Christmas markets: come for the holiday spirit, stay for the food. And to fortify yourself against the frigid winter temperatures, it’s a good idea to keep on eating anyway. Here’s our guide to the tastiest seasonal delights.
Red wine mulled with spices and fruit, this warming concoction is a Weihnachtsmarkt classic. Pay a small deposit to have your drink served in a festive ceramic mug that you can take home as a souvenir.
The boozier counterpart to Glühwein, Grog is a blend of hot water, rum, and brown sugar that will warm you right down to your toes.
An alcohol-free drink for the little ones, this hot punch is a blend of fruit juices mulled with wintery spices like cloves and cinnamon.
Though originally Hungarian, this deliciously greasy treat is a star at Berlin’s markets. Plate- sized discs of dough are deep-fried and topped with sour cream, cheese, and ham.
The perfect thing to stave off a Grog hangover. Grated potatoes are mixed with flour, eggs, and chopped onions before being formed into patties and fried until crisp.
This dense, not-too- sweet “tree cake” is made by brushing batter layer by layer onto a rotating spit, leaving the finished product with tree- like rings that give the cake its name.