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MUCH MORE MUNICH: Eating all the victuals at Viktualienmarkt

I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, you can’t go to Munich without hitting up Viktualienmarkt. This giant food market, right in the heart of the city, is equal parts groceries, street food and beer garden. And unlike all the other beer gardens that close in October, this one is open all year round! It might only be 8 or 9 degrees outside, but when you pack enough people into the biergarten, you don’t feel cold at all!

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Right when you walk in from Marienplatz, there’s a whole row of butchers. So I gotta stop here for a Munich classic — a leberkase sandwich. Although its name means liver cheese, there is neither liver nor cheese here — it’s more like meatloaf on a bun. And at Metzgerei Schabitz, they’ve got all the meats — pork, veal, beef and even venison. It’s like Bambi’s mom on a bun, son!!!!

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Meat is hot and freshly sliced, so it’s super tender. The bun adds a nice crunch, and you’ve got a bit of a kick from the spicy mustard. And did I mention it’s only three-fifty???

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Speaking of great deals, you won’t find a better one than at Karnoll’s, where they’re serving up Munich’s best pretzel for 60 cents a pop. It’s super crunchy, but soft on the inside… I might hafta go back for seconds!!!!

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But first, it’s time for another Munich classic — currywurst with fries. Sausage is super tender, with a red sauce (not ketchup) and curry powder that really kicks it up a notch! Fries are nice and crispy, and also covered in curry powder. I’d put that shit on anything!!!!

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Washed it down with ein mass bier — a litre of Helles, for less than 10 Euros. You can get other kinds of beer, too, but only the Helles comes in the big glass. (Apparently, you can also get a litre of radler, but you gotta ask. The beer litres are sitting out on the counter, so you can just grab one.) Pro tip: instead of hanging on to the handle, grab the side of the glass beneath it for a stronger grip.

But you KNOW we’ve still got room for dessert, bro! We’re heading across the street to Cafe Frischhut for some traditional German pastries called krapfen and schmalznudel. Say what now?

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Krapfen is like a German jelly donut, topped with powdered sugar. Nothing wrong with that at all!!!

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But the schmalznudel really kicks it up a notch. It’s basically a German Beavertail, hot n crispy with a light, flaky centre. I’ll take 10 to go, bro!!!!!