Want to try the best street food in Berlin? Here are our top tips for travellers on places to go.
Street food is part of Berlin culture. No, seriously! They have multiple weekly festivals dedicated to street food alone. Experiencing some of the street food in Berlin is a must-do while on your next trip to Germany’s capital. But don’t just expect to find only German food on offer – Berlin has way more to offer in the street food department! You’ll find delicious dishes from a variety of international cuisines. So what are you waiting for? Keep on reading for our tips for travellers on the best of the best street food in Berlin.
Interested in sampling some of Berlin’s most popular street food vendors? Head over to Bite Club, a street food event that takes places every second Friday from 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM at Arena Berlin in Kreuzberg (check out their website here for a list of dates). At Bite Club, you can find some of the most popular street food vendors in Berlin, selling everything from burgers and salads to gourmet Asian and African bites. With ever-changing vendors, there’s always something new to try, making Bite Club one of the best places to go for street food in Berlin!
Gooster’s recommendations? Try Mama Shabz for delicious Pakistani food (potato and chilli pakoras, chickpea salad, and tamarind mint & coriander chutney), Humble Pie for Southern food (think sweet fried pies, buttermilk biscuits and fried chicken), or Gorilla Barbecue for Asian-inspired tacos.
Street Food Thursdays
Our top street food tip for travellers? Street Food Thursdays. The largest event for street food in Berlin, you can find Street Food Thursdays in Markthalle Neun every Thursday from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Featuring tons of local street food chefs, both amateur and semi-pro, you’ll find food from a diverse range of cultures. Street Food Thursdays gets super busy super fast, so make sure you show up early with your appetite!
Gooster’s Recommendations? Try some spaetzle, a classic German noodle dish, from Kasspatzle, or think outside the box and visit Ramen Burger for delicious ramen-filled burgers.
Berlin might seem like an odd place to get authentic Thai food – but Thai Park is not to be missed! Thai families have been gathering in Wilmersdorf Park for weekend picnics for decades. They also offer their delicious home-cooked Thai food for sale to park-goers! For an authentic Thai cuisine experience, Thai Park is a must-visit. Check out Wilmersdorf Park in the summer on Saturdays and Sundays in the afternoon (vendors usually sell from around noon onwards). You can find all sorts of fresh and fried dishes, from mango salad to steamed buns to pad Thai and summer rolls. With all food being priced at under 10 euros, it’s definitely not to be missed!
A favourite of Berliners, you can find Bunsmobile’s yellow food truck at the Village Market or at Bite Club. Bunsmobile serves up bugers, grilled cheese sandwiches, and pork belly sandwiches – yum! They use seasonal ingredients from local suppliers, meaning their menu might change, but you know you’re always getting the freshest food. Try the Merguez Burger or the Chipotle Bacon Burger for some heat, accompanied by their delicious homemade fries.
Mustafa’s Gemuse Kebap
For the BEST doner kebabs in Berlin (and TBH, maybe in the whole world), Mustafa’s is a MUST-VISIT. A cult favourite of Berliners and tourists alike, you may have to line up to get your meal, but it is totally worth the wait. Mustafa’s puts their own twist on your classic kebab – their kebabs include chicken, roasted vegetables, potatoes, fresh salad, different sauces, feta cheese…serious YUM. If you have visit only one street food vendor during your time in Berlin, make sure it’s Mustafa’s…and don’t be surprised if you end up back here two or three times during your visit to Berlin, they’re just THAT good.
Classic Berlin Treat: Donuts!
Our list of the best street food in Berlin wouldn’t be complete without dessert, and for that, we’re recommending donuts! The word “Berliner” literally means “donut”, so you can bet that Berliners take their donuts seriously. (Although you won’t find them called “Berliners” in Berlin – unlike the rest of Germany, donuts are called pfannkuchen here.) Try a classic jelly-filled donut, or get something a little more unusual! Here are our recommendations on places to go for the best donuts:
- Backerei Siebert for award-winning donuts. They’re well known for their “golden pretzel”, or keep up classic with their traditional plum jelly-filled pfannkuchen.
- Backerei & Konditorei W. Blazer is a hundred year-old bakery. You have to try their pretzel donut – deep fried and covered in glaze…doesn’t get much better!
So there you have it…our round up of some of the best places to go for delicious street food in Berlin. Want more recommendations on places to eat while you’re in Berlin? Check out Gooster, your best travel buddy, for tips for travellers, tricks, and recommendations, personalized just for you – chat today on Facebook Messenger!
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