In a city with a plethora of diverse and international food, Berlin is a foodie’s paradise. While many visitors tend to focus on Berlin’s historical value, it is important to remember that Berlin Eats! Just coming from a four day trip to Munich that consisted exclusively of authentic Bavarian fare, we decided to focus our food choices in Berlin to the international scene. Here were some of the highlights of our foodie journey in Berlin.
1. Weingalerie – Located off the Unter den Linden, this hidden Italian gem is nestled inside an ivy exterior. They have a wonderful selection of tapas that can be paired with an incredible selection of wines. The inside is warm with wooden tables and wine bottles lining the walls. The service and hospitality were faultless and it was a perfect dinner all-around. Glinkastrasse 23, 10117 Berlin
2. Jolly – This restaurant serves a delicious blend of Chinese and Thai cuisine. We had the restaurant almost entirely to ourselves the night we were there and I could not figure out why. The soups, dim sum and crispy duck were our favorites and the personalized service from the owner made the experience memorable. Located across from the Pergamon Museum, this is a great spot for lunch or dinner. Am Kupfergraben 4 / 4A, 10117 Berlin
3. Tipica – This Mexican restaurant was located in the Mitte neighborhood right across from our hotel and was a convenient spot for lunch. The restaurant was incredibly busy which became apparent when we saw how reasonable the lunch specials were. The tacos were delicious and had generous portions. The service was great and we also got our last German beers of the trip. Rosenstrasse 19, 10178 Berlin
4. Schleusenkrug – The perfect rest stop for our, Fat Tire Bike Tour, the Schleusenkrug beer garden is located within the Tiergarten and serves a wide array of meat and vegetarian dishes. The location is beautiful under a canopy of trees. Muller-Breslau-Strasse/Unterschleuse, 10623 Berlin
5. Fassbender-Rausch – Yes, this is a renowned chocolatier. Yes, we had an untraditional, yet entirely delicious breakfast here one morning. Yes, it was the best hot chocolate of my life. Located at the Gendamenmarkt, Fassbender-Rausch’s café upstairs has delicious desserts with exquisite presentation. Even if you do not eat here, it is worth the trip to the shop downstairs to see the gigantic chocolate replicas of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. Charlottenstrasse 60, 10117 Berlin
Make sure you EAT when you head to Berlin!