These Are the Foods You Have to Eat in Berlin

Visiting Berlin means visiting one of the world’s epicenters of foodie culture. In addition to a wide range of classic German dishes, the city has seen an influx of international influence as a result of the Berlin Wall coming down in 1989 and the city’s proximity to a wide variety of different countries with different cultures. So whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer savory snacks, and whether you are here for a business trip, a fun vacation or a long layover, there is something finger-licking good here for everyone.

Wiener SchnitzelWiener Schnitzel

Schnitzel und Bier | ©Bopuc/Flickr

Generally served on top of a warm and slightly tart potato salad, this deep fried delicacy is a dish one MUST eat before leaving Berlin.

Döner KebapDoner Kebap, Berlin

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When in Berlin, visit Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap, one of the city’s highest rated kebab shops. Though some may think it’s a tourist trap, the bottom line is: tasty, authentic food is still tasty, authentic food.

Fish SoupRogacki, Berlin

Rogacki | ©Stijn Nieuwendijk/Flickr

If you’re a fan of smoked fish, fresh meat, lots of cheeses, and a fun atmosphere, Rogacki is the place for you. This old school German deli/market hall is a must-visit highlight in Berlin, and is likely the deli with the best quality and largest selection of ingredients.

SauerbratenSauerbraten

Masurian Sauerbraten | ©Jessica Spengler/Flickr

Literally translated to “sour roast”, sauerbraten is is a slow-cooked, tender and juicy beef, typically served with cheesy spätzle or a side dumpling. Somewhat difficult to find in restaurants as it’s more commonly a homemade dish, if you visit Spätzle und Knödel, you won’t be disappointed.

KäsespätzleKäsespätzle

Spätzle – Wochenmarkt – Markthalle Neun | ©Richard Ricciardi/Flickr

Soft egg noodles + lots of cheese; there’s really no way you can go wrong here….

Baked PretzelPretzel, Berlin

Taking a Bite out of Berlin | ©Caribb/Flickr

Croissants are to Paris what pretzels are to Berlin. Different regions and neighboring countries have their own, unique take on the simple delicacy, but all are fluffy, warm, salty, delicious goodness.

CurrywurstCurrywurst, Berlin

Currywurst | ©abstrkt.ch/Flickr

A street vendor staple, currywurst is a Berlin classic. So much so, that there’s even a museum devoted to its history! But, what is currywurst? It’s steamed pork and fried sausage cut into small pieces and seasoned with curry ketchup. Love it or hate it, you gotta try it.

Eierlikör PfannkuchenEierlikör Pfannkuchen

Ich bin ein Pfannkuchen! | ©Matas Petrikas/Flickr

Berlin has been perfecting the art of donut making as far back as history can see. Whether you crave them chocolate covered or custard-filled, your craving will be satisfied here. Visit Bäckerei Siebert, Berlin’s oldest bakery, for some of the city’s most affordable and delicious pastries.

Mahlzeit and Bon Appétit!

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