Best Food Finds at European Christmas Markets (Slideshow)

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Cheeses in Bratislava, Slovakia
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Cheeses in Bratislava, Slovakia
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Local cheese — both goat’s milk and cow — are sold at the Christmas Market of Bratislava. They are often served in Slovakia as a dessert, with fruit and crackers.

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Marcia Frost

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Pig Roast in Bratislava, Slovakia
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Pig Roast in Bratislava, Slovakia
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Pork is very popular in Slovakia and stands at the Bratislava Christmas Market roast various pig parts. Some of the stands will even cut them to order once they are cooked.

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Marcia Frost

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Bratkartoffel in Vienna, Austria
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Bratkartoffel in Vienna, Austria
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You can warm up from the winter chill at the Vienna Christmas Markets with freshly-made bratkartoffel (potato chips) and maroni (chestnuts), which are roasted as you watch. 

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Marcia Frost

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Giant Donuts in Vienna, Austria
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Giant Donuts in Vienna, Austria
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The donuts in Vienna, Austria, are larger than you see at most donut shops and they are oozing with jelly, chocolate or cream filling.

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Marcia Frost

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Mozart Chocolates in Salzburg, Austria
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Mozart Chocolates in Salzburg, Austria
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The big attraction at the Salzburg Christmas Markets are Mozart’s Chocolates in all difference shapes and sizes. The best are at Furth, a store downtown that also has booths in the markets.

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Marcia Frost

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Teas in Salzburg, Austria
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Teas in Salzburg, Austria
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Tea isn’t just for the British in Europe. Austrians also love their tea and the Salzburg Christmas Markets are filled with all types of tea. 

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Marcia Frost

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Gingerbread in Bupdapest, Hungary
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Gingerbread in Bupdapest, Hungary
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Gingerbread is popular in all the Christmas Markets of Europe, but you will find some of the best selection of decorated cookies in the markets of Budapest, Hungary.

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Marcia Frost

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Kenyérlángos in Bupdapest, Hungary
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Kenyérlángos in Bupdapest, Hungary
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To make kenyérlángos, vendors in the Budapest Christmas Markets cook bread in an open oven and then top it with everything from cheese to sour cream.

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Marcia Frost

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Donuts in Pasau, Germany
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Donuts in Pasau, Germany
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Donuts are often sold at the European Christmas Markets. Like in the U.S., the donuts sold in Passau come in various shapes and sizes and some are filled.

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Marcia Frost

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Gluhwein in Pasau, Germany
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Gluhwein in Pasau, Germany
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The Gluhwein (mulled wine) is mixed with orange juice in the Passau Christmas Markets. People often sip the Gluhwein while eating the long bratwurst, which can be as big as half a meter.

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Marcia Frost