The covered market in the heart of Frankfurt will take you on a culinary trip around the world. You can find just about any exotic ingredient: Manioc flour from Brasil, dates from Israel, baklava from Iran, cheese from France and typical Frankfurt sausages – this and much more is being offered by more than 60 stands which are spread across 1.500 square metres of space.
The Kleinmarkthalle was built in 1879 and offered a platform for local farmers, whereas the Großmarkthalle, which is located by the Main river and is now a monument and part of the new European Central Bank, offered products for industrial purposes.
Today the covered market seduces us with colours and scents of food from all around the globe. This is paradise for the hobby chefs among us.☺ But the Kleinmarkthalle also offers snacks and warm food! You just need to find a free space in the middle of the crowds and get someone to walk from stand to stand and purchase what your heart desires. I usually go there with friends, so one person can reserve the table and the other can get the food.
A bit less stressful is the Kleinmarkthalle during summer. I like to visit the market in the summer months, where part of the offer is transferred outside and I can stand under a parasol and observe the city’s bustle and hustle.