It’s about that time of day (okay, maybe it’s always that time of day, but can you blame us?) where we talk about one of our favorite subjects: food. We recently packed our bags and Lederhosen to return to Germany and refresh our memories of the best experiences, routes, accommodation and guides. But we got a little distracted. Whilst we absolutely stayed true to our word and have returned with some of the best itineraries with which to enjoy Germany (have a look here) we also came back with a new insight and love of this Western European food haven. We visited some of the best Michelin starred restaurants around but then also tasted some of the more unusual and traditional dishes on offer too. So here’s our Travel Expert’s (gluttony) guide to eating your way through Germany…
Calling all meat lovers…Rouladen is a tender beef dish with bacon, onions, mustard and pickles. All of the ingredients are wrapped with thinly sliced beef served with gravy and potatoes. And, of course, a pint of your favorite German beer (for us it’s the Spaten Oktoberfest, usually served in the fall).
A vegetarian dish that even the meat lovers will enjoy. It’s a soft egg noodle that goes with anything- yes, even a Bratwürste! Top it off with cheese and have it alone or pair the dish with a Bratwürste. You won’t regret it.
There’s nothing like a pot roast to come home to after a long day at work, but ordering traditional Sauerbraten in Germany will give your family recipe a run for its money. The Sauerbraten is a pot roast delicacy prepared with beef, lamb, mutton, and pork and will soon be a family favorite.
Originating from the Swabia area, this traditional dish is similar to ravioli but hosts all of the ingredients for a delicious meal. Just like ravioli, Maultasche can be filled with almost anything but is traditionally stuffed with spinach, meat, breadcrumbs, and spices.
We have to save dessert for last and good thing because it’s one of our favorites. Prinzregententorte is a six to seven-layer (we prefer eight) sponge cake that will send your taste buds to the moon. It is packed with chocolate, buttercream, dark chocolate, and a dollop of apricot jam to top it off.
Black Forest Gateaux
Traube Tonbach’s rustic Bauernstube Restaurant (read more here) has a cozy and elegant atmosphere and is the perfect place to grab a dinner with the whole group or a romantic evening for two. After tasting regional Swabian specialties like Spatzle or Maultasche from the restaurant, sample the famous Black Forest Gateaux for the whole table. Pair this with an evening cappuccino and ask for extra utensils, trust us, you’ll need it.