Berlin Street Food Highlights
Discovering new cities can be quite exhausting. How about a snack to give you a quick rest and recharge your batteries? Don't miss these affordable street food highlights in Berlin. They are delicious, cheap and as much a part of Berlin culture as graffiti and the BVG.
Döner, Falafel & Co
The doner kebab is considered a German invention - even though it comes across as typically Turkish. According to legend, it was invented in Berlin in 1972 by Turkish guest worker Kadir Nurman. In the meantime, there are also many options for veggies: In most stores, you can replace the meat with falafel or halloumi cheese. In addition, there are now many stores that offer vegetable kebabs: For this, roasted vegetables form the basis, often with potatoes, eggplant, zucchini and more. If you like, you can also add meat.
We can definitely recommend these stores to you:
Rüyam Gemüse Kebap
Hauptstraße 133, 10827 Berlin
Sudanese variant with peanut sauce
Zossener Str. 17, 10961 Berlin
Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap
Allow plenty of waiting time!
Mehringdamm 32, 10961 Berlin
Körtestraße 35, 10967 Berlin
Rüya Gemüse Kebap
Otto-Suhr-Allee 19, 10585 Berlin
Currywurst & Buletten
Hardly any food is as representative of Berlin as the currywurst. Whether classic with a bun, or rather with fries - it should not be missing on any Berlin visit. Some stores now also offer vegan sausage, so vegans and vegetarians don't have to do without anything.
With the meatballs we have found so far few veggie variants. But if you are a meat lover, you can also enjoy meatballs at most currywurst stands. The classic Berliner Frikadelle is eaten with mustard, and often comes with a roll - a "Schrippe" in Berlin.
Stop by one of these places:
4 Locations: Mehringdamm 36 (Kreuzberg), Hardenbergplatz 9 (right at Station Bahnhof Zoo), Europaplatz 1 (inside Central Station), Warschauer Straße (right at S-Bahn Station Warschauer Str.)
Offers vegan options as well
Schönhauser Allee 44b, 10435 Berlin
Offers vegan currywurst, too
Badstraße 1-5, 13357 Berlin
Schloßstraße / Kieler Straße, 12163 Berlin
If you prefer sweet to savory, a "Pfannkuchen" (comparable to a donut) might be a better snack between meals. Known as "Berliner" in the rest of Germany, you'll find the sweet balls here as "Pfannkuchen". By the way, the dough pancakes otherwise called "Pfannkuchen" in the rest of Germany, are called "Eierkuchen" ("egg cake") in Berlin. We admit, it's a bit confusing - but still tasty! The yeast dough is deep-fried and filled with jam on the inside. On the outside, "Pfannkuchen" are usually dusted with powdered sugar or coated with icing. Stop by one of these stores if you need a sweet break:
Sammy’s Berliner Donuts
Many variants in partly exotic flavors, including vegan options
Sophienstraße 30-31, 10178 Berlin
Also many, many options (also vegan) with seasonal variations
7 locations: at the main station, inside KaDeWe, Alexanderplatz, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg, Neukölln/Kreuzberg and Potsdamer Platz
With so many variations, everyone is sure to find something
Grünberger Straße 85, 10245 Berlin