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10 Things to eat in Leipzig and where


Eating in Leipzig it is more than a simple mechanical action, it is the reliving of centuries-old traditions, the cuisine of this city in fact fully resumes the culinary tradition of East Germany, with its red meats and potatoes cooked in every way. Why deprive yourself of such an experience? Discover with us i 10 foods you absolutely must taste in this beautiful German city.

Index

  1. Saxon potato soup
  2. potato gnocchi
  3. sauerbraten
  4. Leipzig various things
  5. Cottage cheese
  6. Leipziger Lerche
  7. Leipzig Ravens
  8. Allasch
  9. Gose beer
  10. Wine
  11. Where to eat in Leipzig: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Sächsische Kartoffelsuppe

And the potato soup, inevitable in a Saxon table. Based on mashed potatoes, it also often sees the presence of speck or sausage.



  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: potatoes, speck, sausage

2 - Potato gnocchi

Potatoes are one of the main ingredients of Saxon cuisine. This makes them the perfect product for what we would call gnocchi, one of the most common dishes in Germany. You will find them with every seasoning, from roast gravy to stuffed ones.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 4,90
  • Main ingredients: potatoes, salt, various seasonings

3 - Sauerbraten

As for the meat you will find this roast definitely tasty. Based on beef, it takes its flavor thanks to a marinade that lasts from 3 to 5 days. At the time of service you will find it accompanied by potatoes or gnocchi and vegetables of various kinds.



  • Recommended to: dinner
  • Average cost: € 13,00
  • Main ingredients: beef, herbs, potatoes, vegetables, gnocchi

4 - Leipziger Allerlei

Leipziger Allerlei is a decidedly healthy dish, as well as being one of the most characteristic dishes of the city. It is a vegetable garnish with carrots, asparagus, peas, carrots and cauliflower which also sees the presence of river prawns and semolina dumplings.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 6,00
  • Main ingredients: asparagus, green beans, carrots, cauliflower, shrimp, gnocchi

5 - Quarkkeulchen

Halfway between sweet and savory you will find Quarkkeulche. These Sweet pancakes, made with potatoes, are served with an apple compote. They are a very popular dish, so you will find them easily both in street food places and in taverns and restaurants.

  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: potatoes, apple

6 - Leipziger Lerche

And the traditional dessert from Leipzig. Its name literally means "lark", and dates back to the th century. Initially this dish was made by cooking real larks, but then it turned into a dessert based on shortcrust pastry, strawberry jam, walnuts and almonds.

  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 2,00
  • Main ingredients: shortcrust pastry, strawberry jam, walnuts, almonds

7 - Leipzig Ravens

The "crows" we speak of are a typical dessert of Leipzig. Are plums stuffed with marzipan, passed in batter, fried and covered with sugar and cinnamon. To be enjoyed strictly hot.



  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 4,00
  • Main ingredients: plums, marzipan, sugar, cinnamon

8 - Allasch

Allasch is the liqueur of the city. Produced thanks to pure cumin distillate, has an alcohol content of 38% vol. You will often find it served chilled at the end of a meal, as a digestive, or mixed with Gose beer.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 4,00
  • Main ingredients: cumin

9 - Gose beer

Needless to say, you'll find plenty of beer in Leipzig. The most characteristic is the Gose, a high fermentation and undisputed pride of the city. You will find it everywhere, both to be enjoyed alone or mixed with various types of liqueurs.

  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 3,90
  • Main ingredients: hops

10 - Wine

In Leipzig you will also find a very active wine production. From whites to reds, they are an excellent alternative to beer, the more famous one, but which has nothing to envy.


  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 3,90
  • Main ingredients: grapes

Where to eat in Leipzig: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

In Leipzig the cuisine is typical of old East Germany, back in the days when the country was divided in two. His recipes are mainly based on beef and pork and vegetables are used a lot. Obviously, everything is accompanied by liters and liters of beer, including the Gose Bier, typical of Leipzig.

Obviously, here the best places to eat and where to taste the real typical and traditional cuisine are the breweries, scattered throughout the city.


1 - Bayerischer Bahnhof

  • Description: room created in a former train station; great for tasting traditional dishes and drinking good beer (extensive menu available)
  • specialty: craft beers and house meat dishes
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: Bayrischer Pl. 1, Leipzig - Get directions / Facebook page

2 - Gosenschenke "Ohne Bedenken"

  • Description: classic brewery with entirely wooden interiors; typical cuisine and excellent beer; once a month evening at a fixed price and you drink as much beer as you want
  • specialty: Leipziger Gosesulze
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: Menckestraße 5, Leipzig - Get directions

3 - Auerbachs Keller

  • Description: historic venue, dating back to 1530/1538, made famous by Goethe for having set some scenes from Faust; serves typical Saxon cuisine and excellent beer
  • specialty: Leipziger Allerlei
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: Grimmaische Straße, Mädler-Passage 2-4, Leipzig - Get directions / Facebook page

4 - Ratskeller der Stadt Leipzig GmbH

  • Description: located inside the new town hall; offers a cuisine with traditional dishes, but also international, with particular attention to the seasonality of the products
  • specialty: goose-based dishes
  • Average price: from € 30,00 per person
  • Address: Lotterstraße 1, Leipzig - Get directions / Facebook page

5 - Restaurant Weinstock Leipzig

  • Description: it also has a beautiful terrace with 120 seats during the summer season; offers traditional dishes, also revisited, and a wide choice of wines
  • specialty: game dishes
  • Average price: from € 30,00 per person
  • Address: Markt 7, Leipzig - Get directions / Facebook page
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