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Germans often look down on Frankfurt as the country’s drab and joyless financial capital – and for many visitors it’s no more than a thoroughfare. But in recent years this overlooked metropolis has blossomed into something of a foodie haven, with new and exciting openings cropping up all over town. Though traditional restaurants still tend to serve hefty meat dishes and the region’s famous Grüne Soße (green sauce) with boiled potatoes and eggs, Frankfurt’s expat-heavy population – and Europe’s third largest airport – mean culinary experimentation is the name of the game here. In terms of sheer audacity in the kitchen, this city punches well above its diminutive size.
All of which is to say that when in Frankfurt, the food scene is certainly worth diving into. So if you’re exhausted after a day exploring the city’s array of marvellous attractions and other things to do, head to one of these Frankfurt restaurants to sit back, relax and enjoy a meal. We suggest pairing it with a glass of Apfelwein (apple wine), a local favourite that’s best described as a sour, fermented liquid that doesn’t taste quite like beer or apple cider, though it looks quite similar. Keep in mind, however, that many of Frankfurt’s restaurants are closed on Mondays, so double-check opening hours before making the trip. Guten Appetit!
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