Bars, cafes and restaurants line up on the right and Görlitzer Park on the other side. And there we are with our problem child, because although there is a lot going on here from Brazilian to Korean culinary, Wiener Straße has a little image problem due to its proximity to Görli. To get rid of it soon, we have selected 11 stores that you should definitely test out.
Delicious Manakish and other Arabic baked goods in the Maschari Café
There are numerous Turkish shops on the ground floor of the Omar-Ibn-Al-Khattab Mosque. One of them is the small but fine Maschari Café , where you can get cheap organic coffee and delicious Arabic baked goods. It is one of the few places that serve delicious Manakish, a variant of Arabic pizza with thyme, cheese or minced meat.
Falafel, Haloumi and delicious peanut sauce in Khartoum
Peanut instead of garlic sauce: even if the kebab was the ultimate midnight snack in Berlin after partying, it has been replaced by its Sudanese counterpart for some time. Here, falafel, haloumi, chicken and makali (fried vegetables) as well as lettuce and incredibly delicious sauces, namely vegan eggplant paste, mango sauce and fabulous peanut sauce, find their way into the flatbread.
Swabian comfy food directly in Kreuzberg in the Spätzle Express.
You can say what you want about the Swabians, but there is one thing they are really good at and that is hearty comfy food. Regardless of whether it’s Schupfnudeln, Maultaschen or (cheese) spaetzle, we love them all. At the Spätzle Express in Kreuzberg you can try out the entire Swabian cuisine. Our favorite is and remains the classic: Käsespätzle. An important service note for those who easily fall into a food coma: You can take all dishes home with you and eat them on the couch.
Traditional Brazilian cuisine in Café Mori
Brazilian food is not yet on the food radar for most people. Wrongly, as the Café Mori in Kreuzberg shows, because the traditional Brazilian dishes, which are mostly based on rice and beans and are offered both vegan and carnivorous, are really tasty. There are also soups and cakes, as well as a large portion of Brazilian charm and music, of course, and so it is clear that you will have a wonderful evening in the nice café. Oh, caipis are of course also on the menu here.
Burritos and margaritas in the chaparro
The hip Chaparro is just a stone’s throw from Görlitzer Park . At lunchtime, the burrito-hungry startup people from the area cavort here, so they can wait a little longer for a good lunch. In the Chaparro you can also cheer yourself up at any time of the day with classic margaritas (Monday – Friday until 6 p.m.: Happy Hour 2 for one), which is also available in the menu. If you’re not hungry for tacos, there are also very tasty tortas here: homemade bread topped with mashed beans, avocado, onions and salsa. In the Chaparro you can also get all dishes vegan. For dessert we also recommend Horchata – rice-cinnamon-water, which is refreshing and provides the necessary sugar afternoon kick.
Foosball and drinking in the Weisses Taube
This is exactly how you imagine a Kreuzberg soccer bar. There is football, smoking, scolding and partying. There is a large screen and a flat screen above the bar so that not a second is missed when ordering a beer. When the game is not so exciting, you can enjoy the huge aquarium, where, in addition to real living fish, a human skeleton feasts on a beer crate. Gorgeous!
Delicious Vietnamese (vegan) curries and udon noodles at Huong Quê Restaurant
If a kitchen benefits from the vegan trend, then it is probably the Vietnamese one, because here a vegan diet is sometimes even part of the tradition. This means that many curries and pasta dishes are vegan even without major changes. In Huong Quê, which you can find one on Bergmannstrasse and one on Wiener Strasse, you can not only eat vegan, but also carnivorous and that is pretty good. Our favorites are the vegan curry with tofu and flat rice noodles and the steamed udon noodles!
Asian cuisine with western influences at Little Long
In Little Long in Kreuzberg two worlds collide: the culinary world of Asia on Hip Hop legends of the Western music world. If you like it classic, you can order sushi and ramen. For those who like to mix and share, we recommend the izakaya. It gets fiery at the Konro Grill (in summer) and Shabu Shabu (in winter). There is an extra lunch menu at lunchtime. Our tip: The Udon Carbonara, for those who like it unusual.
Korean BBQ at Mmaah in Kreuzberg
The Mmaah sold Korean BBQ and makes for some time “Aaah” with its three branches in the Columbia Dam and Kiehlufer in Neukölln, and in the west at Nollendorfplatz. Since August 2018 there is now a branch in Kreuzberg on Wiener Straße. The menu includes Bulgogi BBQ, marinated beef on rice and salad, or Mandu, Korean dumplings with a vegetable and glass noodle filling. Noms. One of the Mmaah branches is sure to deliver to your home.
Live music and delicious beer at Radler’s
At Radler’s , the name says it all . Well, at least a little, because you can also drink shandy here, but above all, fabulous beer without any soda. You can also regularly listen to live music here, occasionally watch sports and meet up with (many) friends. And if you don’t have a beer buddy, the bartenders are also very relaxed people.
Dumplings from rescued foods at DingsDums in Kreuzberg
We like dumplings and try to live more sustainably in everyday life. It goes without saying that we really like the things, as the dumplings are called at DingsDums . The small shop at Görlitzer Park fills its dumplings with rescued food that would otherwise have wandered off the supermarket shelf straight into the bin. The dumplings come in a wide variety of shapes and colors and with fillings that you have never tried before. We only say Nuremberg bratwurst with sauerkraut on wasabi cream or smoked mozzarella on (vegetarian) Bolognese. Since the Corona crisis, Dings Dums Dumplings has only switched to (free) delivery. You can order the dumplings in the online shop, delivery is between 7pm and 9pm.