The Best Way to Get to Know Berlin’s Foodie Scene

December 16, 2018

Over the last decade, the food scene in Berlin has changed drastically. The city has become an exciting destination for foodies from all around the world. From cozy eateries to Michelin-starred restaurants, a Berlin food tour – we suggest to have a look at the ones offered by companies like WithLocals – will cater to the diverse tastes of foodies.

The best way to get to know Berlin’s foodie scene is by savoring the most famous foods as you go about discovering the eventful past and exploring the monumental sights of this fascinating city.

Berliner Pfannkuchen

This traditional pastry is also called Berliner and is similar to the doughnut. It, however, doesn’t have a hole like a doughnut. It’s deep-fried then coated using icing sugar.

The Berliner may have chocolate or vanilla cream and is filled with jam. Both the old and young alike have a special liking for this delicious snack.


Known as ‘brezel’ or ‘breze’ in German, these treats are ubiquitous throughout Germany, and the city of Berlin is no exception. You’ll find this versatile treat being sold at many street food stalls, cafes, and bakeries lining the streets.

There are numerous ways to enjoy pretzels-you can have them with seed toppings, tender meat slices, decadent chocolate, or cheese. And what’s more, you can indulge in them at any time for they serve well as breakfast, light lunch, or even as snacks.


A tour in Germany wouldn’t be complete without tasting the famous bratwurst dish. Currywurst is a must-try. It’s one of the most famous bratwurst variety in the country and is made from seasoned pork sausage and curry powder with the addition of ketchup. The delight is eaten with fries.  

The Currywurst Museum in Berlin is an informative institution dedicated to this treat. Sausage fiends can visit the establishment after they’ve had a taste ofit.

Königsberger Klopse

This hearty and tender meatball dish is prepared using several ingredients including anchovies, ground veal, pork, beef, eggs, flour, and onions before cooking itin a broth.

It’s put in a cream sauce with capers and lemon juice and is usually served with potatoes. If you have a ravenous appetite, this delicacy will definitely fill you up.


Do you enjoy cinnamon-flavored desserts, or do you have a sweet tooth? Then you’ll no doubt enjoy apfelstrudel. It’s a treat filled with apples and topped with cinnamon, raisins, breadcrumbs, and icing sugar. Apfelstrudel is served warm with aromatic vanilla sauce.

You can buy it from bakeries and cafes around the city, then have it as an afternoon snack or as a dessert.


These are pork knuckles and they are well-loved throughout Berlin. The meat is normally grilled or boiled and is served with potatoes, peas, and sauerkraut.


Vegetarians will savor this dish. The kartoffelpuffer is a pancake that’s pan-fried. It’s made using flour, onions, eggs, and grated potatoes. This much-loved delicacy can be enjoyed as a savory or a sweet treat. It’s a savory delight when paired with meat or garlic sauce, or if you have sugar cravings, you can dip it in applesauce.

You’ll find kartoffelpuffer being sold in restaurants, cafes, and street food stalls all across the city. Visitors touring Berlin during the holiday season can buy kartoffelpufferat the Christmas markets.

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