We already took you for a walk around Prinzessinnengarten almost two years ago – and needless to say, it’s still one of our most favorite places in this city: what used to be an abandoned and almost forgotten lot right in the middle of Berlin has turned into one of the most popular urban gardening projects with international acclaim. It’s a great place to plant and harvest your own fruits and vegetables. (If you ever tried to grow your own food, you’ll know how much joy it brings to take care of, let’s say, a small radish – when at first, you only see the green but then it gets bigger and then there are more and more of until you’re running out of ideas for recipes including radishes) But it gets even better: what makes us come back again and again is their magical garden in the middle of the planting beds where they’re serving a delicious and super-healthy lunch.
Vegan spots are on the rise, not only in Friedrichshain. This little deli is located just off Mauerpark in Prenzlauer Berg and thus makes the perfect vegan alternative, and despite calling itself a haven for all vegan junk food lovers, its offered dishes are a lot more healthy than your usual vöner.
Whenever we have friends visiting, I can’t stop talking about the Berlin food scene and all the things they have to try while they’re here (trying to fit everything into only a few days time) – like the best hummus around the corner, followed by a stroll around Street Food Thursday and not to forget a Sunday picknick at Thai Park!
Many of Berlin’s entrepreneurs are people who started out with the idea of wanting to do something different, they become so-called Quereinsteiger. Like Daniela Teuper, who went on a vacation to Italy and loved the gelato so much, upon her return, she wanted nothing more than to open her own ice cream shop.
Back in Germany, she decided to quit her job in the music industry to dedicate her time and passion to making delicious ice cream. Fast forward one year, she’s the owner of Mos Eisley, a parlor in Neukölln frequented by ice cream enthusiasts young and old.
It’s THE produce all Germans are waiting for each spring – this year the season started a lot earlier than usual, the short weeks of white-root-fun are treasured in many households. And I also tend to order asparagus every time I see it on a menu – I prefer the white queen classic style, with boiled potatoes and either brown butter or sauce hollandaise, nothing more. But fresh herbs are much appreciated. Where do you like to have your Spargel?