Sunday, October 4, 2015

Darf Ich Ein Glas Leitungswasser, Bitte? May I Have a Glass of Tap Water, Please?

Asking for a glass of tap water at a German restaurant is troublesome. At best, the wait staff will look at you strangely before begrudgingly bringing you a thumb-sized glass of water. At worst, they will state they don't serve tap water, but you can buy bottled water at around $5-7 a bottle. 

In Germany, tap water is considered unhealthy even though it's likely cleaner and safer than the expensive bottled stuff. So it was refreshing to see a sign at a local Portland restaurant that unabashedly said they proudly serve tap water.

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