Sunday, October 19, 2014

My great food experiences in Berlin

Posted by Amanda Villaruel | |
Visiting Berlin soon? Are you a vegetarian or maybe vegan?  Or just love delicious food?
No. 1 and no. 2: Restaurant Ø, and vegetarian risotto. No. 3: Delicious crepe at Cafe Anna Blume.
Berlin food - No. 1 and no. 2: Restaurant Ø, and vegetarian risotto.
No. 3: Delicious crepe at Cafe Anna Blume.



Apart from the curry wurst booths scattered around the city, you'll find a large variety of vegetarian and vegan food, cheap food from South-east Asia and the Middle-East, and fine dining restaurants. For the most time I stayed away from the restaurants in the tourist areas, and dined in Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuzberg.

I was surprised to see so much vegetarian food on the menus. Compared to Oslo, where I live, Berlin has so much more to offer to the vegetarians. I think I need to move to Berlin. LOL :)
Sunday Market in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
Sunday Market in Prenzlauer Berg

First of all, me and my colleagues went to a Danish restaurant called Ø located in Kreuzberg. "Ø" stands for "island". How the restaurant was decorated and painted, really made me feel like I was on an island. They served me vegetarian risotto for the main dish, and it was absolutely delicious.

In Oslo when I order vegetarian food at a nice restaurant, I usually get a pretty naked plate with some potatoes and vegetables. In Berlin I actually got a DISH.

In Prenzlauer Berg we went to a nice cafe called Anna Blume. It's very popular and a nice option for breakfast and lunch. Normally you have to wait to get a table, but we timed it well and got a table right away.

On the menu they have crepes, fresh salads, soups, cakes and the famous three-tiered breakfast called "Anna Blume Special".

I enjoyed the crepe with sheep cheese and spinach with fresh, colorful salad on the side.

In Kastanianallee (near Eberswalder strasse u-bahn) you can find nice cafes and cheap restaurants where they serve dishes from Italy, Southeast Asia and the Middle-east. And vegetarian and vegan dishes can be found pretty much everywhere :)

Read: The ultimate Berlin city guide for green travelers.
No. 1: Vegan rolls in Kastanianallee No 2: Gnocchi in Charlottenburg. No. 3: Fine dining at Heising in Charlottenburg
Berlin food - No. 1: Vegan rolls in Kastanianallee
No 2: Gnocchi in Charlottenburg.
No. 3: Fine dining at Heising in Charlottenburg 

We also ate at two restaurants in Charlottenburg (in the tourist area). One restaurant I would recommend is called Heising, which has received so many good reviews at Tripadvisor. If you want to splurge with your boyfriend or husband, this is the place to go. We ladies even got a white rose before we left. The family who runs the restaurant was so sweet and attentive.

It was like dining in a cozy home decorated with old and vintage furniture, and we were seated right by the fireplace (no actual fire). You can choose between 3 or 4-course menu. The food and the atmosphere was worth every penny :) You should book a table in advance.

All in all, I really enjoyed the Berlin food and I can't wait to return to the city to try more vegetarian food.

Continue to read:
Read: Interview with Johanna Rott - Meineketten.

When your friends eat meat and you don't.

Nine unique things to see and do in Berlin.



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