In Berlin you can enjoy yourself in so many different ways. The city is full of international people and a lot of creative minds. So many like-minded people to connect with, a lot of opportunities, possibilities, cozy places, unique shops, parks, bars, countless restaurants, cafes and so many things to explore here that you won’t have extra time for cooking, trust me! But heeey, no big deal in Germany´s capital. Therefore, I have summarized my favorite spots to have literally a cultural food explosion within THE BIG BERLIN FOOD GUIDE 2019.
There is just such a huge variety of food, tasty and creative drinks, fresh smoothies, juices and so much more out there. You will find dishes from every culture in the world and your taste buds will surely explode. On top to that you can easily cowork in one of those cozy little cafes and build up your private or business network, while getting your work done.
First of all, let’s talk about this incredibly good Asian food here in Berlin. I am sure a lot of you know that the Asian cuisine is one of the best ones in the world. They usually use so many herbs, spices and lot of plants and vegetables to spoil our taste buds.
I can warmly recommend the Vietnamese kitchen. One of my favorite spots is definitely Restaurant 51, where you can find a various number of tasteful dishes. Besides the main courses, which include meat or fish, they offer a lot of vegan dishes, for example with jackfruit. You can also get different kind of soups, tapas and tasty desserts. The food is super fresh and sooo delicious. Better don’t leave Berlin without visiting Restaurant 51!
The second restaurant I am going to recommend is called Chutnify. It is a beautiful Indian restaurant and offers a modern but at the same time traditional atmosphere. The dishes you can get in different levels of spiciness and the Masala is definitely one of my favorite dishes there.
Cá Phê 13 is a very cozy Asian cafe where you can relax in a cozy atmosphere. They definitely pay attention to the details and you can experience that with all your senses. Beginning with the lovely decoration, the small tables up to the delicious and tasteful drinks and food. Everything here guarantees a super comfortable feeling and a feel-like-home ambience. And you should try the Crepes, teas and different sorts of cakes. Soooo yummy!
Another amazing restaurant that I don´t want to hide from you is Ryu. It is an Asian fusion restaurant, what means that you will find a mixture of different Asian tastes. The interior of this restaurant is just so inviting, the food is delicious and you feel very warmly welcomed there.
Super good is also the Japanese restaurant Marubi Ramen, who offer homemade Ramen (a typical Japanese noodle soup) and delicious Gyoza (a Japanese dumpling). You can find them in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Mitte and Berlin Wilmersdorf.
At least once you need to go to Gloryduck in Friedrichshain, when being in Berlin. There you will find a big selection of different tasty dishes and especially for duck lovers, it´s like paradise! Near to Gloryduck there are many bars and cafes, so you can have a funny night out after a good dinner with friends.
Last but not least, I want to recommend you to go to Passion Asian Kitchen, which offers high quality food and an outstanding service in a modern and welcoming setting. All meals are prepared with the extra portion love for the details and are an absolute eye catcher. We got even surprised by the chef with some free appetizers on top to what we have ordered and the staff was super friendly. Definitely my number one favorite Asian restaurant now in Berlin!!
SPANISH/LATIN FOOD & TAPAS BARS
As you might know already, I am an absolute Spain fan. Especially Ibiza has my heart!! There I always eat tapas and paella, but in Germany it is quite hard to find good places to eat Spanish. Happily I found some recommendable spots in Berlin, like Tapitas, near the Mauerpark here in Berlin. With lots of candles and typical Spanish flair it creates a super cozy atmosphere and you can enjoy some relaxed hours here with a good wine, delicious Tapas and family and friends.
On top to that, the AndaluZia Restaurant at Gleimkiez is a typical Mediterranean restaurant with a cordial atmosphere. Enjoy a romantic candlelight-dinner here with some awesome Spanish food like paella, tapas and fruity sangria. Sometimes they also offer authentic Flamenco shows to create the perfect Spain-moment.
El Burriquito is another Spanish restaurant that I can recommend. It has a vibrant atmosphere for those who don’t like or want a romantic atmosphere and a delicious selection of tapas, paella, main dishes with fish and meat, good wine and even live music.
