Allgäuer cheese patties in the restaurant Fasshalle
culinary kempen

Kempten has taste

urban experience

For foodies

If you are in search of an urban experience in the Allgäu region, then you are well-placed if you visit Kempten. And that doesn't just go for shopping and events, but for food too. Your visit to this Allgäu metropolis promises to give you an abundance of gourmet delights. Diversity is the keyword here and this includes everything from sweet to hearty, from dawn to dusk, from regional to international specialities, and from snacks to menus with several courses.

Evening atmosphere at the Iller in the fiume bar

The treats you can sample here are sure to elevate your heart rate. And the best thing is: You can indulge in these culinary delights even after you've left Kempten thanks to our recipes, which allow you to experience the taste of Allgäu cuisine in your own home.

Get to know the culinary side of Kempten!

Regional to international
Kempten's status as the metropolis of the Allgäu region is reflected in its restaurants: You will find italian, asian as well as vegetarian and vegan food in addition to regional cuisine.

Experiences and souvenirs

Kempten has some culinary experiences in store for you. For example, discover the distillery (Allgäu-Brennerei) and its products by signing up to one of their tours, create your own cheeses or allow yourself to be whisked away on a culinary journey as part of the ‘Leckerbissen und andere Geschichten’ (Delicacies and other stories) guided tour.
Those who want to take a culinary souvenir of Kempten home with them or satisfy their cravings for Kempten's products from the comfort of their own sofa can place an order on our online shop. The selection of culinary souvenirs is all-encompassing, from salts and teas to snack boards and schnapps glasses.
Cheese vat prepared for the cheese school

culinary experiences

cheese course, distillery tours and much more

culinary Souvenirs

wild berry salt, schnapps glasses and much more
Cake slices from the Conditorei Bäckerei Wipper

Bäckerei Wipper

Breakfast in the Café Zuckersüss


Coffee and confection

‘Kaffeene’, as we call it here in the Allgäu region, is also celebrated in Kempten: You meet up with friends and family and dive into coffee and cakes. In Kempten's town centre, there are a few places that are perfect for this. Coffee culture is celebrated here. There is a variety of delicious, sweet dishes available here, and that is why they are highly sought after.

Breakfast & Brunch

A great way to start the day

A few of Kempten's eateries are known for their great breakfasts. On weekends, you can sometimes find buffets for breakfast or brunch, where you can feast away to your heart's content and start the day in a relaxed way.
Child eating at the weekly market
Couple at the weekly market

weekly market

Weekly market on Hildegardplatz in Kempten

Wednesdays and Saturdays

Kempten's Weekly Market

Many colourful stalls transform Hildegardplatz into a meeting place for shopping and fun twice a week. Locals and guests alike come together here to stock up on fresh, regional products, but also to enjoy delicacies such as sausages, Kässpatzen or muesli served on site.

And after you´ve eaten?

After you've refuelled with your cosy breakfast or brunch, you can look forward to a shopping spree.


There are also bars, pubs and clubs awaiting the night owls among you after you've eaten your delicious evening meal.


Kempten's events calendar also has a lot to offer. Which event will you attend next?