Don't ask me why I'm round the corner with food again today. It's probably the persistent cold that's to blame. Or the relief of not having to cook at home or order anything from the delivery service. I was in the canteen! Oh, no, some will now proclaim. But the times when canteen food made you fat are fortunately over. And this is clearly due to the improved offer. The food is healthier and tastier. Which is in the sense of most of us who want to eat healthily.
Eating holds body and soul together. If it's healthy too, all the better, isn't it? This has obviously spread to the local canteens as well.
I am often on the road in Ostend. Since the ECB has established itself there and many companies have settled there, the Volkshochschule's own canteen has also been providing nutritional support: not enough that the ambience is chic and friendly decorated with colourful lamps and the deep windows offer a beautiful view. No, the menus are richer, less meaty and the salad bar offers a choice of three sauces. Reason enough to ask around what the Frankfurt canteens have to offer. Looking from east to west, more precisely in the direction of Gallus, the hungry can find the cafeteria of Societäts-Verlag there.
In the offer of F.A.Z. casinos? Usually three menus plus sometimes a “daily special“. In addition, there is a salad bar with fresh vegetables and dressed salads, which satisfies the majority of employees from the editorial staff and publishing house, but also from the surrounding companies on Mainzer Landstrasse. In the opinion of the canteen users, the range on offer has recently “improved significantly“, the price-performance ratio is good and the kitchen is also praised for its efforts to offer more variety: fewer fries, more healthy products such as vegetable thalers with mint yoghurt.
Lassi in various flavours are particularly popular as an alternative to pre-soup and the possibility of sitting in the inner courtyard in summer. Opening hours of the Casino Frankfurt: Monday to Friday 8:30 -10:00 and 11:30 to 14:00.
And in the city center? Not only bankers will be able to eat a healthy diet there in the future: Commerzbank on Kaiserplatz has just reopened its casino. In Germany's highest skyscraper, guests can choose between beef goulash or a healthy and warm salad with lentils. After the conversion, 400 people will now be able to eat freshly prepared food between 11.30 and 14.30.
What are your experiences with canteens? Hop or top? Where do you eat lunch?