Swiss Pork Store
24-10 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ
related OTB post: Kocher’s Meats
While we were in Fair Lawn last weekend hanging out at the Garretson Farm, I decided to check out a legendary butcher shop and deli, the Swiss Pork Store.
The Swiss Pork Store dates back to the early 1950’s when a pair of butchers, one German and one Swiss, decided to open a traditional style German butcher shop. Fearing post-war negative sentiment against anything “German”, they decided to call it the Swiss Pork Store. They’ve been making top quality sausages, hams, cold cuts, salamis and selling quality meats ever since. If you go on a Saturday afternoon like we did, be prepared for a mob scene and lines out the door.
Lithuanian-style rye bread. A must to go with their homemade ham and salamis.
Swiss Pork Store’s salamis, which are made in-house and heavily smoked. You can get both soft and hard versions. I brought one of the small soft salamis home and I had to stop myself from eating it in one sitting, it was that good.
Kielbasa, a Polish-style pork sausage made with garlic.
The Pork Store has a wide selection of store made sausages and hot dogs, including fresh and cooked bratwurst and foot long dogs.
They’ve also got all the sides you need for a real German meal, including house-made sauerkraut, red cabbage and potato salad.