Hallo, Berlin! Where to Find the City’s Best Food and Drink Right Now
Of all the reasons to visit Berlin, food has never been one of them. Stunning art, a compelling history, wild parties, sure—but a meal better than schnitzel? Now all that has changed: The wave of young creative energy that has led many of my friends to ditch New York for the DJ-artist-maker life in Berlin has, in the past few years, extended to food. From performance-art tasting menus to Scandinavian-inflected seafood and a homegrown natural wine movement, the New German Cuisine has arrived. It’s nose-to-tail, local, beautifully plated, and bound to be served amid some killer interior design. Of course I’ll still drop into some galleries and try to charm the bouncer at Berghain. But really, I’m now going to Berlin for the food. And I have 11 reasons why you should too.
1. Discover Neukölln
Book a table at the airy Industry Standard for an introduction to Neukölln, the hippest neighborhood in Berlin. The recycled-wood tables are waiting to be overloaded with art projects posing as bar snacks, like pickled eggs sprinkled with sea salt and drizzled with olive oil, and bone marrow smothered in sauerkraut. Start with some Holland oysters (served with a shot of “Mexikaner”— spicy spiked tomato juice) and end with brown-bread ice cream.
2. Shop While You Snack
These cool concept stores double as cafés, pairing very specific foods with just as focused (if entirely unrelated) wares.
Combine a woodworking showroom with an edible garden and you get this chic lunch spot. The flatbreads are served on handmade oak boards and come topped with produce from the backyard.
Source:: Bon Appetit