If you're looking for Oktoberfest menu ideas, you've come to the right place. From appetizers to snacks to party food, I've got you covered to celebrate Oktoberfest with a delicious traditional German meal!
Below you can find four different menu ideas, one for any occasion. It does not matter if you celebrate just with a friend or partner or want to host a large event. All menu ideas are linked to the recipes that are easy to follow. And if you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out via social media or shoot me an email.
Oktoberfest Date Night Menu
Surprise your significant other by putting on your sexy German accent…
It's a lot of fun to cook a delicious Oktoberfest menu together and sample some German beers. Spice things up by surprising your partner with a creative and fun outfit, as well as some entertaining Oktoberfest games.
Date Night Cocktail:
Wheat Beer Cocktail
Recipe: Wheat Beer Cocktail
Date Night Appetizer:
German Pancake Soup with Kaiser Rolls
This light tasty soup with crispy homemade Kaiser rolls makes a perfect starter for a romantic date night.
Date Night Entree:
Pork Shank with Bavarian Sauerkraut and Potato Dumplings
This tasty entree is a traditional German meal that is simple to prepare so you can focus on good conversations and fun with your significant other.
Date Night Dessert:
Oktoberfest Gingerbread Hearts
These little treats are the ideal way to end your date night.
Bake the hearts ahead of time and then decorate them on date night to send a sweet or naughty message to your loved one with the icing on the heart.
Oktoberfest Dinner Menu
A backyard Oktoberfest dinner party is an unique experience for friends and family.
This menu includes an easy-to-prepare dinner, so you can relax and enjoy your party without stress.
Oktoberfest Dinner Drinks:
German Beer Flight
Apfelschorle (non-alcoholic apple spritzer)
Welcome your guests with a flight of German beers. Choose three different beers and serve them in small glasses so that each guest can try them all.
Set out some jars or plates with salted pretzels or other salty snacks.
German sparkling apple juice is ideal for children and those who do not want to consume alcohol.
Oktoberfest Dinner Appetizer:
Bavarian Platter, Beer Radish
and Bavarian Farmer´s Bread
Oktoberfest Dinner Entree & Sides:
Bavarian Pork Roast with Dark Beer Sauce
Red Cabbage, Cucumber Salad and Pretzel Dumplings
Oktoberfest Dinner Dessert:
Easy Apple Strudel
with Homemade Vanilla Sauce
Oktoberfest Party Buffet Menu
Buffet planning and preparation can be a daunting task. Don't get me wrong, this easy buffet menu will still require work, but you can spread the tasks out over several days so you can enjoy your party without stress.
Party Buffet Appetizers:
Bavarian Snack Platter & Cheese Board
Obatzda Deviled Eggs
Bavarian Pretzels and Farmer´s Bread
Party Buffet Entrees:
Brats Sampler, Pork Roast with Crackling
& German Hamburger
Party Buffet Side Dishes:
Bavarian Bacon Sauerkraut
German Salad Bar with Potato Salad
Party Buffet Desserts:
Wheat Beer Tiramisu
Bavarian Cream with Tipsy Cherry Compote
Oktoberfest Candy Mugs
Party Buffet Drink:
Wheat Beer Punch
Vegan Oktoberfest Menu
Plant Based German Food
German cuisine is well-known for its meat-heavy dishes.
Less well known is that German cuisine includes a wide range of traditional and modern plant-based dishes, and the vegan lifestyle is also very popular in Germany.
This menu includes a few very delicious Vegan Oktoberfest dishes.
Vegan Dinner Appetizer:
Vegan Liverwurst, Vegan Steak Tartar
and Vegan Soft Pretzel Rolls
Vegan Dinner Entree:
Vegan Patties and German Salad Platter
Germans enjoy a wide variety of salads with their main course.
A salad platter with a wide variety of vegetables marinated in a tasty German dressing is a favorite.
Vegan Dinner Dessert:
Chocolate Fruit Skewers
Chocolate-covered fruits are a popular sweet treat at any German fairground, including the Oktoberfest. Follow the recipe as written, but substitute the chocolate with a vegan alternative.