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 of 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

taurant, 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