Bremen is known for producing wonderful food and drink, and the locals are known for their appreciation of it. The array of restaurants, bars, cafés and local producers means there's no shortage of places to enjoy the finer things in life. Kale and pinkel, labskaus, knipp – granted, Bremen specialities do sound like they might take a bit of getting used to. But that doesn’t make them any less delicious.
Traditional Bremen fare is shaped by the city's proximity to the sea, its mercantile heritage and its rural connections. There are plenty of ways to fully embrace this aspect of Bremen culture, including beer and sweet-making workshops, coffee tastings and foodie sightseeing tours.