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Health & Wellbeing

FOOD & BEVERAGE IN NEUSS

In the globalised world of foods and beverages, it comes as no surprise that the majority of produce is available in the region. It causes some discern to note that supermarkets tend not to reach the quality standards of those in some other countries since Germans don’t wish to pay the price. Furthermore, some expats used to interior designs and freshness of premises abroad feel disappointment at slow progress here.

On the other hand, numerous speciality stores can be found for quality foods and many Turkish dealers offer superb vegetables and meats, including halal produce. Organic produce is widespread.

The quality of supermarket premises has improved more recently with better lighting, more spacious aisles and better trained staff. Small ones are tucked into inner city streets, other larger ones on the periphery.

ORGANIC IN NEUSS

Healthy organic food has a long standing tradition in Germany. The term Bio, eco, is an abbreviation of Biologische, ecological, and refers to health products in general. To enable consumers to identify and trust ecological products.

An official seal of approval was developed in 2001. Strict regulations, rigorous controls and high penalties serve to prevent offence and abuse.

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Rochusstrasse 1
53123 Bonn
+49 228 242 526 27

FOODS IN NEUSS

The hefty regional kitchen was never designed to please calorie counters. A traditional local diet includes much meat, thick sauces, potatoes and vegetables. However, late spring sees the arrival of locally grown healthy and light white Asparagus, Spargel, on the markets.

When in season, Rhenish mussels, Muscheln rheinischer Art, prove highly popular. They are cooked in white wine and served with typical German black bread, Schwarzbrot

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Rochusstrasse 1
53123 Bonn
+49 228 242 526 27

BEVERAGES IN NEUSS

Tap water in Germany is perfectly safe to drink. Bottled water is popular, whereby sparkling water, Mineralwasser, is carbonated, still water, Stilles Wasser, is not. A local champion brew famous to the region has long been a rich, dark beer known as old beer, Altbier.

Another popular drink in Neuss and elsewhere in Germany is a blend of apple juice and sparkling water, Apfelschorle. Fruit and vegetable juices are also highly popular. 

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Rochusstrasse 1
53123 Bonn
+49 228 242 526 27

KIOSKS IN NEUSS

Kiosks are a longstanding tradition in Germany and are invaluable to local residents at certain times. Tucked into side streets or off main roads, they are able to fulfil spontaneous needs.

Larger shops and stores nowadays open longer and fuel stations provide many goods out of normal shopping hours. Even so, these convenience stores normally offer drinks, alcohol, snacks and a small selection of edible items to their faithful clients.

MARKETS IN NEUSS

Most shoppers like to partake of one stop shopping for whatever reason, be it time, convenience or price. The opportunity to purchase fresh produce on an open air market stand still exists in Neuss for consumers that enjoy the alternative.

Market stalls and stands can be found on Markt in front of the Rathaus. At the time of writing from Tuesday to Friday and Saturdays on Münsterplatz.

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