Food in Berlin: Lebensmittel in Mitte

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Lebensmittel in Mitte

The German kitchen situation is a little problematic in Berlin to say the least, most of the food you’ll find is either Swabian or Alpine, but this they do well. Like the one I am presenting you today with the simple name “Lebensmittel in Mitte” (Lebensmittel being one of those pretty German words, literally meaning means to live). It’s interior is probably modeled after one of those alpine huts you reach after hours of hiking to have a plate full of high caloric Käsespätzle or Rostbratwürstchen with Stampf, just that Mitte lacks the mountainous streets. Anyway, spaetzle with cheese and grilled sausages with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut for 8,50 Euros each have this heartwarming taste no matter how sporty you are, and “Lebensmittel in Mitte” does them perfectly. Service itself is quick but certainly ranking behind the food in charm and quality.

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  1. annton on

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    I believe the Berlin kitchen situation, when it comes to German food, is much better behind “closed” doors. Meaning Supper Clubs, studio dinners and so on. There is so much very creative stuff going on, but you’re absolutely right about the rest. Not that I wouldn’t like some Spätzle during the cold season.

    1. Mary Scherpe on

      Annton, can you recommend a certain supper club that does Berlin / German food?

  2. Silvester Berlin on

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    I’m getting hungry now! :-) Nice pictures!

  3. Kerstin on

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    Hallo, ich war gestern so um 11.15 dort und wurde deutlich darauf hingewiesen, dass man erst um 12 Uhr aufmacht. Schade, zumal ja überall 11 Uhr steht. Wohlgemerkt, es ging nicht ums Essen, man wurde sofort an der Eingangstür abgewiesen.

    1. Mary Scherpe on

      Na das ist aber ärgerlich, wie geschrieben, der Service und die Freundlichkeit brauchen sicher Verbesserung. Ich ändere dann mal die Öffnungszeiten oben…

  4. Nicky on

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    Service definitely needs improvement. I was there with sommelier friends and they rightfully complained about one of our wines’ quality (not revealing their profession). Waitress and owner told us that there was nothing wrong with the wine, brought up false facts and we left with a rather unpleasant impression. The location per se is nice though!

  5. Lynn on

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    I just had lunch here after finding it on your site. Umm, WOW. I had a pork roast with red cabbage (sauerkraut) and a dumpling, and the second it arrived I wanted to just dive into the plate. I am American, so the sauerkraut was not what Americans typically think of — it was very sweet (and yummy). Sorry to make American comparisons, but … the dumpling was like American Thanksgiving stuffing smashed into a ball, so it was a little dense for me. The pork was perfectly cooked, and all the flavours went so well together, I’ve already inquired about going back for dinner with coworkers. Thanks for the reco!

    1. Mary Scherpe on

      you’re welcome! sounds like a pretty good lunch :)

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