Top 21 German Street Food

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The cuisine of Germany comprises of both local and regional cuisines. They share similar dishes with Austria and Switzerland.

German food mostly features meat like pork, lamb, and fish. Vegetables are used as a side dish to balance out the dish.

These are the top 20 German Street food that you have to try when in Germany.


This is an ice cream sundae. It is put into a potato ricer to create noodle-shaped ice cream and topped with strawberry sauce to make it look like tomato sauce, and coconut or white chocolate shavings to give the illusion of Parmesan cheese.



This is a cheesecake with one or more layers. The main layer is made up of soft, fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar. The bottom layer is made with crushed cookies (or digestive biscuits), or graham crackers so that when it’s baked, it holds everything in place and gives it the texture. You can have vanilla, lemon, chocolate, and even pumpkin-flavoured cheesecake.


Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte

This is the German version of the classic Black Forest Cake. To recreate this dish at home, all you have to do is preheat the oven first. While that’s being prepared, make a batter of eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, corn-starch, butter, and cocoa powder. Then pour it into a baking pan and bake it for fifteen minutes and let it cool down. Then brush cherry schnapps on the cake and put it in the fridge.



This is a traditional German fish dish. It is made with pickled herring, which is a small fish rich in omega-3 and wrapped around a small piece of vegetable, usually an onion or pickle. This is secured with a toothpick.



This is a German potato pancake. The raw potatoes are finely grated. Then they are fried until they become light brown and crunchy. They are mostly served with applesauce and powdered sugar, or with yogurt herb sauce and meat.



To recreate the same taste of this dish as the street vendors, all you have to do is heat a pan with olive oil and add asparagus, lemon zest, salt and pepper and stir them well. Once they are crispy and cooked properly, place them on a plate and drizzle lemon juice on them. Then make the Hollandaise sauce and pour it over the white asparagus and serve immediately.


Pinkel Mit Grünkohl

This dish consists of boiled and blanched kale and browned bacon with sautéed onion. Salt and pepper water is added to the bacon and onion and cooked for a good thirty minutes so that all the flavours come together and infuse in the bacon and kale.



This dish is prepared by stuffing the pig’s stomach with potatoes, carrots, and onions. It is then spiced with marjoram, nutmeg, and white pepper.


Zwiebelkuchen and Federweisser

This is a savoury onion and bacon bread. This is a combination of quiche and pizza and is traditionally served with white wine.


Himmel und Erde

This is a traditional German dish that has mashed potatoes and apples. They are commonly served with sausage or pork. They are garnished with crispy fried onions.



This is an authentic German dish made up of roasted beef in a wonderful sweet and sour gravy. It is then covered in red wine, vinegar, and spices for days and then braised until the meat is succulent and tender.



This is a very famous dish in Germany. It is beef roulades filled with bacon, onions, mustard, and pickles, which are then browned and slow-cooked until the gravy becomes rich and the meat is so tender that you can cut through it with a fork.



This cheese spaetzle is a dish that both children and young adults enjoy in Germany. It is not very difficult to make at home, but best to buy it from the street vendors to get the most authentic taste.



This traditional German Schnitzel is prepared in the same way as Austrian Wiener Schnitzel. German Schnitzel is made with pork, unlike the Austrian Schnitzel. They are served with rich mushroom gravy and Rahm schnitzel.


Doner Kebab

As we know, most of us can’t master the exact taste of these divine Doner Kebabs that we buy from the vendors. But to make these Kebabs at home, you can use either lamb or beef. Although in Turkey they are made with both types of meat.



This is known as the ultimate German street food. People who love this know exactly what ingredients can make the perfect currywurst sauce. There is, unfortunately, no exact recipe to master this, so you have to go with your instincts to recreate this masterpiece.



This is a popular dish from northern Germany. It is made up of corned beef, mashed potatoes, beets, fried eggs, pickles, and rollmops. This was created in the 16th century and was eaten by financially weak sailors. Now it has become a popular street food in Germany.



This is a local German dish that is common in the Swabia area of Germany. They are a pocket made with pasta dough and filled with meat, spinach, bread crumbs, herbs, and onions.


Konigsberg Klopse

This is a traditional German dish. This is a dish of German meatballs in a creamy and rich sauce.



Sausages are made with ground meat mixed with fat, seasonings, and preservatives. They can be served in a raw form, cooked, smoked, or dried.


This is a type of baked pastry made from dough shaped into a knot. These days, pretzels can be of various shapes. The most common seasoning is salt and then according to your preference you can put cheeses, sugar, chocolate, cinnamon, sweet glazing, seeds, and nuts.