My Favorite European Snacks

After arriving in Europe, the snack foods and drinks that are not native to your home country will most definitely catch your eye! Here are some of the ones that I have tried and enjoyed so far:


Lion Bar

The Lion Bar originated in England and wafer, caramel, and crisp cereal covered in milk chocolate.



Fanta Orange

So in America, I don’t drink soft drinks, and I especially don’t like Fanta. I happened to try an orange Fanta in Paris and it was immensely different! It almost tasted like carbonated orange juice. I highly recommend it.


stroopwafel CC BY 20 Steven Vance via Flickr


The first time I had a stroopwafel, I was instantly hooked! These two thin waffles with a caramel like filling are amazing.



These light and tasty cookies come in a variety of flavors and are a must have when visiting Paris.


Pain au Chocolat

This is a flaky pastry filled with a couple of pieces of chocolate wasn’t too sweet, and made for a very nice snack!



A biscuit with cream, honey and almonds covered in a milk chocolate coating.



My biggest regret when visiting Paris is that I only had one crepe. It was absolutely delicious! I got mine filled with Nutella.


Belgian Waffle

Nothing compares to an actual Belgian waffle. If you are ever in Belgium please do yourself a favor and have one!

I’m sure I am missing a lot of awesome European snacks and/or drinks, but these are the few that I’ve had the opportunity to try!

What should I try the next time I’m in Europe?


47 thoughts on “My Favorite European Snacks

  1. All good ideas. While not always a snack, Dutch poffertjes are tiny little explosions of powdered sugar and buttery delight. French pissaladiere (French pizza) is exceptional. Funny story, the best we had were the ones we purchased at the Kanab Bakery (Utah) and ate at Lake Powell in Page Arizona.

  2. I think it’s worth mentioning the perfect way to eat a stroopwaffle (which are the BEST) which is to put it over your tea/coffee/hot chocolate like a lid until the caramel inside melts and the biscuit goes all warm and graaargglgllllee *drools*

  3. Great post (and hard to read right before dinner ha ha). Fanta caught my eye. I have heard two things about why it is different but neither are confirmed. 1. US uses high fructose corn syrup vs cane sugar in Europe. 2. Fanta in some countries uses a high percentage of real orange juice.


  4. Hi! Loved this post, I’m from Germany. If you ever visit, you have to go to one of the many cafes (I live in Munich) and try some cake. It is very typical for germans to meet on weekends and enjoy their “Kaffee und Kuchen“ (cake and coffee). Personal recommendation: Prinzregententorte 🙂

  5. Yummy post. I tried some macarons in St. Augustine, Florida recently. They are delicious but are quite expensive too – especially when I want to eat it in one bite. 🙂 But, I guess they should be savored instead. Maybe when I get back to Europe I’ll have to compare with the ones originally created in Europe to the ones in the U.S.

  6. I was just in Vienna, they had wonderful street vendors with different sausages to try. Also, if you are in Vienna or Munich, they have fantastic big soft Pretzels, you can either eat them alone or buy one that has cheese and ham inside – delicious!

  7. “Pain au chocolat” and crepes are among my favorite snacks whenever I am in Paris, too. Balisto became popular during my childhood, and I am glad it is still around. I like to buy it whenever I visit Germany. I also have a serious sweet tooth! If you ever visit Europe during autumn, I recommend you try roasted chestnuts, usually sold by street vendors (if you haven’t already done so).
    Best wishes,

  8. I love this post; while I have not had the opportunity to travel abroad yet, possibly my favorite aspects of traveling anywhere new is trying the food of that area. I’ve always believed that food is the best way to learn about a culture different then your own.

  9. Hello Haley! Thank you for liking my recent blog post. I decide to check on your blog and I love what I’m seeing and reading. Looking forward for your next travels! 🙂

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