Thank you for visiting The Taste of With every purchase you will make a difference and support the content of our educational website, as well as various non-profit institutions dedicated to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the culinary arts, food science and healthy eating habits.

Our mission is to offer our customers in North America new, premium, or innovative specialty foods and beverages as well as useful household items from Germany and other European countries. We help primarily small and mid-size artisanal manufacturers gain access to the North American marketplace, create awareness for their products and enable our shoppers to try and evaluate new products at relatively low cost.

The product assortments offered on The Taste of are carefully selected from unique products and quality brands in different categories. We work with a variety of well-reputed importers and distributors in the US who will ship your purchases directly to your home or store. Some products and brands are only available in limited editions or quantities.

Our educational website contains over 900 pages of recipes, a guide to German food and beverages, lists of all German brands available in North America in 14 different categories, lists of specialty food retailers and restaurants in all 50 states and provinces in the USA and Canada, and locations of the major Oktoberfest and Christmas markets on this continent. In addition, you can also improve your language skills through the German expressions and translations contained in many articles.

The Taste of and are owned and managed by CMA German Foods, which is an independent retailer and trade promotion agency that works on behalf of German and European exporters and their US and Canadian import partners. The mission of CMA German Foods is to foster and facilitate transatlantic trade of specialty foods and beverages from small, artisanal producers and to promote ethical, safe and sustainable business practices.

Discover the authentic Taste of Germany and introduce our delicious assortments to friends at parties or during special celebrations. Create joy with a gift for your loved ones. Or simply indulge yourself and with a “sense-sational” experience.

We’re located at 719 Sixth Street NW, Washington DC, 20001. Please feel free to contact us at or call 1-800-881-6419.

Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again soon.


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