View Full Version : Help again - any ideas on eating raw in Frankfurt, Germany?
06-01-2006, 12:05 AM
I'll be there in mid-June for business. I'm staying at the Mercure Hotel (I don't have a good sense of where that is in Frankfurt, but maybe some locals do). I think World Cup is that week, so I'm not optimistic about my ability to travel very far afield. Any suggestions? Even a health food store would be great.
I guess I can't even bring a bunch of dehydrated veggies and stuff to tide me over with the customs/immigration controls...?
06-01-2006, 12:18 AM
luckily, you can buy fresh fruit and veggies almost anywhere, but I'm sorry, I don't know anything abour Europe, when I was in Japan, they had a huge farmers market every day, and some of the best produce I ever tastes.
06-01-2006, 12:38 AM
yes I was also going to suggest the local markets. You will be surprised at what all you find.
06-01-2006, 04:53 AM
Hey, I am from near Frankfurt :) Originally, that is.
You won't have a problem buying veggies and fruit in Frankfurt and most restaurants have really great salads - just tell them what to leave out.
If you want to check out where your hotel is located, I'd advise you to go the Mercure (http://www.mercure.com/mercure/index.html) hotels website, as there are about 13 hotels in Frankfurt and surrounding suburbs.
For health food stores it shouldn't be a problem at all (German: Reformhaus), there are plenty in Germany everywhere. You might do some googling before you venture out, buy a city map and spend money ;)
Have a great stay in my homecountry!
06-01-2006, 10:48 AM
Thanks very much! I guess it will be mostly supermarkets and health food stores (I've got no kitchen access while I'm there, so it'll all be raw in the purest sense.)
06-01-2006, 11:01 AM
even without kitchen access, you can buy a gallons of fresh water, take a mini blender, or I use my bamix, it is a chopper, blender, food processor etc, tiny little thing, I love it.
You can also get a knife and a roll up plastic chopping board, and make lots of stuff with that, buy a jar of almond butter, and just take a couple of small plastic bowls, I take little zip lock bowls and baggies every where I go, just in case I want to make or keep something.
it's really not much trouble, it just takes some extra effort and thought.
When I went to Japan, over 20+ years ago, all I had was a knife, and I was a SAD eater, but I bought fresh produce every day for over a week, while I was there, before the hotel started feeding me, so I just ate raw produce each day, because it was so easy to prepare, funny, I don't remember going through detox at that time, LOL
06-02-2006, 01:02 AM
Thanks for all the tips, RP! Which bamix do you have? The gastro, deluxe or just regular? I hadn't heard of them before, but they look great. I'm going to miss my dehydrator... I have been eating kale chips all day long since I read about them yesterday - yum!
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