The times when industrial landscapes reshaped the cities of the Ruhr Region are over.
People from many diverse cultures encountered one another here to seek their fortunes at the time of the industrialization.
This circumstance may be the reason that the largest cities in the Ruhr today have an internationally oriented gastronomic scene.
The spectrum of cuisines ranges from hearty sausage with curry sauce (Currywurst), to Mediterranean and Asian specialties, all the way to exquisite delicacies in an upscale ambience. Despite the internationalism, the domestic specialties have thankfully not been forgotten.
Bochum’s gourmet mile offers a gratifyingly large selection of German specialties – and not infrequently some new concepts.
For example, Ullrich on Kortumstraße deliberately does without a counter area so guests are directly involved in all the action.
In Essen, the name of the city – “food” in German – says it all: Here Italian, Spanish and Greek restaurants induce wanderlust, and world travelers take off on culinary trips to Korea, Thailand or India.
The Road Stop transports the freedom-loving diners to the American Way of Life with juicy steaks and burgers.
And who would have thought that Duisburg might have a Francophile side, even if only on a small scale? At the Kaiserberg, La Petite France conjures up creative specials with the ingredients supplied fresh from France.
Persian specialty restaurants are few and far between in Germany. That means that Dortmund gourmands can consider themselves especially lucky to have more than one in town.
In particular the Soraya and the Droschke open the doors to the Orient and familiarize you with typically Persian dining.
In Oberhausen’s Neue Mitte central district, gastronomic options line up one after another along the Promenade street. Thus, the Ruhr Region is a culinary metropolis that puts its faith in an international vision and has the right treat for every taste.