Tag: bakery

white breads at Sironi, Markthalle IX, Berlin

Berlin’s Best Bread: Sironi

Update: This beautiful Italian bakery won the first Berlin’s Best Bread tasting with its Pane di Milano!

Although I was very sure to predict bread as the most important topic of 2013, the local bakery scene hasn’t yet flourished with new openings and offerings. But now, as we’re about to leave summer behind, a seriously recommendable new bakery just started its business in what is the most exciting location for food ventures in Berlin right now: at Markthalle IX.

Food in Berlin: Salut

My relationship with this bakery began in a time long past, back when I used to live in the area around Schlesisches Tor and would be on my way home from going out, some time between 4 and 7am on a Sunday morning. And Salut would always be open and always have my favorite Turkish pastry – Tahinischnitten. A flaky pastry filled with sesame paste, Tahini, that is to be eaten as fresh as possible.

Food in Berlin: BullysBakery

Neukölln, the hipster-y part of Berlin south of Kreuzberg, where obviously no one speaks Deutsch anymore*, is the district that’s changing the most: a new third-wave-coffee store opens every day, another second-hand boutique every second. Of course not all of these joints can be successful, and many are indeed rather ill-conceived and quickly assembled, probably not here to stay.

And then there are the others….

Food in Berlin: Malin Elmlid’s Bread Exchange

This is Malin Elmlid cutting one of her overly delicious breads, just taken from the oven, for us to eat with fresh butter in a short break from what is only to be called a baking-franzy. This Swedish bread-maven agreed to prepare 30 loafs of her special sourdough bread for the opening of Boros Collection last Saturday and I just shortly stopped by to watch her scaling, mixing and folding and distracted her by asking many many questions about her love for the baked goods and her bread exchange project.