Eat in Hamburg

It’s time for another Hamburg post. After covering where to stay and what to see, I thought it’s high time for a food post. I feature food a lot on this blog anyways and let’s face it, don’t we all love food a little bit more when on holiday? 🙂

During mine and S stay in Hamburg we covered all the food times at least once: breakfast, lunch, dinner and a late night snack so this post should give you ideas for a full day on where and what to eat in Hamburg.

Breakfast at Nord Coast Coffee Roastery

Nord Coast is located on the canal near the Speicherstadt area. We found it through Instagram (you get why) and I wouldn’t be surprised in coming here you’ll bump in to a fellow blogger. If you go on a weekend I suggest to book a table in advance if you want to grab one of the few by the windows.

Nord Coast Coffee RoasteryCoffee Bean SacksNord Coast window view

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and even better served up as colourful as this acai bowl and smoothie. Aside of acai bowls, the menu is full of delicious hot breakfast options and home roasted coffees. I don’t drink coffee so I had a raspberry and basil juice instead which looks like a cocktail. A little bit too much basil taste for me but different and fun to try.

Acai bowl Raspberry juice

Lunch at Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht

For lunch we went very traditionally German and enjoyed a schnitzel each at a Brauhaus. When in Germany you kind of have to. The weather wasn’t the best but still nice enough to sit outside with a view over the canal – again. Joh. Albrecht is most likely a chain but I kind of liked that the plates and beer glasses had their logo on them. The food was really good but the portions are humongous, you could think you’re in USA with the size of them. At least you definitely get your money worth.

Joh. Albrecht Hamburg Schnitzel German Beer

Dinner at Casa Madeira

On our first day when walking up from the harbour towards St Michaelis church, we realised we needed some food. We saw a sign advertising a restaurant so walked in on a side street and stumbled upon the Portuguese Quarter. I’ve heard and been to China towns and Little Italy’s but never of Portuguese areas like this, restaurant after restaurant. It was odd but the best find in Hamburg as we both love Mediterranean food.

Portugese Quarter Hamburg Purtugese Quarter Hamburg

I had tuna steak and S a mixed seafood platter which looked incredible. If you love fish and tapas, you don’t want to miss out on the Portuguese Quarter.

Casa MadeiraPortugese seafood

Late night snack

In my opinion, you can’t go to Germany without eating at least one kebab. Equally as good as the ones in Sweden and a whole lot better than the ones I’ve tried in England. It’s a shame they’re not as popular over here.


Anyways, I did enjoy a kebab in Hamburg after a couple of beers and whilst walking back to the hotel. We grabbed it in Sternschanze just before closing hours from a small takeaway place. The whole street is full of them so you’re easily able to get a kebab. We were sadly too late for a place with outdoor seating but walking while eating was more entertaining anyways as we got caught in the middle of the G20 protest. That’s a story for another time though.

Do you enjoy eating local food when you’re abroad or do you go for food you know you like? If  you have other suggestions of what and where to eat in Hamburg for my next visit, let me know in the comments.

Jennie xx