On an especially chilly July Saturday, I found myself in a cute little café on a quiet side street of Schillerkiez in Neukölln, browsing the breakfast menu after an hour of play on the Tempelhofer airfield with the dog. And while usually my appetite goes for chia pudding, poached eggs, or loads of avocado and other things on sourdough bread, this time, I was actually in the mood for a classic, German breakfast. Yeah, it was surprising to me too, after so many years of calling for extravagant morning food creations, I craved the simple dish with assorted cheese, jam, fruits and veggies. Easy to explain though, I grew up like this. And I was lucky to be at No58 Speiserei when the nostalgia hit me, because they do the classic so very well.
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.
You might have thought I stopped, but my quest for delicious vegetarian and vegan burgers in Berlin continues with one very fine example today: Let it Be in Neukölln. You certainly remember my praise for their heavily filled crepes last year and my promise to come back to taste their burgers, so here we go.
It’s somewhat of a mystery (to me, at least), that the “clean eating” trend took so long to establish in Berlin to actually get a full restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, it’s here now, and it’s pretty delicious and has a great name: The Bowl.
The Mitte-crowd is going crazy for a new health-food café on Weinbergsweg – Daluma opened its doors last October and has since collected a huge and very devoted audience patiently waiting to pick up cold pressed juices or enjoying a vegan and/or raw lunch on the spot. I finally went last week to check out if Daluma’s food is not only healthy but tasty.