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We are definitely a foodie family! We enjoy trying local delicacies in all the places we travel to. In fact, trying certain foods is usually part of our travel itinerary! I kid you not! So during our visits to Germany, our family set out to try as many of the best German foods as we possibly could.
Considering I come from a German family, I already had a pretty good head start on this list! But Hubby and the kids needed to catch up. We also had a lot of help from a friend in Germany, who was able to either accompany us or at least point us in the right direction!
Meal Structure in Germany
Before we dive into our list of 40 of the best German foods you need to try, I thought I would give a little background on how German people eat.
Like most North Americans, Germans eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. What those meals look like, however, is different from what we are used to.
Breakfast in Germany, or Frühstück, almost always includes a hot drink such as tea or coffee. Breakfasts tend to be on the heavier side, unlike what we are accustomed to at home in Canada.
The meal usually starts with some bread or rolls, which are served with spreads such as butter, jam, and marmalade. Sausage, eggs, cheese, bacon and potato pancakes are also common breakfast items.
Cereal, especially muesli, or yogurt and fruit are becoming more popular in Germany, especially with the more health-conscious younger generation. A glass of orange juice rounds out the breakfast.
But Germans don’t stop there! A second breakfast, known as Pausenbrot or a Zweites Frühstück, is common in Germany, especially for students. This second breakfast is more like a snack and often consists of a small sandwich or some fruit.
Lunch, or Mittagessen, is usually eaten between 12 pm and 2 pm. Traditionally, Germans enjoy their main cooked meal for lunch rather than dinner, though this trend seems to be slowly shifting.
Lunch is always hot, and will usually consist of meat or fish, served with potatoes, rice or German noodles, as well as vegetables and sometimes rolls.
Germans working in the city, or those too busy to go to a restaurant or home for lunch, will often search for hot take-out options, rather than a cold sandwich. This is why dishes like Currywurst or Schnitzel have become so popular! These foods are hot, readily available, and inexpensive.
Kaffee und Kuchen
Although Germans partake in a large lunch, sometimes after having had a two-tier breakfast, they still look forward to their coffee break! A couple of hours after lunch, Germans traditionally sit down for coffee and cake (Kaffee und Kuchen).
This was a daily tradition I loved as a child! Homemade cakes, or fresh pastries from the local bakery, would be served along with a nice cup of coffee. Even as a young child, I was allowed a cup of coffee, albeit it was decaffeinated!
The last meal of the day is dinner or Abendessen. This cold buffet-style meal is usually served in the early evening around 6 or 7 pm and is eaten as a family.
Following a hearty lunch, Germans traditionally enjoy a lighter dinner. Bread, hams, sausages, cheeses, and pickles are all common choices. In the winter, this may also include soup.
Many adults will enjoy a beer with their evening meal.
40 of the Best German Foods You Need to Try
Now, let’s dive into some of the more traditional foods that are still eaten by Germans today. Many of these dishes are popular with tourists, while others are more likely to be found on family dinner tables all through the country.
Best German Foods – Main Courses
Many of these meat dishes are popular in German restaurants all over the world.
Bratwurst is a cornerstone of German cuisine! These pork or veal sausages are usually fried or grilled, and are typically served in a bread roll, with potato salad or alongside some sauerkraut or onions.
Bratwurst is fresh, linked sausage usually containing spices like ginger, nutmeg, coriander, or caraway. With more than 40 different types of German bratwursts, you are bound to find one you love!
Leberkäse is similar in texture and taste to bologna, but it’s often referred to as German meatloaf.
This traditional German dish is made from ground meat, such as corned beef, pork liver and bacon, and is flavoured with onions. The Leberkässe is then baked into a meatloaf, producing a crispy crust on the outside, while the inside remains juicy and pink.
Leberkässe can be served either hot or cold and can be paired with sweet mustard and stuffed into a bread roll. Similar to Spam, Germans also like to fry the slices of meatloaf in a pan and consume it as a quick snack.
This was one dish on our list of the best German foods, that I did NOT enjoy! Described by locals as ‘meatloaf,’ Hubby and I were expecting North American meatloaf!
Instead, the Spam-like dish we were presented with, was quite salty, and not at all appealing to us! The kids, on the other hand, actually enjoyed it!
Although originally from Hungary, Goulash can be found throughout Germany. Goulash can be eaten as a soup, or more like a stew, alongside a side dish like Spätzle.
