Where can you find the best gourmet Bavarian delights? Munich's Victuals Market, Viktualienmarkt in German, is the place to find exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, artisan cheeses, delicious hams, honey, and truffles.
Many of the market stalls in the Viktualienmarkt have been family-run for generations, and although the gourmet food featured here also means gourmet prices, you would be hard pressed to find better quality culinary delicacies. While in Munich, the Viktualienmarkt is the best place to shop for delicious Bavarian food to make for a picnic lunch at a nearby park.
Built in 1807 as an expansion from the Marienplatz grain market, the Viktualienmarkt is more than just a place for bartering these days. The market also hosts traditional folk events including the colorful Fasching festivities and the masked dance of the market women on Shrove Tuesday.