It’s Autumn, you guys. So it’s time for loads of fomo before winter starts, plus: enjoying how the city comes back to life after a sleepy, yet not so hot summer. The Berlin restaurant scene is thriving, to say the least, there are places opening up left and right, many copycats, some overly ambitious lacking a foundation, but obviously also loads of great one who will push the boundaries and redefine what it takes to open a food place in the city. I’m definitely looking forward to trying all of these, because as usual, this is a list of promising new openings that I put on my to-eat-list for this season. In case you’re looking for even more, check the list for this summer or even spring! And if you’re looking for my current overall favourites in Berlin – click here. Enjoy, and please leave more tips in the comments.
Tag: new openings
It’s summer! It really is! I started writing this new list when the rain was pouring down like crazy in the morning, and ended when the sun was shining and temperatures reached at least 20 degrees, which is the literal definition of Berlin summer. With the new season come a lot of news in the Berlin food scene, with loads of new openings of smaller and bigger ventures all over the city. Most of them in Kreuzberg and Mitte, but certainly not exclusively. From golden fries, to black ice cream and natural wine. This list should’ve something for everybody – if it doesn’t check the prior lists here.
There’s some serious springing going on in Berlin, for sure. Even the trees joined in the fun, and soon enough the whole city will be lush and vibrant again! Not only does this re-appearance of green make my heart jump, it also instills a new delight in exploring the city and its many new places that blossomed everywhere. Everything’s full of promise! So it’s time for a new list of just opened places we all need to go check out (aka, I also haven’t been yet). Have you checked off all on the last one? (I haven’t…) Don’t worry, though. The new list definitely has a Japanese vibe, a Japanese and Danish one, to be precise (as odd as this sounds), plus some Alpine and Middle Eastern goodness, topped with sandwich-artistry. Not to forget are two new additions to the scene, which I’ve already written about: brunch haven Sweethearts in Neukölln, and the delicious, contemporary Thai cuisine of Dalad Kambhu at Kin Dee in Tiergarten. But there’s more!
Let’s start this year all new and fresh, with loads of motivation, and a shit ton to do. Because the Berlin food world isn’t standing still just because temperatures dropped below zero last week, or lovely white snow is covering everything, making the city very silent, and pretty. And I need a list of new places to defend the lurking winter depression, to keep me excited, and yes, to give me a reason to go outside instead of hiding from the grey cold under soft blankets all day. Tasting food at new places is certainly one of the things to get me out of my warm and cosy home during hibernation. If you’re anything like me, please use this list to make your schedule for the weeks coming. And if you need even more, have you checked off everything on the last list?
October is not as golden as we would want it to be, and November is usually not much better so draw your attention away from the outside and find out what’s new indoors. There are loads of new places serving new dishes to hungry Berliners: from homemade noodles, to vegan dumplings, Californian cooking, French soul food, Mexican fine dining and more. Berlin is here for you during these dark days.
Let’s go eat!