For the ultimate choucroute experience, there’s nothing quite like holding a piping hot barquette de choucroute garnie in your chilly hands while you are strolling around the food stalls at the Christmas Markets. The atmosphere and the weather are perfect for enjoying the hearty and filling dish with a tanker of local beer or a glug of aromatic vin chaud. There are several locations around town (Strasbourg is the Capital of Christmas after all), including the main one at the Place de la Cathedrale and the smaller, mostly foodie-focused marché des saveurs alsaciennes et des irréductibles petits producteurs d’Alsace held in place des Meuniers in the Petite France district. Follow your nose (and the locals) to find your favourite. For example, look out for Laurent Henrot, spotted serving vins chauds, choucroute, and sausages in the round chalet in the Carré d’Or market… or sample a few to compare.