SEE: GALERIE GREULICH
Galerie Greulich’s dreamy figurative paintings by gifted young artists make a lively cultural addition to the Zeil’s other pleasures. The gallery’s roster of artists includes Casey McKee, Stefanie Kettel, Oliver Krebs, Anna Lehmann-Brauns and Donata Benker, whose romantic Impressionist-style landscapes offer a welcome break from shopping.
Galerie Greulich, Fahrgasse 22, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, +49 (0)69 2972 8792
Trendy Frankfurt locals consider this luxury restaurant a true treasure. Diamonds+Pearls offers a stylishly minimalist décor and an equally streamlined menu. Martin Peters, the well-regarded head chef, serves elegant European cuisine made from carefully sourced seasonal ingredients. Locals love the homemade lunches of quiche, fresh salad and regional curry. After dinner, there are regular events and special performances which transform the space into one of Frankfurt’s most fashionable nightlife venues.
Diamonds+Pearls, Carl-Theodor-Reiffenstein-Platz 6, 60313 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 9494 2864
SHOP: ESCAPE FUTURA
Sneaker connoisseurs are known to travel the world for rare designer editions and limited-run shoes. Escape Futura’s website presents the company’s sneaker range in an interactive cartoon staged on a spaceship. However, the bricks-and-mortar reality is more down-to-earth. This cosy and casual shop is a lure for knowledgeable sneaker lovers seeking finds from printed jacquard women’s shoes to a range designed by Liam Gallagher of britpop band Oasis in collaboration with Clarks.
Escape Futura, Sandgasse 4, Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 1337 7107
DO: KONSTABLERWACHE FARMERS’ MARKET
Frankfurt’s regional organic farmers’ market supplies the city’s dedicated chefs with the finest fruit, produce, meat and homemade apple-cider. This mile-long strip is an ideal source for Zebufleisch, an authentic German quark. Ovid Schiesser’s farm-produced honey is valued as a fragrant base for candles, soaps and fine honey liqueurs. The market is usually open on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Erzeuger Markt, Konstablerwache 12, 60311 Frankfurt