This Oktoberfest, don’t dwell on the fact that you can’t jet off to Munich for the real deal. Instead, throw your own socially-distanced soirée with the help of us lot at Beerhunter.
Where should you start? Well, after you’ve chosen the best beers, you’ll have to think about food. Keep reading to find out the right snacks for your Oktoberfest-themed party, with a few ideas from the experts.
A Couple of Our Favourites
What could be better than a handful of salty pretzel pieces washed down with a refreshing pint? These pleasing pastries are beloved amongst Munich’s festival-goers, making them a great choice for your buffet table. Snyder’s Pretzel Bites offer a great twist on this old classic – choose the jalapeño flavour for an extra kick that you can still taste even after a brew or two.
Nuts are another popular option throughout the Volksfest. If you want to look like you really know your stuff, grab a packet of Bier Nuts to chomp on. Each flavour is created to go with certain drinks, giving you a bit of expertise to show off to your family. The classic version of these crunchy peanuts pairs perfectly with a pilsner or lager.
So, What Do the Experts Think?
Don’t just take our word for it though; we contacted some of the UK’s top suppliers of German foods to get their advice on what to tuck into during your day of steins and snacks.
Michael Juska, Managing Director of The Sausage Man, recommends serving something that’s both simple and traditional: “Some of our favourite Oktoberfest dishes at The Sausage Man are also the most traditional and easy to recreate at home.
“The glorious platter of German sausages, bratwurst, Krakauer and Weisswurst, served on a bed of tangy sauerkraut are perfect for sharing with friends and family.
“For a real meaty affair, the pork knuckle is also a traditional Bavarian favourite. It’s usually served with potato dumplings and sauerkraut and looks fantastic served up together—almost as good as it tastes!”
Juska adds that there are options for your pals who are on a vegan or gluten-free diet, too: “All our sausages are gluten-free, except for our popular Vegan Hot Dog; a perfectly smoky alternative that works great in a bun topped with ketchup or mustard.”
Meanwhile, Andrea from German Deli has an answer for those looking to begin the festivities early: “Start your Oktoberfest off right with a plate of Weisswurst. Pair it with sweet mustard (we love Händlmaier Hausmacher Senf) and you’ve got the perfect Bavarian breakfast.
“Throughout the day, make sure you’ve got a pack of Laugenbrezeln to hand. These authentic, German soft pretzels fresh from the oven are great for snacking in between meals. Of course, you should then whip up some Obatzda, a soft cheese dip and beer garden classic, to spread on them.”
Let’s Get Started!
Now, you’ve got the insider knowhow to create an authentic Bavarian bash without leaving your house. You won’t even need to go out to buy your beverages either, as you can order a case with next-day delivery from us (if you don’t know which to choose, check out our previous blog post).
Why not encourage your mates to have their own celebrations, too? Share this article with them and see who comes up with the best spread. Then, be sure to follow us on social media for more fun Oktoberfest content.