If you really want to enjoy a more holiday-specific dining experience, there’s nothing quite like getting out into the Berlin Christmas markets. However, if your’e more concerned with replicating a more traditional Christmas meal you will have plenty of options as well.
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Being cold and freezing is horrible, but the one great thing about the winter season is spending it in Berlin. Berlin is a great city to enjoy the winter in, with its generally dry cold air, blue skies and snowy clouds. You may be cold, but at least not chilled to the bone. And luckily, there are many solutions in a place like Berlin that can help you warm up and get through the cold winter nights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.