Every year since we have written specials and articles on the Berliner Weihnachtsmärkte, we have mentioned the Lucia Christmas Market, which is one of our favourite locations to enjoy a good glass of Glühwein and/ or Glögg. This year, Lucia is back once more and we will dedicate another article to this fabulously Scandinavian market.[continue reading...]
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- Lucia Christmas Market in Kulturbrauerei Berlin
- Christmas Markets in Berlin: Why not to visit them
- Brunch and Lunch at Misirlou Prenzlauer Berg
- Recipe: Vegetarian Couscous Salad with Goat Cheese
- Long March Canteen: Chinese Food, Dim Sum and Dumplings
- Brunch Buffets in Berlin – And Why Not to Eat Them
- Fuchsbau in Berlin Kreuzberg: Eat Brunch Like a Fox
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Misirlou is a little gem, a Greek-style eatery and café. Perfect for a cup of hot chocolate (actually one of their specialities!) or an elaborate brunch/ lunch with friends. Also suitable for bringing along your work documents or laptop and spending hours sipping hot beverages.
I love weasels. It is this thing that I have always had, ever since I saw my first weasel in the wild. Fuchsbau in Kreuzberg is the first bar-cum-brunch-spot that combines my love for alcohol and food with my love for weasels. Its name already implies a link to foxes, but Fuchsbau actually sports a stuffed weasel too.
Schöneberg, Schöneberg – oh, how we adore Schöneberg. Not just because it is the gayest of Berliner Bezirke, but because of its surprising restaurants, shops and bars. Due to the classy nature of most of the areas in Schöneberg, you will get an instant dose of beauty poored down your eyeballs when you walk through the imaginary doors of its entry.
We have got chills and they are definitely multiplying. And just so we do not lose control: we pop into the nicest and coziest restaurants of Berlin to warm up our cold and chilly hands after a long and refreshing autumn walk.
Sometimes you want to find a small, secluded and low-key place to shut yourself away in. With a little bit of wi-fi, a freshly baked bread roll and some strong and flavoursome coffee. Nothing too special or crazy, just a small moment of relaxation in Berlin’s busy and fast-paced life. Especially since autumn has introduced its cold chilly winds, beautifully coloured leaves and the promise of winter in the air.
Brunch in Berlin is an essential activity, also adopted by trendy parents in the outskirts of Prenzlauer Berg. In Kreuzberg and Neukölln brunching is still young and populated mostly by the trend setting hipsters that Berlin is so well-known for. Mathilda is one of these places, with its small-scaled restaurant located in the Graefestraße right in the middle of Kreuzberg.
Easter is probably the best time to visit Berlin. The last four years that we celebrated this bunny-induced and egg-rich holiday, it has been mindblowingly fabulous weather in the center of the Deutschland universe. Sunny, hot and basically smoldering like a summer’s day. So if you are considering visiting the German capital over Easter: definitely do it. And where to brunch? We give you some answers.
Since I generally go out to eat sushi most of the time in Berlin, I have not been able to explore the various options of sushi ordering too much. (I mean: why order in when for the same price, you can enjoy it outdoors and have a funky experience to boot?) Well, sometimes one does need that lazy Sunday night on the couch, for which ordering sushi is absolutely perfect. One of my recent discoveries is an actually real good place for sushi…
I wandered the streets a few Sundays ago in the the most Wochenende Bezirk of all: Friedrichshain. I wanted classy, slightly posh and simply cosy, classic and à la carte for my brunch location. The night before had lasted traditionally long and with a tired and slightly post-intoxicated smile, we came across Kuchenrausch (Rush of Pie). I used to suspect this place is only interesting for their pies and cakes, but Kuchenrausch is actually a great breakfast restaurant too.
In the hip and trendy Bezirk of Neukölln is a new exciting girl in town. Her name is Sauvage and she is a bio and Paleo-restaurant that offers a mighty interesting menu for a very special culinary experience. Great post-Christmas location for some authentic bio pampering.
Since some of Berlin’s great sushi restaurants have closed their doors and others have blossomed – or changed for the worst, it is time for a second and current up-to-date list of the best sushi restaurants in Berlin. Sushi is and will always remain one of our biggest foodie passions. Many, many places in Berlin offer sushi as a delicious culinary experience, which makes it difficult for hungry people in Berlin to find the best and most special places. Sometimes we run into a little eatery that you would never initially enter, but which surprises you with great sushi. Some restaurants are beautiful and posh, others are more about the food than the decoration.
One of my favourite dishes to prepare is also one of the simplest. I love vegetarian fresh food that invigorates instead of dumping big lumps of fatty food in my tummy. Whenever I feel like I need some food detox, I tend to stick to making simple salads with lots of vegetables and absolutely no meat.Cook Good Food In Berlin: Turkey, Peach & Rucola Salad
As a so-called expat in Berlin, I have had some difficulties with adjusting to food shopping in the city – especially considering what you can get in German supermarkets. I missed my Dutch supermarkets and could not for the life of me come up with easy and yummy recipes. Until today…
Since summer has wafted its delicious smells and temperatures into the savvy streets of Berlin, the outdoors of German’s capital lures more than ever. We have collected a small selection of a few of our favourite locations for drinks.The Weinerei in Berlin
We have already written about the Weinerei. We have also been here many, many times. The Weinerei is a well-known grubby-meets-chique restaurant in the center of Berlin. The most alluring of its features used to be that after eating a four course meal, each guest could choose how much money they were willing to pay. Yet, as of recently, this has changed.
