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Where to eat the best food in Berlin

We have to be honest and state that we did not find the German cuisine particularly fine either in quality or in taste. Their dishes are plain and lack imagination and their products of choice along with their combinations are mediocre and quite flat. On top of that, prices are far from reasonable, so a meal in a restaurant (not a luxurious one) might cost 30-70€ per person! But, thankfully, there’s always street food, a fast, cheap and reliable option so you can choose amongst a variety of goods, like Doner, Bratwurst or Currywurst, Flammkuchen (which is something like pizza), Burger or some Pommes Frites.

Christmas Markets

If you happen to visit Berlin during the Christmas holidays, make sure you stop by the markets that take place in all three of these squares; Alexanderplatz, Gendarmenmarkt & Schinkelplatz. Aside from the daily festivities taking place and the shops that sell a wide variety of products like clothes, accessories and toys, you will also find all kinds of delicious food! Let me rephrase that…you will land in Food Heaven! When passing by these squares, our initial intention was to just take a walk, listen to some music and take a look around, but we ended up leaving with a full stomach every time! The sausages, the meat, the grilled fish, the chocolate-covered strawberries on a stick, but also the mulled wines were simply irresistible! Prices are fairly reasonable and there are plenty of options for every taste.

We suggest you to try: The hot wine Gluehwein.
Cost: €-€€
Total score: 😋😋😋😋

Mustafa’s Gemuese Kebab

You’re walking on the street and you encounter a looong waiting line, resembling the ones outside the Louvre or Madame Tussauds in London…but nope! You are approaching Mustafa’s canteen, so get in line for some delicious doner! This kiosk is the most popular option in town for inexpensive and tasty food! Mustafa and his staff (1-2 people) are not what you’d call the epitome of politeness, but they are polite enough; stressed might be the most suitable word to describe their situation, as they are doing their best to serve the crowd of waiting customers as quickly as they can! Hundreds of people honor Mustafa’s doner sandwiches, as they combine taste and quality with low prices throughout the whole day! When everything else is closed in Berlin, Mustafa is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger, as they stay open every day, 10.00-02.00! The long waiting that can reach up to 1 hour is the only discouraging factor that might drive some people away, especially if the weather is cold.

We suggest you to try: The chicken doner
Cost: €-€€
Total score: 😋😋😋😋😋

Kartoffelkeller

The potato cellar provides tasty, quality food in good prices (for Berlin) and a pleasant environment. The shop is in a central location, next to the Spree River and it is underground; this last part didn’t discourage us at all and we ended up having a lovely dinner. Every dish has the potato as its basic ingredient, or includes it as garnish or side dish. This certainly made the whole experience quite special! Servings were large enough and filling and the flavors were unusual and fresh. The staff was very polite and service was really quick, completing the restaurant’s positive impression on us. It is also suitable for vegetarians. It is an overall great choice to have a fine, decent meal in Berlin.

We suggest you to try: The schwarzbier sauce
Cost: €€-€€€
Total score: 😋😋😋😋

Roamers

This small, quaint and tasteful shop is located on the south side of Berlin, about 500m from the U Hermannplatz metro station. It makes for an excellent choice, if you are in the mood for some far from the ordinary breakfast food. It is fairly new, but its style and décor give a nice vintage sense to it. And small as it may be, the general atmosphere along with the service are really warm and friendly. The guys that own the place are very polite and their products are of fine quality and reasonably priced. We saved a nice little touch as a surprise for the end; you should know that they absolutely looove the avocado, so they suggested we combine it with whatever we ordered! Nutritious and refreshing! If the weather is nice, you can pick one of the two tables and sit outside, but bear in mind that the shop gets pretty busy on Sundays (disproportionally busy to its size), so you might not be able to get a table. Totally worth a try.

We suggest you to try: The cinnamon rolls
Cost: €€-€€€
Total score: 😋😋😋😋😋

Greek restaurant Ousia

The Greek restaurant Ousia is an excellent choice for a meal in Berlin, as it combines Greek/Mediterranean cuisine with great prices and a pleasant environment. It is located in the city’s south-west and the metro station is just 150m away. Having lunch there turned out to be a most enjoyable experience, regarding both the food as well as the service. No matter your taste and preferences, their menu offers a vast variety of choices that meet anyone’s standards; meat, fish or just some tsipouro accompanied by some yummy side dishes! Vegetarians can also find a few very appealing dishes. The high quality of food, as well as the fact that they work with original Greek products deserve a huge thumbs-up! Servings are standard and we dare say that everything tasted better than some of the dishes that you might find in traditional restaurants located in Greece! Give it a go and have a taste of the traditional Greek cuisine and appetizers.

We suggest you to try: The fresh fish of the day
Cost: €€-€€€
Total score: 😋😋😋😋

Breakfast

M & M Back

M & M Back made us rediscover breakfast in the best possible way! A true gem for the city that we just happened to find, as we were staying across the street from it. It was the single most delicious and fresh breakfast that we had ever had, even more than if we had prepared it ourselves! And all of this awesomeness came in incredibly low prices! They had the most welcoming staff, who may not speak English particularly fluently, but wore a constant smile and were ready to meet every customer’s needs, no matter how many they might be. Their variety of products was just beyond words! All kinds of bread, 15 different kinds of sandwich in baguettes, croissants, chocolate doughnuts (fresher than the Prince of Bel-Air!), cakes, éclairs, cheese pies, pizza, toast, hot dogs, strudels, apple pies…and dozens of other products, one tastier and fresher than the other! It is located in an area pretty far from the city center, but don’t let this detail deprive you of this gustatory experience of a lifetime.

We suggest you to try: The chocolate filled doughnuts
Cost: €-€€
Total score: 😋😋😋😋😋

Schleusenkrug

This small, quaint and tasteful shop is located on the south side of Berlin, about 500m from the U Hermannplatz metro station. It makes for an excellent choice, if you are in the mood for some far from the ordinary breakfast food. It is fairly new, but its style and décor give a nice vintage sense to it. And small as it may be, the general atmosphere along with the service are really warm and friendly. The guys that own the place are very polite and their products are of fine quality and reasonably priced. We saved a nice little touch as a surprise for the end; you should know that they absolutely looove the avocado, so they suggested we combine it with whatever we ordered! Nutritious and refreshing! If the weather is nice, you can pick one of the two tables and sit outside, but bear in mind that the shop gets pretty busy on Sundays (disproportionally busy to its size), so you might not be able to get a table. Totally worth a try.

We suggest you to try: The rhubarb juice
Cost: €€-€€€
Total score: 😋😋😋😋😋


The texts depict objectively and honestly everything that we saw and encountered during our stay, at the specific time period that we visited them. Travelen holds no responsibility for any possible changes regarding prices, decorations, service, change of management or anything else that you might find different during your visit. It is also worth mentioning that our review/opinion pertains ONLY to shops that we have visited.