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Best European Christmas Foods You Must Try

Food brings us together and is one of the best parts of the holidays. Particular foods are enjoyed all around the world during the holiday season. If you are lucky enough to be traveling through Europe during Christmas time, here are the top foods you really shouldn’t miss:


A German delight! If you love gingerbread, you need to try these delicious little wonders. Invented by Monks in Germany during the 13th century, the treat became very popular and remained so. These cookies range from sweet to spicy and come with a variety of different ingredients such as coriander, allspice, almonds, cardamom, and more! They also can be made as ornaments for you to take home and hang on your artificial Christmas tree

Panettone Christmas Cake

Panettone Christmas cake is an Italian classic, originally from Milan. This cake’s history dates all the way back to the Roman empire! It is a popular treat that can be found all over the world now, but it tastes best close to its original home. Each cake comes with different flavors, such as walnuts, dried fruit, or chocolate. 

Roasted Chestnuts

Talk about a classic! These are a simple, yet delicious treat. And a pretty healthy one at that! These are sold abundantly and make a quick, easy, and very affordable snack. Living on the West Coast for most of my life, I had only heard of chestnuts roasting on an open fire in a Christmas song until I came to Europe. Everyone should experience this tasty delight!

Mulled wine

A staple at any Christmas market mulled Christmas market without mulled wine is an abominable thought. Served piping hot in festive mugs, this wine is made with ingredients like cinnamon, citrus, cloves, and more. It is sure to warm you up from the inside out on the coldest winter evenings. 

Chimney Cakes

This was perhaps one of the most amazing foods I’ve ever found at any European Christmas market. This baked sweet bread is usually rolled in cinnamon and sugar with a crispy exterior and a soft interior. You can even get in hollow inside filled with Nutella and topped with crushed hazelnuts. Yum!

Everyone knows calories don’t count during the holidays—so feel free to splurge. After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year. Thanks for stopping by! We hope you enjoyed this article on the best European Christmas foods you must try. For more great articles like this one, please click (link here). 

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