Germany is well known among travellers for its delicious meaty dishes such as bockwurst, bratwurst and schnitzel, but what is available for vacationing veggies in this meat-loving country? You may be surprised to learn that there are plenty of delicious local meals for you to try, so read on and discover the meat-free foodie scene.
As well as having an excellent name, this snack is completely delicious and the perfect treat for vegetarian travellers. These potato pancake patties are hot, crunchy and extremely moreish, and are commonly found at food markets and festivals. The dish can be topped with applesauce or a more savoury option such as sour cream.
This is a seasonal obsession in Germany, so if you want to try the very best versions of this veggie dish, you should travel there between March and June. Spargel is white asparagus, and is served in a variety of different ways all over the country. The demand is so high that the vegetable has to be imported from other countries, so if you’re keen to try some, make sure you’re in the right place at the right time.
Top Tips: You could even head to a spargel festival and try several different dishes at once.
This is essentially the same as macaroni and cheese, but is sometimes made with egg noodles rather than the traditional macaroni pasta. The dish is usually served with Emmental cheese and fried onions, but there are plenty of restaurants offering a vegan option.
A delicious pizza dish usually served on a giant wooden platter, flammkuchen is the perfect option if you’re sharing with other veggie friends. The dough is vegan, and toppings can be changed according to your preferences. Common vegetarian toppings are crème fraiche and sliced onions.
Though it may not seem like it at first, Germany is a culinary haven when it comes to veggie meals. Sample the local favourites, explore interesting variations and enjoy a whole new world of cuisine. You may even be inspired to make some German meals yourself!