9 Must Try German Dishes For Every Foodie


Sauerbraten is a German pot roast marinated in wine for tenderness and tangy flavor, often served with a rich gravy and sides like red cabbage or potato dumplings.


German sausages made from pork, beef, or veal, with over 40 regional variations. Traditionally grilled or fried, served with mustard and bread or potato salad.

Pretzels (Brezeln)

Baked pastries shaped into knots, with a history dating back to the Middle Ages. Variations in size, shape, and flavor, enjoyed with salt or sweet coatings, perfect for snacks or pairing with beer.


Breaded and fried meats, like pork in Germany, influenced by Italian culinary methods. Served with lemon, creamy mushroom sauce, or potato salad, varying by region.


Fermented cabbage, a German staple for over a thousand years, served as a sour side dish with meats. Regional variations include additions like apples or beer, offering probiotic benefits.


Soft egg noodles or dumplings from southern Germany, made with eggs, flour, and water or milk. Served with meats or cheese, known for its versatility and comfort.

Kartoffelsalat (Potato Salad)

Southern German potato salad has broth-based dressings, vinegar, onions, and mustard. Northern versions may include mayonnaise, eggs, apples, and cucumbers.


Thinly sliced beef or veal wrapped around bacon, onions, mustard, and pickles, then braised. A hearty dish served with gravy, potato dumplings, and red cabbage, popular in winter.


Spätzle, melting cheese, and crispy fried onions make German macaroni and cheese. German cheese and pasta make this southwestern German dish cozy.

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