No celebration is complete without food and next summer’s BreyerFest took inspiration from many of the delicious treats found in Germany. While there are so many yummy foods, sweets, and dishes to explore we will be looking at some of the popular treats you can find at the biggest party of the year, Oktoberfest!
Though Oktoberfest is known worldwide for its incredible selection and variety of craft beers, you can also find some great food to try that will give you a taste of Bavaria and the rest of Germany.
The pretzel (brezel) is one of the most popular treats at Oktoberfest. The soft, salty treat pairs well with any beer and ranges from the size of your hand to the size of your face!
Oktoberfest is a potato lover’s dream! In one place you can try this popular food in many forms. The fan favorite would be the potato pancakes (kartoffelpuffer), but one can also try potato salads, fried potatoes, and potato dumplings.
Bratwurst is a popular choice for anyone wanting an authentic German experience. This delicious sausage can be enjoyed alone or piled high with sauerkraut. Along with Bratwurst, there are many other popular sausages to try such as weisswurst, frankfurter, knockwurst, or currywurst.
Spaetzle, a popular egg noodle dish, is served at almost every tent. Children can enjoy buttered spaetzle, while those wanting a little more flavor can try the popular Käsespaetzle, spaetzle with cheese usually topped with caramelized onions. Easy to make and enjoy this delicious dish is always a crowd favorite.
Apple Strudel (Apfelstrudel) is a delicious warm flaky pastry filled with a sweet apple filling. Served with vanilla sauce or ice cream this popular desert will satisfy any sweet tooth. Along with the apple strudel one would be able to find this yummy pastry filled with cherry, raisins, or apricot fillings, as well as some savory options filled with cabbage, potatoes, or event meats.
Smelling the booth from a mile away the line for the Roasted Almonds (Gebrannte Mandeln) is always a long one. The delicious sugar coated almonds will have you coming back for more!
One can’t leave Oktoberfest without a Gingerbread Heart (Lebkuckenhertz). This fun heart shaped cookie is always brightly decorated with fun designs and phrases like, “I love you” (Ich liebe dich), “Kiss Me” (Küss mich), “Little Rascal” (Lausbub), or “Princess” (Prinzessin). Keep this as a treat for yourself or give it to the one you love!
Keep your eyes on the BreyerFest Blog – we’ve got more inspiration coming your way later this week!
November 16, 2021
Reviewing these foods brought back wonderful memories of our time stationed in Germany. Less crowded and more intimate were the smaller fests in all the towns and villages in Bavaria.
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November 16, 2021
LOOKS SOOOO YUMMY!