When I heard about Street Food Thursday I was excited, when I got invited to taste a preview, I was beyond excited – and then very sad because my schedule told me I wouldn’t be able to attend for at least some weeks. Until the schedule changed and Street Food Thursday turned into a fix date for me and Mr. Duijsens.
It’s the same every year, after weeks of suffering from cold temperatures, icy winds and just too much snow, temperatures suddenly make a surprising jump to give Berlin a summery feel the local flora can’t live up to… So that’s why the above picture is lacking in something: leafs. The beautiful and giant chestnut trees covering the more than famous Prater Garten are still very naked and thus an odd contrast to the crowds enjoying beer in sleeveless shirts and short skirts.
Nothing beats comfort food, and I consider hummus to be one of my favorite comfort foods – delicious chickpeas mashed with tahini and cumin into a heart-warming paste to be devoured with fresh flat bread… divine! There’s more than one recipe for hummus and I like them all, may they be Israeli or Syrian, and I am very happy I found a new favorit in Wedding, although I have no idea what nationality is behind it: Akko is a deli at the bustling crossing of Pank- and Badstraße and is equally busy. But neither the hectic atmosphere nor the simple, almost canteen-like interior say anything about the quality of the food.
I’m sure you know about Veganz, one of the first vegan only supermarkets, that already has two markets in Berlin and one in Frankfurt. (Vienna is coming soon, I heard.) Furthermore, they offer a brunch in their show kitchen, where you can also join workshops and cooking classes and I finally! made it there over the Easter weekend.
I’m not a brunch person, I like my food served, skillfully arranged on a plate and not mixed by myself on a huge buffet with no clue about what goes best with what. Nevertheless, knowing about Veganz high quality approach and my personal affinity to vegan food, I overcame my brunch-aversion and went to Prenzlauer Berg to join their Sunday food feast. Nevertheless, although I tried my best in selecting and arranging, the pictures don’t do the food justice, so please excuse.