By Lory Kuqo, a creative soul with a love of art and writing who practised law in Albania before moving to Hamburg for her masters - and didn’t leave after meeting her husband!
Edited by Jess Wright
When one thinks of typical German fare a few stock standard meals come to mind, but Hamburg is about to blow you out of the water because this land flowing with the River Elbe and two of its tributaries, as well as numerous canals and lakes, is simply full of surprises; namely water-sourced delicacies and all manner of potato delights. If you’re coming from Southern Germany and are in dire need of a break from the heavier dishes, I have some excellent news. Kiss those sausages, schnitzels, sauerkraut and pretzels goodbye – you’re in for a refreshing treat! Unlike most of central and Eastern Europe, where red meat is king, in Hamburg a lighter, fishier diet rules. Being a resident of this magical city for over five years now, I have had my fair share of the delicious cuisine Hamburg has to offer, and while one might think that hundreds of variations of potato and fish could get a bit old, I am still wild about it. They key is knowing where to go and what to look for, so in this Hamburg food guide I will explain the must eat food in Hamburg, as well as where to eat in Hamburg with a tried and tested list of my favourite restaurants in Hamburg.