With well over 3,000 restaurants in Frankfurt, your only difficulty will be deciding where to eat. The cuisine on offer here ranges from typical German to Mediterranean or Asian. At least 70 countries’ cuisines are represented in the international metropolis of Frankfurt am Main. Bummer…
Handkäs mit Musik
This is actually cheese with onions and marinated in vinegar. Its name is a bit of a joke, as the “music” refers to the flatulence some may experience as a result of too many onions. ;-)
Of course, we can’t talk about Frankfurt food without a mention of the eponymous Frankfurters. These all-beef sausages were created in 1894 as a way to accommodate the Jewish population.
Rippchen mit Kraut
These cured pork cutlets are another regional specialty. They are usually served with mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and the delicious German yellow mustard.
A delectable dessert pastry that is made from marzipan, almonds, powdered sugar and rosewater. It is a the traditional Frankfurt Christmas treat.
Most of Frankfurt’s food is best washed down with this typical beverage. It is also called Ebbelwoi, Äppler or Stöffsche.
Top Frankfurt Restaurants
With so many choices and an endless variety of cuisines, here are some of Frankfurt’s stand-out restaurants — some of my personal top favorites, if you so will.
Grössenwahn (Lenaustraße 97)
An eclectic mix that mirrors the city’s international flair, here you’ll find a unique blend of German and Mediterranean cooking. Reservations are a must.
Gargantua (Liebigstraße 47)
Owned and run by renowned chef Klaus Trebes, a meal at Gargantua is an elegant and sophisticated experience.
Adolf Wagner (Schweizer Straße 71)
If you’re looking for the true German eating experience, go no further than the Adolf Wagner restaurant. Specializing in the hearty German fare (such as Handkäs mit Musik), you can also sample the refreshing ciders and apfelweins on offer.
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof (Bethmannstraße 33)
For a truly luxurious meal at Frankfurt’s restaurants, allow yourself a splurge at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof. This restaurant-cum-hotel-cum-theater provides an upscale twist on traditional German food, as well as French delicacies and fine wines.