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Berlin restaurants and food are traditionally German with an international twist. This is evident in its Currywurst (sausage with an Indian spice) and Döner, the German version of a Turkish kebab.
The essential food of Berlin is surely the Currywurst. Currywurst is traditional German sausage with a spicy curry tomato sauce that was invented in Berlin. Your trip through culinary Berlin is not complete unless you have sampled this!
This wheat beer is another Berlin specialty. Despite the fact that it is one of the weakest German beers, it is a popular beverage. The usual way to drink it is mixed with a fruit juice, such as lemon or raspberry.
These little meatballs are most often made from veal or pork and fried. They are best eaten with ketchup or the traditional German yellow mustard.
This typical dinner item is rolled beef that is stuffed with bacon, onions, pickles and mustard. Try it with a glass of red wine.
Many Berliners joke that this is a German national food. That’s partly true, as the traditional Turkish kebab was modified to fit the German taste by adding a white garlicky yogurt sauce. Kreuzberg is famous for its concentration of kebab shops.
Hackescher Hof (Rosenthaler Straße 40-41)
A favorite on the Berlin restaurant scene, the Hackescher Hof can be found amid a series of courtyards. You’ll find yourself in one of Berlin’s most thriving neighborhoods with boutiques and theaters all around. A wide array of menu items are on offer here, fresh vegetables and fish to more traditional hearty German fare.
Restaurant Quarré (Unter den Linden 77)
Found on one of Berlin’s most fashionable avenues, Berlin’s Restaurant Quarré is actually inside the Hotel Adlon. The menu offers an interesting German menu fused with an international spice. Patio seating allows for a light, airy dining experience. The Restaurant is open for all three meals and Sunday brunch.
Kellerrestaurant im Brecht-Haus-Berlin (Chausseestraße 125)
You know a restaurant is good when you see the locals eating there, and the Kellerrestaurant is one of these types. The antique tavern look coupled with classic Austro-German delights like wiener schnitzel offer an authentic experience. You’ll find this Berlin restaurant in the lower level of the Brecht-Weigel Museum.
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