Food That You Can’t Miss in Berlin

Food That You Can't Miss in Berlin

1. Hoppelpopple

This is a signature dish of Berlin. It makes use of leftover meats and is scrambled together with eggs, potatoes and onions. Next time when you at home and has nothing to eat, try this german dish. .

2. Blutwurst

Besides the currywurst, the blutwurst is also worth a try. The blutwurst, also known as blood sausage, is made with pig's blood, barley, minced pork and seasonings. Many people have aversion to this delicacy because of the blood. Give it a try, its irony taste with the pork and seasoning will give you a whole new gastronomical experience.

3. Himmel und Erde

This dish has a fancy name of Heaven and Earth. It sure has the taste of heaven and earth from it's combination of ingredients used. It is made with potatoes, apple sauce and bacon. These ingredients, when cooked together, give you a both sweet and savoury taste that leaves you craving for more.

4. Senfeier

This dish of eggs in mustard sauce is a common on tables in German households. This is one of the dishes that your Grandmother would make and is sold in most canteens. Soft, hard boiled eggs are drenched in a creamy mustard sauce and sometimes served with potatoes.

5. Doner Kebab

Of Turkish origin, this street food has become popular is many regions such as Europe, America and Asia. The meat is placed on a vertical skewer and rotates while it is been roasted. The vendor will shave the meat into a bread or pita and serve it with generous amounts of sweet onion, cucumbers and sauce. Yums.

6. Pete's Home Restaurant

What is better than tasting German food? It is making them yourselves. Join Pete for a fun filled afternoon where you'll get to be a personal chef for the day. You can start the day by visiting the local Berlin markets where you guys can decide on a menu together. He will show you how to select the best ingredients and how to haggle and bargain with the vendors just like a local. While walking back to his apartment, you can also try some of the local delicacies that are sold along the river. Sounds good eh, what are you waiting for, check out Pete's Home Restaurant now!

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Romantic Dining Spots in Berlin to Pamper Your Loved One


If you will be travelling to Berlin with your loved one, why not make time for romantic meal? You will want to make a booking to avoid any disappointment…

1. The Grand

This chic restaurant decked out in vintage furniture and elegant fittings serves German-French delicacies and is renowned for its steaks prepared on the American Southbend Grill – tender, flavourful and expertly grilled. You will also find appetisers such as Beef Tatar and classic Caesar Salad at The Grand, but it is the steak selection that will impress. Think dry-aged steaks from Irish free-range cattle, delicately marbled Kobe beef from Japan and more.

The 80-seater restaurant caters to a well-heeled crowd and is very popular so do remember to make your reservations in advance. In the same building, you will also find a club, and a bar (frequently named one of the best bars in Berlin), so do grab a drink and soak in the loungey atmosphere.

2. Hugo’s Restaurant


Enjoy gastronomical delights and panoramic views of Berlin at Hugo’s Restaurant, situated on the top floor of InterContinental Berlin. Serving dishes prepared with German and regional quality products with an international sensibility, the restaurant offers a number of tasting menus and has been consistently awarded one Michelin star since 1999. A sommelier is also on hand to offer wine recommendations to complement your meal. Do make a reservation in order to get a table by the window so that both you and your loved one can enjoy a delightful meal with spectacular views of Berlin.

3. Restaurant Bieberbau

Tucked away in a quaint residential street, Restaurant Bieberbau is a small and cosy one-Michelin-starred restaurant run by chef-owner Stephan Garkisch. This restaurant serves top-quality fare and is frequented by the locals – a sign that it is not a tourist-oriented eatery. The staff at this restaurant can nonetheless speak both English and German so communication with them is unlikely to be an issue. Diners at this restaurant have a choice of three different menus, including a vegetarian-friendly one, and can choose to have a 3, 4 or 5-course meal from each menu. Their friendly staff can recommend a wine to go along with your dishes.

4. Cafe Chagall

Need a mid-afternoon caffeine fix and some treats to nibble on? Treat yourself and your loved one to German-style coffee and cake at Cafe Chagall. This quiet cafe is largely candle-lit and has a painted domed ceiling, giving it a Bohemian-like atmosphere. With delectable cakes, good coffee and friendly service, you and your loved one may choose to spend a leisurely afternoon at a corner in this cosy cafe. Given the affordably-priced food and drinks, the wallets of you and your loved one will not suffer too!

5. Home-dining experience with the locals

If you do not fancy dining out in a restaurant, how about dining with the locals in their homes! There are friendly hosts in Berlin can plan a romantic meal for you and your other half and tailor the menu to suit the dietary needs and preferences of the both you. For example, rather than having a gourmet-dining experience in a restaurant, you and your loved one may enjoy one on the terrace with Pete.

Or if you prefer a more international atmosphere and would like to get to meet people from around the world, book a dinner party with Deborah! You may also book a dining experience with Pelin if you and your loved one fancy fusion cuisine!

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A Foodielicious Guide to Berlin: Must-Try Foods in the City

A Foodielicious Guide to Berlin: Must-Try Foods in the City

As Germany’s captial and cultural center, Berlin is regarded as one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Not only does the city boast a rich history, lively arts scene and dynamic culture, it also offers myriad delicacies to help you get a taste of traditional German dishes.

Besides numerous restaurants and cafes, you can also dine with locals and get an authentic taste of what the city has to offer. This is also a great way to meet locals and get local tips!

Be sure to savour Berlin’s most famous must eat foods as you go about discovering the monumental sights and eventful past of this fascinating city.

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1. Pretzels

Mmm pretzels! Known as breze or brezel in German, these treats are uniquitous throughout the country. This is no exception in the city – you will easily find pretzels being sold at numerous street food vendors, bakeries and cafes lining the streets.

There are many ways to enjoy this versatile delicacy – you can have it plain, with decadent chocolate, cheese, seed toppings or tender slices of meat. Any time is a good time to indulge in a pretzel, for it serves well as a hearty breakfast, light lunch or substantial snack on-the-go.

2. Kartoffelpuffer

A vegetarian-friendly treat, the kartoffelpuffer is a pan-fried pancake made with grated potatoes, flour, eggs and onions. This well-loved dish can be enjoyed as a sweet or savoury treat – you can satisfy your sugar cravings by dipping this is applesauce, or have it as a savoury delight by pairing it up with garlic sauce or meat.

You will find the kartoffelpuffer sold at street food stalls, cafes and restaurants all around the city. Vacation makers visiting Berlin during the festive season will also be able to find this sold at the Christmas markets.

3. Currywurst

No visit to Germany is complete without having a taste of its famed bratwurst dishes. Be sure to give the currywurst a try. Regarded as one of the most popular varieties in the country, it is a pork sausage seasoned with curry powder and ketchup, and often comes served with fries.

Sausage fiends who want more than a taste of the currywurst may make a visit to the Currywurst Museum in Berlin, an informative establishment dedicated to this savoury treat.

4. Eisbein

Eisbein, or pork knuckles, is a well-loved classic unique to Berlin. The meat is usually boiled or grilled, and comes served with sauerkraut, peas and potatoes.

5. Apfelstrudel

Do you have a sweet tooth, or enjoy devouring cinnamon-flavoured desserts?

If you answered ‘yes’ to both questions, you will definitely enjoy this treat. Filled with apples, and topped with icing sugar, cinnamon, raisins and breadcrumbs, the apfelstrudel is usually served warm, along with a serving of aromatic vanilla sauce.

Found in cafes and bakeries around Berlin, it is consumed as a dessert or afternoon snack.

6. Königsberger Klopse

Tender and hearty, the königsberger klopse is a meatball dish prepared with an array of ingredients, such as ground veal, beef, pork, onions, eggs, anchovies and flour, before being cooked in a broth.

Served in a cream sauce containing lemon juice and capers, it is eaten with potatoes, making for a satisfying dish that will satiate ravenous appetites.

