My favourite food places I discovered in Germany’s capital, Berlin…It’s foodie central here!
1. Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap
Located near U-Bahn Mehringdamm, this famous Kebab van sits on the road – you will recognise it when you see a queue of at least 25 people! This Middle Eastern fast food place predominantly serves ranges of kebabs, and also caters to vegetarians and vegans, with all their meats being Halal too. I’ve heard stories of people waiting for 2 hours in the queue, but we went at around 00:30AM and only waited 20 mins, so with prices as low as €3.50, what’s stopping you!?
Location – Mehringdamm 32, 10961 Berlin
Beakers is a breakfast cafe, serving the first meal of the day from 9AM until 4PM. The main dishes is either eggs or pancakes, then you can customise it to your liking, ‘ticking’ the menu with what extras you’d desire. Queueing can be quite frequent here due to its high demand in such a small building, but you take a seat at the bar, listen to its music and chill. Unfortunately the restaurant is a little out the way – from our hotel, we took 3 metros just to get here, but once you taste the food, it’s totally worth it!…Ooh, and did I say there’s 20 varieties of beer to choose from?
Location – Dunckerstraße 69, 10437 Berlin
3. Curry 36
The currywurst is arguably one of Germany’s top national foods, and with currywurst shops being on every street, it’s hard to find a really good one. My top finding was Curry 36, where the sausage is boiled and comes without the skin making the meat very tender. The snack bar’s recommended dish consisting of currywurst sausage, chips and their famous sauce comes to the price of €2,80, and despite it’s amount of visitors, the waiting time is 5 minutes or less, so grab a plate and enjoy outside at one of their standing tables.
Location – Mehringdamm 36, 10961 Berlin
4. Hokey Pokey
Eispatisserie Hokey Pokey is an ice-cream dessert shop situated in northern Berlin. Their flavours range from your usual vanilla, chocolate and mint, to more obscure flavours such as peanut butter, marshmallow, rocky road, white chocolate and pistachio. The shop also has a wide range of sorbets to cater for vegans. Price’s can be seen as expensive for ice-cream starting at €1,60 per scoop, but due to its quality you can understand why. Don’t forget to try out their most famous ice cream, called ‘hokey pokey’ itself, with their not-so-secret ingredient of cinder toffee.
Location – Stargarder Str. 73, 10437 Berlin
5. Hamy Cafe
Berlin has a huge amount of Asian cuisine restaurants and Hamy Cafe doesn’t disappoint. The cosy little restaurant with an open kitchen serves main dishes for around €5. The menu isn’t big, but the meals they do have are very fulfilling and come with a big portion size. I recommend ordering the dish of the day, as it will more likely come sooner and be just as delicious. You will most likely be sharing a table with strangers, but that’s only due to the high demand!
Location – Hasenheide 10, 10967 Berlin
This burger joint stands under the U-Bahn track by Schlesiches Tor. This high demand kiosk serves 6 types of burgers, including a tofu burger for vegetarians starting from around €4. Sides include American-inspired fries with toppings such as chilli cheese, bacon or there’s the option of peanut or mango curry. Queues can be seen often here, but on our visit we waited around 15 minutes for the food and easily grabbed a table outside before someone else claimed it!