A guide to eating and drinking in Frankfurt’s trendy Nordend district
Frankfurt might be known as a financial hub, but focusing on all those numbers and figures can be hungry work. With sizzling sausages, wonderful wine and delectable desserts, business lunches and after-work drinks could be the highlight of your trip in Nordend.
Welcome to Nordend
Few people know this city as well as the organizers from Eat the World, which has been offering tours in German cities since 2008. The cultural culinary tour takes participants through Frankfurt’s various district. The Nordend edition shows off the trendy area, which they describe as “the city’s notorious bohemian neighborhood”. Participants learn about the history, architecture, and entertainment of the city while also enjoying snacks from various restaurants. What’s even better is that it’s just a 20-minute drive from our Park Inn by Radisson Frankfurt Airport, so you can drop off your bags and head straight on this tour.
You’d expect frankfurters, the city’s defining sausage, to appear on any list of the city’s must-try foods, but Eat the World’s recommendations are more detailed than you’d expect. They suggests “Frankfurter Würstchen, a long, thin pork sausage, Frankfurter Rindswurst, a pure beef sausage, and Frankfurter Rippchen, cured pork cutlets marinated in sauerkraut or meat broth.” Other favorites include “handkäse mit musik, curdled quark cheese, and Frankfurter kranz, butter-cream and marmalade cake frosted with more butter-cream and decorated with pralines, almonds, or candied cherries.” Wash it all down with “Apfelwein, or Ebbelwoi, hard apple cider made from fermented apples, containing five percent alcohol”. Eat the World shares their top 3 restaurants in Frankfurt that are sure to cure all your food cravings.
Soup isn’t just for the Soul
When touring the Nordend, start with Suppengrün on Berger Straße which is seemingly the heart of the city’s cafe culture, lighting up every evening as well as Wednesdays and Saturdays for weekly farmers’ markets. At Suppengrün, literally translating into ‘soup greens’, they love to cook with old-school, unknown vegetables such as rutabaga (in curry sauce) or parsnips (as soup croutons). Everything is done by hand, from peeling the potatoes to cooking the broth.
A culinary tour through the Nordend
Whatever you might fancy, the Nordend has a large variety of restaurants available, which are sure to suit every taste. The Mosebach is an institution in the Nordend and serves excellent authentic German food in a cozy atmosphere. Enjoy typical Frankfurt and regional cuisine and make sure to try the local apple wine! For casual Korean dining, Sonamu offers freshly prepared food and modern and stylish interior. Don’t miss the bibimbap or galbi (grilled ribs) when you visit. Dolce & Gusto: The owner is a chef by trade, but also took an ice cream course to learn the ropes of producing ice cream. Only fresh products are used, which are bought directly from the vegetable market across the street.”
Enjoy a Drink
After all that exploring, bring the day to a close in one of the many bars in the Nordend, meeting just about any drinking desire. Our top three choices for you are Feinstaub, Rote Bar and Luna Bar. After this marvelous food tour through the trendy neighborhood of Nordend, make sure you have a comfortable place to rest up and get ready for the next day of meetings or touring. The Park Inn by Radisson Frankfurt Airport will set you just 20-minutes from it all, so you won’t be far off from a comfortable bed. Or why not indulge in a nightcap at our on-site lobby bar where you are sure to find an endless array of digestives and liquors for a good night’s sleep.