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    Eat And Drink Your Way Through These 15 US Holiday Markets

    Skip shopping — just eat instead.

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    ‘Tis the season for German-inspired holiday markets, and the only thing better than the unique artisan vendors are the specialty food merchants dishing out everything from bratwurst to mini donuts. Here’s what to eat at the top holiday markets across the country.

    1. Chimney cake at the Atlanta Christkindl Market.

    2. Glühwein at the Christmas Village in Baltimore.

    3. Bavarian fare at the Belleville Christkindlmarkt.

    4. Poutine at the Bethlehem Christkindlmarkt.

    5. Flammkuchen at Carmel Christkindlmarkt.

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    Indiana popcorn makers Groomsville are covering all the bases at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt: Not only are they doling out popcorn, roasted nuts, chocolate, and German Christmas cookies, they’re offering a special German flatbread topped with creamy cheese and onions.

    Where to go: 10 Center Green, Carmel, Indiana

    When: Now through Tuesday, December 24

    6. Currywurst at Christkindlmarket Chicago.

    7. Danish kringle at Christkindlmarket Des Moines.

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    This Danish pastry is made with light, buttery dough and filled with white almond and fruit paste, making it a dessert that won’t weigh you down.

    Where to go: Principal Park, Des Moines, Iowa

    When: Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 8

    8. Stroopwafels at Christkindlmarkt SLC.

    9. Bratwurst at the Denver Christkindl Market.

    10. Mini donuts at the Downtown Holiday Market.

    11. Bangers and mash at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair.

    12. Swiss raclette sammies at the Christmas Village in Philadelphia.

    13. Savory potato pancakes at the Saint Paul European Christmas Market.

    14. French macarons at the Texas Christkindl Markt.

    15. Loaded waffles at the Union Square Holiday Market.