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Need to know where you can get a delicious, healthy, vegan, fancy, bobo, cozy, cheap, vegetarian, or quick savory meal? Well Hamburg has had quite a big burger rush in the last few years, the vegan trend is growing, food trucks have just bin discovered and the alpine cuisine is quite spectacular. Following are my favourites, that are seriously worth going to when in Hamburg.
Hamburgers have been exploding in Hamburg over the last years, and there’s quite a lot of creativity, also in the meatless versions – seitan patties, wasabi-mayo, rice buns, tofu-peanut-banana patties . . .
P.S. Meat-eaters: my meat tæster got a bullet point for each featured burger spot, so there’s some advice and tipps for you here too.
This Breton restaurant along the canals is a perfect choice for any occasion. The array of galettes are mouth-watering, accompanied by traditional apple cider, and some homemade caramel-salt crêpes for dessert. This is one of my very favorite recommendations for dinner in Hamburg: unique, different, and always delicious.
♦ Eimsbüttel ♦ Knödel ♦ Alpine Flair ♦ Casual ♦ Homemade ♦
Sometimes I write an entry after my first outing in a new café – I guess, there’s no second try needed to convince me – or maybe just because I can’t afford to sample each dish in every café between school, sport, piano… 🙃 However, in other places I do wait a whole year desperate to be enlightened with each individual of their recipes. Even if I love everything from the first day.
♦ Ottensen ♦ Poached Eggs ♦ Avocado ♦ Pancakes ♦
I have the impression that the new standard for breakfast places is avocado toast with poached eggs, at least in Germany that’s the new discovery. It seems to somehow qualify an eatery to some higher level – or maybe it just makes me think that they have some higher concept… a better one than just nicely assorted fruit, three different kinds of German rolls and samples of jam and cheese… however nice it’s made up to be, it’s just not my cup of tea.
In Berlin I wouldn’t say this is a very new thing, but in Hamburg the only avocado & poached egg combo I’ve had was in my kitchen – until, I came upon RAIN Cafeatery in the heart of Ottensen.
♦ Eimsbüttel : ITALIAN ♦ Sternschanze: HIPSTER ♦
♦ Ottensen: INNOVATIVE-INDUSTRIAL ♦
This hanseatic town has delicious and different types of pizza to offer. Lots of classical Italian, but also innovative, creative and the build-your-own kind. Below are my three favorite pizzerias to go to – they all differ quite a lot from each other. It really depends on where you are, who you’re going with, and what you feel like eating to decide which one you opt for.