Tell me you’re serving hummus and shakshouka and I’m there in five minutes – especially on a rainy and grey February day… Kanaan is on my 10 places you need to try this winter list, especially because they’re serving chickpeas in many varieties. And also because their background is so very interesting and makes my heart melt.
When my dear mother rolled through town the other day, we had no plans other than enjoying all the food the city has to offer. Being nurtured by her home cooking and baking, I can only remember a few culinary adventures with ingredients used in non-German cooking. Like watching soy bean sprouts grow besides the kitchen sink for weeks and then spice up some salad.
When we found ourselves wandering around the sunny streets of Berlin, suddenly it was my turn to introduce her to some of the best food from foreign cuisines: like the culinary chickpea spectacle at Al Pasha, where some of the best hummus in Berlin is served.
Given the number of delis on Sonnenallee, choosing which one to visit is almost impossible for me – I prefer following recommendations and this is what led me to Akroum Snack. It’s a tiny place with an equally tiny menu and food that is super delicious.
Sababa is one of my favorite lunch spots in Mitte, although eating here usually means getting quite tired after, but in a very good and cosy way since your belly is filled with delicious food. Their hummus is excellent, I’d even say it’s the best you can get in Mitte. While sometimes I am not as convinced when re-visiting a place, Sababa instantly went on my favorites list after I first went and remained there ever since. A great news for those who aren’t coming by Mitte very often is that they’re now also taking part in Street Food Thursday with dainty vegan hummus dishes.
I’ve revealed it already, hummus is one of my favorite comfort foods – I like it fresh and creamy, not too heavy, not too much cumin, and served with fresh bread and delicious pickled vegetables. So of course I had to check this little restaurant when it was recommended over on Slow Travel Berlin, and I found a menu much more varied than just hummus.