In Germany snacks (Schnellimbiss) are widely available, especially Bockwurst (boiled sausage), Bratwurst (grilled sausage) and Currywurst (spiced sauge), as well as fries and hamburgers. There are also many seafood snacks like Rollmops sold in seafood snack-bars and in “Nordsee”, a German seafood chain.
Other popular snack is the Ice cream; in Germany you can find many flavors and concoctions, the most popular are the Ice Café (combination of ice cream) and the Spaghetti Ice (Vanilla ice cream put through a press to make it look like spaghetti).
German fast food is cheap, hearty and diverse; there are a number of sausage stands, imbisses and specialty stands; you have many options from which choose. Many of the fast food is of Turkish origin, this food is very popular for being cheap and healthy. The German’s favorite Turkish fast food is the Doner Kebab; a thick pita filled generally with either chicken or beef complemented with fresh French fries and salad.
Other fast foods which are becoming popular are the Greek, Indian, Chinese and other oriental cuisines. And as in many other countries, you can opt for American fast food from McDonalds to Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Fast food in Germany
If you want to try some local snack or fast food, some options are:
- Sausage: Is the traditional German fast food, you can get a Knockwurst, Bockwurst or Bratwurst that are often served with a tiny hard roll. You can also complement sausage with fries, beer or soft drink.
- Kartoffelpuffer: Is fried potato pancakes served crispy and with applesauce and sugar or salt.
- German Brötchen: Is an open-faced sandwich served on fresh bread and topped with “Mett” to ham and cheese.
Eating in Germany