Munich as a kosher foodie destination
Restaurant Einstein in Munich. For a totally comfortable business trip, or holiday destination (with daily minyan) and really chow-worthy food.
Elegant restaurant right in the center city. And the food is really good.
The food is excellent. There is a permanent page in the menu, Jewish comfort food (schnitzel) and tasting platters of Israeli salads - some of the clientele are Germans doing Jewish tours that include Israeli food.
But the cooking rises way above the standard Israeli grill. I mean that this restaurant would be well-received even in a kosher foodie town like New York. Many dishes are not what you expect. Like a salmon with couscous in tomato sauce that turns out to be a light sauce of freshly ground tomatoes, lightly scented with saffron and a hint of cumin, no hot pepper. And absolutely delicious.
The "other" page of the menu changes daily, and is different for lunch and dinner. Examples:
Ravioli filled with celeriac served with a delicate sauce involving baby beet greens and figs.
Perfectly roasted breast of duck in a light ginger sauce with potato cakes.
Or a lunch special of curried lentil soup followed by meatballs in a fresh tomato sauce over basmati rice.
I could go on, but the point is that Restaurant Einstein makes Munich a delightful place to visit.
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Packaged bread under the Pfister-Oko label, plus there is a pretty good kosher grocer/butcher
But it's the restaurant (daily minyan, mikveh) right downtown where business travelers or tourists want to be that makes this such an extraordinarily comfortable destination for kosher foodies.
A few years ago I was in Frankfurt a dozen times over six months for work. I never really found much except for the Jewish Community Center which was not great and was not open late, so I only ended up eating there once. Had to grin and bear it. Hopefully, for you, things might have improved since then.