The region has a fine, French-accented culinary scene, particularly in Saarbrücken.

Saarland Specialities

Many local saarländische dishes revolve around potatoes – look for Dibbelabbes (potato casserole with dried meat and leeks), Hoorische (half-cooked, half-raw potato dumplings, literally ‘hairy ones’, in reference to the coarse surface), and Gefillde (Hoorische filled with minced meat and liver sausage).

In the French tradition, meals are often served with a basket of crunchy baguette-style bread.