Goulash is typically made with thick pieces of beef meat that has been slow-cooked in a rich red wine sauce. Vegetables, potatoes, and spices like paprika are then added to the soft and tender meat.
Rouladen is literally rolled meat. This delicious blend of bacon, onions, mustard and pickles, wrapped together in thin sliced beef or veal, is usually served with gravy, potato dumplings, mashed potato and pickled red cabbage.
Rouladen is one of the more elegant meals on our list of German foods. It is definitely one of those meals, that is impressive enough to serve on special occasions, but is also a staple of family dinners.
In Germany, Schnitzel refers to a piece of tenderized meat (such as chicken, beef, veal, or pork), that is covered in egg, flour, and breadcrumbs, before frying it in oil.
Schnitzel is a staple of most traditional German restaurants. Traditional schnitzel is either served with a lemon wedge or comes laden in sauce. Spätzle or kartoffelsalad are typical accompaniments.
Fun Fact: “Wienerschnitzel” is actually a geographically protected term in Germany and Austria, where the dish can only be made with veal.
Schnitzel is definitely at the top of my list of the best German foods you need to try. And because it is so popular, you can easily find this dish pretty much anywhere! We enjoyed trying several variations, but we all preferred the plain veal cutlet served with lemon (rather than sauce).
Schweinshaxe refers to a whole pork knuckle, that is roasted for hours until it is thoroughly cooked, and the skin becomes golden brown and crispy. This dish is popular in the southern parts of Germany, particularly in Bavaria.
In the northern parts of Germany, the dish is referred to as Eisbein, and is cured or pickled, before it is boiled. We tried both versions while touring Germany, and definitely preferred the Bavarian roasted version.
Traditionally, Schweinshaxe is always made from the part of the leg, that is attached to the pig’s foot. It is usually served with knödel (dumplings), a generous serving of sauerkraut, and a nice cold beer!
Pork knuckles are definitely a staple in traditional German cuisine, especially when it comes to Oktoberfest! You would be hard-pressed to find a Bavarian Beer hall that did NOT have this delicious dish on their menu!
Sauerbraten is a classic German comfort food. It literally translates to ‘sour roast,’ and is essentially a pot roast that’s slow-cooked and packed with flavour.
The sour part refers to the fact that the meat is marinated in a vinegar-based sauce, along with spices and seasonings, for days or even weeks.
The meat is then slow-roasted and usually served with noodles, dumplings, or potatoes.
Knockwurst is a short, fat sausage, that is usually made from ground pork and veal. The sausage is pre-boiled, heavily seasoned with garlic, and tends to be on the fattier side.
The name comes from the word knacken, which means “to crack”. Unlike bratwurst and other similar sausages, knackwurst’s casing becomes extra crispy when heated. This gives the Knackwurst a specific cracking sound when you cut into it.
Knackwurst is usually served with sauerkraut, potato salad, pickles, and mustard. A glass of cold German beer on the side is also a great option!
Weisswurst, or white sausage, is a Bavarian breakfast staple. These white-coloured sausages are made from minced veal and bacon and then seasoned with parsley, lemon, onions, ginger, and cardamom.
Weisswurst is cooked in water and then served in a bowl of warm water. The sausage casings are then removed prior to eating.
Weisswurst is traditionally eaten for breakfast, or a mid-morning snack, and is eaten with sweet mustard and pretzels (and maybe even a cold beer).
Originally from Turkey, Döner Kebab is a common street food in Germany. It features a pita packed full of rotisserie meat sliced off a vertical spit, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and a garlicky yogurt sauce.
Rumour has it, this dish is so popular in Germany, that there are actually more kebab stands in Berlin than there are in Istanbul! True or not, they are delicious and a must-try when out in the city.
Currywurst is one of Germany’s most popular sausage-based street foods and the dish that the city of Berlin is known for. And although you can find this delicious food all over, it is not a dish that Germans eat at home.
Currywurst is a grilled sausage that has been smothered in a special curry ketchup and then topped with curry powder.
Spätzle, or German Egg Noodles, are my number one choice on our list of the best German foods that you need to try! To me, it is the ultimate comfort food and will always remind me of my Oma. Someday I will perfect making this dish in the traditional, old-school way that she used to make it!
