Luxembourg culinary specialities and products

Luxembourg culinary specialities and products

Luxembourg has many culinary specialities. This strong tradition is evident at local festivals and other traditional events . Each time, stands present Luxembourg culinary specialties for refreshment. Find out more about Luxembourg's culinary delights here.

Luxembourg also offers local, locally produced products. Would you like to taste or buy Luxembourg products? Here are our tips and addresses.

Local products from Luxembourg

Here are some of Luxembourg's specialities and local produce. Impossible to avoid when you live in Luxembourg!

Luxembourg wines and crémants

Luxembourg's wine-growing tradition

Luxembourg has always had a strong winegrowing tradition in the Moselle Valley, which today produces all Luxembourg wines and crémants . The Celts, Gauls and Romans cultivated vines here. Over the centuries, Moselle wine has earned its letters of nobility.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, there has been a spectacular improvement in the quality of sparkling and still wines produced in Luxembourg. The introduction of noble grape varieties and the arrival of a younger generation of winemakers have contributed to the production of quality wines, in association with foreign oenological advisors. Recognition of Luxembourg wines and crémants (high-quality sparkling wines) is now a reality. At international competitions, Moselle wines are regularly praised, and producers go home with distinctions.

Luxembourg Moselle wines

Wine lovers know Luxembourg's Vins de Moselle for their production of still and sparkling white wines.

Riesling is undoubtedly Luxembourg's best-known white wine. Indeed, the limestone soil of the Moselle valley offers a minerality conducive to complex wines. These develop aromas of quince, apple and spices. Don't miss the Rieslings from Wormeldange.

The more traditional wines of Luxembourg's Moselle region are made from grape varieties such as elbling, which has a lower alcohol content. Rivaner offers Muscat flavors. Auxerrois is fruitier. Don't hesitate to choose these Moselle wines to accompany Luxembourg specialties.

Crémants or sparkling wines from Luxembourg

Luxembourg's crémants are also very popular. They win medals in wine competitions every year. Crémant is the drink of choice for festive occasions in Luxembourg. It's the perfect accompaniment to traditional celebrations and get-togethers with friends.

There are many crémant producers in Luxembourg. Among the best known are :

  • Bernard-Massard cellars in Grevenmacher
  • the Alice Hartmann estate in Wormeldange
  • Domaines Vins Moselle, based in Wormeldange, offering Poll-Fabaire crémants,
  • Domaine Mathis Bastian in Remich.

Producers and wineries offer on-site tastings.

You can also organize a wine tasting with friends. What better way to discover Luxembourg's local produce? You'll find all the information you need, participating winemakers, modes of transport and invitations on the website.

Luxembourg beers

In 1970, the range of Luxembourg beers was very large. There were 9 breweries in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Today, there are just 6 Luxembourg beer breweries. The best-known are :

  • Brasserie Nationale. This family-owned Luxembourg company was formed in 1975 from the merger of two Luxembourg breweries, Funck-Bricher and Bofferding. Today, Brasserie Nationale is the market leader for beer in the Greater Region. The brewery is located in Bascharage. It brews the Bofferding and Battin brands.
    In 2020, Brasserie Nationale launched LODYSS water , a natural mineral water originating from the Ice Age and preserved ever since in Luxembourg's subsoil, at a depth of over 300 meters. Certified nitrate-free and low in sodium, this water is now available on every restaurant table in Luxembourg.
  • Brasserie de Luxembourg is located on the historic site of Diekirch. Founded in 1871, it has been part of AB InBev, la Brasserie de Luxembourg, since 2002. It produces the Diekirch and Mousel brands.

Les Rives de Clausen, in Luxembourg's Clausen district, was created on the former Mousel beer production site. It's one of Luxembourg's top weekend spots.

Luxembourg culinary specialities

Luxembourg cuisine offers generous, rich dishes made with local produce. They reflect the country's rural culture.

Luxembourg's special savoury dishes

Gromperekichelcher, Luxembourg potato pancakes

Inseparable from Christmas markets, gromperekichelcher are grated potato pancakes. They are prepared with onions, shallots, parsley, eggs and flour. They are then fried in oil and served hot with applesauce for a delicious sweet-and-sour combination.

Luxembourg sausages and charcuterie

There are several types of Luxembourg sausage, traditionally made from pork.

Grillwurst" are white-fleshed sausages made from pork. They are grilled. At village festivals and other festive events, they are grilled over a wood fire. They are served in white buns, like hot dogs.

