Where to Get Some Local Flavor in Frankfurt

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Ralph Möllers

OK, you’ve been to touristy Sachenshausen (across the Main River from the city center of Frankfurt). You’ve been to super commercial “Fressgass” to get the best delicatessen food around. Now what? You want to see a real “Äppelwoi” joint? A place where the locals go?

In this case, I would recommend the Apfelweinwirtschaft Schreiber-Heyne. It’s not anywhere near the beaten tourist paths and it has kept its original 19th century charm. The restaurant is small but the food is excellent. Try the “Kartoffelwurst,” a sausage filled with ground meat and potato cubes, or one of the best “Schnitzel” you can get in Frankfurt, accompanied by the famous “Green Sauce.” And leave some room for the homemade sweet pudding for dessert.

They say the Frankfurt “Appelwoi” (sort of a dry cider) is not for everyone. You may need what they call an “acquired taste” for it. But rest assured, you won’t need more than a glass or two to acquire the taste for this homemade, clean, organic drink.

The restaurant is not in a particularly charming neighborhood, mind you, but it is still worth the trip and comes as close to the “real” Frankfurt as you can get.

Ralph Möllers is the Owner of Terzio Verlag, a publisher of children’s books, games and educational software based in Munich, Germany. Möllers also owns book2look, a social media tool for sharing and previewing book content. You may contact Ralph Möllers via email.

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.