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As a student or traveller there are alternatives for ordering pizza. When you are not up for cooking in your flat, Airbnb or hostel. During my studies in Brunswick I haven't only discovered good bars, but also several good restaurants, which serve different needs and suit various situations. Some draw you in with decent prices, good food and cosy atmospheres and other with delicious cuisine and high class service. Among my favourites are a vegan Kebab place, a low cost Vietnamese restaurant, the delicious India House and a more sophisticated German establishment. Read further to get some more impressions and information about my favourite places to eat in the city of Lions.
Falafeli is a vegan Kebab place - ten minutes walk from the castle in the direction of the Technical University of Brunswick. Although it is more a bistro than a restaurant, the dishes are very good. Students get a discount for the best seller Falafel Pita of 50 Cents. Normally it costs 3,50€ and is enough to satisfy your hunger. The menu isn’t big, but all the better and it shows that good food doesn’t have to contain meat. Especially in Kebab places it is still uncommon to have a dish without meat. Falafeli doesn't serve meat and dishes like the veggi-plate, the Hummus plate and the different Falafel plates, prove that their concept works. I even prefer it, because it isn’t just environmentally more sustainable, also it is lighter than a normal German Doener (engl. Kebab). Check out Falafeli and get your own opinion.
Quang Anh is a Vietnamese bistro/restaurant - another place with good food while suiting student’s and traveller's wallets. The interior is quite small, but with good weather conditions you can sit outside and enjoy your meal. They serve main dishes for around 6€ and you can choose between a vegetarian meal with tofu or types of meat like chicken, duck or beef. Quang Anh has daily menus and my favorite is T5: BO XAO which comes with fried beef (or tofu), onions, ginger, various vegetables and herbs served on rice.
It goes without saying that the India House serves Indian food. I really enjoy oriental cuisine, especially Indian and in this establishment. Apart from the atmosphere being cozy and typically oriental, the interior is well chosen and the service is good. A lot of Indian dishes come without meat. Instead, a lot of their flavor comes from delicious herbs like coriander, curry or ginger. Make sure to try the Indian bread – Naan. The dishes in India House are a bit more expensive, but still affordable and if you stay longer in Brunswick you might think about buying a Flips Groupon book. It costs 20€ and you get for example a discount of 10€ for the cheaper dish of two in India House. Another good thing about Flips Groupons is that you can discover even more restaurants and attractions in the Brunswick’s area apart from my suggestions.
Zu den Vier Linden (engl: to the four basswood trees) is one of the oldest restaurants in Brunswick. It is situated behind the theatre and has been gastronomically used since 1865. The establishment calls itself the "Linde" and always tries to put seasonal dishes on the plate. For example they serve lamb at Easter and fresh Brunswick asparagus and strawberries in spring. In season they have chanterelle and cep mushrooms. During autumn they offer deer. Meals like wild boar or venison are available all year around and of course they do serve the typical Brunswick first frost kale (Gruenkohl) with Bregenwurst. Whatever option takes your fancy, if you enter Zu den Vier Linden they will serve you a very good meal. Ask the waitress for suggestions, experience good service and afterwards a delicious meal in an historic German restaurant.
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