The Foods of Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is the world's largest festival and some of the best traditional and non-traditional German foods in the world are served at its tents and restaurants.
To help you make the most of your visit to Oktoberfest in Munich, we made a list of some of the best foods at the festival:
Zur Bratwurst serves up some of the festivals best bratwurst.
Weisswurst or white sausage - is made from veal and back bacon! It usually has lemon, parsley, mace, onions, ginger and cardamom and is boiled instead of grilled. This traditional breakfast sausage is meant to be peeled, which can be a little tricky for a novice.
For the best Currywurst - spicy German sausage in a rich tomato-curry - stop by Bergwolf, a late night cafe.
Sauerkraut. If you aren't eating this already, we don't know what to tell you.
Bavarian style Soft Pretzels with mustard - these are everywhere - in part because there may be nothing better to pair with a beer.
Roast Chicken and Roast Duck, an Oktoberfest staple, often butter basted, these birds come with tasty sauces and sides like potato-dumplings and red cabbage salad. Go to Wildmoser, Ammer’s, Heimer’s and/or Poschner’s for some of the festival's best.
Munchner Knodelei provides festival goers with an epic amount of dumplings. Check out the spicy dumplings with cheese, mushrooms or both, the dumplings with spinach or beetroot and finish your dumpling-fest off with a sweet banana-dumpling.
Take a break from meat and beer at Feisinger's, where cheese lovers should indulge in some raclette and wine.
Steckerlfisch is a delicacy not to be missed. It is freshly grilled Mackarel on a stick and our favorite is served at Fischer-Vroni.
Wurstsalat is sausage salad worth trying. It may not look appetizing, but it is usually smothered with vinegar, oil and onions and it can be quite tasty. It should be easy to find.
Oxen are versatile animals in life and in food form... Visit Ochsenbraterei and be wowed by the various oxen based options, including Oxtail.
Spanferkel or Roast Suckling Pig is top notch at Schützen-Festzelt.
The Wildstuben specialize in a wide variety of Venison dishes.
Schweinshaxe - roasted pork knuckles (often served with potatoes and sauerkraut) are one of the hottest sellers at Oktoberfest food stands and are worth a try.
Inside the Café Mohrenkopf tent you will find some of the festivals best cakes and pies. Try the “Mohrenkopf”, a small chocolate-glazed cream cake with a cup of Dallmayr coffee, one Germany's most famous.
Rischart, one of Munich's most renowned bakeries, runs Cafe Kaiserschmarrn, where pastry lovers will be in heaven.
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Lebkuchenherz - the Giant German Gingerbread Hearts - need we say more?