Originating from Baden-Württemberg, this Swabian dish is traditionally served as an accompaniment to meat dishes or added to soups to make them more hearty. Spätzle can be eaten plain or with gravy.
My favourite way to eat Spätzle is with linsen (lentils). This was how my family served it, and how I make it for my kids. We enjoyed sampling different versions of this comfort food, in various restaurants throughout Stuttgart.
Käsespätzle is the German version of macaroni and cheese and is made by layering Spätzle with grated cheese, before being topped with fried onion. The most common version of the dish, uses Gruyère cheese, although Emmental or Swiss can also be substituted.
Käsespätzle is usually served with a salad, or applesauce, and is a huge hit with our kids!
Maultaschen are a larger version of ravioli. Originally from Swabia in eastern Baden-Württemberg, these palm-sized square pockets of dough are definitely a comfort food for Germans.
Maultaschen can be sweet or savoury, and meaty or vegetarian. The most traditional version of this pasta dish is a combination of minced meat, bread crumbs, onion and spinach all contained in a light dough.
Schwäbische Maultaschen is a hearty dish, ideal for cold winter months. The pasta is usually prepared in one of three ways: sliced and fried with eggs, simmered in broth, or topped with onions and butter.
This is one of my favourite items on our list of the best German foods, perhaps because it is a perfect combination of my German/Italian heritage… but more likely because they are absolutely delicious!!
Flammkuchen is basically a cross between flatbread and pizza. Bread dough is thinly-rolled out into a rectangular shape. It is then traditionally topped with crème fraîche, thinly sliced onions and thin strips of fatty bacon.
The Flammkuchen, which translated means ‘Flame Cake,’ is then baked in a wood-fired oven. Referred to as German pizza, it is usually served with a cold beer!
Zwiebelkuchen, is a savoury onion pie that is pretty popular in Germany. The dish starts with a thin, buttery crust that is usually made with a yeast-based dough, and traditionally baked in a round deep-dish pan.
The pie is then filled with a combination of caramelized onions, smoky bacon, and a creamy mixture of eggs and sour cream. The pie is then seasoned with salt, pepper, and caraway seeds, giving the dish a deep and earthy flavour.
Griessbrei is a traditional German hot cereal, most often eaten at breakfast time. The dish is made with milk, semolina (durum wheat), and sugar.
The milk is heated, the semolina stirred in, and the mixture is then stirred until it becomes creamy and thick. Griessbrei is then flavoured with vanilla and cinnamon, and often served topped with fresh fruit.
I loved this dish as a kid, and still make it for my breakfast today!
Best German Foods – Side Dishes
Germans love their bread! And Pumpernickel is probably the most German of all bread.
I loved visiting the bakeries in the morning, just to smell that heavenly aroma of freshly baked bread! And with so many varieties to choose from, you were bound to find one or six, that you loved!
That being said, one of my favourites, is Pumpernickel. Although I don’t have too much trouble finding Pumpernickel in Canada, under the European Union law, authentic Westphalian pumpernickel can only be made in Germany.
Pumpernickel is a type of dark rye bread, made from a fermented sourdough starter. This gives the bread a bit of a tangy taste, as well as contributes to its health benefits.
The reason pumpernickel tastes different from rye bread, is that traditional German bread is slowly baked for up to 24 hours at a low temperature. This results in a sweet, dark chocolate, coffee-flavoured bread, with a gorgeous dark brown colour.
Bretzel, or soft pretzels, are sold in pretty much every bakery in Germany. They are, without a doubt, one of our family’s favourite items on this list of the best German foods.
Traditional Bavarian Brezel are made by twisting a long strip of dough into a knot, then boiling the dough. The dough is then dipped in a lye solution before baking. This process produces a nice, crispy brown exterior, with a super-soft interior.
Served fresh, a Bretzel is often served covered in cheese or paired with mustard. They are more commonly served split and filled with butter alone, or with butter and Schnittlauch (chives). Deelish!
A Kartoffelpuffer is a fried pancake made from grated potatoes, egg, flour, onions and seasonings, similar to a North American hash brown. They are usually shaped into flat, round discs, and then pan-fried until golden and crispy.
Kartoffelpuffer are sometimes eaten with bacon and eggs for breakfast. However, they are also eaten for lunch and dinner alongside stews, grilled meat, and sausages.
