If you haven’t been to the area of Old Sachsenhausen: what the hell are you waiting for? This is where you will find the most typical Frankfurter places and where you will have the chance to get to know the Apfelwein culture (apple wine, do not mistake it for apple cider). Drink it pure, sour (mixed with sparkling water) or sweet (mixed with orange juice) – but drink it! (I personally go for the sour version every time!)
Fichtekränzi is one of the oldest restaurants of its kind. Furnished with long tables and benches, Fichtekränzi brings to life the community-style spirit which is so traditional in Germany. People of all kinds sit together regardless of their social status, ethnicity or beliefs. In Fichtekränzi the mood is enthusiastic – people speak loudly (occasionally you will hear someone singing) and enjoy themselves around typical Frankfurter dishes.
As in most German restaurants, pork reigns supreme, but for those who do not eat it there are other similar typical options available. One of the most typical Frankfurt specialities is the green sauce (Grüne Soße, made of seven fresh herbs mashed with cream and other dairy products). It’s most commonly served with hard-boiled eggs and boiled potatoes, but it can also be served with Schnitzel or Wurst.
I love going to Fichtekränzi, especially in Winter when the contrast between the inner warm and jolly environment and the cold weather outside is even stronger.
Choose your dish, ask for a Bembel (typical Apfelwein jar) and enjoy your meal!