My first visit in Berlin last year was so short and rushed, that I couldn’t really enjoy what the city had to offer. With my bf as my company it was pretty obvious that food is going to play an important role this time. So what we did most of the time was eating – and Germany’s capital as a melting pot of different cultures – has a lot of excellent ethnic food to a very decent price. Also Berlin has become the hub for hipster coffee culture with chic coffee shops everywhere. Join me to my culinary photo journey!
Our first coffee/tea stop after we arrived in Berlin in the morning. Time to relax after the journey while waiting for our room to be ready… – https://www.facebook.com/kaschk?ref=hl
Mauerpark Flea Market
We arrived on a Sunday which meant flea market time! Berlin’s popular flea market near Mauerpark isn’t only a paradise for second hand clothes, furniture and all kinds of falderal but also there are plenty of food trucks. Resisting the tempting smell of sausages we went for vegetarian pajeon (Korean pancakes). – http://www.flohmarktimmauerpark.de
Probably the best find of our trip! Once you made your way to the ordinary Preußen-Park, you’ll find yourself in an extraordinary Thai-style picnic! The ladies only need some mats, parasols and camping stoves to set up food stalls just the way they do it in Thailand. And what they serve is far from the usual menu in Western Thai restaurants: It’s the real stuff! Apparently this (completely illegal) “market” happens every weekend with good weather, some can be even found every day. Considering the prices and the quality it’s no wonder this is so popular. Highly recommended if you’re missing real Thai street food!
We were curious to try the black dumplings, however they tasted rather normal.
Eating authentic som tum in proper style on a plastic stool.
Where else can you get such a delicious bowl of bamee moo daeng (on a plastic bucket)?
This old but charming café boasts one of Berlin’s most famous courtyards. The walls are full with posters and artworks, giving it a grungy, artsy atmosphere. A very photogenic place! – Rosenthaler Straße 39, 10178 Berlin
House of small wonder
The cutest stair case ever takes you to a mezzanine where lovely decoration comes as eye-candy with your breakfast. They also serve lunch and sandwiches. – http://www.houseofsmallwonder.de
I don’t know if this is sad or not that a sausage snack is considered as Berlin’s signature dish. However currywurst is pretty damn tasty and comes with lots of gravy to dip the fries in. Just as often as currywurst, you’ll find kebab in the city. We had the cheapest lahmacun somewhere in Neukölln, too bad I didn’t take a photo of it…
The most common food after sausages and Turkish cuisine must be Vietnamese. I’ve never seen so many Viet restaurants outside Vietnam and we had it three times during a four-day-stay. The rather hip District Môt had some funny interior including plastic chairs which makes your dining experience even more authentic 😉 – http://www.districtmot.com
Close to our hotel was this 24-hour-café Mein Haus am See. Great for coffee during the day and cocktails at night, it was a convenient place to hang out. You can see – earlier in the day there was plenty of space but the party starts later in the attached club Cosmic Kaspar. – http://mein-haus-am-see.blogspot.co.at/p/cosmic-kaspar.html
So we’ve seen quite a few cool spots in Berlin. What else shouldn’t be missed? I’d be happy to read your comments!
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