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Eating my way around Birmingham Christmas market

My brother started university at Birmingham over two years ago and up until last month, I hadn’t been to visit him! My parents had been a couple of times so with Christmas just around the corner and Birmingham having one of the best German markets in the UK, this time I decided to go with, Andrew came with as well so we made a proper weekend of it. We literally spent our whole visit eating.


We started the day with a mid-morning snack. A stick of deep fried cheese. Andrew wanted the cheese and salami kebab (just get the cheese one because it was delicious on its own) which was then dipped in batter and deep fried in front of us. After a few minutes of salivating, we were rewarded with a stick of gooey goodness to keep us going until we found the next stand.
Soon after that, we came across the Ostrich burger stand, it was about 11.30am by now so we were ready for lunch. Having had my first ostrich steak a few weeks ago and loving the flavour of the meat, I was excited to try one. The stand also had reindeer burgers so we got one of each to share. Honestly, they were a little bit disappointing for something other than a nice Christmas market burger so it was on to the next thing which we all preferred – a pulled pork bun! Andrew wandered off and came back with one and as soon as my mum saw, we all went back to get another. This was delicious pulled pork drenched in gravy and stuffed into a soft hotdog bun.
For dessert, I started off a the chocolate fountain. Obviously. I’d already have a stick of milk chocolate covered strawberries the day before so this time, I went for just a shot of chocolate. I have never seen people selling these before and it was only £1 so I ended up having three. While I was preoccupied with my chocolate, my dad and brother disappeared to the next stall and returned with 7 wheels of cheese to share between them.

You can’t go to a German Christmas market and not sample the beer; and in true go big or go home fashion, my dad and Andrew both went for a two pint tankard each. It worked out to £5 a pint plus a deposit which you get back when you return the glass although we never got that back, they decided that these glasses were going to be an essential everday item so we took them home.
Next we found a stand selling huge marshmallows. Not knowing if we would like them, my mum and dad decided to get one each, a plain milk chocolate one and a white chocolate and strawberry one. They queued for 10 minutes and after taking the first bite, decided that they were delicious and got back in the queue to buy 12 more. We all loved how light the marshmallow inside was, not like a normal one but more like marshmallow fluff instead.
After that, it was time to start making our way back, not before stopping off for one last sweet treat.  This was the one we were all looking forward to most as we decided that we were going to get some before we’d even started on lunch – the mini pancakes. We could just about manage one portion between us and ordered them with Nutella and icing sugar on top. Lucky Andrew didn’t want any because between me, my brother and my parents, they were gone literally within seconds.


Have You Been To Birmingham Christmas Market? 

12 comments

  1. Girl this post has made me so hungry haha! I went to Winter Wonderland this weekend with Ben and we had churros and mulled wine, it was so lush! Christmas markets are the best way to feel festive, and OHMIGOD that chocolate shot though?!

    Hayley xo
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    1. I didnt get a chance to do WW this time! Sounds like you had a greeeaat time though omg food!x

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  2. Serious cravings after reading this!! I really want to visit Birmingham Market one year. xx

    LUCY | lucy-cole.co.uk

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  3. Oh my that hog roast hot dog looks incredible! I'm getting so hungry reading this, Christmas market food is the best!
    Amy xx
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  4. Omg when I see topics about food I'm like Yes this is what I need :D :D :D
    Now I'm craving for all these deliciousness
    xx
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    1. I could eat it all over again now haha

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  5. I'm hungry now. And thirsty too, look at the size of those beers !

    xx

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  6. Eating your way around a Christmas market is the best thing that you can do...x

    www.diaryofanexpatgirl.com

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    1. any market for that matter! I love food stalls haha x

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