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!

Voit: Kassel's star-rated restaurant

The Voit in the Vorderer Westen district was Kassel's first restaurant to win a Michelin star – and now attracts lovers of top-class cuisine from all over Germany. They can not only look forward to an excellent meal but also to a special ambience that is characterised by the restaurant's stylish designer furniture and its open kitchen.

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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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In the Stadtcafé on Treppenstrasse, you can enjoy breakfast in a cosy atmosphere whilst observing the hustle and bustle in Kassel's city centre. Besides various breakfast versions, the cafe also serves lovingly decorated coffee specialities, freshly-made waffles and a selection of fine cakes. Your day is bound to be lovely after such a tasty start...

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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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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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