I had been dying to try out the African restaurant Massai on the Lychener Straße. This spot is only around the corner from the U-Bahn station Eberswalder Straße and next door to the Brazilian place Bodeguita de Medio. And since I had so many great food experiences in other African-oriented restaurants, the promise of Massai African cuisine sounded – yes, promising.Cape Town in Berlin: Eat A Zebra, Real South-African Surprise
Around the corner from the Schönhauser Allee, in the middle of popular Prenzlauer Berg, we find the small South-African restaurant Cape Town. Here one can eat authentic South-African food – anything from Bobotie to Potjie and from zebra to crocodile. The place for an exciting food safari?
Apart from Russian, Vietnamese and the Dutch cuisine, Berlin has so many more culinary countries to offer. Today we discovered a very special little place that is Hungarian of nature. Located not far away from restaurant Datscha in Friedrichshain, we found the small bar-cum-eatery called Szimpla.Datscha Russian Food in Berlin Friedrichshain
In the middle of the lively Bezirk Friedrichshain in Berlin, you can find a suprisingly delicious restaurant serving real Russian delicacies. In Datscha, on the corner of the Simon Dach Straße, you can nibble on scrumptious blini’s and much, much more.
If there is one topic I feel particularly passionate about, it is about brunch buffets in Berlin. A brunch buffet is a set-up at a restaurant, with large bowls and (heated) containers with pre-prepared breakfast and lunch foods. I recommend no-one to engage in one. Why?Swiss Restaurants Appearing in Berlin
Berlin – like many other European cities – has rapidly expanded its culinary offering with restaurants from all over the world. With our elaborate foodie explorations from all over the world, this comes as no surprise. Yet today we are here to tell you about a new visitor in town.
Misirlou is a little gem, a Greek-style eatery and café. Perfect for a cup of hot chocolate (actually one of their specialities!) or an elaborate brunch/ lunch with friends. Also suitable for bringing along your work documents or laptop and spending hours sipping hot beverages.Bar Raval in Berlin Kreuzberg: Eating at Daniel Brühl’s
Berlin is known for its promi hot spots and fashionable visitors. Not irregularly one can spot great German (or international) famous faces amidst the masses of Berlin-loving locals. One of the greatest German actors that we have a personal weak spot for, ever since his charming burp in the nostalgic Goodbye Lenin!, is Daniel Brühl. And Daniel happens to own a restaurant in Berlin Kreuzberg, a tapas place called Bar Raval. With flushed cheeks and highly dressed up oufits, we found it time to pay a visit to this foodie Brühl location.
The largest and most well-known Indian chain restaurant in Berlin: Amrit. With various locations all over town one of those places where you will end up eating a nibble of Indian curry one of these days. Are you up for sparkling fountains and shiny buddhas?Amran Berlin: Ordering in Indian Food
Indian food, the land of curries, warm garlic breads and sweet and spicey chutneys. One lonesome evening, I ventured back into the world of ordering food in Berlin. This evening, it was time for Indian foods and I ordered at a small delivery service restaurant in Prenzlauer Berg called Amran.
I used to have this silly thing with Italian restaurants and going out to dinner in them. I would always try to shy away from Italian places, fearing boring pizzas and flavourless pasta dishes. And even though such places still exist, fabulous Italian restaurants in Berlin have taught me well. After the cosy and authentic Giorgio and the conceptually exciting Lavanderia Vecchia, I am officially hooked. The newest of my indulgences: Belmonte.Lavanderia Vecchia: Italian Cuisine in Berlin
More than a specific cuisine, I like cool concepts of dining. We tried Pret a Diner, we have been up for some supper club dining and we even ventured outside of Berlin to look for nice places for food. A really fun and fabulous restaurant in Neukölln, hidden away in a backyard, is the Italian old laundry factory Lavanderia Vecchia.
I love and adore Turkish food. Yes – not just döner. I mean real Turkish food. Delicious bread products, cous cous, rices, meats, yoghurts, herbs, sauces and much much more. The most predominant “Turkish” food in Berlin is the döner. But I am not going to write a review on döner foods. Because I like restaurants. And I ended up in this very nice Turkish place on Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg.Afghan Restaurant Chraazan in Schöneberg
Maybe we do not always end up eating in the most exciting restaurants that Berlin has to offer us. We adore sushi and preemptively tend to choose familiar yet fresh eateries that we either have partially experienced or heard from before. But thankfully sometimes we get really cool and out of the ordinary tips and recommendations and we are ushered into new and exciting places. Chraazan was one of them…
The Long March Canteen sounds exciting. A Chinese experience-style restaurant with trendy delicious dim sum. Authenic Chinese, you wonder? So did we and we ventured out there one night, to nibble the dim sum. Explore the restaurant with us.Yumcha Heroes: Dim Sum in Mitte
Every time I biked up to Prenzlauer Berg from Mitte or Schöneberg, I panted heavily when passing by Yumcha Heroes. With its bright neon lights showing off their logo and a look of happy and eating customers inside, I alway wondered about the delights that were hiding behind the doors of this restaurant. That this spot is about Asian and fusion, has always been apparent by the colouring and look of the place. Last week, it was finally time – and I made it to Yumcha.
Every year since we have written specials and articles on the Berliner Weihnachtsmärkte, we have mentioned the Lucia Christmas Market, which is one of our favourite locations to enjoy a good glass of Glühwein and/ or Glögg. This year, Lucia is back once more and we will dedicate another article to this fabulously Scandinavian market.Christmas Markets in Berlin: Why not to visit them
We thought it time to approach this issue differently. Instead of telling you why you should definitely visit as many Christmas markets as possible, why not tell you what is horrible about them? Because there are ample reasons for actually not visiting the Christmas markets during your stay in Berlin. And we will tell you why.