Oktoberfest Essen (Food) is the second guest post from our friend Nate from the Bieradventures blog! We’d like again thank Nate for sharing his Oktoberfest experiences with The Brew Club, and look forward to more from Nate in the future!
So Oktoberfest is famous for it’s beer amongst other things. But no one really talks about the food. I guess that is mainly because you kind of forget what you eat. Right now I’m eating a Bavarian Breakfast, better known as Weisswurst, which h is a traditional Bavarian sausage made from minced veal and fresh pork bacon. This is served with Weisswurstsenf (sweet mustard), Brezen (Pretzel) and Weissbier (wheat beer). Let me tell you now, this is such a great way to start they day, I wish I could do this every weekend. HA!
Oktoberfest is a family event. This I swear to you. Celebrating the event is kids, babies, teens and more. Not to mention the plethora of rides, games and generally fun things for everyone (and not just beer). It’s all about the entertainment or as I have mentioned before, the Gemütlichkeit.
Every brewery tent has it’s own menu that of course has the amazing half a chicken. But after that you have the variations on typical Bavarian dishes, such as the famous half a chicken (which is the absolute bomb!). So as I sit here in the morning having breakfast, what food options are available for me during the rest of the day, well I can only speculate on what I had yesterday:
– Half a chicken (Halbe Hänchen)
– Roast Pork (Schweinshaxe)
But there are many other options including:
– Cordon Bleu
– Curry Wurst
– Frankfurters (Frankfurter Würstschen)
– Kassler Rippchen
– Knockwurst (Knackwurst)
– Nürnberger Rostbratwurst
– Pork Knuckle (Eisbein / Schweinshaxe)
– Wiener Schnitzel
It’s not really a vegetarian’s festival!
But besides the real food there is a shitload of junk available! From the roasted nuts covered in various sugary toppings through to the decorated gingerbread hearts, there is plenty to keep your body working hard.
So yeah it’s a typical folk fest with lots of fantastic options to eat. But don’t expect this to be the healthiest event you’ve ever visited.