European Gourmet: Brats, Kraut & Mezzo Mix in Brandon

BRANDON, Fla. (CBS Tampa) When is $2 for a can of soda a bargain? When it saves you $800 round trip airfare to Berlin.

European Gourmet is a hidden gem for those looking for a taste of Germany in Tampa Bay.

Half grocer, half deli, the small store is lost among the malls and chains along Brandon Boulevard. Unless you visit on a Saturday, when brats are being grilled on the sidewalk, chances are you’d never notice European Gourmet Grocer & Deli as Firehouse Subs and Chilis dominate your attention in the shopping plaza.

Among the wine, beer, meats, cheeses, soup and fresh pastries, the orange can in the cooler was what made both my eyebrows raise in happiness. Mezzo Mix is a popular German soft drink that is a simple mix of cola and orange. You can opt for the can for $1.99 or bottle for $2.99. A quick inspection of the containers reveal this is the real deal as you won’t have much luck reading the ingredients if your German is rusty.

mm European Gourmet: Brats, Kraut & Mezzo Mix in Brandon

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A variety of sandwiches are made to order in the deli all week, but clear your Saturday for a visit to get a grilled brat sandwich, complete with mustard and sauerkraut.

gro European Gourmet: Brats, Kraut & Mezzo Mix in Brandon

(Credit: Geno Knight/CBS Tampa)

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