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Crazy Historical Eats

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Have you ever wondered what some of the first restaurants looked like? Thanks to Insider, we got the scoop on 10 restaurants that are still serving their signature dishes hundreds of years after opening night. 

Check out some of these long-time favorites:

  • Historische Wurstkuchl in Regensburg, Germany was founded in 1146. They served hearty meals during the Middle Ages for local stonemasons and dockworkers. Their specialty dishes include their world-famous sausage cake, charcoal-grilled sausages, and sauerkraut.
  • Ma Yu Ching’s Bucket Chicken House in Kaifeng, Henan, China first opened in 1153. Unsurprisingly their signature dish remains … buckets of chicken.
  • Dublin, Ireland’s The Brazen Head is Ireland’s oldest pub, having opened in 1198 with its signature and traditional Irish bangers and mash. The specialty is made from a traditional butcher’s recipe and is also served with vegetables, sun-dried tomato pesto, and parsley sauce.
  • La Couronne was founded in Rouen, France in 1345. The restaurant is known for its specialties of pressed duck, standing rib roast, and classic French escargot. 
  • Hotel Gasthof Löwen in Vaduz, Liechtenstein was founded in 1380 and is known for both international and local cuisine. Their best-known specialty is sliced veal “Zurich style” with rösti and vegetables. 

Check out the rest of the list over at Insider.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NYC, Kaleema has her Bachelor's degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from North Carolina A&T State University and a Master's degree in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. Her passions are in music, broadcast journalism, and writing.