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14 European Dishes You Have To Try In Their Home Countries

Want the recipe for perfect adventure? It's one part traveling with a dash of eating.

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5. Poffertjes in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

These adorable little baby pancakes are covered in butter and powdered sugar, and sometimes even ice cream. They're perfect for anyone who's looking for dessert for breakfast, and really, who isn't?

6. Neapolitan pizza in (you guessed it) Naples, Italy

If you love pizza, why not travel to the city that invented and perfected it? If you're looking for a more specific recommendation, a lot of people say that Gino Sorbillo is the best of the best.

7. Grillimakkara in Helsinki, Finland

It's practically impossible to spend the summer in Finland (or the winter, for that matter) without savoring some of their delicious grilled sausages, which are cooked over a wood fire and doused in beer. Just make sure not to forget the mustard.

9. A gyro in Greece

Enjoy one of the most magnificent views in the world while enjoying a traditional gyro with pork or chicken (or maybe lamb or beef if it's a little less traditional) tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce (and sometimes even fries).

10. A Liege Waffle in Liège, Belgium

Waffles should be compulsory for any trip through Belgium, and the waffles they make in Liège are a real work of art. They're thick, soft, and have little pearls of sugar embedded in them. They are unrivaled.

11. Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato in Lisbon, Portugal

Amêijoas à bulhão pato translates to "clams in white wine" which is exactly what you'll get with this dish, along with some garlic, parsley, and a whole lot of olive oil.

12. Haggis in Edinburgh, Scotland

Haggis is a traditional dish from Scotland filled with lovely little surprises that you'd probably be better off learning more about AFTER you've tried it and fallen in love with it.

13. Tortilla de Sacromonte in Granada, Spain

This is a variation of a Andalusian Courgette Tortilla, and it often contains ham, potatoes, chorizo, and even ram or calf brains and sometimes even criadilla (which is, ahem, ground testicle meat).

This post was translated from French.

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