If we asked you about Frankfurt what would your first thought be? What would you answer back? Unless you’re thinking about frankfurters, which are plentiful, it’s probably not the meal. Frankfurt, the biggest and most populated city in the German state of Hesse, is teeming with culture, and as a result, the city has a rich and diversified cuisine scene that can compete with that of Germany’s other major cities, such as Berlin and Munich.
That is, Frankfurt is highly renowned for its business, financial area, and banks, but it also has a fantastic cuisine scene that is well of your attention. There is much more to Frankfurt’s culinary delights than just the frankfurter—its full name is Frankfurter Würstchen—and sure, it does originate here. In fact, its legacy has been protected by law since 1860.
Well, we can say that we tried and tasted as much as we could. After all, the city is big and the time is limited. And after this culinary journey, we decided to share these flavors and dishes with you.
But before we move on with the article, we also have one extremely useful tip that will save you money, and therefore, you’ll eat more. If you are flying to Frankfurt, after you book your airplane tickets, book your airport transfer tickets as well (https://atobtransfer.com/germany/frankfurt-airport-transfers/). The AtoB airport transfer service will pick you up straight from the airport’s doors and drive you straight to the city center in the most comfortable way, and of course, at the best rates. So, save money, save energy, and off we go to eat in Frankfurt!
Traditional foods in Germany frequently (but not usually) feature meat, sausages, or cheese. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’ll begin this list with a classic. In Frankfurt, these local sausages are a delicious fast dish that you can occasionally find at market stalls. They are also a reasonably priced main course if you plan to eat at a traditional pub.
We’ve had Frankfurter cold before (they’re safe to eat because they’re cooked and smoked at low temperatures), but restaurants often offer them hot. The sausages are typically eaten with bread or potato salad, but sauerkraut is another option.
Most people enjoy dipping their sausages in mustard, but some people like ketchup better. Additionally, horseradish sauce may occasionally be served on the side.
Take an AtoB Frankfurt airport taxi and visit any local market in Frankfurt. You will surely come across someone selling these grilled sausages or as we like to call the “German hot dogs”. This is a beef sausage called a Frankfurter Rindswurst, which was invented in this city in 1894. The recipe was created by a local butcher named Gref Volsing for the expanding Jewish community.
This is one of the best street foods available in Frankfurt. Look closely and you can detect a trace of smoky paprika, therefore, it would taste stronger than conventional sausages. Good for us!
Grüne Soße (Green Sauce)
One of the most commonly found dishes in Frankfurt. Try Grüne Soße if you’re seeking delicious vegetarian food or if you just need a meatless day. If you are wondering about the name, it is just a reference to its inclusion of seven different herbs.
Grüne Soße’s name is also protected, just like the Frankfurter sausages. The amazing part is that all herbs that make up the sauce are produced locally in the nearby Frankfurt region which is home to numerous green fields! Reserve an airport transfer to Apfelwein Wagner and order Frankfurter Grüne Sosse!
Locals typically pair Grüne Soße with potatoes and hard-boiled eggs. It is also commonly found as a serving sauce to Schnitzel, so keep that in mind!
Handkäs mit Musik
This is a sour cheese which has been locally produced for the last 200 years. It is so famous and sought out in this area that you can even find Handkäse fondue or raclette at the Frankfurt Christmas market.
However, Handkäs’ mit Musik is more than a type of cheese. This remarkable dairy product has been marinated in vinegar, oil, caraway, salt, and pepper. Its name translates to “hand cheese with music.” Some people believe that the “music” term alludes to the sound that you will make trying to digest the onion cubes that are on top! Take an AtoB airport taxi to Fichtekränzi, where you will take some bread, slather butter on it then top it with cheese and onions — which makes for a total flavor bomb.
Last but not least, a dessert. And yes, one of the most famous food choices in Frankfurt is this particular sweet. It has a ring-shaped top for which people claim it is a reference of the time when Frankfurt served as the Holy Roman Emperors’ coronation city. Therefore, as you can easily guess, the cherry topping is the rubies of the crown, while the brittle is the gold that the crown is made of. Hire an AtoB airport transfer and go to ConditCouture to try this dessert.
The overall dessert consists of sponge cake layers with buttercream, and in some cases fruit jelly, intervals. In essence, this makes it a sweet and sour dish.
And there you have it! This is your personal taste of Frankfurt. After reading this article you will have a head start to the culinary journey through German flavors. It’s always trying as much as we can from the local cuisine, as food is also part of a country’s (or city’s culture). Food is also a form of sightseeing. Don’t you ever forget that!