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Author: Mary Scherpe

berlins best bread tasting

Berlin’s Best: Bread

Back in Paris this summer, I very much enjoyed the official second best croissant in town at Sébastien Gaudard, and during my short trip to London in autumn, I was happy to have an prize-winning sandwich shop around the corner. It was back then, that I first wondered why there are no food awards in Berlin. In a flash, the idea of the Berlin’s Best Bread competition was born, and last week it was actually put into action.

Weekend Plans

It’s Christmas, y’all. The city is illuminated, the temperatures are low, the spirit is high from Glühwein, and another weekend full of Christmas markets and jolly joys is coming up. Here are four short recommendations:

bibimbap at mercosy, Kreuzberg, berlin

Bibimbap in Berlin: Mercosy

There’s no shortage of Bibimbap in Kreuzberg 36, as I was happy to realize. There’s not only Core, but also Mercosy – the latter being a bit more spacious and offering more places to sit and thus a safer option for a not-too-long lunch break and an insatiable desire for a mixture of rice, vegetables and hot sauce.

stilinberlin christmas guide

Guide: Shopping Holiday Gifts in Berlin

As every year, Christmas time and holiday gifting is rushing towards us, and although supermarkets have been terrorizing us with holiday sweets since the end of August, there’s always just too few days left to get our gift-shopping done. I stick to what we love and support, independent Berlin shops to solve your present-problem. I am so very sure, everyone of you will find the perfect gift in one of these lovely stores: