Berlin should be on top of your list for a city trip. The German capital is such a cool, upmarket, vibey city. You can visit Berlin for the excellent shops and boutiques, old (and new) architecture, interesting museums, some serious clubbing, history and of course: the mouthwatering food. Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to restaurant scene. Today I will take you virtually with me to Berlin and share 8 Foodie Hotspots with you!
1. Vox restaurant @ Grand Hyatt hotel
Japanese food, sushi, edamame beans and hotel bar cocktails; all ingredients for a guaranteed nice evening out in Berlin. Vox restaurant at the Grand Hyatt offers it all. In summer it’s lovely to sit outside on their city terrace. If you (or your other half) don’t like sushi and Japanese cuisine no worries: it’s a hotel bar-restaurant, they have steak tartare (and other French food) too…. Ideal if one feels like sushi and the other one feels like fillet of beef with French fries….
Adress: Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, Berlin
2. Italian food at Mondo Pazzo (Charlottenburg)
Red and white table linen, candlelight, handsome Italian guys in service, delicious real Italian food (think: mushroom risotto with fresh truffle, baby squid with garlic, burrata with balsamic vinegar and Parma ham, penne al Arrabbiata, heavy Italian red wines, to die for tiramisu, strong espresso and limoncello). This place is a little piece of Rome in the center of Charlottenburg, Berlin. Go there. Book a table. You won’t regret it.
Adress: Schlüterstraße 52, Berlin
3. Katz Orange
Hip and happening: Katz Orange. Organic and sustainable cuisine and lovely interior design with eye for detail. Menu is what’s available on the market, sustainable and pure. Lots of vegan and vegetarian food, as well as some fish and meat dishes. Try the Onsen egg with cantharelle, smoked cauliflower and tarragon. Or go for the Kibbeh; eggplant, pickled vegetables and yoghurt. Or 48 degrees Celsius Loch Duart salmon with basil, chili lime and Swiss chard. Don’t forget to go to the bathroom, also if it’s just for washing your hands. The wash basin is stunning. I want one, for later in my dream house.
Adress: Bergstrasse 22, Berlin
4. Zeit für Brot
Lunch or coffee time in Berlin and you feel like some typical German baking goodies? Go to Zeit für Brot (time for bread), an upmarket yet classic bakery in the centre of Berlin-Mitte. Try Rosinenknoten, Apfel-Streusel-Kuchen, Oliven-dinkel-stange or go for healthy and try the Vollkorn-Saftkorn bread.
Address: Alte Schönhauser Straße 4, Berlin
5. The Casual @ Das Stue
Design hotel with upmarket cuisine: check! Das Stue it is. Earlier I wrote already this article about this boutique hotel near the Tiergarten city-park in the heart of Berlin. Comfortable beds, a swimming pool and stunning design. But when it comes to food you can always pop in here for lunch or dinner, even when you don’t stay here. The Casual is a tapas-style concept. We had our last lunch here – before heading back to the airport – and it was excellent. Tuna tataki, marinated sardines, Iberico ham, Caesar salad and slow cooked Wagyu shoulder; fish, veggie and meat; it’s all available at The Casual.
Address: Drakestraße 1, Berlin
6. Curry Wurst on the street
When in Berlin, or generally in Germany, you have to eat at least one German sausage. Whether it’s Curry wurst or Bock wurst or Bratwurst, it’s all good and it’s all very German. Mustard, curry spices, tomato sauce or mayonnaise; add whatever you prefer and eat it with a white, round German fresh bread roll. Bon Appétit!
Address: on almost every corner of almost every street.
7. Ice cream at Gelateria Barist
Fancy a good, Italian ice cream? Go to Gelateria Barist at Hackescher Markt! We had the most delicious ice cream here and went back to other day for another one. They have waffles and espresso too!
Address: Hackescher Markt, Berlin-Mitte
8. Huge beers alongside the Spree river
For a real summer holiday experience, go to one of the terraces alongside the Spree River. You can walk through the whole city by following the river. There are many places to stop for a big German style beer.
Address: as said, there are many places alongside the Spree river where you can have a drink, but one to remember is Strandbar at Monbijou Theater. With her relaxed beach chairs, life music, dance and theater shows in Amphitheater during summer it’s an inspiring, fun place to visit.
*Note: I have not been asked, paid or invited to write about foodie hotspots in Berlin. It was my own idea. All images are mine, made with a Canon EOS M camera.