If you’ve spent any time in Europe during the holiday season, especially in Germany, you’ve probably visited a Christmas market or Weihnachtsmarkt. These fests have beautiful lights and decorations, delicious smells wafting from candy, drink, and food stalls, and an assortment of crafts and local goods to purchase. This year my boyfriend and I have managed to hit three German Christmas markets in five days: Rothenburg’s, Esslingen’s, and Stuttgart’s.
And if you’ve spent any time in Europe at any time of the year, you’ll know their traditional cuisines are heavy on the meat. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, it can be tough to find food in rural areas, traditional restaurants, and fests. Here are four quick tips if you’re looking for plant-based bites in German Christmas Markets: