How to Eat Like a Local in Berlin

How to Eat Like a Local in Berlin

You may think that eating like a local in Berlin will see you having endless servings of currywurst. The ubiquitous street food dish is indeed a staple in Berlin but that is not all that Berliners eat. In fact, the locals also enjoy food that originated beyond the borders of Germany. With a great variety of cuisine available in Berlin, eating like a local presents an opportunity for you to sample different types of cuisine. 

You could even go one better and not only eat LIKE a local in Berlin, but also dine WITH locals. Check out our chefs in Berlin who cannot wait to cook local cuisine for you in their homes. 

1. Curry 61 

The currywurst is undoubtedly one of the dishes that one must try in Berlin and you will have no problem finding a street food vendor selling this delicacy. However, if you are keen to have your fix of currywurst at a place frequented by Berliners, head to Curry 61. You can choose to have your currywurst on its own or accompanied with fries or bread roll. Note that stall is small and its standing tables are usually occupied so you are almost certain to be having this delicacy on the go. 

2. Rosenthaler Grill und Schlemmerbuffet

When it comes to popular street food in Berlin, the doner is perhaps the closest rival. This delicacy was introduced by Turkish immigrants in Germany following WWII and soon became a favourite among locals. Today, the doner is as widely found in the streets of Berlin as the currywurst and one of the places the locals frequent to get their fix of this treat is Rosenthaler Grill und Schlemmerbuffet. This eatery is open 24 hours and serves generous portions at affordable prices – it is little wonder why the locals like this place. 

3. Burgermeister

This eatery is situated under a bridge and was formerly a public toilet, but that does not deter locals from patronising. In fact, Burgermeister is immensely popular with Berliners as it serves up delectable burgers at economical prices in an unconventional atmosphere. The queues may be long but it is proof that this no-frills eatery is a favourite with the locals. Seating is limited at this eatery so you may have to share a dining space with other patrons or opt for a takeout.    

4. Monsieur Vuong

Berlin is home to a large Vietnamese community and it is perhaps no surprise that there are plenty of eateries serving delicacies from this South-East Asian country. Monsieur Vuong is one of the most popular Vietnamese eateries with the locals in Berlin, serving quality and tasty dishes at reasonable prices. There is a constant stream of patrons at this eatery and locals are not put off because service is quick and the staff are friendly. This eatery is not vegetarian but can accommodate non-meat eaters and prepare vegetarian versions of dishes on request. 

5. Cafe Krone

With a cosy ambience and tasty food, Cafe Krone is a favourite for breakfast or brunch with locals. The coffee and cakes served at this cafe are also popular with the locals and there are vegetarian and vegan options available on the menu. Beyond its food, service at this cafe is attentive and friendly, which keeps locals returning and both indoor and outdoor seating so as to accommodate more patrons. 

6. Home-based dining experience

There is perhaps no better to eat like a local than to enjoy a home-cooked meal prepared by a local at their homes. At BonAppetour, we have friendly hosts in Berlin who are happy to share their delicacies with guests and are able to cater to different dietary needs or preferences. With our hosts, you can enjoy fusion cuisine or even have a cooking class with them! 

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5 Delicious Dairy-free Dessert Recipes

5 Delicious Dairy-free Dessert Recipes

Those with lactose intolerance or who suffer allergies when consuming dairy products will typically embark on a dairy-free diet. But dietary adjustments do not mean that sweet treats have to be foregone! Desserts can be made with dairy substitutes and still taste as good as those made with dairy! (Actually, most foodies will not even be able to tell the difference!)

Here are some dairy-free dessert recipes to follow!

1. Strawberry cheesecake

You can have your slice of strawberry cheesecake and eat it too…Even if you have dairy allergies or are lactose intolerant. There is not a trace of dairy in this cheesecake so you can put your worries aside and get down to the serious business of eating it.

2. Brownies

Love chocolate? Indulge in some chocolatey goodness with this fudgy brownie, which can even be made vegan. Meaning more brownie for everyone! (or for you)  

3. Coconut sponge cake

If you are craving some simple yet comforting sponge cake, try out this coconut delight!

4. Blueberry muffin

Amazing muffins that use dairy-free milk, such as soy milk, almond milk, oat milk and rice milk. A great blueberry muffin recipe to check out!

5. Lemon curd tart

Fancy a dairy free dessert with a burst of citrus flavours? This lemon curd tart is the answer to both that question and also to what I'll be having tonight. Yum.

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Gluten-free dessert recipes

Gluten-free dessert recipes

Being on a gluten-free diet does not mean that you can never satisfy your sweet tooth. In fact, there are plenty of gluten-free sweet treats around and you can make them yourself! That way you will never have to hunt high and low for your favourite gluten-free sweets. 

Here are some recipes to try!

1. Carrot cake 

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a luscious slice of gluten-free carrot cake

2. Brownies

You can enjoy the goodness of cocoa even if you are on a gluten-free diet – just follow this straightforward brownie recipe. 

3. Blueberry muffin

Love blueberries? Have a gluten-free blueberry muffin for breakfast, or perhaps as an afternoon snack. 

4. Pumpkin cheesecake

This pumpkin cheesecake is proof that gluten-free sweets are can be just as decadent as desserts containing gluten. 

5. Lemon bars

Craving for a tangy flavoured treat and need it gluten-free? Lemon bars are the answer. 

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Exploring Venice as a Vegetarian

Exploring Venice as a Vegetarian

It is not easy to find vegetarian restaurants in Venice amidst all the seafood, pizzas, cicchetis and gnocchi. But We like a challenge here at BonAppetour, so we have dug up the best vegetarian restaurants to satisfy all your veggie needs.

1. La Zucca


With a rating of 4.5 on Tripadvisor, La Zucca is easily one of the best restaurants that offers vegetarian food. You can start your meal with a Tagliatelle with tomatoes and eggplant from its ever changing menu and finish with mouthwatering strawberries and cream topped with chocolate sauce. If your companion isn't a vegetarian and would love a fix of meat, there is also the choice of a juicy duck thigh with apples.

2. Bar Rialto da Lollo 

This is the place that you need to go to for breakfast if you are in Venice. Bar Rialto da Lollo has the best tramezzini (sandwiches with white bread). Located near the Rialto Bridge, it is the perfect place to start your day of adventure. It has a wide array of sandwiches with very affordable prices of around 2 euros. Not to mention the serving size is huge too.

3. Bone Robe


In a cozy cafe setting, each order is cooked on the spot. With fresh and seasonal ingredients, their food is healthy and hearty. Their handsome chef is an added bonus. *wink wink*

4. Le Spighe

This is one of raved-about vegetarian places to eat. Le Spighe is not solely a restaurant. It is mainly a health food store that also sells vegetarian foods. You can choose from the dishes on display which changes everyday according to what the chef cooks. It is priced based on weight. If you have a specific allergy, don't be afraid to tell the chef so that you can work out which is the best dish for you.

5. Walter's Cooking Class

Why eat out when you can customize and learn to whip up your own venice-inspired vegetarian concoction using the freshest ingredients right off the market. Walter, a professional tour guide, chef and blogger, can take you on a tour of the local Venetian markets, choose the best vegetables and teach you how to make your own gourmet vegetarian meal. Doesn't that sound fantastic?

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