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Homemade Old-World Lunchmeats in Toledo? Yes, at Kilgus Choice Meats — 11 Comments

  1. Hey Dave, If you like Kilgus, I suggest you try Takacs Meats. They are over by the original Tony Packo’s in the heart of the Hungarian Village on the east side of Toledo. Like Kilgus, they have homemade Dutchloaf and other lunch meats, sausages and also a whole host of Hungarian products. Their website is: takacsgroceryandmeats.com. Enjoy!

  2. Dave,

    I am a long time reader, first time comment-leaver. thanks for the hookup on kilgus meats. i recenty moved to Temperance and I am working as the sous chef at the Frog Leg Inn. i had never heard of Kilgus and just had my first taste of kielbasa loaf, between crusty sourdough with an over easy egg and I have to say it was a great way to start off my day! i picekd up some of their Andouille knockers, and some chicken, beef, and pork from the shop and have to say my experience there was warm and pleasant. Now if I could just find those great Michigan beer outlets I keep hearing about….the ones with Michigan microbrews….

    Thanks for your great writing, and for keeping me interested in this great part of the country. Please do a piece on my favorite lunch spot in town, the fantastic Beaudries Candy Cafe in Temperance! Ask them about the hard-to-find Tomato-Wang soup!!!! Those guys are the best kept secret in SE Michigan…..

  3. Nice description of Kilgus. I moved to Toledo five yrs ago, from Dearborn, Mi, and had been looking for a good Polish/German butcher. Growing up with Kowalaski foods, I wanted that same quality. My search ended finding Kilgus. As you mentioned, the veal bologna, pepper loaf, and home made pastrami are like none in the city. Another bonus is having a knowledgeable butcher to advise you and cut your food to order. You won’t easily find that at the big grocers.

  4. Does Kilgus take orders via e=mail? Is there a list of items available?

    Tim Sottek

  5. Tim, I know Kilgus takes phone orders for local residents for pick-up, but I believe that’s all.

  6. Does Kilgus have a ads for whats on sale at the store. I use to go there years ago on lagrange street and Bancroft. I’m sure glad your still in buss. hope you have ads for you store. thanks Tommy Okonski

  7. These people are so nice, and I will never buy my meat anywhere else. It’s wonderful!

  8. dave and or scott, have either of you ever heard of tavern loaf, not tavern ham, tavern loaf, i used to get it at the local deli many decades ago, and haven’t seen it in decades, and can’t seem to find anyone who can get it, most people never heard of it, please help if you can , thank you

  9. John, I’ve done some looking into Tavern Loaf today and it looks as though it mostly disappeared in the late 1970s and early 1980s. There’s some evidence Ekrich may have produced it as late as 2013, but I can’t be sure … Yet. I’ll ask around with some of the older German meatpackers and see what I can find.

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