Kartoffelpuffer are a restaurant staple, a homemade classic, and a popular street food snack. They can be topped with a variety of sweet or savoury condiments, such as sour cream, cottage cheese, apple sauce, or cinnamon.
Leberwurst, or liver sausage, is a spicy German sausage consisting of a combination of ground pork liver, onions, and spices.
There are different varieties of Leberwurst, however, all are spreadable and can be consumed uncooked. The consistency of Leberwurst is similar to a pattée.
Leberwurst is traditionally enjoyed alongside sauerkraut. However, it is also commonly eaten in sandwiches, where the Leberwurst is spread on bread and paired with cheese, mustard, and pickles.
The sausage is popular not just in Germany and Austria, but in many other countries such as Slovenia, Serbia, and Romania.
Easily found in Canada, my kids and I still regularly enjoy this for lunch in place of cold cuts.
Germans absolutely love their potatoes! So it’s not really a surprise that Knödel, or dumplings, are a common side dish to any meal. Also called Klöße, these dumplings are boiled, and come in a variety of sizes, depending on which restaurant you visit.
Kartoffelknödel are traditional German potato dumplings. These dumplings are made from cooked or raw potatoes, raw potatoes, beaten eggs, potato starch, cornstarch, or flour, and herbs such as chives or parsley.
Popular in Bavaria, Thuringia, and the Rhineland area, some Knödel are also stuffed with croutons, sauerkraut, or ham.
I will say this upfront – Sauerkraut is DEFINITELY an acquired taste! It wasn’t until adulthood, that I started to actually enjoy eating this German staple. My kids aren’t there yet, but they definitely inhaled the sauerkraut we found in a small deli in the Munich marketplace!
Sauerkraut, or sour fermented cabbage, is served warm and is enjoyed as an accompaniment to meat dishes. But, it is also found in casseroles and sandwiches.
Not to mention, Sauerkraut has the added benefit of being great for gut health!
Kartoffelsalat is a traditional German potato salad, that comes from the region of Swabia in Southern Germany. Unlike the North American mayonnaise-based salad, the German version usually consists of boiled and sliced potatoes, chopped onions, beef broth, white vinegar, oil, mild German mustard, sugar, and pepper.
Swabian potato salad is traditionally garnished with fresh chives on top, and it is mostly served alongside German sausages or meat dishes.
Fleischsalat, or meat salad, actually tastes better than it sounds! The dish is made with a mayonnaise base, mixed with bologna, pickles, tomatoes, and chives in a vinaigrette dressing. It really is good!
From April to late June, you’ll find spargel (asparagus) on every menu. The white variety, which is only available seasonally, is arguably Germany’s favourite vegetable!
The asparagus can be boiled or steamed and is served with Hollandaise sauce, melted butter or olive oil. In restaurants, you will find it wrapped in bacon, piled on schnitzel, made into a cream soup, or fried. The asparagus is also served with savoury pancakes, scrambled eggs or with young potatoes.
My favourite was the cream of asparagus soup. It was absolutely incredible! The taste of the white asparagus is different from the green. You absolutely have to give it a try!
Best German Foods – Desserts/Sweets
This traditional apple cake is a favourite German dessert. Unlike the apple strudel, the cake features a dense, buttery crust, and is topped with sliced or diced apples.
And depending on the region where it is served, the cake will either be dusted with cinnamon sugar, covered in crumbly streusel, or blanketed in vanilla-flavoured custard. And don’t worry, any of these options are completely delicious!
Apfelkuchen is usually enjoyed as a filling afternoon dessert, during Kaffee und Kuchen time!
27. Apfel Strudel
Unlike Apfelkuchen, Apfel Strudel is much lighter. It consists of a buttery, flaky pastry, that is filled with apples, and flavoured with sugar, cinnamon, and raisins.
Apfel Strudel is served dusted with powdered sugar, and then topped with vanilla ice cream or vanilla sauce.
28. Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, or Black Forest cake, is a sinfully delicious tort that originates from the southwest region of Germany, the Black Forest.
This popular German dessert features layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream, and cherries. The cake is then lavishly topped with more whipped cream, chocolate shavings and cherries.
Fun Fact: In order for the cake to be considered a true German Black Forest Cake, it must be made with a special Schwarzwälder Kirschwasser (Black Forest cherry brandy). The brandy is either brushed on the cake layers, mixed in with the whipped cream, or the cherries can be soaked in the brandy.
The Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte is not overly boozy, just lightly flavoured with the brandy. The cake is often enjoyed during Kaffee und Kuchen.
Stollen is a classic German dessert that is most commonly made during the Christmas season. This dessert is actually a dense and rich fruit bread that is prepared with a sweet and buttery yeast dough.
Stollen is usually spiced or lemon-flavoured and contains a variety of dried fruit, nuts and marzipan. The bread is most often shaped into an oblong loaf and covered in butter and powdered sugar.
Zwetschgenkuchen is a sheet cake made from yeast dough or shortcrust dough. The dough is then thinly spread onto a baking sheet and covered with pitted zwetschgen plums.
The Zwetschgenkuchen is usually served with a heaping scoop of schlagsahne (real whipped cream).
This seasonal treat can be found in bakeries all over Germany. It’s absolutely delicious too!
German-style cheesecake consists of a thin layer of shortcrust pastry, topped off with a creamy combination of quark cheese, eggs, and various fruit.
A truly authentic German cheesecake is light and airy, compared to the heavier North American version. Käsekuchen is usually dusted with powdered sugar, and served at Kaffee and Kuchen time.
Have I mentioned how delicious the Käsekuchen is? If desserts are your thing, this is one you don’t want to miss!
Lebkuchen, or the German version of gingerbread, is a favourite treat, especially around Christmas. The city of Nuremberg, in the Bavarian region of Germany, is credited for being the home of the best bakers of Lebkuchen.
Although this German dessert is similar in texture and taste to gingerbread, Lebkuchen is sweet and spicy and is traditionally baked on oblaten (thin wafers). The soft cookie is then glazed or coated with either dark chocolate or sugar icing.
Depending on where you purchase the Lebkuchen, different spices are used to give it that warm flavour. Spices like cloves, anise, nutmeg, coriander, and cardamom, are used, alongside different types of nuts or candied fruit.
If there’s one thing you’ll find at pretty much every German market, it’s Lebkuchen – especially around Christmas. German gingerbread is often found in the shape of a heart and decorated with icing and inscriptions.
Pfeffernüsse cookies are another traditional German Christmas cookie. Made with molasses, honey, anise, pepper and seasonal spices, these chewy cookies are glazed in confectioners’ sugar after baking.
Pfeffernüsse, is roughly translated to ‘pepper nuts,’ and refers to the cookies’ spicy taste, as well as the fact that many recipes actually call for almonds or walnuts.
Pferffernüsse cookies differ from German Lebkuchen, in that they are rolled into balls instead of being baked on wafers.
34. Ritter Sport
We couldn’t put together a list of the best German foods, without including chocolate! And Ritter Sport is one of my favourites!
Growing up, you couldn’t find these delicious treats in Canada. So, of course, I consumed copious amounts of Ritter while I was in Germany for the summers!
In 1912 Alfred and Clara Ritter founded a chocolate factory in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. However, it wasn’t until 1932, that the chocolate brand known today as Ritter’s Sport Schokolade, was launched.
At this time, Clara suggested creating a chocolate bar that would fit into any sport jacket pocket without breaking, but that also weighed the same as a normal bar. And so the infamous square bar was born!
During the 1970s, Ritter packaging become more vibrant, with a unique colour assigned to each flavour. But the biggest advance in packaging came with the unique snap-open pack, called the ‘Knick-Pack’.
This clever (and patented) packaging allows consumers to fold the bar on a designated line. This easily opens the wrapper, while leaving a piece of chocolate broken off and ready to eat.
35. Kinder Chocolate
Kinder Chocolate is another item on our list of the best German foods, that fills me with nostalgia. Once again, these sweet treats were not available in Canada. So my German family made sure I was well stocked when I visited as a child!
Available in both bars and eggs, the Kinder Surprise eggs are a definite favourite for kids. Not only do you get the creamy and delicious layers of white and milk chocolate to enjoy, but you also get a small toy inside.
Created in 1968, the Kinder Chocolate company has always focused on providing small, single-serving chocolates for kids. Kinder products are individually wrapped, making it easy for kids to open, hold and eat.
Fun Fact: 81% of Kinder products are below 130 calories per piece!
36. Spaghetti Eis
Spaghetti Eis, or spaghetti ice cream, looks just like a plate of spaghetti with tomato sauce!
