Food & Beverage

Local specialities available in NRW

Written by Garry on

 

In the globalised world of foods and beverages, it comes as no surprise that the majority of produce is available in the region. It causes some discern to note that supermarkets tend not to reach the quality standards of those in some other countries since Germans don’t wish to pay the price.

On the other hand, speciality stores can be found for quality foods and many downtown Asian and numerous Turkish dealers offer superb vegetables and meats, including halal produce.

The quality of supermarket premises has improved more recently with better lighting, more spacious aisles and better trained staff. Small ones are tucked into inner city streets, other larger ones on the periphery. Brands in the region include Aldi, Edeka, Lidl, Netto, Penny, Plus, Real, and Rewe. Organic chains include Basic and Super Bio Markt.

Beverages

Tap water in Düsseldorf is perfectly safe to drink. Germans do however carry vast amounts of bottled water home. Another popular drink in Dusseldorf is a blend of apple juice and sparkling water. The beer in the region is a copper coloured brew known as old beer (Altbeer).

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Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Rochusstrasse 1

53123 Bonn , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 30 185 290

 

Foods

The substantial Rhenish kitchen is not for calorie counters. Specialities include black pudding and Rhenish mussels. Furthermore, Germans have also been eating fast food such as Wurst, Frikadelle, Pommes Frites and Döner for an eternity with some expected results.

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Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Rochusstrasse 1

53123 Bonn , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 30 185 290

 

Organic Produce

Healthy organic food has a long standing tradition in Germany. Many small whole food shops and a few organic supermarket chains can be found. Most mainstream supermarkets and discounters also have their own product lines.

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Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

Deichmanns Aue 29

53179 Bonn , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 228 684 539 79

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