There are also "Mettwurst" sausages, made from smoked pork. They're best served with soup, for a warm, comforting meal in winter.

Another Luxembourg specialty is the "Lyoner", a kind of large sausage wrapped around itself. It's best eaten cold. Butcher's departments often offer a piece to children. A good reason to go shopping with your parents !

Traditional Luxembourg dishes

  • Bouneschlupp is a delicious traditional soup made with green beans, onions, vegetables and smoked bacon. This soup can be served with Mettwurst. It's the traditional winter main course.
  • Judd mat gaardebounenen is a dish based on smoked pork collar and broad beans.
  • Kuddelfleck or double fat à la luxembouregoise is a dish made from beef tripe or stomach. The components are breaded and then fried. It is served with a tomato sauce.
  • Fierkelsjelli is a gourmet dish featuring a small piglet in jelly.
  • Traïpen is a black pudding served during the Lenten period preceding Easter.
  • Bouchées à la reine are delicious, light puff pastries. They are hollowed out and filled with a generous preparation of warm white sauce made with chicken, sweetbreads, quenelle or ham and mushrooms. Serve with rice.
  • F'rell Am Rèisleck is a local trout fried in batter and served in a Riesling sauce.
  • Moselle fried fish is made from fried Moselle fish. This dish is eaten with the fingers, drizzled with lemon juice.
  • Rieslingspaschteit or Riesling pâté. Made with meat, it is served cold as an aperitif or appetizer.

Luxembourg desserts and pastries

Luxembourg has a few special pastries to offer:

  • Bamkuch is a type of cake baked on a spit. It has several layers and is served as a pièce montée on special occasions such as weddings and communions. It can be found in traditional bakeries and pastry shops, especially in spring.
  • Questschentaart is a Luxembourg institution. Quetsches are a type of plum, slightly tart, typical of the region. They are picked in August.
  • Boxenmännchen are little brioche men, with or without a doughnut-like coating of sugar, with or without chocolate. They are mainly eaten on St. Nicholas' Day and during the festive season.
  • During Carnival, you'll find " Fuesendkichelcher ". These sweet doughnuts are emblematic of this period.
  • Stollen is a cake served during the festive season. Made from flour, raisins and dried fruit and sprinkled with powdered sugar, it's delicious, especially at breakfast or with coffee. You can find them everywhere, including supermarkets.
  • Do you know what pretzels are? This sweet or savoury cake is a real tradition for declaring your love to your sweetheart!

Buying Luxembourg products

National Brand Label

Luxembourg offers a wide choice of high-quality products. Discover the "Marque Nationale" label and its local products. Created in 1932, this label guarantees the Luxembourg origin of a product. Go Local, buy Luxembourgish online

Since September 2018, you can now buy Luxembourg products online with the online platform. The website offers the opportunity to shop online, but exclusively in Luxembourg retailers. was initiated by the Ministry of the Economy, and run in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, the Confédération luxembourgeoise du commerce (CLC) and 16 Luxembourg municipalities, including the City of Luxembourg.

This initiative is helping to boost the national economy via the e-commerce channel. It benefits retailers and customers alike. Today, this Luxembourg e-commerce platform has over 100,000 customers.

So don't hesitate, shop online at and its 200+ Luxembourg online retailers.

Lët'z Go Local, promoting Luxembourg products

Lët'z go local is an association that promotes 100% Luxembourg products and services. 

Let'z go local presents several product categories, including fashion and jewelry, wellness, publishing, food and services. A great way to discover Luxembourg culture and creativity!

Any craftsman or shopkeeper can register with Lët'z go Local and take part in the local markets "De Lokale Maart", organized by the association. To do so, you must first register as a professional in Luxembourg, either as a self-employed person or through a company. The products or services offered must be made or designed in Luxembourg.

Several times a year, Lët'z go local organizes market-style events showcasing local products to raise public awareness: De Lokale Maart. Design, fashion, local products, personal and children's services: each time, there are over fifty stands showcasing Luxembourg know-how and specialities.

What do we like best? The promotion of local products and the desire for conviviality.

Follow Lët'z go Local events on their Facebook page.

Made in Luxembourg label

Since 1984, the Made in Luxembourg label has highlighted companies whose activities are based in Luxembourg. Today, more than 1,600 companies display this label, with the Made in Luxembourg crown.

To qualify, companies must have been in existence for more than one year and be able to demonstrate that they are operating in Luxembourg.

Here you'll find more practical information about shopping in Luxembourg.

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