Palma de Mallorca has its Santa Catalina market, Barcelona its Mercat de la Boqueria and Porto the Mercado do Bolhão. And Düsseldorf has its traditional and oldest weekly farmers’ market Carlsplatz. This is not just a great place for buying everyday groceries but it’s also one of the coolest places in town.
At more than 60 stalls you can find a huge selection of exotic fruits or regional vegetables, fresh fish, meat and poultry, oven-fresh bread and pastries, cheese or a diverse range of delicacies, sweets and coffee specialities and a grand selection of flowers and plants.
Carlsplatz is also well known for its delicious food stands: Enjoy a cold glass of wine and some great truffle ravioli at Casa Cortilla, have a delicious flatbread at Persian delicacy booth Fladi or eat a healthy falafel at Kavoosh Zia-Pour’s Falafel House. Meet some friends outside at Dave’s Marktlokal or for an Altbier at Dauser. For dessert, Pure Pastry has one of the most exquisite selection of patisserie and sweets.
The amazing culinary choices aside, it’s foremost the people working here that make it such a special and unique place. Our photographer Sabrina Weniger caught them in the act and is showing you the faces of Carlsplatz.
OUR FAVORITE FOOD STALLS
Delicious Italian cooking
Market restaurant with seasonal cuisine by Düsseldorf based TV presenter Dave Hänsel
Iranian delicacy diner
HIN & WEG
Exquisite salads to go
RAMINA – INDISCHE SPEZIALITÄTEN
Curries, dal and Indian cuisine
Freshly pressed juices, smoothies and fruits to go
Café with delicious coffee specialities and accessories
Fresh juices, smoothies, nuts and dried fruits
Premium meets quality, also fresh from the grill
DÜSSELDORFER GULASCHKANONE DAUSER
German home-style cooked dishes like Dauser’s pea soup and Schumacher Altbier
Persian and Italian delicacies to go, great wines and delicious flatbreads filled with whatever you prefer
INKA & MEHL
Choice of very special spices, vinegar and oils
LAKRIDS BY JOHAN BÜLOW
Hand-made Danish premium licorice
Finest patisserie, cakes, croissants, sweets, chocolates, tartes by patissier Tim Tegtmeier
The great Dutch cheese tradition
IHR BÄCKER SCHÜREN
Organic baked goods and cake specialities
Exquisite French cheese specialities and pâtés
One of the best quality butchers, not only in Düsseldorf, but in the whole of North-Rhine Westphalia
Text: Tina Husemann
Photography: Sabrina Weniger
© THE DORF 2017