Renowned brands such as Koenemann, Bende, and Stieglmeier have a place next to Gene’s homemade label to offer the widest array choices to our customers. Daily delicacies from our kitchen include cabbage rolls, schnitzel, spicy Hungarian goulash, blintzes, stuffed duck, grilled sausages, and much more.
With over 40 years of experience in all aspects of meat cutting, Gene’s goes out of our way to provide you with only the highest quality of meats. We strive to source our beef, pork, poultry and veal from animals that are bred on natural pastures. For example: our premium-grade grass-fed certified organic beef comes from Uruguay and is always hormone and anti-biotic free. Our experienced and highly-trained butchers are happy to custom cut your meat selection as you like it. And they can even provide exceptional cooking tips! In addition, our frozen meat section boasts in season game from wild boar and bison to ostrich and rabbit. Don’t forget to check out our fresh bratwurst section featuring over 10 different varieties just waiting to meet your grill.
Our shelves are filled with hard-to-find imported specialties. Our specialities range from the sweet: fruit-shaped marzipan baskets, Dutch chocolate clogs, pflaumenmuss, and elderberry syrup; to the savory: harzerkase, lefse bread, farmer’s spaetzle, smoked fish, and cured herring in jars. Some of our more popular specialty items include mustard in tubes and deliciously smelly German limburger. The scents of Hachez, Niederreger, Milka, Lindt, Brandt, Vosges, Valor, and Kinder chocolates perfume our extensive chocolate aisle year round. Our shoppers’ baskets quickly fill with dozens of imported cookies from Bahlsen, Schlunder, Gullon, Wedel and brightly colored packages of Haribo gummis.
Grocery, Dairy & Produce
Gene’s is the destination for all your daily cooking needs, but with a twist… you won’t find the ordinary brand. Our products and ingredients include butter from France, feta from Bulgaria, peaches from Lehman’s Michigan farm, and milk from downstate Kilgus Farm. Palazzolo’s Maple Bacon gelato made with our own bacon bits trumps the usual pint of ice-cream. You’ll find dozens of authentic pastas and sauces from Italy, muesli from Switzerland, local organic honey made by Gene and his wife Alice, infused vinegars, oils, fish tins, teas, coffees, jams, and a floor-to-ceiling display of over 50 different mustards. Exploring our aisles and shelves is truly a culinary adventure.
Our pastry case filled with over 30 mouthwatering European pastries and cakes will stop you in your tracks. Breathe in the aromas of fresh baked breads, pretzels, Portuguese rustic rolls, and ciabatta. Pick up a box of buttery kolaczki or chrusciki or a fresh-baked poppy seed cake to enjoy with your morning coffee.
Liquor, Beer & Wine
Check out our 200+ rotating single bottle beer selection featuring imported European beers as well as local craft brewers. Single bottle not enough? Pick up an imported 1.3 gallon keg or a Russian 2 liter bottle. Our expanding wine selection caters to your simple dinner at home as well as that special occasion. Our varieties include dessert wines, ice wines, red wines, white wines, champagnes, proseccos, cavas, and roses from all corners of the globe. Imported liquers such as Apfelwien, Obstler, Polish Mead, Willams Birne, Kruskovac, Absinthe, and Krupnik are always available.
Make Gene’s your Old World European Christmas store. Stock up on holiday items such as Dallmayr coffee tins, imported German stollen and lebkuchen, baker’s fresh baumkuchen, chocolate ornaments, and marzipan loaves. Brighten your holiday dishes with imported European dried mushrooms and give yourself that holiday glow with Glühwein!
Our Easter season celebrates tradition with our Easter smoked hams, butter lambs and cakes, imported hand-painted Easter eggs, and gift bunnies, chicks, and eggs. Try our homemade Easter borscht, Easter sausage, and our own creamy Easter horseradish with egg yolk, which is only available during Easter time. During Lent, be sure to visit our Lenten fresh fish counter to get your fresh catch of the week.
Can’t find the item you are looking for, please let us know and we will do our best to find it. If you are searching for it, most likely another shopper is too! Visit our suggestion mailbox at the front of the store or drop us an email!