Local food in Grand Est Region

Iconic dishes in Alsatian cuisine

Did you know that legend has it that the pretzel was invented by an Italian monk in the year 610 AD? The pretzel is a symbol of Alsace, and any time is the right time to enjoy one! Perfect with a cocktail: the traditional pretzel coated with coarse salt. And, for any celebration, you’ll adore trying different pretzel varieties: sweet, chocolatey or even topped with melted cheese.

Made in Grand Est

From countryside inns to star-studded restaurants, the myriad establishments of every shape and size will welcome you for succulent, simple fare or fine dining in Grand Est Region!

This destination is a real treat for food lovers. Discover the multitude of specialities that taste even better when savoured in the region where they’re made.

Tarte flambée

A symbol of conviviality, the tarte flambée is one of the most iconic dishes in Alsatian cuisine. Very easy to cook, it is even easier to eat! The thin, light crust is topped generously with onions, bacon bits and a mixture of cream and soft, smooth cheese.

Kougelhopf

King of cakes in Alsace, Kougelhopf is a unique speciality. Served at just about any meal in Alsace, it brings a touch of tradition and pleasure to moments with family or friends.

Alsatian choucroute garnie

Taste authentic Alsace, in a dish. Local ingredients simmer gently in an earthenware pot, bringing out good old-fashioned flavours. Like Alsace, choucroute is generous!

Mirabelle

The golden, flavourful mirabelle plum is the star of the summer in Grand Est Region. Foodies in a hurry can enjoy fresh mirabelle plums straight off the tree. Other gourmets can savour the fruit far from the orchards, in jams, candies, biscuits, pastries, juices, syrups, teas or in liqueurs and brandies…

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