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Akkawy: A Hummus-Tahini Overload in Friedrichshain

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Akkawy is quickly becoming Friedrichshain’s favourite hummus place. And it’s not only because of the owner’s emerald eyes. Working mainly with Israelis – as I do in my other life – has its upsides. One is that you’re very quickly introduced to all the best hummus restaurants in the city. Early this year, I was … Read more Akkawy: A Hummus-Tahini Overload in Friedrichshain

Lick Yourself Happy with Berlin Ice Cream Week

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Escape the summer heat with a week of Berlin’s best ice cream and one hell of a brain-freeze. Between July 23rd-29th, True Italian will launch the first Berlin Ice Cream Week. 23 of the city’s best artisanal ice cream parlours will be coming together to offer up special-edition flavours priced at a very, very affordable … Read more Lick Yourself Happy with Berlin Ice Cream Week

Finally! British Products Find a Home in Berlin

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You’re either really excited by this, or you don’t know what you’re missing. It all started when I saw a Facebook photo of a bottle of Thatcher’s Katy cider and the caption: “Well well well, what have we got here… A huge selection of British ciders and beers”. My life over the past few years … Read more Finally! British Products Find a Home in Berlin

Finding Berlin’s Best Döner Kebab With Dönerstag

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Think you know Berlin’s best Döner kebab? Meet the person reviewing them all. There’s a breathtaking, ever-growing number of Dönerläden in Berlin. Feeling overwhelmed by it all, it’s easy to give up the hunt to find ‘Berlin’s best’ and settle for ‘Berlin’s nearest’. Attempting to test, catalogue and rate them all? Madness. This daunting and … Read more Finding Berlin’s Best Döner Kebab With Dönerstag

Will Berlin Restaurants Survive COVID-19?

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Restaurateurs tell us how Berlin’s gastro scene is really coping. As the world began locking down to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and my beloved Berliner bars and restaurants began shutting their doors, one of my first questions was ‘how on earth are they going to survive this?’ Rent, wages, health insurance, kitchens stuffed with … Read more Will Berlin Restaurants Survive COVID-19?

5 Späti-Only Recipes for Corona Haute Cuisine

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How to cook like a Sternekoch using only your local Spätkauf. As supermarkets become hotbeds of paranoia and empty toilet roll shelves, and people all over Berlin are realising that pesto and pasta is boring as fuck, Berlin Loves You comes to the rescue. With a little imagination, Spätkaufs sell all you need to create … Read more 5 Späti-Only Recipes for Corona Haute Cuisine

Tupac: A Journey Into South American Unknown

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Tupac offers “South American cuisine with a Peruvian twist”. My knowledge of South American cuisine consists of Argentine steaks with chimichurri, ceviche, pisco sour and caipirinha. Beyond that, I’ve no idea what people eat over there. So, when I heard that Kreuzberg restaurant Tupac was offering a modern take on Latino food as a whole, … Read more Tupac: A Journey Into South American Unknown

An Ode to Pho: Ramen’s Less Hip Cousin

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Berlin’s original Asian noodle soup is making a comeback Ah, pho. Hard to pronounce yet easy to find – on street corners all over Berlin.  For a long time, it was the go-to Asian noodle soup for Berliners. In recent years, however, Japanese ramen places have been gaining popularity and excitement – as well as … Read more An Ode to Pho: Ramen’s Less Hip Cousin

Liron Schneider’s New Restaurant ‘Schneiderei’

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Newly opened, we got a preview of new Dunckerstrasse eaterie, Schneiderei. Two weeks ago, I received a curious email inviting me to preview a restaurant. When I got there, the restaurant was a completely empty space save for a handful of small, candle-lit tables. I didn’t quite know what I was doing there until I … Read more Liron Schneider’s New Restaurant ‘Schneiderei’

Fish Klub Is The Seafood Bar Berlin Needs

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What happens when a star restauranteur turns his hand to fishmongery? Well, it’s Fish Klub. It’s funny to see Daniel Lambert, the man behind what I coined ‘F’hain’s most exciting restaurant’, Khwan, and the person who has served me the best meal I’ve ever had in Berlin, working behind the fish counter at new Markthalle … Read more Fish Klub Is The Seafood Bar Berlin Needs

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