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I may be a little bias as Unterbilk, Düsseldorf has been my home for more than 5 years now. I love the distance to the city, I love the locals in the area, and the shops and restaurants are amazing.
So, today I want to introduce you to all that I love about Unterbilk, Düsseldorf so that you can either…
A. Decide to move here, because this neighborhood is awesome, or…
B. Come check it out for yourself!
Food in Unterbilk
I think I eat Nudel Quelle more often than I actually cook my own meals lately. For less than 7 or 8 EUR you can get a huge bowl of fresh hand made tagliatelle with delicious toppings (my favorite – gorgonzola, spinach, mushrooms, garlic, and cream sauce)!
This place used to be a little secret hidden behind the big box stores of Bilk Arcaden but has since reopened across the street next to REAL-. It is now one of the most popular doner shops in the city. Their well known for their vegan and vegetarian doners – my favorite is their deep-fried veggies and chicken wrap.
Right across from the Bilker Kirche is Pizzeria Uscana. It’s not been easy finding a pizza shop in the city that beats out my beloved Bella Italia back in Freiburg, but I’m off to explore Uscana next! (I’ve heard it’s amazing).
This is your typical Greek family restaurant. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is warm, but it’s the staff at Pegasos which makes it a great place to be!
The best frozen yogurt in town and conveniently located on the beautiful and chic Loretto Strasse.
Sights in Unterbilk
There’s so much going on in the streets of the city, but Unterbilk is one of those areas you won’t find many tourists. Loretto Strasse is a trendy corner of Unterbilk with beautiful one-of-a-kind shops and delicious eats.
I only had the pleasure of attending a service at the Alt St. Martin Kirche last week and I was amazed at how beautiful it was (inside and out). It is one of the oldest standing churches in the city and is perfect in size (small and quaint).
The Rheinturm is absolutely no secret, but it’s certainly worth checking out! You can take the elevator to the top of the tower for a stunning lookout and sit down for a couple of drinks and the cocktail bar above.
Inside the Stadttor you will find various different company offices and a nice little restaurant. Though, I prefer to admire the Stadttor from the outside while sitting in the green grass and enjoy the beautiful weather when the summer comes around.
Entertainment in Unterbilk
Live shows, comedy, dinner, dancing and more!
For all the movie lovers around – they also play films in English!
Nature in Unterbilk
Unterbilk is well known for having one of a kind storefronts, cafes, and restaurants, but that doesn’t mean we should be forgetting about the beautiful nature around the city. Here are a few green spots to check out along the way.
Shopping in Unterbilk
Caritas is my favorite shop in the entire city. It is a second-hand furniture and clothing goods shop with great deals and it all goes back to an awesome cause.
Filled with beautiful postcards and city illustrations, this cute little shop has quite a unique collection. They also carry designer brands from across the world. Recently they launched the sale of beautiful handcrafted jewelry from the Dutch record label Bazou. The image above is from their old storefront location, but it still looks very similar.
Call me crazy because I don’t kitesurf, but this shop is so nice to browse. Filled with all you need for some windsurfing practice!
Green smoothies, smoothie bowls, detox drinks, and cold-pressed juices, this is a store made from heaven!
I love window shopping past this unique little place as it’s filled with wonderful pieces for the home!
If you enjoy a one-stop-shop, this is the place to be. Filled with shops from electronics, clothing, and food, this is an easy place to pick up all you need.
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