FoodThe easiest way to get an affordable and tasty meal is to visit the "Mensa" at the Fachhochschule. The Mensa offers warm meals (with and without meat) and a salad bar. Furthermore, the Fachhochschule has a cafeteria, where you can get sandwiches, cake, beverages or candy.
Here you can find the Mensas in Giessen and Friedberg with their daily menus.
The cities offer a variety of supermarkets and grocery stores. Asian, Indian or Arabic food, which is not offered in all supermarkets, can be found in smaller stores or "Asia Shops". Organic food is sold in supermarkets and health food stores (Reformhaus).
Furthermore, you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables and meat directly from the local producers at the regular Market Days.
Market Days: Wednesday and Satuarday
In Giessen: at Brandplatz and the adjoining streets
In Friedberg: on Kaiserstrasse (between Wolfengasse and Apothekerstrasse)
For eating out you will find many restaurants and cafés in the two cities. The Student Union (ASTA) has collected lists for your orientation.