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Frankfurt cuisine—hearty food for your soul


Frankfurt is famous for its Cider
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Make sure to try Gruene Sosse (Green Sauce), an emulsion of eggs, oil and a variety of green herbs, such as dill, parsley, sorrel and chives. Gruene Sosse was supposedly Goethe’s favorite dish. He covered either potatoes or meat with it.

Other local and regional favorites are Frankfurter Wuerstchen, a tasty sausage served with mustard in a bun or with Sauerkraut, Rippchen (cooked pork), Schweinshaxe (pig knuckles) served with mashed potatoes and Sauerkraut.

A much lighter, but not less popular meal is the famous Tartarrenbrot, an open-faced sandwich with raw beef, pickles and onions.

Along with any of the specialties from Frankfurt, you should taste its famous Apfelwein (Hard Apple Cider). Apparently apple cider became famous a few hundred years ago, when wine was hard to get. The people in Hessen still wanted to drink, and decided to create their own wine. Apfelwein is being served all over Frankfurt, but if you prefer to try the authentic one, go to one of the pubs in Sachsenhausen, located on the south side of the river Main.

Frankfurt offers plenty of places to get food: from the wallet-friendly to more expensive places that promise a special night out. Fortunately, Frankfurt has a variety of neighborhoods where restaurants are in close proximity:

Erno’s Bistro – an institution in Frankfurt since 1974. If you are looking for great French food, lunch or dinner—this is your spot!

Frankfurter Botschaft – A mix of bar and restaurant with trendy atmosphere overlooking the river. International menu, great for brunch. Check out the bio-menu, it’s worth it!

Holbein’s - Located between two museums on the Main River. A modern eatery serving fish, Italian and German dishes—enjoy a great atmosphere accompanied with live jazz music.

Long Island - Feel like you are on holiday in the middle of the city. Long Island is a very exclusive address for business lunches and elegant dinners. Enjoy a drink in the Long Island Summer Lounge on the roof of the building: great outside patio!

Osteria Divino – “less is more” is the motto of this little Italian restaurant. The menu makes it easy to choose from: it changes every week, but only offers 7 dishes at a time. Great spot for lunch and dinner.
No website – Address: Zimmerweg 5, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Ivory Club - Decorated like an opulent castle with Indian relics, the Ivory Club offers Indian-fused cuisine; special seafood, poultry & meat selection. Great for casual and business dinners.