Oktoberfest Food

German Food for  Oktoberfest

What will you need to make your Oktoberfest event a true German party?

Naturally you will need beer. However, German food is also a top priority for authentic Oktoberfest ambience.

Here are some of our favorite German dishes which are served at the actual Oktoberfest event in Munich that you may want to serve at your Oktoberfest party:

Oktoberfest Meat & Würst Dishes

  • Hendl (chicken)
  • Schweinebraten (roast pork)
  • Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock)
  • Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick)
  • Würstl (sausages)
  • Weisswürst (Bavarian white sausage)
  • Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle)

Oktoberfest Side Dishes

  • Brezeln (pretzel)
  • Spätzle (noodles)
  • Knödel (potato or bread dumplings)
  • Schupfnudeln (noodles made from mashed potatoes)
  • Kartoffelsalat (potato salad)
  • Käsespätzle (cheese noodles)
  • Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes)
  • Sauerkraut or Rotkohl/Blaukraut (red cabbage)
  • Obatzda (a spiced cheese-butter spread)

Oktoberfest Desserts

  • Apfelstrudel (apple strudel)
  • Bienenstich (yeast cake with butter-sugar-almond topping)
  • Kaiserschmarren (warm, sweet pancake)
  • Lebkuchen (gingerbread cookies)
  • Zwetschgenkuchen (plum cake)

Oktoberfest Soups

  • Potato Soup (Kartoffelsuppe)
  • Liver Dumpling Soup (Leberknödel Suppe)