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Today’s post is about travelling with kids to Hamburg and finding something delicious to eat, either for yourself or as a gift. Hamburg is a great city (I have to admit my favorite in Germany) and has lots of foodie stores – some are focusing on small German manufactures, some on organic and some provide a “best of”. Here are my favorite delis/cafés:

Mutterland – if you’re looking for a German gift for a foodie friend or are in desperate need for a pick-me-up chocolate, you’ll find it at Mutterland. Two of their shops also have cafés (one close to the main train station and one in Eppendorf) and are therefore perfect to treat your little one and partner to a snack and give yourself some time to stroll through the store. Some products are organic.

Kochhaus – this one is a bit tricky to describe: it’s a food store, which offers recipes (with pictures) next to the ingredients you’ll need to cook them. It’s perfect if you’re staying in an apartment and want something else then the usual Pasta, but don’t want to buy big bulk of e.g. spices which you will throw away. They also offer cooking lessons and have a variety of basic ingredients like olive oils in store. St. Georg, Lange Reihe 60, open Monday to Saturday 10am to 9pm (there are three more branches in Hamburg).

Kaufhaus Hamburg, also at Lange Reihe, has a similar offer then Mutterland, with a focus on products made in or near Hamburg. Besides chocolate, oils and other gourmet food, they also books, bags and homeware for sale. St. Georg, Lange Reihe 70, open Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 6pm.

My supper, close to trendy Schanzenviertel, sells a variety of gourmet food: pasta and rice, spices, marmalade, coffee and so on. The store is rather small, but you can also find everything online and they make beautiful gift baskets. Weidenallee 23, open Tuesday to Friday 11am to 6pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm.

OSchätzchen was one of the first gourmet food shops in Hamburg and searches the world for their range. Their range is rather upscale (as are their stores), and they have a selection of organic specialties.

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