Getting to know Frankfurt: where to eat and drink

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Explore our definitive guide to eating out in Frankfurt

Did you know more than half of Frankfurt’s residents hail from 180 different countries? Frankfurt boasts a diverse population and a varied culinary experience to match. From classic German foods such as Grüne Soße (green sauce) to contemporary plant-based eateries, there is something for all tastes.

After a busy day on the show floor, there is no better way to connect with others than over a warm plate of food and a lively atmosphere. Grab some friends and eat like a local!

Cafes and bars

Holy Cross Brewing Society – Start your day right with a coffee at Holy Cross. Located just off the Alte Brücke, this unassuming café serves a wide selection of tasty breakfasts and has incredibly friendly staff. Insider tip: it’s closed on Mondays.

Holy Cross Brewing

Kaffeewerk – Here you’ll find a wide range of coffee blends, the option of outdoor seating, and great music playing overhead.

Bockenheimer Weinkontor – This wine bar has a lovely garden area, creating a great atmosphere and the perfect place for a celebratory drink after a day on the show floor.

Plants & Cakes EAST – Specializing in vegan and gluten free food, their menu boasts a range of healthy drinks and baked goods that are free of refined sugar and focused on whole foods. The perfect midday pick-me-up!

Quick bites

VEVAY – Fresh smoothies, colorful salads, and a vegan-friendly menu. Vevay is great if you need of a hit of vitamins, with their carrot and ginger juice at the ready to give you the boost you need to hit the show floor!

Frittenwerk – If comfort food is more what you crave after a day on pacing the show floor, look no further than Frittenwerk! Reasonably priced loaded fries await you, with options ranging from poutine, pulled pork and currywurst.


Vegins – A plant-based restaurant who pride themselves on fresh, homemade dishes, composed of traditional recipes with creative twists. 

Kleinmarkthalle – Open Monday to Saturday, this indoor market is made up of over 60 stalls that sell everything from fresh produce to antipasti, spices to flowers. Perfect for when you want a quick snack, a sense of normalcy, or some traditional German food to take back home.

Foodhall Frankfurt
Photo credit: Rheinischer Spiegel


Adolf Wagner – This wood-panelled apple wine tavern is open until midnight every day of the week. Here you’re guaranteed to find a lively atmosphere and hearty food. It can be a bit of a tourist spot, but great fun.

Holbein’s – A fine dining restaurant in a truly beautiful setting, surrounded by the façade of the Städel Art Museum. The menu provides a wide range of dining options to suit all tastes, and the restaurant is open until midnight all week except Monday.

Photo credit: Meyer Frankfurt

Margarete – This restaurant, located near the Römerberg, prides itself on locally sourced ingredients which shows in the freshness of their dishes. You’ll find modern takes on traditional Frankfurter cuisine, such as a tapas selection of linsensalat (lentil salad), grüne soße (a green herb sauce) and handkäs (sour milk cheese).

 Photo credit: Ruth Reichl

Pizzeria Montana – Home of a big yellow smiley face pizza oven, this no-frills pizza place is perfect for a casual evening dinner. They have a wide selection of Neapolitan pizzas and a passion for authentic ingredients. Open Sun-Wed until 22:00, Thurs-Sat until 23:00.

Pizza oven

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Charley Murfitt is IMEX's Content Producer. She is a proud advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion, sustainability and the circular economy.

Charley Murfitt

Content Producer