Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse is locally referred to as Fressgass, which basically means “eating street”.
It is a pedestrian zone between Opernplatz (the Old Opera) and Boersenstrasse. and ideal to visit for fine food, to enjoy the upmarket side of Frankfurt, and indulge, if you have the time, in watching the world walk on by.
Fressgass is lined with mid- to hi-end restaurants, cafes, fine food stores, delicatessens, and some of Frankfurt’s best high quality butchers.
You can sit outside in the cafes and restaurants all year around. This is a perfect destination to eat and relax after a shopping trip.
Fressgass is one of Frankfurt’s affluent streets and the shops cater to stylish desires. It does get busy during lunchtime, as many of the workers in the finance area take a break to enjoy something to eat.
Food and wine festivals take place at Fressgass, so if you do see a festival, take some time to try some of Germany’s fine white wines, or just settle for a beer and a sausage.
Fressgass is unique due to its location: It’s the upmarket street in a financial hub that is in the middle of Europe.