What it actually is, is vanilla ice cream that has been pressed to look like pasta, and is then topped with a strawberry sauce. Some places will even add pieces of chocolate to imitate meatballs!
Almost every ice cream shop we went into, all over Germany, offered this interesting-looking treat!
Best German Foods – Drinks
Germans are not just famous for their foods, but there are also some drinks that are pretty popular!
37. German Beer
Once again, we couldn’t put together a list of the best German foods, without mentioning German beer! When a country puts on an incredible yearly festival to celebrate a certain food, you know that you just have to try it!
Oktoberfest runs each September and celebrates all-things beer for around two weeks. It takes place in September (not October, as the name would suggest), because the weather tends to be warmer and more conducive to outdoor festivities.
Germany is the third biggest beer-drinking country in Europe after the Czech Republic and Austria.
There are many varieties of German beer available, which will please any palate. From Pale Lagers to Dark Lagers, Wheat Beers and Pilsners, you can also find beverages made from beer and mixers.
Fun Fact: In 1516, a law known as the ‘purity law’ was established in Germany. This dictated that only three ingredients may go into beer: water, hops and barley. When yeast was discovered, this was added as a fourth-sanctioned ingredient. This law is still in practice today, however, companies producing beer for export, are allowed to add other ingredients.
When most people about what drinks Germany is known for, they imagine beer! But did you know that Germany’s climate is actually perfect for producing white wines such as Riesling and Müller-Thurgau?
Germany does also produce Eiswein (icewine) for dessert, as well as some reds, like Spätburgunder (German for Pinot Noir) and the full-bodied Dornfelder.
Fun Fact: There are 13 wine-growing regions in Germany, making it the 8th largest wine-producing country in the world.
The most famous wine region in Germany is along the Rhine and Mosel rivers in Franconia. Here, you can stroll along the famous German wine roads, and perhaps stop in the villages for a sample of their local wine offerings.
During the Christmas season, Glühwein is a mulled wine that can be found in Christmas markets throughout the country. Made with red wine, spices like anise, cinnamon and cloves, and citrus zest from oranges and lemons, the mixture is served hot like apple cider.
Glühwein is enjoyed in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. It is not only popular at the Christmas markets, but is also popular as an après-ski drink.
Although I have never had Glühwein in Germany, I have been to several German-style Christmas markets in other places, and have sampled it there. It is absolutely fantastic! And it is a perfect way to warm up while browsing the Markets!
Apfelschorle is a favourite drink in my family! Basically, it’s Germany’s fancy version of apple juice, mixed with sparkling water.
You can actually create other schorles by mixing any fruit juice of your choice with sparkling water. The resulting drinks are refreshing and much healthier than soda.
Mineralwasser (mineral water) is a very popular drink in Germany. This carbonated water is a little on the bitter side but tastes great with a squeeze of lemon.
Fun Fact: Unlike club soda or seltzer, sparkling mineral water is naturally carbonated. That means its bubbles come from a spring or well with naturally occurring carbonation.
Depending on where the water is sourced from, the mineral content may change the taste significantly. That’s why different brands of sparkling mineral water often have their own unique taste.
But if carbonated water is not your thing, there is always the option to ask your waiter for stilles Wasser (still water).
Best German Foods FAQs
Believe it or not, Fanta was invented in Germany in 1940! Fanta is an orange soda drink created by the German Coca-Cola (GmbH) bottling company.
The most popular hot drink in Germany is Glühwein. And Glühwein is not just a hit at Christmastime but is also loved as a hot wintertime drink in Germany.
The legal drinking age in Germany is 16. This only applies to beverages containing less than 1.2 % of distilled alcohol. However, you must be 18 years of age to buy spirits (more than 1.2 % of distilled alcohol) in Germany.
Kuchen (pronounced “koo-ken”) is the German word for “cake.” And as we mentioned in our post, there are many varieties of cake that are both popular and delicious.
The most popular type of doughnut in Germany is called a Berliner. This is a doughnut usually filled with jam or custard and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
But depending on what part of Germany you are in, German donuts also go by Krapfen, Kreppel, or Pfannkuchen.
Final Thoughts on 40 of the Best German Foods You Need to Try
Hungry yet? We would totally understand if you were! Hopefully, we have tantalized your taste buds, with our list of the 40 best German foods to try. With so many options, your next trip to Germany could be a tasty one!
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