Furthermore I highly want to recommend you the awesome Pisco Peru Restobar in Schöneberg, Berlin. This Peruvian Restaurant & Bar really surprised us with its insane good food and authentic atmosphere. The staff was extremely friendly and the seafood and steak just sooo tasty. For the starters we have ordered for example Duo de Causa Limena (mashed potato balls with Avocado, Pulpo and Scampi) and Causa Frita (fried mashed potato balls with Avocado and fresh Tuna), which are typical Peruvian starters and really something special to enjoy! You also need to try the Arroz con Mariscos (rice dish with seafood) and the Maracuja Sour, a special Pisco cocktail with a bit of cinnamon on top.
Everybody loves Italian food!! Here are my favorite spots to have awesome Pizza, Pasta or Risotto.
Ristorante 41Quarantuno is located at Friedenau, near Schöneberg and definitely one of that spots you should not miss out on. In addition to freshly prepared Italian dishes with Seafood or Pasta and Pizza, they convince with their super nice service staff and sometimes even a bit of live music.
Enoteca Bertelli is a mix of a little cafe, shop and restaurant, located in Prenzlauer Berg at the Kastanienallee. You can buy there some Italian ingredients to cook, fresh meat but also enjoy delicious breakfast or lunch in an authentic setting. They have great Italian espresso, different types of wine and an everyday changing menu for lunch. Freshly cooked and friendly served.
The next restaurant is a family-owned business, located at Berlin-Mitte. At Supersonico you can warmly enjoy your time, escape from everyday life and dive into the Italian way of life, while enjoying amazing Italian food in a welcoming ambience. And the best: they have also a recipe blog on their website!! Check it out.
The Biergarten Schleusenkrug has an interesting historical background, a wonderful beer garden and awesome dishes. They use seasonal food and you can literally taste the freshness of the dishes. It is located at the beautiful Landwehr Kanal near the Berlin Zoo.
Zuckerstück is one of my favorite German cafes. They offer different breakfast menus for example with homemade jam, a lot of cheese variations, fresh fruits and delicious coffee. You can also have tasty cereals or pancakes here and a good and comfy chat with friends.
At Restaurant Acht & Dreißig (38) at Oranienburger Straße you can eat real good German food, where you will find a lot of delicious variations of German classics interpreted in a modern way. The atmosphere is very inviting and the service staff really kind. I have had some great times there.
You have to check in at Datscha on your next Berlin trip. It is a cozy Russian cafe and Restaurant at Prenzlauer Berg. I really like the feeling of relaxation you can get here while eating delicious food. They have so many interesting dishes, everybody’s taste will be definitely satisfied here. On their menu you will find a mix of traditional Russian dishes, hip and vegetarian meals and tasty desserts as well. Also the Acai Bowl is just sooo good and highly recommendable. So don’t miss out on Datscha!!
My next favorite spot is Djimalaya. I spoiled myself here with some fresh and interesting Israelian food and became a fan of their Halloumi, Hummus, Falafel, Schakschuka and grilled mea. If you like this kind of food as well, you will be definitely very happy to eat here. And also for other one´s – you have to try these yummy goodies.
“What would Eddie do?” Eddie would definitely go and visit Ma´loa poke. Maloa poke has some beautiful and sooo tasty Hawaiian bowls. Oh my goosh… I love it! That is soul food in its purest form. And everybody who doesn’t know the story of Eddie yet, check it out now on their website.
The Mymoon restaurant is a young and hip location, located in Reinickendorf. Very modern and stylish with a Turkish and international mixed cuisine. Everybody who knows what Sucuk and Egg is – here you can order it and so many other things. You definitely have to try some starters first. I promise you – you won’t regret it. The different Mezes and also Sigara Böregi are one of my favorites, but also the Künefe, which is a traditional Turkish dessert. Give it a try!
Tor189 in Berlin-Mitte has absolutely incredible food and I really enjoyed my time there. I’ve had a romantic candle light dinner under the stars of Berlin, because they also have a lovely beer garden. The cuisine is high class and our steak was insane!
KEBAB, BURGER, FAST FOOD & SNACKS
If you are looking for some good Kebab you have to visit Mustafa’s Gemüse Döner. He is like a little star in the Kebab-business and the chicken Kebab is pure paradise for your taste buds.
