When money is running out at the end of the month and you have absolutely no leisure time to swing the wooden spoon yourself, the last pennies are scraped together in order to be able to shove something between your hungry gills. Hot tip: search the jacket pockets of the coats at the very back of the closet.
If you have found what you are looking for, you can grab the necessary coins or the crumpled note and head for one of these 11 shops that offer delicious food for the tight budget. After that you will be poor again, but at least you will be satisfied.
Asian food stall in Hamy Café
It is really like being in an Asian cookshop, because there is always a lot of activity and the food is delicious. It is also cheap, but the menu is quite manageable, which is not a problem due to the changing daily specials. So if you want cheap, good and fast authentic Vietnamese food, the Hasenheide is the right place for you.
Eat your way through the pizza counter at La Pausa
If you have to go quickly, your own requirements via the Ristorante Funghi by Dr. Oetker go out (it doesn’t taste bad at all, honestly!), Then off to La Pausa ! After a facelift a few years ago, the shop looks a bit off-putting, but nothing about the fast and damn good pizza and pasta has changed. OK then! The offer is still diverse and characterized by fresh ingredients and constant pizza fluctuation. It’s best to order a few pieces across the board – it’s worth it!
Delicious Italian pasta and crepes in Cafe Rosa
Just three tables fit into the cozy Cafe Rosa in Wedding, which has its own charm with its pink walls. From the thrown together chairs, you can watch Sara as she prepares pasta in all possible shapes. The papardelle, tagliatelle, spaghetti & Co. are so delicious that you feel right at home, like with an Italian mom. All pasta dishes are freshly prepared to order with changing seasonal ingredients to create creative delicacies. If you’re hungry, there are delicious crepes. A feeling like being on cloud nine in the pink pasta sky, which is so unbelievably down-to-earth and personable.
Hummus and fried vegetables at the Azzam
The Azzam on Sonnenallee has perhaps the most delicious hummus in town (and quite a lot of it). For little money you can fill your stomach with falafel balls, fried vegetables and hummus spoons . The Azzam is also great for vegans . Favorites: hummus or makali falafel plates.
Vietnamese sandwiches at Banh Mi Stable
So far, Vietnamese sandwiches aka Banh Mi have always been a little neglected in Berlin. Yes, why actually? In Mitte you can now eat Bahn Mi Heo Quay with “fucking crispy” roasted pork belly and wash everything down with a Tiger beer “from far east”. Good thing!
Vegetarian and vegan tacos from Taco Love
Next stop: Taco Love . The entrance to the delicious filled Mexican corn pancakes is below the platform. It is especially worth getting out on Tuesdays, because there is Taco Tuesday, on which all tacos are available for only two euros. How about a second vegan breakfast in the form of a Yoda taco, filled with sweet potatoes, spiced black beans and avocado with vegan Sriracha mayo? El Pastor is also delicious, adorned with juicy, homemade seitan and grilled pineapple. If you prefer to test your own creations at home, you can take all the ingredients for ten tacos with you with the taco kit.
Falafel and shawarma eat at Habibi
The falafel shop on Winterfeldplatz has cult status and is not only popular with Schönebergers and hungry night owls. Whether shawarma in bread, falafel plates or halloumi salad, everyone will find something here, regardless of how hungry they are. At Habibi everything is made fresh, the chickpea balls don’t sizzle in the deep fryer, but in the pot and the tea is then on the house. Regardless of whether you stumble into the Lebanese snack bar at noon or at 2 a.m., it is never empty and has been that way for years.
Delicious burgers with meat or vegetarian from Kreuzburger
Burger shops are a dime a dozen in Berlin – this one is an original! The Kreuzburger has been selling the most delicious types of burger since 1999: from really good meat to delicious veggie burgers. There are also homemade fries and sweet potato fries as well as homemade sauces. There are now several branches: For example, Oranienstrasse in Kreuzberg, Pappelallee in Prenzlauer Berg, or Ebertystrasse in Friedrichshain . If all three of you are too far away and you would like to eat at home, you can luckily order online in a relaxed manner.
Vegan doner kebab and french fries special at Vöner
Vegan kebab, where can you get that? At Vöner! In addition, alternative flair, relaxed service and vegan sweets for dessert. Another highlight is the French fries, which are classic, with peanut sauce or fried onions and poured over with a vegan “cheese sauce” unique in Berlin.
Tea ceremonies and authentic Taiwanese food at Cozymazu
The Taiwanese tea house Cozymazu has been in Wedding since August 2016 , named after the patron saint of all coastal residents around Taiwan, with what is probably the best organic highland oolong in town and fantastic, authentic food.
Best Sudanese street food and falafel on hand at Sahara
For those who crave falafel, halloumi or makali, Sahara is the right place to go to satisfy them. Fortunately, there are five Sahara in Berlin, so hopefully your way is not far. The peanut sauce is the absolute killer and satisfies from the first bite. The plates and pitas are so full to the brim with hummus and selected toppings that you are guaranteed to be full. Caution, risk of stains and addiction.