When you visit the home of Oktoberfest – the world’s most famous beer festival – you better believe your arm will get tired lifting steins (a German two-pint glass) in beer halls. What you need is carb-loading food and meat feasts to soak up all that beer, and no place does it better than this German city. Here we’ve rounded up the best bites in town.

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Currywurst at Bergwolf

This saucy fast food dish consisting of steamed, then fried pork sausage seasoned with curry ketchup, isn’t strictly Bavarian, but Bergwolf’s offering is a popular sober-up snack among students and other people who refuse to call it a night.

Pizza at L’Angolo della Pizza

This restaurant's wood-fired pies beg to be scoffed after an afternoon in a beer tent. Grab a few mates to tackle the giant (45cm in diameter) pizza – at €25 it’s a steal for all that satiating cheese and tomato.

Doner Kebab at Mustafa’s

Touted by many as the best kebab in town, Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebab dishes up the Middle-Eastern dish in a way that the sliced beef spills enticingly out of a dangerously overstuffed pitta.

Schlemmerkucherl at Bazi’s

The two chaps running Bazi’s decided Bavarian food wasn’t portable enough, so they put it in a box. Now you can swan up, order pork roast with a side of dumplings, and disappear off into the night. 

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An enormous schnitzel at Steinheil 16 / Image: Barish Baur

Schnitzel at Steinheil 16

Sometimes, you just need a schnitzel the size of your face. The breaded chicken at Steinheil 16 is preposterously large and delicious. The perfect way to prepare for another round.

 

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