10 Things to eat in Strasbourg and where

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Joel Fulleda

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Strasbourg, an elegant and romantic, cultural and modern city. It is one of those places that deserve a visit to be given without haste. Yes, because Strasbourg wants to be discovered carefully, dedicating the right time to it. Those who travel know well how deeply connected they are beauties to know and culinary tradition of a place.

The kitchen has now fully entered among the experiences that we must try during a holiday. If we are in Strasbourg there are at least 10 things to eat absolutely.


  1. Choucroute Formidable
  2. Baeckeoffe
  3. Tarte
  4. Fleischschneke
  5. Foie gras
  6. Lewerknepfle
  7. Bibeleskas
  8. Civet
  9. Kouglof
  10. Mannele
  11. Where to eat: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Choucroute Formidable

Famous as well as typical dish, the Formidable Choucroute is prepared with grated sauerkraut and stir-fried together with juniper berries and onions. Then the wine, pork lard and other meats. It is usually served with boiled potatoes. In our language it can be translated as "seasoned sauerkraut", even if the recipe is much more complex.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 12,00
  • Main ingredients: sauerkraut, meat, pork lard

2 - Baeckeoffe

Sort of meat stew which is left to marinate for a whole night in white wine. Tradition has it that it is prepared with a mixture of three types of meat. Together, potatoes, carrots and spices are cooked. Baeckeoffe is usually served in an earthenware saucepan. The name means "bread oven" and is a typical festive dish of Alsace.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 16,00
  • Main ingredients: meat, potatoes, carrots, spices

3 - Flammkuchen

Typical meal similar to our pizza. The Flammkuchen consists of a thin rectangular pastry covered with sour cream, onions, bacon and herbs. It is also called Tarte Flambée which translated means "flaming cake" because it is cooked over high heat in a wood oven. It appears to be one very old recipe and that goes back to when, long ago, the people of the Alsatian villages gathered on Sundays to bake the bread of the week in the common wood oven.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 15,00
  • Main ingredients: bacon, onions, sour cream, herbs

4 - Fleischschneke

Tasty meat rolls and puff pastry. They are prepared by placing the meat on a layer of puff pastry, then rolled up, cut and boiled in the broth. It seems that the traditional recipe is still a secret. It deserves to be tasted because it is one of the most appreciated specialties of Strasbourg and more generally of Alsatian cuisine.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 15,00
  • Main ingredients: meat, puff pastry

5 - Foie Gras

It is difficult to find such a Strasbourg specialty as the Goose Foie Gras pate which was invented by a chef from Strasbourg, Jean Pierre Clause, in 1780. However, it must be said that a first step towards this dish was already taken by the Romans who brought the goose to Alsace and by the Jews, experts in the art of liver conservation. Passing through Strasbourg without tasting foie gras would be a real shame.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 20,00
  • Main ingredients: goose liver

6 - Lewerknepfle

Lewerknepfle are gods liver meatballs prepared with leftover offal from some other dish. It suggests the typical grandma's recipes prepared with love and recycled ingredients. After all, it is precisely from the poor cuisine that the tastiest recipes are born that make the history of a place. Liver in Alsace is one of the most popular specialties.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 15,00
  • Main ingredients: liver

7 - Bibeleskas

Fresh farmer cheese which is typically served with sautéed potatoes (they can be boiled or fried). You can choose the ingredient with which it is accompanied between chives, garlic, parsley or onion. Bibeleskas, like many other cheeses, is part of the ancient Alsatian gastronomic tradition. That France is also famous in the kitchen for its cheeses is certainly not new.

  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 10,00
  • Main ingredients: fresh cheese

8 - Civet

The civet is the salmì in Italian, la marinated sauce in wine. In Strasbourg it can be done with hare or rabbit. With a strong and decisive taste, rabbit and jugged hare are never served alone. They are, in fact, accompanied with potato balls (pflute), spatzle or with egg pasta (nouilles). Ingredients that manage to enhance their flavor even more.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 20,00
  • Main ingredients: rabbit / hare, marinated sauce

9 - Kouglof

Sweet with numerous spelling variations, it looks like one yeast dough donut cooked in a characteristic form. It is a crispy recipe that can have two versions: sweet and savory. In the first case it is accompanied with raisins and almonds, in the other with walnuts and lardons. Typical Alsatian dish which can never be missing on the tables of families and locals because of its history closely linked to the place.

  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 6,00
  • Main ingredients: flour, sugar, eggs, milk

10 - Mannele

Brioche in the shape of a little man (hence its name) typical of all Alsace prepared with the dough of milk bread. Precisely it is prepared in December for the feast of St. Nicholas. The peculiarity of these places is that for each festival on the calendar there is a dessert that corresponds to it. In Alsace, festivities have a particular value to which many culinary habits and more are linked.

  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 4,00
  • Main ingredients: flour, sugar, eggs, milk

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

The dishes combine French and German flavors and on the tables there is never a shortage of wines produced in the region or Alsatian beer.
Strasbourg is renowned for its luxury restaurants, but also for clubs and breweries that open up to new culinary techniques.

Traditional specialties are tasted in particular in the winstubs, the unique taverns with a welcoming and convivial atmosphere.
Here are some of the restaurants where you can taste typical dishes!

1 - Au Cruchon

  • Description: very small restaurant but furnished with taste and attention to detail, in Alsatian style. We eat traditional dishes in abundant portions
  • specialty: choucroute, snails in sauce
  • Average price: from € 30,00 per person
  • Address: rue des Pucelles 11, Get Directions - Official Site

2 - Le Kuhn

  • Description: characteristic place with rather large spaces; the cuisine is typical Alsatian and the wine list is excellent
  • specialty: choucroute garnie and tarte flambée
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: rue Kuhn 15, Get directions - Page Fb

3 - The Schnockeloch

  • Description: cozy restaurant serving one of the best Alsace choucrouts; the staff are courteous and helpful
  • specialty: choucerut and goulash
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: Quai Saint-Jean 1, Get Directions - Official Site

4 - The Fignette

  • Description: in the heart of Strasbourg this place offers the best tarte flambee both savory and sweet.
  • specialty: tarte flambèe
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: rue de la Vignette 5, Get directions - Page Fb

5 - Epicerie

  • Description: typical small French brasserie with a stove to warm guests in cold winters. Here you will find the best tartines of Alsace.
  • specialty: tartines
  • Average price: from € 8,00 per person
  • Address: rue du Vieux Seigle 6, Get directions - Page Fb

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