That Frankfurt is supposed to be on the sea is now almost a truism. But now also a fishing village? The big village thing? Gift? But such a tranquil, picturesque fishing village? That's got charm. Wonderful fantasies of the warm Mediterranean Sea and colourful, delicious farmers' markets blossom in my mind's eye.
And this is actually also to be experienced in Frankfurt. But one after the other! Because first of all I have to ask: Who likes to shop? In contrast to shopping, buying food is an annoying duty for me. Routine on the known paths. Solide.
However, I had to deviate from the known ways and landed, you already suspect it - in the fishing village. And that's how it happened: The other day I was invited to barbecue at a friend's house. As I recall, I've grilled this August like a world champion so far. Well, not me. I had a barbecue, but I brought other tasty things. I don't know about you guys. But a summer without crickets isn't a summer for me. A breeze, a relaxed atmosphere, delicacies on the table. Olives for example or mozzarella salad - my tried and tested souvenirs for summer parties. I just like it, but good. And good quality is to be bought in Frankfurt at some hidden places, passed on by word of mouth. Or here and now I'm babbling out. Because what many don't know. Frankfurt offers more than the Kleinmarkthalle in the city centre.
Whoever likes fish will love Venos - the fishing village in Rödelheim. Here you can find specialities from the whole Mediterranean area and beyond, because on a total area of 3,000 square meters there is an enormous variety of food. Especially fruits and vegetables from southern countries, more than 400 wines in the vinotheque, spirits, dairy products, fresh - partly living - fish, meat, selected olive oils as well as 100 different pasta variations and sauces from over 70 countries belong to the regular assortment. Tokyo's fish market may be bigger, but the thick fish and shrimps there are no fresher or shinier. On vacation I bagged the shrimps directly from the cutter, in order to pluck them joyfully at home. If you want to feel like you're in an Italian fishing village, you'll get your money's worth at the fresh food retailers.
A visit here is not an everyday walk to the supermarket, but a voyage of discovery. Here I am just as generous as on holiday (*scare*:-)), whereby the prices are acceptable. Here I stroll through the Spartan corridors, look at this can and look at that lemonade. And what a promising white wine this is back there in the box, from which the straw is also pouring out? After the first shopping I had so much fun, the freshly pickled olives arrived so well at the barbecue that my way did not lead me two days later again to the small, hidden “fishing village“ in Rödelheim.
· Frischeparadies, Lärchenstraße 101, 65933 Frankfurt
· Venos Rödelheimer Landstraße 5-7, 60487 Frankfurt.
· Kosmidis, Morsestraße 36 - 42, 60487 Frankfurt
· small-market-hall, Hasengasse 5-7, 60311 Frankfurt
· pantry, Alt-Heddernheim 41, 60439 Frankfurt
· Go Asia, Karstadt, basement, Zeil 90, 60313 Frankfurt am Main
· Brown fish restaurant, Große Friedberger Str. 14, 60313 Frankfurt am Main