Some of the best food in the world can be found at Christmas markets. Read on to find out the foods you need to eat at French Christmas markets!
You’ll notice that some of the foods below seem more German than French. That’s because France’s best Christmas markets are in the Alsace region, which has a lot of German influence.
So without further ado, let’s discover the best things you need to eat at French Christmas markets!
1. Mushrooms with Garlic Sauce
Mushrooms with garlic sauce is my favorite dish from French Christmas markets.
Ever since getting this dish, I’ve tried (and failed) to recreate it at home. It seems so simple. And yet I haven’t been able to recreate the deliciousness of what I ate in France.
Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. The French have magical cooking abilities.
So make sure to eat lots and lots of this dish while at the French Christmas markets!
Currywurst is pork sausage seasoned with curry ketchup.
Quite honestly, it doesn’t sound very appetizing. Or look very appetizing.
But it’s delicious. The pork sausage is tender. The sauce is perfectly seasoned. This is a food you need to eat at French Christmas markets (and German Christmas markets, too!).
Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage.
Even if you’re not the biggest fan of sauerkraut, you need to give the Alsace version a try.
To make it taste even better, order pork belly to go with your sauerkraut. You won’t regret it.
4. Flammkuchen (aka Tarte Flambée)
Flammkuchen is a thin pizza with onions and bacon.
I wish I had a picture to show you of this deliciousness. But each time I got this dish, I ate it before I remembered to get a picture.
It’s that good.
So make sure to get flammkuchen at the French Christmas markets!
“Bretzel” is simply the German spelling for “pretzel”.
At the French Christmas markets in Alsace, you can get all types of bretzels.
You can get your standard bretzel with salt. You can get one with cheese. And you can even get one coated in chocolate.
The world is your oyster! Or rather, your bretzel.
6. Vin Chaud
After you’ve eaten all the delicious food above, you’ll need something to wash it down!
Head to the sign that says “Vin Chaud”. There you’ll find the most delicious mulled wine.
Vin chaud typically comes in a mug at French Christmas markets. You can keep the mug after you finish your drink. Or you can return the mug and get 1 Euro back in return.
Pro Tip: If you’re planning to keep the mug, bring something soft like a sock to wrap around the mug in your purse. Then you don’t have to worry about the mug getting chipped while you walk around the Christmas markets.
I hope this list of the best foods you need to eat at French Christmas markets has got you planning your trip to France! Enjoy your culinary adventure!
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