Meat dishes make up the basis of the regional cuisine of Wurzburg. Local restaurants offer the traditional pork knuckle and many less common but very original meat and liver pastes. Weisswurst sausages have always been an important element of the regional cuisine. These sausages are a popular beer snack and a widespread street food that is available in many regions of the country. The sausages are made of veal with different spices.
Tourists willing to try a truly authentic local dish should order pork knuckle cooked in beer. The alcohol vaporizes during the cooking process, forming an interesting beer sauce. As a rule, the meat is served with potatoes and different fresh vegetables. Out of all appetizers, locals prefer Obatzda. This popular national snack is made of aged cheese, cottage cheese, onion, oil, and beer. All these ingredients are mixed and served together with the traditional Pretzel salty bread knot. The latter never ceases to amaze travelers with its size.
Fans of first-course dishes should keep in mind that the majority of soups in Wurzburg are very hearty and nutritious. Eintopf is one of the most popular first-course dishes in the region. There are dozens of variations of this soup. Some restaurants cook it with meat, and some can add sausage to it. The most popular ingredients of this nourishing soup are the following: potatoes, noodles, beans, carrots, and cabbage.