Pretzels of all kinds.
Pretzel bites, soft pretzels, salted pretzels, you name it. Pretzels are the name of the game when it comes to celebrating Oktoberfest. They act as a snack, meal, and everything in between, with their doughy consistency and salty taste.
What the heck is schnitzel?
We hear this word a lot, but it is actually an Eastern European dish that consists of thinned out meat (usually veal) that is then deep fried, and topped with some lemon zest. Give it a try as lunch or dinner.
A bratwurst a day.
Move aside hot dogs. Bratwurst is a type of German sausage usually made from pork and they are extremely hearty. They’re eaten on their own or in a bun and always topped with mustard and sauerkraut.
Sauerkraut on everything, please.
Sauerkraut is a staple of German cuisine. It is made from finely cut cabbage which is then fermented to produce a sour slaw, which can also include grilled onions, vegetables and spices. Make sure you order some with your Oktoberfest-themed meal or enjoy it on its own.
Pairings are key.
Despite the popular food trends, we know that Oktoberfest is all about the beer. Check out our handy beer and food pairing guide for the ultimate flavor harmony.
Potatoes are the only side.
Whether they’re mashed, roasted, or in french fry form, your sides for Oktoberfest should always be potato based.