To try all the regional culinary specialties Hesse has to offer in one spot—and on the cheap—head to Erzeugermarkt Konstablerwache, the state’s largest farmer’s market. Cured meat, hearty German brown bread and assorted cheeses provide all the sandwich fixings you need, and you can wash it all down with apple wine. Dedicated to preserving traditional techniques, the market features stalls from more than 50 of the region’s farm collectives, and many of the artisanal goods are organic, from certified producers. This is also an excellent place to try Grüne Sosse (green sauce, a tangy sour cream blended with herbs). To appreciate Handkäse with Musik (“hand cheese with music”), an oddly translucent cheese topped with chopped onions and caraway seeds, you’ll have to get over the pungent odor.
|Venue name:||Erzeugermarkt Konstablerwache|
|Opening hours:||Thu 10am-8pm; Sat 8am-5pm|