7. Berliner Pfannkuche

Also known as berliner, this traditional pastry bears certain similarities to the doughnut. It is deep-fried and coated in icing sugar, but does not have the central hole often found in doughnuts.

Typically filled with jam, other varieties of this treat may contain a rich vanilla cream or chocolate. Naturally, this delightful snack is a hit with both the young and old alike.

8. Schnitzel 

Meat lovers will not be able to resist sinking their teeth into this succulent dish! The breaded crust creates a satisfying crunch, providung a good contrast to the succulent texture of the meat. Traditionally, pork is used for the cutlet, although other types of meat, such as turkey or veal are also used to prepare the dish.

Similar to most meat items served in Germany, the schnitzel is served along with potatoes. A fond favourite among the locals, the schnitzel posseses a level of popularity that rivals that of other well-loved classics, such as the currywurst and pretzels.

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Travelling in bustling Berlin? Make a date with our affable hosts, Deborah and Pelin

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Vegetarian Places to Eat in Berlin

Vegetarian Places to Eat in Berlin

Meat is regarded as a staple in German cuisine, but that does not mean that vegetarian travellers will be left with a ravenous appetite as meat-eaters feast on the country's delicacies. In fact, there are plenty of non-meat options available. If you are a veggie-loving holidaymaker and travelling within Berlin, here are some options you may consider: 

1. Markthalle Neun: Street Food Thursdays

This food market in the Kreuzberg neighbourhood is better known for its Street Food Thursdays. This weekly event, which takes place from 5 P.M. to 10 P.M. on Thursdays, features delicacies from countries all over the world, such as Nigeria, Mexico and Korea. There are plenty of vegetarian options available alongside meat-heavy ones, so travellers can be assured that most dietary preferences will be met. If you happen to be in Berlin on a Thursday, be sure not to miss out on this sumptuous event. Take note to arrive early before hordes of eager visitors swamp the market!

2. Sun Day Burgers

Sun Day Burgers occupies a booth at Markthalle Neun. You will find it should you attend its weeky Street Food Thursday event. The good news is that this vegan food stall also operates on other days of the week, such as Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, leaving you with multiple chances to sample its wholesome offerings. The store features a good mix of items on its menu, ranging from hearty burgers, crisp salads and toasty wraps, to decadent cakes and smoothies, allowing vegetarians and vegans to indulge in sweet and savoury treats. Yum!

3. Goodies Berlin

Bagels, soups, cakes, smoothies and ice cream are some of the vegan delights found at Goodies Berlin. Hot beverage, such as coffee and hot chocolate, are made vegan-friendly as soy milk is used as a substitute. With few vegan-friendly places open in the morning, vegans and vegetarians will be glad to know that the cafe starts operations at 7 A.M. on weekdays and 9 A.M. on weekends. Here's bidding farewell to days of running on an empty stomach till noon!

4. Cafe Morgenrot

Cafe Morgenrot stands out from the crowd with its quirky setting and delectable offerings. Apart from its delicious cakes, soups and salads, the cafe is also known for its weekend buffet brunch. Diners will find a sizable number of vegan fare on the extensive menu. If you have been on the hunt for a vegan-friendly breakfast spot in Berlin, add Cafe Morgenrot to your list, for the cafe dishes out a good selection of wholesome items perfect for starting the day with. 

5. Let It Be

Crepes are a specialty at Let It Be. Here, you can have 'em sweet, salty or gluten-free. If you are not in the mood for crepes, the eatery offers a good selection of alternative options, such as satisfying burgers, toasty sandwiches and crisp salads. Operations start at 3 P.M. on the weekdays, so make this your go-to spot when the mid-afternoon sugar cravings hit. 


If you do not quite fancy eating out, why not try out a home dining experience? Get in touch with one of our friendly hosts in Berlin, for they will be more than happy to customise their menu to meet your dietary needs. Be sure to inform us of your dietary preferences when you book a dining experience!

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