The Kleinmarkthalle (translates into small market hall) is a wonder-and colorful covered market hall with fresh foods from the region and from vendors of international specialties. The market hall is famous among Frankfurt locals for shopping all sorts of groceries, including flowers, coffee, meat, cheese, fish, veggies, bread and antipasti.
Are you looking for a local speciality food? Visit the butcher “Schreiber” – simply look for the longest cue in the building. You’ll be offered local sausages (Fleischwurst) from a small window, where the founder Ilse Schreiber sells the produce herself.
The Kleinmarkthalle is not only a place for buying groceries, but also to mingle. The current trend for youngsters is to meet in front of the market hall on Saturdays around midday and to grab a few glasses of wine from the new outside stalls. I recommend you also head upstairs to watch the bustling market hall entrance from a bird’s eye view and enjoy a glass of wine or spirit from the Greek shop. The older generation of Frankfurt locals enjoy sitting on the outside terrace and chatting about the latest gossip in town while watching the young crowds mingle downstairs.