Frankfurt’s Kleinmarkthalle

One of the first things I do when I arrive in a city in Europe is scout for the best local food. This time my German palettes were calling. By now I’m sure you noticed I have a (slight) obsession for food. But, hey a girl’s gotta eat and don’t act like you haven’t been enjoying the German food porn lately. So, as promised here’s some more of it!

Kleinmarkthalle is Frankfurt’s best indoor food market. This tiny little hall (its name literally means small market) is just off of Berliner Strasse and jam packed with over 60 vendors (the competition makes it super cheap to have a full meal here) selling the fluffiest bread, most scrumptious desserts, freshest cheese, fish, local fruits, spreads, and pretzels bigger than your average wiener.  There’s even a second-floor terrace.

Food markets are an authentic way to experience local life, taste the cuisine, and feel like a local. Just wandering from stall to stall was a food oasis for me.

The markt dates back to 1890. It was completely destroyed in 1944 when much of Frankfurt was bombed during WWII, then rebuilt by the people ten years later. Kleinmarkthalle has become a staple of life in Frankfurt.

Getting here: Metro Dom/Römer (U-Bahn 4 or 5). Walk about a block north to Hasengasse.

Closed: Sundays