Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Munster is complete without tasting the local food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Munster to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Abendbrot: bread with cold platters of cheese, sausage and tomatoes.
- Brötchen: a bread roll.
- Eierkuchen (Pfannkuchen): large, and relatively thin pancakes that are usually served with sugar, jam or syrup.
- Hazelnussomeletten: flour, milk, egg, sugar, hazelnuts, salt, butter.
- Knödel (Klöße): large round poached or boiled potato or bread dumplings, made without yeast.
- Aalsuppe: a sweet and sour soup of meat broth, dried fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
- Biersuppe: toasted white (French) bread, milk, cinnamon, beer, eggs, butter, flour.
- Goulash Soup: beef, potatoes, onions, tomato paste, butter, salt, pepper and other ingredients.
- Kase Suppe: milk, fresh breadcrumbs, shredded Muenster Cheese, mustard, nutmeg, paprika.
- Krut Borscht: potatoes, sausage, green onion, sorrel, parsley, salt and other ingredients.
- Linsensuppe: lentils, chicken stock, ham, croutons, carrots, onions and other ingredients.
- Zwiebelsuppe: onion soup.
- Fleischsalat: bologna or cervelat or fleischwurst, eggs, onion, pickles, apple, cheese, mayonnaise.
- German Carrot Salad: carrots, orange juice, honey, salt, white pepper and other ingredients.
- Kartoffelsalat: potato salad.
 Main courses
- Labskaus(Lapskaus): salted meat or corned beef, potatoes, and onion.
- Pfefferpotthast: beef (ribs or brisket), onions, water, salt, pepper, cloves,a pinch of allspice, bay leaf, capers, bread crumbs.
- Rouladen: a meat roulade usually consisting of bacon, onions, mustard and pickles wrapped in thinly sliced beef which is then cooked.
- Sauerbraten: pot roast, usually of beef, marinated before cooking in a mixture of vinegar, water, spices and seasonings.
- Sauerkraut: shredded cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria.
- Schupfnudel: a type of dumpling or thick noodle made from rye or wheat flour and egg.
- Butterkuchen: a butter cake.
- Rote Grütze: red fruit pudding.
- Schoko Pfeffernüsse: a gingerbread cookie with dark chocolate on top.
- Spaghettieis: white colored ice cream that is pressed through a modified Spätzle press or potato ricer to make it look like spaghetti.
- Zwetschgenknödel: plum dumplings.
 Fast food
- Brathering: fried, marinated herring.
- Schwarzwurst: sausage made from blood (often of pigs or geese).
- Wiener: sausage made from pork or beef that is smoked and fully cooked in a water bath.
 Street food
- Geräucherte Makrele: mackerel fillets, black pepper, Dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice, salt, sugar.
- Reibekuchen: potato fritters that are usually eaten with apple sauce or pumpernickel bread.
- Schnitzel Wiener Art: a breaded pork tenderloin.
 Drinks (Non-alcoholic)
- ACE Drinks: soft drinks based on fruit and vegetable juices.
- Bluemchenkaffee: coffee.
- Pfefferminztee: peppermint tea.
 Drinks (Alcoholic)
- Auslese: wine.
- Grutbier (Grussink): beer.
- Keut: a beer brewed from wheat, barley and hops.
- Münster Altbier: a blond, lightly-hopped, top-fermenting beer.
- Spätlese: wine.
- Weizenbier: wheat bear.