in work and in living. I officially moved down to E. Broadway and Clinton on Dec. 1st, 2017.

Best thing about NYC and worst thing about NYC:

Well to me it’s the same thing, it’s the city that never sleeps. When I want to have a fun time and it’s 2 AM you can go just about anywhere. When I want to have a good night sleep and my neighbor is blasting salsa music I want to kill him.

What is your earliest food memory?

Well for me the memory that stands out is when I was a kid and my Dad brought me into the factory to work on the sausage line. It all sort of came to me that that was how food was made an it kind of blew my mind, I loved watching how the sausages just spat out of the stuffing machine so quickly, it was cool!

What’s the one food you can’t live without?

Pffffffff… Sausages, Duh…..

Preferred method of transportation:

Porsche. It’s a German thing..

What is your most essential ingredient in the kitchen?

Marjoram, it’s what makes the Bratwurst taste so delicious.