Besides the finest sausages and artisanal cheese, regional cuisine restaurants offer absolutely amazing first-course dishes. Some local soups are very unusual, and Mehlsuppe is definitely one of them. This soup usually contains flour. Depending on the flour type used, the soup can have different taste and look. For example, Mehlsuppe with rye flour looks quite dark. Sometimes, this soup can be cooked with cornmeal. In the past, this unusual soup was an everyday food for poor families. Nowadays, even upscale restaurants in Braunschweig have Mehlsuppe in their menus.
The national cuisine of the region has inherited many interesting traditions from Italian cuisine. Local restaurants even offer a special type of pasta called Älplermagronen. It is believed that Alpine shepherds created this popular dish. They cooked their dinner using various products that they had at that moment. As a rule, shepherds took a bit of pasta when heading to the mountain pastures. They could add potatoes, cheese, and bacon to the pasta. Nowadays, the popular dish is present in many restaurants specializing in the regional cuisine. As a rule, it is served with applesauce.
Sweet tooths will find it interesting to visit local confectioneries and cafes where they will find a giant choice of signature cakes and pies. The cherry cake is one of the most popular in the region. The famous dessert appeared yet in the 17th century. This biscuit cake contains cherry syrup. The latter is a popular gastronomic specialty itself. Bottles with the cherry syrup are available in many shops in Braunschweig.