The Best Sausages in Manila: Where to Find Bangers, Wursts, and More
Nothing is possibly meatier and more packed with flavor than a well-made sausage. The cylindrical meat product, which comes in various flavors depending on its provenance and ingredients, is made using animal by-products that would otherwise end up in the bin. Even pork blood is found in some of the most beloved sausages, such as the boudin noir of France and the morcilla of Spain.
For now, we gather our favorite purveyors of the tastiest European-style sausages. These delis and restaurants are the go-to places for the meatiest and most flavorful links.
1| Säntis Delicatessen
For more than two decades, the Swiss-owned establishment has been the country’s most reliable name when it comes to sausages. Säntis introduced Filipinos to a whole new world of encased meats, a life beyond red hotdogs,
- Veal bratwurst
- Cheesy Hungarian
2| Poco Deli
Here's a rumor: Six years ago, when the famous German-owned deli (Mickey’s) along Jupiter Street in Makati closed, its butcher joined Poco Deli’s team. He was supposedly highly instrumental in concocting the sausages that made this Kapitolyo icon a default when searching for the best sausages in Manila. All the sausages from Poco Deli are made from scratch and devoid of extenders and other cheat ingredients. Another story: The butcher took with him secret recipes for bratwurst,
- Hungarian Sausage
- Wagyu Sausage
3| Currywurst Meister
Artist Andy Maluche may be known in most circles as a visual raconteur, but recently his freshly baked German
- Smoked Bockwurst
- Smoked Lamb Sausage
The Biergarten concept from Singapore has made its mark in the local dining scene with its family-style servings, relaxed vibe, satisfying beer, and of course, delicious sausages. Made according to German standards, its selection of wursts—some of the best sausages in Manila, in fact—are also now served sandwiched in sturdy pretzel buns.
5| Terry’s Bistro
Señor JC de Terry is a stickler for perfection, therefore you can count on his products to be the best Europe has to offer. When cooking heirloom recipes of fabada and
- Navarro Chistorra
- Chorizo Terry on Piggy Back
6| The Butchery
One of the original champions of sustainable agriculture, The Butchery continues to provide carnivores with sausages made from organic and naturally sourced ingredients. Perhaps the most unique in this selection of best sausages in Manila, it is well-known for its quirky and original flavors that are always clean-tasting and guilt-free. The Butchery shies away from extenders and its links are the perfect gluten-free option for those doing Keto. Try its sampler to taste all seven original flavors.
- Buffalo and Celery
- Caramelized Onion and Mozzarella
- Chicken Kashmiri
Before Bar Pintxos owners Miguel Vecin and
Available in Bar Pintxos and select premium supermarkets
8| Chesa Bianca
When jonesing for an authentic Central European sausage experience, go no further than this Swiss restaurant owned by the same people behind Säntis Delicatessen. Its wursts, which come from the famed deli, are served with homey
- Sausage and cheese salad
- Clochard Rösti
- Veal Sausage with Onion Sauce
9| Alba Restaurante Español
With half a century of serving some of Manila’s beloved Spanish dishes under its belt, this family-owned institution is a reliable standby when it comes to Spanish food, especially chorizo. At its Polaris Street branch, a chiller brimming with a variety of meaty delights greets you at the door. You can take them home, of course, or enjoy them in the restaurant's popular tapas and stews.
- Chorizo de Bilbao
What About Hotdogs?
We might need an entire thesis to discuss whether hotdogs should really be considered sausages, but if you're a fan of these red links, we have you covered.
Flashy and complicated—it’s a California classic.
Now you see it, now you don’t. But, when you do catch one of its stalls or trucks around the city, it’s such a nostalgic treat.
One of the best deals in the city. When it’s a good hotdog, you do not need to embellish.
That cheese and jalapeño hotdog alone is already worth the drive to one of its outposts of consumerism.
5| Elbert’s Sandwich Shop
It takes a no-nonsense approach to its dogs. The true star, after all, is the Big City Reds skinless wieners from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Elbert's gets these from fine foods purveyor Bacchus International.
Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Makati
These flavorful wieners developed a cult following ever since they started showing up in frozen aisles everywhere.
Available in most supermarkets