Ehrlich (translation: honest) is the credo Der Greißler lives by. What you get is what is growing during that season – that’s it. Seasonal and regional are two words that can be taken very seriously here. Of course, there are the staple grains, oils and booze on the shelf all year round, but all of the fresh produce is fresh out of the fields. If you can’t find what you are looking for – just ask. Alex, the 27-year-old owner behind the place, and he will do his best to source it for you.
He is the soul (and the muscle) behind this packaging-free store. If you know what a Greißler (a small deli) is, you’ll understand what we mean when we say this Greißler is the real deal – it’s familiar, friendly and has a back-to-basics kind of approach. You actually feel valued as a costumer here!
Alex picks his products carefully and with a human factor involved. It’s not just about who has the best quality or the best price, but it’s also about who he connects with on a human level. He loves sourcing his goods from the small farmers. Everything in store is fair-trade and organic, and all the other things you’d expect in an ethically clean shopping trip. All things are loose here, so you can either bring your own mason jars, glasses and jute bags, or you can get jars, or paper bags for free in store – no strings attached.
The other cool thing about Der Greißler is their WhatsApp service on which you’ll be updated on when the super fresh stuff arrives in store. Like the extra fresh punnet of strawberries you want for that pie you’re planning to bake us (wink, wink)
One very cool feature of this store… When there’s food in store that is in danger of going off, its put in the food sharing fridge before its too late where everything is up for grabs, for free. This makes so much more sense than something going off, we’d say.
You can also sit down in store for a coffee or a glass of wine – and a chat with the owner, of course!
We recommend… try the dried strawberries covered in dark chocolate!