Being vegan in Berlin might be easier than in any other German city, yet I don’t necessarily find eating out very appealing most of the times. While there are plenty of options for vegan fast food (burgers, döners, pizzas…) and at least some for fine vegan dining, Berlin’s missing out on options for when you’re neither craving trashy nor dainty, but want a healthy lunch or a modest dinner. And then there’s the problem with the locations, Mitte is so short on vegan spots it’s almost ridiculous considering its bobo population. Naturally, the café I am recommending you now is far off Torstraße down at the southern tracks of Ringbahn, a short walk from Rathaus Neukölln station.
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.
Although this year’s Berlin winter is not as grey nor as cold as we’re used to, my occasional chocolate craving is as present as ever and the place that fulfills it best is Two and Two, a hidden treasure trove in the streets of Neukölln.
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.
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.