These are Restaurants in Berlin you should know about!
Hungry? Check out these great Berlin Restaurants! Annabelle Georgen, editor of the queer Berlin city magazine SIEGESSÄULE, regularly explores Berlin's gastronomic and culinary scene. Here she shares her best discoveries!
‘I am hummussexual’ is the slogan on the waiters' shirts at Kanaan Berlin. In the overtly queer-friendly restaurant, the word ‘hummus’ is written in capital letters. Several hummus variations in Israeli, Palestinian, Yemeni, or Iraqi style are on offer, with a range of toppings. This presents a real culinary journey for all hummus fans!
Schliemannstraße 15, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
S Prenzlauer Allee
Website of Kanaan Berlin
From the Indian sunshades to the romantic garden furniture in garish colours, to the floral decorations, this sushi restaurant’s terrace resembles the set of a Bollywood film! In contrast to the decor, the menu is reminiscent of a New York bar's cocktail menu: the maki rolls here are ‘signatures’ and have titillating names like ‘A Gangster from Tokyo’ or ‘Tuna Turner’. However, what matters is that the ingenious, unique sushi variations of "Sushi Gang" are both surprising and delicious. Served with parmesan, butter, and salad.
Graefestraße 8, 10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Website of Sushi Gang
The Knödelwirtschaft in Neukölln is no longer an insider tip. The small, cosy restaurant is the first in Berlin to specialise in dumplings. These are not served here, however, as a side dish, as is customary, but play the leading role on the plate. In addition to classic meat-filled varieties, there are vegetarian and vegan dumplings too. They are served with parmesan cheese, butter, and a colourful salad. The homemade creamy mushroom sauce comes highly recommended.
Fuldastraße 33, 12045 Berlin-Neukölln
Website of Knödelwirtschaft
The Alaska Bar is a popular haunt for Berlin's queer community. The cosy bar with selected vintage furniture was founded by three Spaniards with a daring idea, namely, to offer vegan tapas. In addition to classics from Catalonia, which the team 'veganised' for this purpose, there are also international tapas, for example from Japan or South Korea. The vegan salmon plate, made with a carrot base, is the most popular specialty of the house.
Reuterstraße 85, 12053 Berlin-Neukölln
U Rathaus Neukölln
Facebook page for the Alaska Bar
In the café-restaurant Mundvoll, you will find something delicious on the menu for every meal of the day - from breakfast to dinner, including options for vegans. The lunch menu changes daily and covers a wide range of southern European, Turkish, Asian, and even traditional German cuisine. Most of the dishes are inspired by Mediterranean food.
Waldemarstraße 48, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
U Kottbusser Tor
Website of Mundvoll
Chutnify was opened by an Indian-born foodie who was disappointed not to be able to find an Indian restaurant with authentic cuisine, after moving to Berlin from London. Just a few steps away from the well-known venue, "Kulturbrauerei" in Prenzlauer Berg and the other in Neukölln, the two small restaurants have established themselves as fabulous, hip neighbourhood eateries. From noon until late in the evening, you can get a non-stop supply of hearty South Indian street food classics, such as dosa and thali.
Sredzkistraße 43, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
U Eberswalder Straße
Pflügerstraße 25, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln
Website of Chutnify
The old Berlin inn, Wirtshaus Henne, is an institution in the city. It has been around for more than 100 years. The interior alone, with its wood-panelled high walls, old dark wood German furnishings and tables covered in tartan, is worth the trip, which then becomes a journey back in time. Deciding what to eat there is easy. There is only one dish on the menu: a crispy, roasted, spatchcocked chicken served with potato and coleslaw, which is best accompanied by a large fresh beer on tap.
Leuschnerdamm 25, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Website of Wirtshaus Henne
At Suzette you can enjoy authentic Breton galettes and crêpes. The small crêperie was founded by a gay French couple a few years ago. In addition to classics, there are interesting variations with different types of ham and cheese, as well as seasonal creations. To complement this, you can order traditional cider from a ‘bolée’ (bowl) - as is customary in France. The crêpe menu is also great. You should make your way to Suzette as fast as possible just for the crêpe with homemade Breton caramel. Let's go!
Pappelallee 15, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
U Eberswalder Straße
Website of Crêperie Suzette
Trattoria a‘ Muntagnola
The Italian restaurant Trattoria a' Muntagnola, with its rustic décor and familiar atmosphere, is located in Schöneberg, in the middle of Berlin's 'gay sector'. For gay Italian restaurateur Pino Bianco, his trattoria is a kind of 'outpost of Basilicata' - the region of southern Italy where he comes from. The delicious and sometimes little-known pasta dishes you can order there come directly from his mother Angela's recipe book. Although she is no longer in charge of the kitchen, she still keeps an eye on the restaurant's kitchen.
Trattoria a‘ Muntagnola
Fuggerstraße 27, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
Website of Trattoria a‘ Muntagnola
If you're looking for authentic Chinese dumplings, you'll find them at Yumcha Heroes. Here you have a choice of a dozen delicious fried or steamed dumpling varieties and plenty of dim sum. Thanks to the large window front that offers a view into the kitchen, you can watch the refined delicacies being prepared while you eat. If you want to get a seat at the weekend, you should definitely make a reservation.
Weinbergsweg 8, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
U Rosenthaler Platz
Website of Yumcha Heroes
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