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Published June 3rd 2012
A new type of shop opened in Perth earlier this year and it is proving to be a big hit. It's a sausage shop selling top quality local sausages, fresh baby baguettes, fresh salads made to order and a whole assortment of other delicious foods and European smallgoods. At Snags and Sons in Leederville you can get a gourmet hot dog or for bekkie - a bacon butty or a sausage sanger.
Snags and Sons has a range of top WA meat products - free range Linley Valley pork sausages, Amelia Park lamb and beef sausages, free range chicken snags by Mt Barker Chicken, Chittering Valley venison snags, Elmars Plantagenet bratwurst and organic Blackwood Valley beef. For vegetarians there's a Margaret River tempeh sausage with lupin and barley.
If you have sweet tooth they have an assortment of pastries and other yummy things like Glamingtons, Eccles cakes and lemon curd tarts.
Next to the front counter there are two frying pans on a cooktop, one for sausages and one for fried onions. It's like an indoor Sausage Sizzle and the smell is divine. Then there are the salads on display, ready for you to take-away, but for customers who wish to dine in, salads are made to order by the staff at the counter.
On the menu at Snags and Sons you will find locally made kransky, bratwurst, boerwors, Toulouse pork, red curry sausage and much, much more.
One really good thing about Snags and Sons - everything on the menu is less than $12.00. The grilled Italian sausage served with mustard fruits, lemon & rocket is $6.00, the Linley Valley Toulouse pork sausage with oven baked brie, caramelised onions and rocket in a baguette is $8.00 and the Chittering Valley venison snag in a baguette with horseradish cream, beetroot relish, apple and ginger jam and rocket is $9.00.
The fresh buns are toasty, warm, soft and chewy and the sausages are really tasty and absolutely outstanding. If you choose to, you can get a no-bun snag on a stick for $2.00 less.
There are plenty of other alternatives on the menu such as the oven baked potato with Swiss cheese, candied bacon, sour cream & spring onion for $6.00 or the BBQ baked beans with spinach and tomato for $5.00.
On the weekends, after a big Friday or Saturday night out, there is an early-bird special called 'Gotta-av-it'. For $12.00 you get a Sausage or Bacon Baguette, a local organic juice, a Berocca and a cold flannel.
Unfortunately there is no coffee, but you can add a cup of tea to your meal for an extra dollar – just grab one of the assorted mugs and make your own cuppa at the tea station.
Snags and Sons is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week - 11am to 9pm Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 11pm Friday and Saturday.