In a city of eco-activists and bio-bandwagons, should Berliners embrace eating insect protein? In 2016, I interviewed Fernando from Mexican canteen and mezcaleria, Tentacion. He told me that, although he serves meat at his restaurant, he’s actually vegetarian. The only non-vegetarian thing he truly misses eating is: insects. I thought he was completely mad. Now, … Read more Should Berliners Embrace Eating Insects?
Once again, Moksa proves that the search for food perfection is at once both noble and sublimely irrational. If you don’t know Moksa, it’s Zed. And Zed’s search for Indian food perfection. His deconstruction of authentic Indian flavours takes him to extraordinary lengths to create his dishes. If you think there’s a little of Zed … Read more Moksa 2.0: Berlin Indian Food Redefined. Again.
For 72 hours next week you can sample Berlin’s best Italian food and drinks for cheap. Starting on Wednesday, September 18th at 5pm, 55 ‘True Italian’ restaurants all over Berlin will open their doors with the same fantastic offer, all up until Saturday evening, September 21st. An Italian regional speciality, an Aperol Spritz or Campari … Read more 72 Hours in Italian Food and Spritz Heaven
“The happier you are, the more you enjoy häppies – and the happier they make you in return.” häppies is a tiny enclave of joy in Prenzlauer Berg (where else in Berlin could it exist?) that serves up cute, vegan/vegetarian sweet or savoury knödel/bao creations known as “häppies”. Each häppie has a name and is … Read more häppies – The Häppiest Restaurant in Berlin
BBB Berlin stylishly straddles being both a down-to-earth burger joint and full-service restaurant. I must admit: since I wrote a relatively comprehensive guide to Berlin burgers back in 2014, I’ve eaten burgers very rarely. Too much of a good thing. Sometimes just the thought of a burger is enough. Not to mention the flashbacks. That … Read more BBB Berlin is Ostkreuz’s Slick Burger Operation
If you dream of going to Asia, but your crappy Berlin wage means you’ll never get the chance, Maison Umami is a great place to play pretend. Especially on date night. It’s date night with a devilishly handsome man who had aggressively molested me at Motzstrassenfest, much to my delight. We head to Maison Umami … Read more Maison Umami: Is Love on the Horizon?
Döner kebabs are getting gentrified. And it’s about time. Kebap With Attitude is a new kebab shop on Gipsstraße, near Rosenthaler Platz. Why is a new kebab shop news? There are already 1600 in Berlin. Because, instead of that industrial Pressfleisch meat-slurry you get in 99.99% of Berlin’s Dönerläden, Kebap With Attitude make their own … Read more Döner Kebabs Go Upmarket with KWA – Kebap With Attitude
You’ll hear GORDON before you see it – the easy sounds of relaxed disco, chilled house or down-tempo techno. The music throws you off, because with the exposed brick and small tables, GORDON could be mistaken for a cosy-yet-refined bar – but serving alcohol and playing tunes is far from the primary concern here. Nestled … Read more GORDON Restaurant & Records Serves Up Two Incredible Israeli Imports
Now everyone can satisfy their Italian food cravings. You wouldn’t necessarily think Italian cuisine is the most vegan-friendly gastronomy out there, and recalling Italy’s endless cheeses, the cream, the hams and the seafood, you might be quite right. But Pizzare is here to prove us wrong. And to ensure that no one has to go … Read more Pizzare: Vegan Friendly, Still Authentic Italian
Pizza top-10 lists need rewriting. Berlin has a new star. Futura, a Neapolitan pizzeria which opened a month ago in North Friedrichshain, is the solo project of Alessandro Leonardi, the former chef of Standard Pizza. That fact alone should be enough reason for you to run there now, salivating, in a fury of pizza lust. … Read more Futura is a Berlin Pizza Legend in the Making