Food Lover's Guide to Berlin: From Street Food to Fine Dining

Last updated Jun 18, 2024

Welcome to Berlin, a city where culinary delights await at every turn. Come along with us as we explore the array of flavours that make up Berlin’s food scene. From street food delights, traditional German cuisine and secret hidden gems, there’s something for everyone!

Street Food Delights

Mustafa's Kebap, is arguably the most popular food spot in all of Berlin. Mustafa’s has been a cult favourite with both locals and visitors since its opening . This street food vendor has set themselves apart by selling a twist on the traditional kebab by emphasising fresh, high-quality ingredients, particularly its vegetable toppings. Due to its popularity, it’s not unusual for queues to be 30 minutes or more! Despite this, patrons eagerly line up to savor Mustafa’s kebabs. This Turkish street food gem serves as a true representation of Berlin's vibrant and diverse food scene.

Address: Mehringdamm 32, 10961, Berlin

Opening Hours: Every Day 8:00-0:00

Phone Number: +49 2364 2686

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The next must see street food destination is Thai Park, located in Preußenpark, Wilmersdorf. Every weekend this quiet park transforms into a vibrant, bustling Thai food market. Prepare for your senses to be captivated with an array of sights, sounds and aromas. Among these colourful tents and stalls, Thai chefs take centre stage where an array of authentic dishes are prepared such as Pad Thai and green curry. For any dessert fanatic, the mango sticky rice is a must try.

Address: Preußenpark, Brandenburgische Straße, 10707, Berlin

Opening Hours: Fri-Sun 10am- 8pm

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Heart of Traditional German Cuisine

Seeking a refined dining experience featuring German cuisine? Look no further! Nestled in the vibrant Mitte district of Berlin, lies Maximilians restaurant. Maximilian offers a culinary experience steeped in authenticity and flavour.  From classic schnitzels to hearty sauerbraten, each dish is meticulously prepared to showcase the essence of German culinary tradition. Maximilians also boasts a spacious outdoor terrace, perfect to enjoy al fresco dining this summer.

Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal with friends or a romantic dinner for two, Maximilians is the perfect spot to enjoy traditional German cuisine. So, put on your best dirndl or lederhosen and get ready for a culinary adventure that'll have your taste buds singing with delight.

Address: Friedrichstraße 185–190 , 10117

Opening Hours: Every Day 11:30-1:30, 5:30-9:30

Phone Number: +49 30 20 45 05 59

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Zur Letzten Instanz is renowned as the oldest restaurant in Berlin, dating back to 1621. Not only is this place a cultural icon, but it's also a mandatory pitstop for anyone craving a slice of authentic German cuisine. "Zur Letzten Instanz," translates to "To the Last Instance" in English, a term that historically refers to the highest court of law. A nod to the diverse array of patrons, from locals to travellers, politicians and artists it has welcomed over the years. Signature dishes to try include Eisbein, a succulent pork knuckle, hearty stews, schnitzel, sausages. Prepare to experience a culinary experience through time, while enjoying the culinary delights of Berlin.

Address: Waisenstraße 14–16, 10179 Berlin

Opening Hours: Mon-Tue, Thu-Sat 12-3 & from 5:30-11pm

Phone Number: +49 (0)30 242 55 28

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Berlin’s Hidden Gems

Bar Tausend is Berlin’s best kept secret! This bar has a discreet entrance hidden under the railway tracks at Bahnhof Friedrichstraße. Step inside, and you’ll find expertly crafted cocktails with high quality spirits and fresh ingredients, exciting live music, and a sleek, modern interior.  Bar Taussend also offers a menu that blends contemporary European cuisine with Asian influences. This perfectly complements the bar's upscale and modern atmosphere. What sets Bar Taussend apart is its ability to seamlessly blend elements of a speakeasy, bar and restaurant. So if you’re ready for a truly unique experience, make sure to visit Bar Taussend. Just don’t forget the secret password "I'll have another round, bitte!".

Address: Schiffbauerdamm 11, 10117, Berlin

Opening Hours: Thu-Sat 9pm-5am

Phone Number: +49 30 27 58 20 70

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Tucked away in vibrant area of Kreuzberg is Nobelhart & Schmutzig. This hidden restaurant offers an innovative approach to modern German cuisine, by showcasing the best of Berlin’s local produce. No two days are ever the same, as the restaurant offers a different menu daily to create an exciting dining experience. Diners can also watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen, further adding to the unique dining experience. Nobelhart & Schmutzig isn't just a place to eat; it's a celebration of Berlin's vibrant culinary scene and a testament to the power of honest, ingredient-driven cuisine.

Address: Friedrichstraße 218, Kreuzberg, 10969, Berlin

Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 6:30pm-2am

Phone Number: +49 30 25 94 06 10


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