Munich restaurants feature the hearty, tasty cuisine of Bavaria.
The Weißwurst is a Bavarian specialty typically eaten as a mid-morning snack because it is high perishable. (The Bavarians say that Weißwurst should not be allowed to hear the 12:00 noon church bells for this fact. ;-) It is a mix of minced veal and pork bacon, flavored with fresh spices. Try it with the traditional German mustard and that other Bavarian staple, the Brezen (pretzel).
Leberkäse is a popular item with Bavarian butchers, who produce fresh Leberkäse at least twice a day. In other regions of Germany, this meatloaf contains liver. But Bavaria is the exception, usually using fresh beef, pork and lard. It is also often eaten for a mid-morning snack.
Only in Germany will you find a “salad” made almost completely of sausage, which is called Wurstsalat. Some lettuce and onions are usually served together with it. And the Münchner Wurstsalat is an interesting twist. Try it; I, personally, really love it! :-)
Leberknödel is another Munich favorite. It is made with bread dumplings, onions and liver.
Munich is famous for many kinds of beer, like the Weißbier and Dunkles. But today the city’s most popular is the golden-colored Helles.
Zum Weissen Brauhaus (Tal 7)
The Munich restaurant Zum Weissen Brauhaus offers a fun Bavarian experience with traditional — and unusual — menu offerings. This popular venue is always crowded with tourists, businessmen and women and the local students. If you’re short on time (or impatient), they offer the “lightning meal” with quick service and fast food.
Augustiner Keller (Neuhauser Straße 27)
As the original site of a brewery founded in 1294, there’s plenty of history at this Munich restaurant, in addition to good food. With the traditional cuisine and atmosphere, the Augustiner Keller is a perfect place to experience Bavarian warmth and hospitality.
Spatenhaus (Residenzstraße 12)
Located not far from the Marienplatz, the Spatenhaus also offers a nice view of the Opera House. They are well-known for their large portion sizes and modest prices. Be sure to sample their in-house brew, the Spaten-Franziskaner-Bier.
Bergwolf (Frauenhoferstraße 17)
If you’re craving currywurst for lunch, dinner or late-night/early-morning snack, the Bergwolf is your place. Always crowded with locals and tourists, they have the reputation as Munich’s best currywurst.