A taste of Kassel – local specialities

Whether fashionable street food or tasty brunch, trendy organic restaurant or smart gourmet Mecca: the documenta city also has quite a bit to offer in the area of culinary delights. An increasing number of its cafes and restaurants rely on flavoursome regionally produced ingredients. Many menus also feature culinary treats or "Schmeggewöhlerchen", as the locals say, that are typical for northern Hesse. Bon appetit!

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ENO tapas & wine bar

The ENO on Goethestern in Kassel offers an enjoyable trio of treats: it is a restaurant, a tapas bar and also a wine bar. Gianluca Magnesa and his team spoil their guests with exquisite wines and dishes. The ambience is also impressive: the ENO is located in a period building that dates back to the late eighteen hundreds and has been stylishly renovated in a style that mixes natural wood with well-balanced colours and Italian art.

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Alte Wache

Since 2016 the sister and brother, Adriana and Claudio Carciola, have been pampering their guests in the historic ambience of the Alte Wache, an impressive brick building in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. Here you can enjoy the finest Italian and German specialties at the highest level, which are prepared with selected regional ingredients, homemade pasta and the original Italian culinary passion.

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The Falada at GRIMMWELT on Kassel's Weinberg hill serves sumptuous food made from regional products. Whether gourmet burgers made with beef from the Kassel region, sweet potatoes chips or tempting cake specialities: all dishes are available in child- and adult-appropriate portion sizes and are also served outdoors in "Grimm's Garden" in the summer. An additional treat is the spectacular panoramic view across Kassel's south.

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Holy Nosh Deli

You'll definitely never be one sandwich short of a picnic at the Holy Nosh Deli. The trendy café restaurant in Kassel's Vorderer Westen district creates delicious one bowl meals using ingredients that are tasty as well as healthy. They are not only gourmet treats but also a feast for the eyes. Whether vegetarian, vegan or with salmon or chicken: All preferences are catered for. You can also enjoy smoothie bowls that are more like a snack as well as tempting gateaux here.

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Travel back in time and enjoy grandma's favourite dishes at the Sudhaus, which you'll find on the eastern banks of the Fulda river. The rustic delicacies and creations made fresh every day are served inside huge ancient brew kettles. You can also choose to sit comfortably in the region's largest beer garden in the shade of some impressive old trees. Whilst you're feasting, enjoying a drink or just hanging out, your offspring can let off some steam in the restaurant's own fenced playground. 

The Sudhaus is currently closed.

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The Habichtswald nature park on the outskirts of the city of Kassel is the idyllic setting for the Herbsthäuschen woodland restaurant. Allow yourself to be spoiled to your heart’s content here in the stylishly rustic atmosphere of the restaurant or on the expansive sun terrace. Choose from a cornucopia of freshly prepared delights – from hearty wild boar burgers and organic regional meat dishes to vegan and vegetarian delicacies.

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