If you want to taste some delicious Turkish kebabs and want to try flavorful Turkish-style pizzas, then head to the Tamers Bistro in Leipzig. The restaurant is a small place in the city with a few tables here and there but it is the food that makes an impression. Meat lovers will really like this place as they have numerous options. You can even watch the shwarma being freshly prepared right in front of you. The antipasti varieties are also quite huge.
Take a step back to the 1950s at Bebopalula Restaurant and Bar to revel with the likes of Elvis and Buddy Holly (all impersonators, of course). Enjoy a burger and shake in their American-inspired diner and then boogie woogie the night away to all your favorite oldies hits. Known for their live rock ‘n roll, Bebopalula hosts local talent as well as better-known tour bands on a regular basis. Or take the stage yourself for retro karaoke, which takes place every Wednesday evening. Don't forget your poodle skirt and saddle shoes! -Sarah Saurette
This is a branch of the Bagel Brothers, which is a chain restaurant you will find throughout Germany. It offers you a rich choice of all different kinds of bagels, sandwiches and salads. You can also check out the other branch of Bagel Brothers in Leipzig, which is located on Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 1a.
The most popular fast food in Germany is definitely Kebab (in Germany called Döner), even more then hamburgers or pizza. The best place to have Döner in Leipzig is definitely the El Amir in the Südvorstadt. The neat looking place offers you a great choice of fine Turkish cuisine, prepared according to halal dietary laws. A specialty are the grilled meat dishes, but also vegetarians have a lot of to choose from, such as falafel or halloumi (a Cypriot unripened brined cheese.) The service is very friendly and the prices are reasonable.
Located in a rather dilapidated structure is the Olive Tree in Leipzig. This cozy and quaint little restaurant brings in some Mediterranean flavors to this neighborhood. Do try their kebabs if you happen to walk by or even their sweet dishes from Turkey and Istanbul. Their fresh breads and the beer are really great and the best part is that the food is really cheap so you need not worry about spending a fortune on food even if you are ravenous. Open till quite late, Olive Tree is the place you should be headed to satisfy those midnight cravings for food.
You cannot leave Germany without trying the classic currywurst of the country. And the Curry & Co in Leipzig will give you the authentic taste of this brilliant traditional dish. Food is great and apart from their curry, they are also known for their sausages. They take great pride in brining you the best sausage in Saxony region, which is indeed made with a lot of love. The best and the freshest of ingredients go into the making of each dish, ensuring that the dining experience you have at Curry & Co will be quite delightful.
Classical music lovers remain at ease! Take a stroll through the celebrated Bach Museum and relax afterwards in Cafe Gloria located directly inside the world famous site. Enjoy the sounds of Bach's eternal compositions while sipping a coffee or other hot beverage in this comfortable cafe. Also serving light meals, freshly baked goods, and a variety of chocolates, pralines, and other sweets, enjoy these gastronomical delights looking out onto the beautiful Thomaskirche (Saint Thomas Church). Tour groups and other larger parties are welcome and encouraged to make prior arrangements so that their staff may serve you better. -Sarah Saurette
Germany is synonymous with beer and in Leipzig there's no better place to grab a cold one than at the Brauhaus an der Thomaskirche (St. Thomas Church Brewery). Their homebrew is made with the finest of ingredients and is meant to complement their traditional menu options. A wide variety of Bavarian and Saxon dishes are offered like rouladen, schnitzel, sauerkraut, and of course, sausages fried to perfection! Sit inside their comfortable and cozy dining room, take a visit down to their beer cellar, or opt for outdoor seating no matter the season and enjoy the tremendous view of Bach's St. Thomas Church. -Sarah Saurette
Known for their Bach Coffee Cake, Bachstüb'l has been wowing guests with their sweet treats and light snacks for generations. Set opposite St. Thomas Church, famed for being Bach's final resting place, Bachstüb'l sits amongst Leipzig's most notable historical attractions and offers the perfect place to rest your feet after a hard day of sightseeing. In the summer months, park yourself on their outdoor patio with a coffee or beer and enjoy the sumptuous sounds echoing from rehearsals and concerts held by world famous cantors and musicians at Thomaskirche. -Sarah Saurette