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Where to Buy German Food Online (+ Gift Basket Ideas)

If you’ve ever lived or traveled in Germany, one of the things you probably miss the most is the food. I sure do – that’s one reason I make so many German desserts!

But there are certain German food items you just can’t make from scratch at home. 

Over the years I’ve been back in the US, I’ve hunted for my favorite sweet and savory German foods. I don’t have a German shop near me but I have found some things at Trader Joe’s (cherries), Aldi (Christmas cookies), and yummy Brötchen and pastries at our local German bakery.

But there are still so many things I can’t find. That’s when I turn to Amazon. It’s like having my own German store at my fingertips. It’s a great place to find German groceries and products online.  

My husband and I order so much from Amazon these days, so it’s super convenient for us to order the German items that I can’t find where we live.

I was surprised by how many German products there are on Amazon, such as bread, salad dressing, candy, chocolate, paprika flavored potato chips, and so much more. You can even buy fresh pretzels (or a mix to make your own) cheese, and sausage

I decided to create a list of German food online to make it easy for both me and you to find what you’re looking for. ?I also put together a few German food gift basket ideas because how fun would it be to receive a basket of delightful German items for a birthday, anniversary, Mother’s or Father’s Day or other holiday? 

Guten Appetit! 

German Food Gift Basket Ideas:

#1 – Kaffee und Kuchen (Coffee and Cake) 

For the perfect Kaffeepause! 

#2 – German Cake Mix Sampler 

Perfect for German cake lovers! 

#3 – Traditional German Dinner 

For the perfect Abendessen!

#4 – German Condiments Sampler 

Perfect for Wurst lovers!

#5 – German Chocolate Sampler 

Perfect for chocolate lovers! 

#6 – Best German Snacks

Perfect for satisfying your munchies, German style! 


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Tuesday 1st of March 2022

We use tahedl herzhaft wurzig a lot in cooking but we are just about all out, we can not find a source to purchase it from. Do you know where we can order this spice blend. Thank you for your help.

Cate, International Desserts Blog

Thursday 10th of March 2022

I just did a little searching and didn't find it anywhere. Have you asked the online shops that sell German food? They might be able to source it for you!

LaLoni Kromer

Sunday 15th of November 2020

I’m looking for the packs of Lebkuchen mix. I would buy it when I lived in Germany to make my Lebkuchen house. I also need the sugar packs and baking powder packs. Or if you can tell me the amount of sugar and baking powder if it’s the same here in USA.

Cate, International Desserts Blog

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

I've looked around and haven't found any packs of Lebkuchen mix, unfortunately. But I will have a Lebkuchen recipe on the site very soon! And I did find this Hexenhaus kit on Amazon -

For the other items - you should be able to just use regular baking powder instead of the packs and you can easily make vanilla sugar at home if you can't buy the packets (I assume that's what you're referring to by sugar packs?). I have a vanilla sugar recipe/tutorial here:

That said, you can buy packs of baking powder and vanilla sugar on Amazon!

Vanilla sugar: or (8g per packet) Baking powder: (14g per packet)

Hope that helps! :)

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