The Ultimate Christmas Drink: Glühwein Or …?

christmas markets

The Ultimate Christmas Drink: Glühwein Or …?

When we say “Christmas market”, or “Weihnachtsmarkt”, we guess most of you will immediately think of Glühwein. That red, spicey and traditional warm wine served almost everywhere during the times of winter and Christmas-is-coming period. It is a classic. Well, we think it is about time we educate you in the exciting and magical realm of hot Christmas drinks.

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German Cuisine: More than just Kraut and Sausages German Cuisine: More than just Kraut and Sausages

Berlin is well known for an abundance of cafes, brunch opportunities, food stalls, fancy restaurants and everything in between. However, while many enjoy life in Berlin by sampling the truly well represented international cuisine on offer, one should not forget to give German cuisine a try as well!

Kaffee Am Meer: Brunching on the Bergmannstraße Kaffee Am Meer: Brunching on the Bergmannstraße

The Bergmannstraße is one of Berlin Kreuzberg’s most popular and beloved streets. Even though it is quite an attraction for tourists, it remains worth a stroll and a nibble. Especially on warm summer evenings, it is a delight to wander around the area (pop into the Viktoriapark for a stunning view of the city) and sit down on one of the many seating arrangements on and around the street.

Brunch and Lunch at Misirlou Prenzlauer Berg Brunch and Lunch at Misirlou Prenzlauer Berg

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.

Fuchsbau in Berlin Kreuzberg: Eat Brunch Like a Fox Fuchsbau in Berlin Kreuzberg: Eat Brunch Like a Fox

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.

Der Bamberger Reiter: Cabaret-chique Dining in Schöneberg Der Bamberger Reiter: Cabaret-chique Dining in Schöneberg

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.

Berlin in Autumn: Where to Eat and What to Do Berlin in Autumn: Where to Eat and What to Do

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.

Tagesbrot: Coffee and Breakfast Place in Kreuzberg Tagesbrot: Coffee and Breakfast Place in Kreuzberg

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.

Brunching in Kreuzberg: Mathilda Brunching in Kreuzberg: Mathilda

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 in Berlin: Brunches and Lunches Easter in Berlin: Brunches and Lunches

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.

Ordering Sushi in Berlin: Sushi for you Ordering Sushi in Berlin: Sushi for you

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…

Kuchenrausch: Brunching in Friedrichshain Kuchenrausch: Brunching in Friedrichshain

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.

recipes

Recipe: Vegetarian Couscous Salad with Goat Cheese Recipe: Vegetarian Couscous Salad with Goat Cheese

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 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…

drinks

The Top 10 Best Bars in Berlin The Top 10 Best Bars in Berlin

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 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.

african food

Massai African Restaurant Berlin Massai African Restaurant Berlin

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 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?

eastern european food

Szimpla in Friedrichshain: Hungarian Restaurant for Brunch Szimpla in Friedrichshain: Hungarian Restaurant for Brunch

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 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.

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The Melbourne Canteen: Australian Food in Berlin The Melbourne Canteen: Australian Food in Berlin

Once in a while we actually come across an amazingly surprising restaurant. The Melbourne Canteen is one of those restaurants. It is an Australian bar-restaurant with some Aussie classics and general continental yummy food. Located in Berlin Neukölln on the Pannierstraße, it is right in the middle of the hectic and bustling hipster vibes of the city.

Best Lunch in Prenzlauer Berg Best Lunch in Prenzlauer Berg

Eating lunch or enjoying a late brunch is surely one of the finest things to be up to in Berlin. We inspire with our top list of restaurants for Berlin Prenzlauer Berg.

mediterranean food

Catalan-infused Restaurant Feliu in Berlin Neukölln Catalan-infused Restaurant Feliu in Berlin Neukölln

Feliu is a cosy, authentic and Catalan-vibed restaurant in Berlin. Hidden away in one of Neukölln’s picturesque side streets and thereby safe from tourists or loud and annoying eaters. Feliu is one of those typical ‘Kiez’ gems, known mostly by locals and food-oriented inhabitants of the city.

Brunch and Lunch at Misirlou Prenzlauer Berg Brunch and Lunch at Misirlou Prenzlauer Berg

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.

indian food

Amrit: The Big Indian Chain Restaurant in Berlin Amrit: The Big Indian Chain Restaurant in Berlin

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 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.

italian food

Italian Food in Schöneberg: Trattoria Belmonte Italian Food in Schöneberg: Trattoria Belmonte

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 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.

oriental food

Hasir Turkish Restaurant: Berlin Kreuzberg Hasir Turkish Restaurant: Berlin Kreuzberg

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 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…

asian food

Long March Canteen: Chinese Food, Dim Sum and Dumplings Long March Canteen: Chinese Food, Dim Sum and Dumplings

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 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.

christmas markets

The Ultimate Christmas Drink: Glühwein Or …? The Ultimate Christmas Drink: Glühwein Or …?

When we say “Christmas market”, or “Weihnachtsmarkt”, we guess most of you will immediately think of Glühwein. That red, spicey and traditional warm wine served almost everywhere during the times of winter and Christmas-is-coming period. It is a classic. Well, we think it is about time we educate you in the exciting and magical realm of hot Christmas drinks.

The Best, the Worst, the Awesome: Christmas Markets of Berlin 2014 The Best, the Worst, the Awesome: Christmas Markets of Berlin 2014

Always wanted to know which Christmas markets in Berlin suck big time? Well, we tell you. And we throw in some awesomes one for good measure.