DAY 12 – Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad

A visit to the European delicatessen, TIP TOP MEATS, in Carlsbad will amaze you.

TIP TOP MEATS has been around since 1967, and offers a wonderful array of packaged products from Europe as well as a huge selection of meats (beef, pork, veal) and poultry (chicken, turkey).

Want ostrich? Got it.

Buffalo? Got it

Are sausages a fave of yours? They have lots of them, too.

Admittedly some meats are frozen but there probably isn’t much you could want that you won’t find at TIP TOP MEATS. This place reminds me of the markets in Europe with shelves and shelves of products from many European countries – sweets, pasta, canned products, meats, cheeses…the list goes on and on.

They also have a small restaurant with dining in and out, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with classics like meatloaf, sauerbraten, schnitzel, and chicken cordon bleu, as well as take-out.

Tip Top Meats is very popular and always seems to be buzzing with people shopping or dining. Prices are very fair and the food is good. Check it out if you haven’t been there.


6118 Paseo del Norte (just south of Palomar Airport Road)

Carlsbad CA 92009

(760) 438-2620