Best Spetzel in Munich?

Jul 26th, 2004, 06:42 AM
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Best Spetzel in Munich?

I want to drink in the beer gardens maybe have a pretzel. But I want to eat in local restaurants. Any good local rest and spetzel (sorry if misspelled).
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Jul 26th, 2004, 07:20 AM
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I enjoyed the Bavarian veal specialty dish with spaetzle recently at the Spatenhaus near The Residenz. They have their own beer which is pretty good too. Ask to order the special that comes in a cast iron pan and is from the Bavarian and not the tourist menu. Enjoy.
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Jul 26th, 2004, 07:32 AM
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Here's another vote for the Spatenhaus.

Augustiner Keller beer garden near the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) is a great beer garden frequented by many locals. I consider it the "best beer" in Bavaria, but that's just my opinion. Try it and let me know.
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Jul 26th, 2004, 09:36 AM
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Didn't try spaetzel here, but a nice, traditional restaurant in Munich.

http://www.liebighof.de/
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Jul 26th, 2004, 10:54 AM
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And while you're there, stop in a kitchen store or a department store and buy a spaetzlehobel, so you can make home-made spaetzel when you return home. Easy and fun.
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Jul 26th, 2004, 11:31 AM
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Trouble with this question is that actually "Spaetzle" are not a local specialty in Munich. Their origin is in the region of Schwaben, more to the West of Southern Germany.
So, do you want local food or is your preference on Spaetzle?
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Jul 26th, 2004, 11:35 AM
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Is there anywhere else on the net where one can not only find where to get good spaetzel in Munich, but also learn that it is not indigenous to that part of Germany?
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Jul 26th, 2004, 12:52 PM
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Ira,

aren't we an elite few here on this board ;-) ?

In order to not split hairs and remain constructive, I take it, johnb, you are also interested in beer gardens and other local type restaurants.
My suggestions (although without a Spaetzle- guarantee, but all with good pretzels ;-) ) for rustic local fare places:

- Unionsbraeu in Haidhausen
- Hofbraeukeller in Haidhausen (not to be moxed up with the touristy Hofbraeuhaus in the City Center)
- Wirtshaus in der Au (across the riverr, behind Deutsches Museum)
- Weisses Brauhaus ("Schneider Weisse" in the City Center).

For beer gardens:

- Waldwirtschaft in Grosshesselohe (lovely place in posh residential neighborhood in Munich's Southern suburb of Grosshesselohe close to Pullach, featuring Jazz)

- Seehaus (in Englischer Garten park, food very pricey and IMO not really worth it)

- Aumeister (further out in Englischer Garten)

- Hofbraeukeller in Haidhausen
- Unions Braeu in Haidhausen


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Jul 26th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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"Gee" HSV, I want both?
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Jul 26th, 2004, 01:04 PM
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Thanks hsv and all!!!! Good info for first timer. My only contact with German food was the Dutchman's rest on Long Beach Island, NJ.. Had veal cutlet and spaetzel with red cabbage mmm good!
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Jul 26th, 2004, 01:22 PM
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Hi john,

>My only contact with German food was the Dutchman's rest on Long Beach Island, NJ.. Had veal cutlet and spaetzel with red cabbage mmm good!<

Ach, you are in for a treat. Be prepared to gain weight.
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Jul 27th, 2004, 10:30 AM
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Not a real answer, but I was such a fan of Spaetzle that I named by dog "Spaetzle" and trained him in german!
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Jul 27th, 2004, 11:02 AM
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I love spaetzle too, but my wife can make great spaetzle here in the US. It is very easy. We even have a spaetzle maker!

For a real treat, try the potato dumplings. They are to die for. We have tried to make them here, but even close.

Another vote for - Weisses Brauhaus. It is at the end of Tal Strasse just before the Marienplatz. Terrific!

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Jul 27th, 2004, 01:20 PM
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No one has yet mentioned Donisl, on the side street to the left of the Marienplatz as you loof facing the building.
My Bavarian friends always take me there.
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Jul 30th, 2004, 04:43 PM
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What type of food is spaetzle?
thanks,
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Jul 30th, 2004, 04:52 PM
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Hi mike,

If you go to www.google.com and enter "spaetzel", your question will be answered.
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Jul 31st, 2004, 08:38 AM
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I'm a big fan of google, but in this case you have to wade through recipies to figure it out.

Mike, spaetzle are a type of noodle/dumpling kind of thing. Easy to make at home- I use a ziplock bag with the tip cut off. I got really fustrated with spaetzle-makers even though I'm a competent cook.
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