Mecklenburg-Vorpommern cuisine makes the most of Germany's best fish and seafood. Foodies will also love its delicious cakes, fruit dishes and schnapps. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's most famous specialities are fish based. However, visitors can also enjoy hearty meat dishes and decadent desserts.
Cuisine of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – making the most of local produce
With 2,000km of coastline and thousands of freshwater lakes, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region produces some of the best German seafood and fish from the Baltic Sea and the inland Lake District. The people of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern enthusiastically serve up what the country produces. The state‘s natural flavour enhancers come in the form of clear water, salty sea breezes, fertile fields and lush meadows. And right at the top of the menu is fresh fish, of course. Smoked over beech chippings, fried in butter, cooked in a herb stock or baked in pastry made with beer. There are just as many ways to prepare it as there are types of fish: Halibut, herring, cod and eel freshly caught from the Baltic Sea, while pike, pike-perch, carp and whitefish populate the numerous inland lakes. Potatoes, cabbage, game along with specialities made from sea buckthorn are also typical of the North.Other local dishes reflect the region's agriculture, with filling meals of beef, onion and potatoes, and desserts made from local rhubarb, apples and plums. Wash the delicious meal down with some local beer, wine or liqueur. Famous beers have been brewed on the Baltic coast for 700 years already. This great brewing tradition is still continued in Rostock, Stralsund and Lübz. Dozens of brewery inns across the state offer their own home-made barley brew.
Fine dining or family-friendly eating
True foodies won't want to miss the opportunity to enjoy the best of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern cuisine with a visit to one of the region's Michelin-starred restaurants. Feast on the very best ingredients, prepared with world-class skill and presented as works of art. The food, served in the stylish ambiance of tasteful manor houses and magnificent palaces, is a feast for all the senses.
A more relaxed dining experience is also available, with coastal restaurants on the islands of Rugen or Usedom giving guests the opportunity try fresh fish, salad and local sausage dishes in an unspoilt coastal setting. Kids will love the scrumptious desserts, packed with fruit and ice cream. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern restaurants cater to every preference, from vegan or vegetarian to pizza and pasta.