I consider myself a bit of a kebab connoiseur and the Doner from here is definitely one of the best I've tasted. Of course kebabs being a late-night thing, after the beers, mean that sometimes my recollections of them can be a tad hazy but this one I do recall vividly. A well-taosted pita packet absolutely crammed with juicy meat, just the right amount of fresh-tasting salad and a chilli sauce with a discernable kick but a good tomtoey backtaste - absolutely spot-on.
Service too was excellent, swift and friendly and I think it was just over three Euros for what made for a substantial late night feast.
I did my best secret agent work to get this picture. The guy just seemed to be hating this job so much. Selling bratwurst to tourists in this self contained grill that must have weighed a ton strapped to his back, in the middle of the summer heat no less, must have been horrible. I waited until he wasn't looking and snapped a picture. I wanted to come over there and give him one of those "We've all been there fella'...Chin up" speeches.
We walked past here every morning and evening as it was 100 metres from our hotel and on the way to Stadtmitte metro station.
Entrance is next to the Berlin Wall and around the corner from Checkpoint Charlie.
Everything looked good and priced reasonably, however we never dined here as we had either just finished breakfast or were returning from dinner.
Favorite Dish: 50 metres from Checkpoint Charlie.
There were grilled sausages sold on a street from movable cart with a small grill located next to New National Gallery (Neue Nationalgalerie) at Potsdamer Straße. The vendor could speak fluently... German.
The sausages were large and served in a bun with mustard added. If you don't like mustard say it on time :-). It was Berlin's and better version of hot-dog. Additionally there were two kinds of sausages to choose: normal (darker) and white ("weiß" - typical German and... not my favourite). The dish was called in typical German way - just one long word: "Rostbratwurst" (grill - bread - sausage, right? I am not sure).
Favorite Dish: Rostbratwurst for 1.50 € (with darker sausage) tasted good :-). Just in case... well done is "gut gemacht" in German language.
I found street vendor equiped with a cart with a small grill who sold pretzels and hot sausages in front of Neue Nationalgalerie either on Saturday and on Sunday. He warmed the pretzels on the grill. The pretzels had not very modest German name: Berliner Haupstadt Brezel and costed 1.00 €.
Favorite Dish: Hmm... next time I would buy the sausages. The pretzel was eatable but... not fresh, that's why he sold them warmed up, I suppose.
I found this movable food stalls/cart on my picture on my short walk from Brandenburg Gate to Reichstag. Whenever you go to Berlin I am not sure if you find it there.
The stall was marked by a logo MAX but I am not sure whether it was a name of any chain/net.
Favorite Dish: They sold Berlin's warm pretzels and wine called Glühwein (alone, with rum or amaretto) -both were not my favourite.
Anyway try the wine.
On your own? In a hurry? Need to get to the next thing to visit but need to eat?
Street Vendors are there to serve.
Chinese-German-Fruit-Coffee and Ice Cream.
All for the tourist on the go!
Favorite Dish: Chinese vendor by the Hauptbahnhof, his soup was Prima!
+ a cold beer just what I needed.
Curry wurst - if You know Berlin only a bit - is the great, alltime "enemy" of döner.
It's been in Berlin since (as the legend goes) Mr. Currywurst invented it, and Konopke is the place where he used to work, his sons and daughters rolled the shop on and on through the years, and today You can get this snack everywhere, but here it's the original and the best!
Favorite Dish: Curry wurst mit pommes und ein Kraftmalz
(The superb sausage with curry-ketchup, fries and the greatest non alcoholic drink in Germany)
Best 'Currywurst' in Berlin. Traditional Imbiss (fast food) stand at the Kurfuerstendamm. Local celebs have their weekly dosis of currywurst there. Last time met Pierre Litbarski & his girlfriend, now Tokjo, former soccer worldchampion with the German national team in Italy 1990.
Note: Some things I truely miss in LA
Favorite Dish: 'Curry mit Darm und Pommes Rot-Weiss'
This is just a food stand outside the station and needing breakfast we stopped and had the most amazing pretzel in the world, they were freshly made and still warm. mmmm yummy!
Plus they were so cheap! They were less than a euro - can't remember how much exactly.
The major stations have lots of food places in them, don't worry about eating from them everything looks clean and all the locals are eating from them. A great way to eat on a budget.
Favorite Dish: Pretzel
For a Snack don't go to the well known and popular American restaurants such as McD or BK - there are better, cheaper, more filling snacks available in Berlin.
Favorite Dish: Get a Turkish Döner Kebab, they are the best and the cheapest in Germany (and probably Turkey!). Get a traditional Currywurst or a Bratwurst. Get a little slice of Pizza (the prices are the same for years - only the slices get smaller!)... Have a Falafel in Kreuzberg... Berlin is snack paradise!
Favorite Dish: Bratwurst - the typical German snack, basically a hot-dog. Being a veggie I haven't had it myself, but as I spent a day with three Milano guys showing them about and finally asking them if there's anything more they'd like to see or do, they sighed in unison: 'Bratwurst!' So off we went and found a stand on Alexanderplatz which sold it at 1 DEM a piece. Definitely the best deal in town, but I'm not sure if it's still there!
Ok, retaurants aren't really in my experience in Berlin. Most people eat out at an Imbiss for great food. (Well, those in my price range anyway). They have great quick food in Berlin. Have a turkish Doner Kebap. They are really tasty!
Favorite Dish: Have a turkish Doner Kebap. They are really tasty!
'Stand-up' foodstalls for German sausages sauced with ketchup and/or mustard + a bun, and a beer; many can be found in Breitscheidplatz, beside the ruined Memorial Church. I didn't go into any restaurants cuz I believe they serve something like that as well - sausages, maybe with potatoes.
Cafes and snack houses are ubiquitous in Berlin where you spend less money to gain just a little more fats. Train stations usually have one or two that sells tempting pastries.
Favorite Dish: Berlin has some of the best donner kebap stands in Eurpoe (they are my hands down favorite). This turkish sandwich can be found almost anywhere in the city. Just keep your eyes out for the signature meat on the spit which may look like a gyro stand to those in the US. The döner kebap however is not served in a pita like a gyro but instead is server in a flat bread and is garnished with onions, cabbage and a special sauce. Outside of Berlin the kebap changes in the way it is served. It's still good but just not the same. Döner is a good meal any time of the day for lunch, dinner or as a late night snack after a long night of drinking beers.