When inquiring about locations where one can indulge in Saturday brunch while simultaneously having the opportunity to purchase the final exotic ingredient from your grocery list, many locals would recommend the Kleinmarkthalle, an indoor market famous for its sausage vendors on the ground floor and wine stalls on the second. However, few would recommend the modest emporium of South American specialties just across the street. Emporio Vidabio is a small boutique hawking foodstuffs and other related goods from across Latin America. Here one can purchase everything from corn flour, to spices, to South American style cheeses, to coffee, and even rum.
The Emporio also serves as a café, offering the standard assortment of caffeinated beverages as well as a variety of Latin American pastries, including pão de queijo (bread rolls infused with chees), coxihna (chicken croquettes), pastel and empanada (both variations of stuffed pastry). Saturdays feijoada, a Brazilian black bean and meat stew, is also available; the Emporio Vidabio sells some of the most authentic I’ve tasted in Frankfurt, hence it’s a must if you’re there on a Saturday. Now with the warm weather, they even have a table or two outside.
Compared with the Kleinmarkthalle, the Emporio is also competitively priced, so you won’t be charged an exorbitant rate for their imported goods. On a sunny spring day it’s best to get a table outside, as you can people watch the combination of locals and tourists scuttle by; there also isn’t much room indoors.