On our way to Germany for new contacts in the foodindustry we made a stop in Berlin to explore new Hot spots for Foodies and ofcourse some site seeing as well.
I was surprised by so many food Hot Spots Berlin has to offer I like to share some points of interest with you!
The best way to explore Berlin is by bike..my suggestion is to go to berlinonbike.de they offer different kind of tours and they even have dutch speaking guides as well. The location to pick up your bike is special it is called the Kulturbrauerei in Pankow, Prenzlauer Berg.
Nice to start your Sunday morning by bike and after returning to the Kulturbrauerei around 14.00 you are absolutely ready for lunch. The Sunday Food market is all set up, Food trucks with all kind of meals, sandwiches, cheese fondue, bratwurst, double layered cakes home made or special beers and more!
After this food experience on Sunday go for a short walk to Mauer Park, a bit like Vondelpark style. Music performances, acrobatics, food and drinks and second hand items for sale and plenty open air to relax. You can even see a part of the Berlin wall as well.
Neue Heimat, Revaler Strasse 99 in Berlin is an inspiring area to go!
A great place to take pictures with a lot of beautiful grafitiy walls.
It is a bit outsite the centre but easy to reach by metro, it is also called Streetfood Berlin Village Market. Check their website there are all kind of typical foods to taste and artists who will perform there! Like Paleo and glutenfree meals, or special berlin recepies .
Friday’s and Sunday’s best days to visit, also Fleemarket market on Sunday’s, a bit like Waterlooplein market in Amsterdam, and a trendy hotspot club with swimmingpool!
Foodhall Nine in the area Kreuzberg is a must see-eat-explore experience, especially on Thursday from 18.00 till 20.00, the best place to have dinner with friends. If you know the Foodhall in Amsterdam West it is like that but even better and more special fooditems, like the famous Berlin meatballs, Knodels, special cheeses, barista’s, wines, Israeli Malawach, Pizza’s, slow cooked meat, vegetarian Turkish delights and many many more. Also the streets around this indoor market is nice to walk by.
The last food area I can recommend is Oranienstrasse and Bergmannstrasse. Cosy restaurants on both sides of the street, If you like garlic, try Knofi a mediteranean restaurant with nice soups, salads and deserts. Also an indoor foodmarket at the end of this street is worth while to visit!
Kurfurstendam is a large shopping street with popular shops like forever 21, H & M but also the upscale shops such as Chanel, Prada and KaDeWe. This area is called Charlottenburg and perfect area to stay overnight. KaDeWe (kaufhaus des Westen) is like the Bijenkorf and you can shop here for hours!
When you visit KaDeWE go to the delicatess department floor 6, and try the real Berlin sausage, or drink a glass of champagne with oysters in between shopping!
You will find also reasonable priced restaurants especially Italian Vietnamese or Japanese style in this area.
Besides food there is so much more to discover in Berlin, it feels like an open air museum. Take a ride or walk along the river Spree and relax at one of the city beaches with a Berlin cocktail and Flammkuchen.