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Hessen's Food and Drink

"Das beste Esse’ gibt’s beim Hesse!"

From local specialties to international cuisines, wineries to cocktail bars, and rustic taverns to Michelin-starred restaurants,
"the best food's in Hessen"!

Hessen's food and drink offerings are as varied as they are delicious. 

From simple, hearty dishes to fine dining tasting menus, and meat-heavy plates to vegan bites, you'll find food and drink here to suit every taste and budget.

Visit Hessen's vibrant cities for international fare including Indian curries and Turkish kebabs, Lebenese falafel, Brazilian meat platters and French-Japanese pâtisserie. You'll find delicious regional specialties all over the state, from fresh herb green sauce and air-dried pork sausages to bread topped with oozing melted cheese.

The locals are proud of their local specialties and fresh regional produce, and well known for their warm hospitality. There are wineries to visit and farmers' markets to explore, not to mention all manner of culinary festivals taking place throughout the year. You only need to visit a summer wine festival or share a table in a Frankfurt apple wine tavern to see that Hessians know how to have a good time. 

Sample world-class Rieslings at the Rheingau Wine Festival in Wiesbaden, try classic potato specialties during Odenwald region's "Potato Weeks", or head to Frankfurt for the city's annual celebrations of its much-loved apple wine. But don't take our word for how good the food is here - come and try Hessen's food and drink for yourself!

Hessen's Culinary Offerings

Eating Out in Hessen

Ahle Wurscht

Air-dried pork sausages from the north of Hessen

apples galore

Fresh fruit from the bountiful orchards of the Odenwald

Red riesling

White juice from red grapes in the Bergstraße wine region

green belt, green fingers

Fresh green sauce, melted cheese and apple wine from the Frankfurt Rhine-Main

Wine hikes and religious sites

Wine along the river Rhine in the magnificent Rheingau wine region

Hessen's Farmers' Markets

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