Another good Kebab spot is Rüya Gemüse Kebab. The chicken Kebab there is also very tasty and they also have first inverted and roasted vegetables. This is an interesting flavour which is definitely worth to explore!
Burger lovers have to visit Hasir Burger. They offer different homemade burgers, the buns are grilled over a charcoal grill and they have vegetarian alternatives, too and super delicious fries. Enjoy your meal!
SMOOTHIES, HEALTHY FOOD AND BREAKFAST
The Juicery Berlin is located at the Mauerpark and offers awesome and fresh smoothies with delicious toppings. You can literally feel its freshness and how your body and mind are thankful for so much power and vitamins. It is like a natural energy booster and soul food at the same time. They also have very healthy juices, ginger shots and bowls and also a little shop.
Haferkater is Berlin´s absolute top specialist for traditional Scottish porridge. All dishes you can order are based on the freshly flocked oatmeal, water and salt. They cook fresh every day and serve your porridge with a huge variety of toppings, like nuts, fresh fruits, berries and apple compote.
What do you fancy love? is exactly the place to be, when you are searching for a fancy and modern cafe. This cafe offers a feel-at-home atmosphere, tasty breakfast, good coffee, juices, teas and smoothies. As a plus, they also offer cereals, superfood, bagels and a few sweets like cookies.
Attila Hildmann is a vegan guy. He not just creates vegan dishes, he also has own products. The death of his father was the point in his life, when he started thinking about his nutrition and after a while he became vegan. Now he is the number one vegan cook in Germany and has two stores in Berlin. Try his delicious creations, you will love it!
MORE VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN SPOTS
Chay Long is a vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant. Chay means vegetarian and they offer super delicious dishes. If you are looking for a restaurant without any meat then you are definitely right here!
1990 Vegan Living is also a vegan Vietnamese restaurant. The atmosphere there is so cozy and very familiar. It feels like you are having a very high quality, tasty and fresh dinner in a Vietnamese house.
Avocai is a vegetarian and paleo friendly day restaurant. You will find some fancy and healthy food creations. Have breakfast or lunch with friends here and enjoy your time!
COZY CAFES TO COWORK
Oooh lovely Spreegold, you have won my heart! A beautiful cafe with best coffee, nice dishes for breakfast, brunch or lunch, delicious cakes and a relaxed atmosphere. This is definitely a cafe where you can stay the whole day and work on your projects from your laptop, while being there.
Suicide Sue is a specialized cafe for bread and coffee. They have interesting bread creations, yummy soups and luscious cakes. You can also work the whole day from there and get things done.
Unser Cafe is a very comfy cafe to stay here longer and work. They have an own Portuguese bakery with a lot of goodies. You can also have breakfast, smoothies, cakes and as an important need when working – COFFEE! 🙂
In addition to that, I recommend St. Oberholz as a coworking and event cafe. You can check in here to work for the day or even rent it for special events like a shooting, an exhibition, a networking event, conferences, workshops and so on. They also offer a special membership, if you are looking for something long term to work from!
Another coworking cafe is the betahaus in Berlin. They are also offering spaces to work together, be creative and collaborative. Another coworking space is the Unicorn Berlin and the Factory. Both modern and quiet places to lift up your business, network with like-minded people and work on your projects. All of the mentioned places are beloved spots of the digital nomads and online entrepreneurs, living in or visiting Berlin for a bit.
STREET FOOD MARKETS
At last I will recommend you some awesome food markets to have an enjoyable day with fresh food, festival-like atmosphere, more choices to eat and a taste experience at its finest. You will find a really special one at the Mauerpark.
Another cool spot is the Thaiwiese at Preußenpark, which is also called Berlinkok and Thaipark. You will find many stands with different sorts of Asian food here. As a plus to that, you can eat your meal on a beautiful meadow. The perfect place to hang out on a warm and sunny day.
The Klunkerkranich food market is an amazing open-air food market on a rooftop. Every Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy your time near to the sky with a breathtaking view over the city.
Another nice food market you will find at Markthalle Neun. It is an historical market hall with a large number of small traders, offering fair, organic and regionally produced products. Definitely worth a visit!
This article was not sponsored by any of these brands. All recommendations come from personal experiences.