What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

As soon as I knew I was going to visit the capital of Bavaria in Germany, I started researching where and what to eat in Munich. Certainly, the city is one of the funniest in Germany for a gourmet tour. The options are countless, from street delights and markets to the most sophisticated restaurants. Munich is famous for its biergärten (beer gardens) which are great places to sample beer. typical dishes of bavarian cuisine. To try everything in the same place, visit the unmissable market Viktualienmarkt (Gastronomic heart of Munich) or in the elegant Dallymarayr Delicatessen.




Bavarian German cuisine has heavier foods: pork, veal, potatoes and lots of sausages. All well seasoned and asking for one of the top six local beer brands: Hofbräu, AugustiniansHacker-pschorrSpade, Paulaner, e Löwenbrau. the brewery Hofbräuhaus ea Augustiner (the oldest in operation) are the most famous in Munich.

What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

Viktualienmarkt – where you can sample everything from typical Bavarian cuisine to international specialties

What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

Sausages are a classic in Germany, always!

 

1. Weißwurst or Weißwurst

White sausage served with sweet mustard!
Where to eat: at Viktualienmarkt, Donisl restaurant and several breweries

One of the icons of Bavarian cuisine is the white sausage, made from veal. It even has a time to be tasted: it is usually served at the typical Bavarian breakfast, which takes place mainly on weekends around 11 am. Legend has it that the sausage must be eaten until noon as you cannot hear the church bells.




How to eat the sausage: do not forget to remove the skin and put the typical mustard from the region, which is delicious and sweet. It can also be served with a pretzel (or brezel in German)

What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

Typical Munich mustard that I bought at Viktualienmarkt and it's wonderful!

Tip:

also try the sausage version in the salad, the Bavarian Sausage Salad, present in most menus of breweries and restaurants.

Other sausages:

There are other types of sausage famous in Munich and Germany, but the Weisswürst it is the most traditional. I like it too there currywurst (a Berlin icon but served). It is usually served with fries and the sausage is in a red curried and slightly spicy sauce. In addition to currywürst, you will also find the tasty Nuremberg Bratwurst, a small sausage served with crispy white bread similar to our French bread. 

What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

this white sausage salad from the Donisl restaurant in Munich is AWESOME – go for it!

 

2. Broke e Prezel

Bread and Pretzel
Where to eat: in bakeries spread across Munich and in breweries. at Hofbräuhaus serving a giant pretzel!

Throughout Germany, bread is a serious matter and I love it. Delicious, fragrant and unbeatable. They are largely whole grain and full of grains, I love them. But in this region of Germany, the white Pretzel (in German, brezel) is one of the symbols of Bavarian cuisine. Always present in beer gardens and breweries, this curling bread is sprinkled with coarse salt. You can also find this bread in bakeries and breakfast at your hotel in Munich.




What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria


3. Eisbein (Schweinshaxe)

the pork knee
Where to eat: Haxnbauer – considered the best restaurant in Munich for pork knuckles. It is located at 10 Sparkassenstraße (very close to Marienplatz). or in brewery Augustiner Bräu Wagner


Eisbein, baked or fried, is one of the great icons of traditional Bavarian cuisine and is served in many restaurants and beer halls in Munich. The similar Schäufele (pork shoulder) is a more typical dish from the Franconia region (in Munich's close neighbour, in Nuremberg!). Both are huge pieces of meat, with a crispy skin and juicy meat. Side dishes can be cabbage (Sauerkraut), boiled potato ball (Knödel) and potato salad.


What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

the window of the Haxnbauer restaurant that attracts the attention (and hunger!) of tourists with its pork knuckle skewer.

 

4. Coffee and cake e sobremesas

Pies/cake and coffee – and desserts
Onde provar: near Café Maelu, Rischart  (near Marienplatz), at the emporium and delicatessen Dallmayr (which has a space just for cakes and coffee)

Like every German, in the afternoon Munich also celebrates hora do bolo com café “Coffee and cake” .  And there are several cafes and bakeries to try both desserts and a good coffee with cake.


What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

sweets from cafe Maelu in Munich

What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

pies and cakes delicatessen Munich's Dallmayr – a gourmet temple

german sweets

As german desserts and sweets they are not very loaded in sugar. Many carry spices or apples, like the famous apfelstrudel. A sweet Bavarian dish that is worth trying in this region is, of Austrian origin. A typical sweet is bavarian cream, made from whipped cream, gelatin, egg yolks, vanilla and sugar.

What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

germknödel, dessert of Austrian origin and famous in Munich

What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

I love it: Kaiserschmarrn

5. Asparagus time


fresh white asparagus
Where to try it: Viktualienmarkt, Donisl restaurant and several breweries

During the spring (from April to June), this typical German delicacy is offered fresh in several markets and restaurant menus as a side dish and even a main dish. For me, it was one of the most special flavors of the trip. Try it a thousand times if you have the chance. The most classic form and served in several restaurants is with hollandaise sauce and raw ham.

What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

 

 TO DRINK: tos Beers of Munich

Taste Munich's top 6 beer brands are: Hofbräu, AugustiniansHacker-pschorrSpade, Paulaner, e Löwenbrau. the brewery Hofbräuhaus ea Augustiner (the oldest in operation) are the most famous in Munich. Another beer from Bavaria (produced 25 km from Munich) and with more than 500 years of tradition that is worth the visit and toast and the Ayinger Brewery (which is in front of the celebrated Hofbräuhaus.


the Riesling wine

Bavaria is not just about beer. The white German Riesling wine is very popular to accompany dishes in restaurants or during happy hours.

What to eat in Munich: 5 foods to get a taste of Bavaria

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