Sausages of Calgary

Oktoberfest runs from September 19 to October 4. Here are a few locally sourced sausages that are worthy of celebrating.

photography by mike heywood; food styling by sue spicer


Lorne Sausage

Gordon and his team at MacEwans Meats specialize in traditional British meat pies, pasties and bridies, and they also make their own bangers, black and white pudding (blood sausage) and square “Lorne” sausage, a traditional Scottish sausage also known as a “square slice” for the way it’s formed and sliced, rather than extruded into the usual tube.

9620 Elbow Dr. S.W., 403-228-9999,, @macewansmeats

Wood-Smoked Chub Sausage

Anyone making dishes like perogies or cabbage braised with sausage will appreciate the traditional Hutterite wood-smoked sausage chub from Clear Lake Hutterite Colony near Claresholm. Hutterites have been curing meats since 1574.

Calgary Co-op, multiple locations,, @calgarycoop


Boerewors, or farmer’s sausage, is one of the most traditional and well-known South African dishes, developed by the Boers some 200 years ago. SA Meat Shops sells them in their traditional large coils (perfect for tossing on the barbecue), along with drowors (dried sausage) sticks, made using an old Boer recipe with Alberta beef or bison.

2120 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-270-0739,, @sameatshops

Full Montys

Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage has freestyle sausage meat you can cook like other ground meats. Made with skinless chicken leg and thigh meat, it comes in dozens of varieties, from Fabulous Fig ‘N Fennel to Mahatma Bombay.

Calgary Farmers’ Market, 403-277-6051,, @mlinksausage


Family-owned Luc’s European Meats in the Calgary Farmers’ Market specializes in European-style smoked meats, from turkey pepperoni sticks to salamis and landjger, a dense, semi-dried, double-smoked German sausage that makes a perfect portable snack.

Calgary Farmers’ Market, 403-764-3446

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