Weisswurst, currywurst and bratwurst are traditional, delicious German sausages. Cut them with a fork and knife or eat them like a hot dog: pop ‘em in a bun and top ‘em with sauerkraut and spicy mustard.
Of course these made the list. We might often eat these at baseball games or on a city street corner…but this doughy, salty, handheld snack was indeed created by our German friends. With simply a sprinkling of salt on top, rip these and dip them in sweet or spicy mustard for an extra burst of flavor.
Think: tiny, doughy dumplings tossed with butter. Just in case you were wondering…yes, cheese späetzle is a thing and is essentially the German version of mac & cheese.
Known in Germany as hendl, you’ll see row upon row of chickens roasting at Oktoberfest. Eat this solo or add some accoutrements — like kartoffelsalat (potato salad) or rotkohl (red cabbage) — on the side.
As it starts to get chilly outside, this hearty German dish is worth a try. Akin to a pot roast, the meat is marinated for multiple days with a variety of seasonings, water and vinegar. You might see dumplings (knödel or our friend späetzle) alongside the roast as well.