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When you of think of the words “food” and “Munich” in the same sentence, several world-famous Bavarian specialties probably come to mind: sausages, beer, bread, strudel, pork knuckle. Bavarian specialties are highly popular dishes, and people eat out at traditional “Wirtshaus” restaurants and get their Schnitzel and Dampfnudeln fill in beer gardens. However, Munich is one of the most diverse cities in all of Germany, and its culinary scene reflects that. The popularity and availability of cuisines from countries such as Turkey, Italy, Croatia, Japan and Argentina goes to show how native-born Münchner Kindls, tourists, and immigrants all enjoy eating foods from both their home country and from other lands. Restaurants, bars and guesthouses range from cozy and dive-y to extremely upscale, Michelin-starred establishments. Visitors have their pick from a vast range of cuisines; try lingering over a newspaper and piece of excellent pastry in a Konditorei, or sampling an IPA at one of the city’s multiple new microbreweries. Munich is a beautiful city with many parks and a gorgeous river to meander by, so don’t forget to eat some of your meals al fresco, weather permitting!