The Dallmayr delicatessen in the heart of Munich is one of the most beautiful traditional shops in the world.
The first mention of a shop in Dienerstraße dates back to around 1700. But it took another 170 years before the merchant Alois Dallmayr took it over and specialised in colonial goods. Eventually, the Randlkofer family bought the shop - still the owner and manager today. And although the shop has only been running under the name for thirty years, "Dallmayr" has already established itself in Munich, so the family keeps the name.
Anton Randlkofer dies only two years after the takeover, but his wife Therese Randlkofer has many innovative ideas that make Dallmayr unique. Like the "Stadtküche", the forerunner of today's catering, which Dallmayr still uses for events. Even back then, upper middle-class families could have their food delivered to their homes here. After a short time, Dallmayr has become one of the best delicatessen houses in Europe.
Around 1900, Dallmayr was awarded the title of Royal Bavarian Purveyor to the Court. The German imperial court and 14 other European princes and royal houses also placed orders with the Munich-based delicatessen specialist. To this day, the shop in Munich's old town remains one of the city's top addresses for culinary delights.
The range includes Bavarian and international specialities, which are stylishly presented in the numerous delicatessen departments. You can find rare full moon sardines to the unusual whiskey from Japan. But there are also many regional products and everyday foods of a high standard. And then, of course, there is the coffee that Dallmayr has had in its range since the 1930s and which has made the company quite famous.
The delicatessen house in Dienerstraße comprises several floors: On the ground floor are the fresh food counters as well as the deli counter with take-away food and the famous shopping paradise with coffee, spirits and chocolates. You can also enjoy fresh fish in the newly designed Bar & Grill. On the first floor you will find the in-house café, a gift department and the two-star Alois restaurant.
Also interesting: Where exactly do all the delicacies come from? How does Dallmayr find the most attractive cheeses and the tastiest types of fish? Stefan Weiß, the head buyer at Dallmayr, tells us about the hunt for choice delicacies.