Food at the Viktualienmarkt.
At Munich’s largest and oldest food market, you can find lots of tasty treats in all kinds of places. No matter what time of day you visit Munich’s Viktualienmarkt, you can find something to eat at any time of day. In the immediate vicinity of Marienplatz, it still retains some of Munich’s much-vaunted cosiness and atmosphere, even if it can get quite busy on a Saturday. Although Bavarian cuisine does not consist solely of Leberkäs, Weißwurst and roast pork, these clichés dominate the dishes on offer. The market is not exactly cheap, but it is not only appreciated by Munich locals for its high quality – and there is actually a little treat for every budget.
Early in the morning at the Viktualienmarkt
A perfect day in Munich starts early in the morning with a stroll through the Viktualienmarkt. Then the market wakes up, and the traders bring their dewy goods to their stalls. Treat yourself to a freshly squeezed fruit juice at one of the stalls, oven-warm pretzels or a real Weißwurst breakfast. The bakeries are fragrant and on a warm day the tables in front of the cafés are full. You can enjoy a special view from the terrace of the Rischart Café am Markt with a classic breakfast basket.
Lunch at the Viktualienmarkt
At lunchtime, many office workers come here to grab a snack or something to go. In Metzgerzeile below Petersbergl, you can get the classic Leberkas roll with a choice of sweet or medium-hot mustard. You can enjoy a tasty soup or a warm curry at Münchner Suppenküche. Fish is available at the snack bar in the small fish hall or in the restaurants specializing in fish and seafood in the direction of Westenriederstraße. There are also numerous restaurants in the surrounding streets and alleyways, some of which offer cheaper menus at lunchtime.
Under the chestnut trees in the beer garden
The seats in the beer garden at Viktualienmarkt are particularly popular on hot days. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a spot or move a little closer together at the beer table. In keeping with Munich’s beer garden tradition, you can bring your own food or collect it from the Viktualienmarkt stalls and get a well-tempered drink from the bar. Of course, the beer garden also offers food, which can be picked up at the counter.
For coffee at the Viktualienmarkt
The smell of freshly roasted coffee wafts around the coffee roaster’s stand and at Café Nymphenburg Sekt you can enjoy a slice of cake or apple strudel with freshly brewed coffee in addition to the sparkling wine. If you want something even more savoury, you can treat yourself to a delicious Kaiserschmarrn in the cafés or surrounding restaurants. If you just want a quick sweet treat, we recommend the Café Frischhut – this is probably the place to go for the freshest pastries on the Viktualienmarkt. Of course, you can also enjoy your lard pastries outside or inside the café, which is better known as Schmalznudel.