I know I haven’t posted in a while and Christmas is already over but I still have to post at least one Christmas related blog post. Otherwise I will have to publish this a year from now and you know how slow I am with actually finishing a blog post.
If you know me then you also know that Christmas in probably my least favourite time of the year, also partly due to the fact that I can not stand cold weather. And where I live right now it is cold during Christmas time. But one thing that I do like about this time of the year is the amount of Christmas Markets that open up all around Germany.
In general, Christmas Markets are super overpriced and while they sell a lot of stuff that I probably would not buy at a Christmas market, such as candles or pans, they do sell some nice food items. And some of them are actually harder to find throughout the rest of the year. Therefore, I have made a small list of 10 foods to eat at a Germany Christmas Market.
This list does not only include traditional German food but also foreign dishes that you can generally find at bigger Christmas Markets in Germany. Let’s go!
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1. Bratwurst/ Feuerwurst
Now this would be something typical German. I’m sure you have heard of Bratwurst, which are typical German sausages, and Feuerwurst (“fire sausage”) is just the more spicy version of it.
At every Christmas market you will usually find at least two or three sausage stands. They always come in a bread bun and prices vary based on type of sausage or location.
Price: Around 3.50€ to 4.50€
2. Fried Brokkoli/ Cauliflower
Now this is new for me as well, I think this is the first year that I have actually heard of fried broccoli being a thing. But then again I have usually been abroad over the past couple of years so it might have been there for a while. They also have fried mushrooms I believe and fried cauliflower.
These deep-fried Hungarian doughs are commonly found on not only Christmas Markets but also other markets such as during carnival time. You can usually choose between yoghurt and garlic source and then add other topics such as cheese or ham.
Price: 4.50€ for Lángos with garlic sauce and cheese. 4€ for only cheese.
4. Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer or Reibekuchen)
Apart from sausages and Lángos, you will also find these typical German potato Pancakes on most Christmas markets. They are usually served with apple sauce and are famous (but quiet greasy) finger food.
5. Roasted chestnuts (Heiße Maroni)
Roasted chestnuts are one of my favourite foods to eat at a German Christmas market. Make sure to eat them while they are still hot as otherwise they might be difficult to peel. In the winter months there are also a popular street food to eat in Germany and you can also find them in places other than the Christmas market.
I’ve also eaten some in Serbia, Austria or Slovakia, so you can also find these on a lot of different Christmas markets around Europe.
6. Candied Almonds (Gebrannte Mandeln)
This is where most of my money usually goes. Because these small almonds are super expensive but so good. They will usually come in 100g or 200g bags. Apart from the standard candied almonds, they also have other flavours such as Oreo or Nutella which you should definitely try.
Price: 3.50€ to 4.50€ for 100g.
A typical German food served with Sauerkraut. I never actually see a lot of people choosing to eat Schupfnudel as the food to eat a at German Christmas market, maybe mostly due to the fact that it can be easily done at home. But definitely a most try for tourists coming to Germany if you don’t usually make them at home.
If you don’t feel like eating sausages or Lángos or fries then usually you can also find a variety of different baguette. Nothing really special but they usually come with a lot of different topics.
Not German but I have not yet seen a German Christmas market where they did not sell crêpe. Other than the standard one with sugar and cinnamon you can also get crêpe with cheese or Nutella or whatever else they are selling. I always also like to eat the ones with banana and Nutella.
Price: 3€ for a crêpe with Kinder chocolate
10. Chocolate covered Fruits
And finally after eating your way through the Christmas market, you might want to have some chocolate covered fruits as dessert. These usually come with white, milk or dark chocolate and common fruits are bananas, apples, grapes or strawberries.
Price: 3€ for a chocolate covered banana, 4€ for strawberries
FYI: I’ve taken the prices based on the Christmas Market in my city and I believe prices will be quite similar all around Germany but bear in mind that they can vary based on where exactly you are.
And here were 10 foods to eat at a German Christmas Market. Which of these food have you tried or you would like to try? Have you ever been to a German Christmas Market and which was you favourite one you have been to?
Let me know in the comments
Talk to you soon x
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