1. The Bierock
It’s a classic German staple with a mouth-watering mixture of ground beef, onions, and cabbage wrapped up in a freshly baked roll. Try one at The Press [Craft Kitchen & Cocktails]. If you go exploring in Hays, you’ll also find bierocks pre-packaged to go at Cerv’s Convenience Stores.
Trio Tap House serves up a grilled German garlic sausage with fresh sauerkraut and onions that will knock your lederhosen off. While you’re there, enjoy their wide selection of beers on tap and their N.Y.O. (Not Your Ordinary) gourmet Mac & Cheese.
If you like county fair funnel cakes, you’ll love grebble. This deep-fried dough is served warm, often with powdered sugar sprinkled on top or with honey for dipping. You can enjoy this treat, along with a family-friendly menu, at the award-winning brewpub Gella’s Diner and Lb. Brewing.
4. Green Bean Dumpling Soup
A uniquely German offering, this creamy soup is full of delicious dumplings and fresh green beans. Who has the best? We’ll let you decide! You can find this comfort food nearly year-round at local establishments like Vernie’s Hamburger House, JD’s Chicken, and Pheasant Run Pancake House.
Even though “Kuchen” is the German word for “cake,” this fruity treat is definitely acceptable for breakfast. Try it with a cup of Maple Coffee at Augustine’s Bakery on Main Street, recently named “Best Bakery in Kansas” by Taste of Home Magazine.