Food fest with flair: Frankfurt Kebab Festival

Food fest with flair: Frankfurt Kebab Festival

by Stacy Roman
Stripes Europe

With the festival season in full swing, savory bratwurst and salty pretzels abound. German fest food rivals some of the best fried fair goodness back in the States. However, if you’re feeling a little schnitzeled out, head to the inaugural Frankfurt Kebab Festival on May 27 and 28.

Also known locally as Döner, kebabs were introduced to Germany in the 1970s when a Turkish immigrant opened up a stand at the Banhof Zoo in Berlin. The popularity of this savory dish skyrocketed, and stands can be found throughout the country. Traditionally consisting of marinated lamb roasting on a vertical spit, meat is shaved into thin slices for a sandwich or salad, topped with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, a garlic yogurt sauce and feta cheese.

The Frankfurt Kebab Festival will feature different variations of kebabs, including Iskeneder, Adana, Şiş, Tschelo, Lahmacun and Schwarma. Enjoy live music and special performances while tasting your way through the festival. For more information, visit

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