Things We Loved in Frankfurt

Friday, December 18, 2015

Frankfurt, Germany. What a cool city! Though we didn't see a ton of the city (I'd love to go back to see more), we were able to check out some awesome shops, cafes, and restaurants. This trip we ended up not eating out at restaurants very frequently, but did find a ton of great casual places to go for meals, coffee, and takeaway. I also found the most decadent chocolate shop ever! Holy cow, it was like chocolate heaven.

Tia Emma A cool cafe and off-beat trinket shop. I loved the art prints and the espresso macchiato. Alte G. 4, 60313 Frankfurt am Main website

Cafe Sugar Mama An awesome recommendation that I found on ReloKate. They had amazing cookies, great sandwiches, and a really delicious HUGE salad. This is probably one of my favorite places that we visited. The women working there were also so nice and kept making Baby ISO smile. Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 2 website

The Espresso BAR Smooth espressos and tasty cappuccinos to be enjoyed at outdoor benches. This was located just around the corner from our hotel. Schafergasse 42-44 website

Rama V On our first night in Frankfurt we opted to pick up takeout, so we could get the sleepy Baby ISO to bed on time. J popped down the block from our hotel and ordered delicious Thai food from Rama V. It was a deliciously spicy way to end a day of travel. Vilbeler Strabe 32 website

Wohnen and Spielen This is such a whimsical toy shop! Wohen and Spielen sold beautiful wooden German-made toys. We couldn't resist picking something out for Baby ISO.  Große Friedberger Str. 32 website

Bitter and Zart This store is chocolate heaven! When we initially walked past Bitter and Zart the shop was not yet open, but I'm so glad that we made a point to pass by again later the same day. The shop was completely full of chocolate in every form: walls of chocolate bars, a counter display of chocolates and macarons, baskets of bonbons, and even advent calendars. Seriously, YUM. I purchased these two macarons based on their prettiness (yes, that is a valid way to choose sweets) and they tasted as good as they looked! In fact, they were the best macarons I've ever eaten (better than Paris by far). Braubachstraße 14 website

Kleinmarkthalle This indoor market was our lunch stop on our last day in Frankfurt. Located in the midst of the crowded Christmas markets, we stopped inside to see how this market compared to other indoor markets that we've loved (e.g., the North Market in Columbus, Ohio; the Milwaukee Public Market in Milwaukee, WI; Torvehallerne in Copenhagen).  Kleinmarkthalle was great! We enjoyed delicious chili and apple wine at one of the stalls, and huge hot dogs at a wildly popular stall run by two old women.  Hasengasse 5-7 website

The Pastries This isn't in reference to any particular place, but rather the sheer amount of delicious pastries available. Mouthwatering baked goods were everywhere!

Kauf Dich Glücklich I loved the clothes, accessories, and trinkets in this shop. This would be a great stop for anyone looking to purchase a fashionable, wearable item from Frankfurt.  Große Eschenheimer Straße 39/39a website

More information about visiting Frankfurt, Germany:  

A weekend in Frankfurt; Frankfurt Christmas Markets; Preparing for a Trip to Frankfurt

We stayed in the NH Collection Hotel Frankfurt and it was lovely. The location was perfect and was just around the corner from the tasty Rama V. 

Have you been to any of these places before? Have you used and loved any recommendations from bloggers?

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  1. I'm embarrassed to say that having lived in Heidelberg for 2 years, I only made it up to Frankfurt once! And it is only a 30-40 minute train ride away! Now you're making me regret that decision : ) Definitely bookmarking this for future visits to Germany :)

    1. Thanks! You'll have to let me know if you end up visiting any of these places. I really want to visit more of Germany, so hopefully we'll get to Heidelberg one of these days!

  2. Some great tips - I haven't been to Frankfurt for ages but these photos are making me feel hungry! And some great places to shop, I know my daughter would love that toy shop. #citytripping

    1. The toy shop was really awesome and I would certainly suggest it if you visit Frankfurt again!

  3. Fantastic selection of places to eat, drink and shop. I haven't been to Frankfurt before but it is clearly somewhere I need to visit. The pastries in particular are mouthwatering! Thank you for linking up to #citytripping. Have a wonderful new year!

    1. The pastries were so delicious. Maybe you can add Frankfurt to your 2016 travel plans!