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We haven’t been shy here at Green Vacation Deals about the fact that we love Universal Orlando’s yearly Mardi Gras event.  I am so glad it lasts well beyond Fat Tuesday.  There are so many fun things to do there, like the parade:

We go over them all in our Mardi Gras Guide.

But today I want to focus on something specific about this year’s Mardi Gras celebration.  And that is their Germany food and drink booth.

See, a component of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is their International Flavors of Carnaval.  They give you a chance to try food and drinks from around the world.  It is a great way to get a glimpse of other countries’ Carnaval celebrations and traditions.

One of the booths that was of particular interest to us was the Germany booth.

Enjoy German drinks and foods at the Germany booth at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras event

The Germany booth is located near Men in Black at Universal Studios Florida theme park.  The menu looked good so we wanted to try it out.

Germany Menu


  • Chicken Schnitzel with Käsespätzle
    • Fried chicken thigh cutlet served alongside baked spätzle & beer cheese sauce
  • Potato Pancakes
    • crispy potato & parsnip pancake topped with apple butter and sour cream


They have a lot of drinks at the Germany booth.  This is a big plus of this booth if you like German drinks.

  • Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen
  • Gaffel Kolsch
  • Ayinger Celebrator
  • Weihenstephaner Helles
  • Reissdorf
    • light brew with minty aromas, sweet vanilla malt flavors &  a crisp, dry, cedary finish
  • Warsteiner Pilsener (VG)
    • pale golden pilsner with a refreshing taste along with hints of barley malt, yeast tones & mild hoppy bitterness

A picture of the Chicken Schnitzel with Käsespätzle available at the German market at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras event

A picture of the potato pancakes available at the German kiosk at the Universal Orlando Mardi Gras event

Germany Menu Review

The Käsespätzle was our favorite part.  It was really delicious, like a comforting mac & cheese dish.

The Chicken Schnitzel was mostly good.  Unfortunately, it was burnt on the outside.  The inside was good but the outside was burnt.  It was hard to cut.  So that definitely detracted from the dish.

We, unfortunately, did not care for the potato pancakes.  Now I should say right now that due to an apple allergy, we had to hold the apple butter.  So maybe that would have helped them.  But at any rate, it was cold and not all that good.  Which is a shame since we normally love potato pancakes.


The German booth has some great drink options.  But we were mixed on our opinions on the food.  It ranged from cold and not great to delicious, depending on the dish.

One food & drink booth at the Mardi Gras Festival we do recommend more enthusiastically is the Belgium booth.  You can find it right beside the German booth.  Their food is all delicious.  You can read about in our Belgium review.

However, no matter which booth you decide to try, you will need a ticket to Universal Orlando in order to attend the festival.  You can buy discounted Universal Orlando tickets here.