Food Guide Prenzlauer Berg - Our Insider Tips
Berlin has much more to offer than kebabs and its famous Currywurst. With people and chefs from over 150 countries around the world, there is a restaurant or snack bar to suit every taste and price range. We would like to give you a tiny and purely subjective selection of our favourite food places in Prenzlauer Berg.
We have tested all restaurants below several times and while none of them offers really upscale cuisine, you can be sure to get good food at a fair price.
Here are our absolute favourites around Kulturbrauerei!
Real Neapolitan, extremely tasty pizza from the stone oven just like Grandma used to make them. You pay from €3.00 for a slice or from €9.00 for a whole pizza. They also serve pasta and homemade tiramisu. Delicious! Always a good sign: many Italians come here. For us Pizza Nostra is definitely one of Berlin’s best pizza places and just across the street from our entrance to Kulturbrauerei.
www.pizzanostra.de/ – Lychener Str. 2, 12-23 h daily, pizza/Italian
Berlin has a lot of Indian restaurants but few are as tasty and authentic as Chutnify. Of course, you can get delicious chutneys here but they are especially famous for their South Indian specialties like masala dosas, idlis and flavour packed curries. The décor is colourful and creative and very different from the average Indian restaurant in Berlin.
www.chutnify.com – Sredzkistraße 43, Tue – Fri 12-15 h & 18-22h, Sat & Sun 12-22 h, Indian/street food
Prater is the oldest beer garden in Berlin and also just around the corner from us. We are pretty lucky, aren’t we? You can enjoy your beer here in a wonderful atmosphere, under the old chestnut trees. The beer garden is usually open from April and offers a good selection of beers, wine spritzers and juices, as well as snacks like bratwurst or potato salad with bulette (meat balls). The outdoor season usually ends in October. Their restaurant is open all year round and offers typical Berlin dishes and one of the city’s best Wiener Schnitzel.
www.pratergarten.de – Kastanienallee 7-9, Beer garden open daily in summer, closed in winter. Restaurant, open all year: Tue – Sat from 18 h, traditional/German
Fischfabrik on Danziger is dedicated to everything that lives in the water. It’s a nice mix of shop and restaurant and offers always fresh classics like fish & chips and fish sandwiches as well as more sophisticated dishes. If you buy fresh fish from them, you can count on the friendly, relaxed staff to give you great advice on how to prepare it at home.
www.fischfabrikberlin.de – Danziger Straße 24, 10-22 h, fish/Mediterranean
A Prenzlauer Berg classic. This Russian restaurant serves not only excellent blinis and pelmenis, caviar and borschtsch but also Jewish specialties like gefilte fisch (chopped fish patties). Many dishes are only served “original Russian”: with a double vodka. Delicious and decadent!
www.restaurant-pasternak.de – Knaackstr. 22-24, 9-24 h, Russian/Jewish
No-frills French cuisine. Main courses from €23. Pleasant atmosphere, good and extensive wine list. Don’t forget to book in advance! At the deli next door you can buy delicious sausages, all kinds of cheese and other delicacies.
www.chez-maurice.com – Bötzowstraße 39, daily from 17 h, French/a bit higher priced
A Prenzlauer Berg stalwart among all the chains and hipster burger places. Here you can get burgers big or small, organic, vegetarian or vegan plus home-made fries or wedges. We especially like their “Burger of the month” idea: ever had a Xmas burger?
www.marienburger-berlin.de – Marienburger Straße 47, 12-21 h, on weekends from 13 h, Burger
Restaurants serving dishes from the African continent are underrepresented in Berlin. This is especially true for Ethiopian cuisine, and certainly when it is as authentic as here. The ambience is a tad folkloric but the restaurant has a great atmosphere and super friendly service. One of the few places in Berlin where you can eat a delicious antelope or zebra steak. Reservations recommended.
www.massai-berlin.de – Lychener Straße 12, 17-24 h, closed Wed, Ethiopian/East African
Cotto e Crudo
A traditional Italian restaurant without pizza, but with fantastic, super fresh homemade pasta and seasonal dishes. Yummy!
www.cottoecrudo.de – Eberswalder Straße 33, 12-00 h, closed Monday, Pasta/Italian
W der Imbiss
Apart from the fact that their stab at the fast food chain with the golden “M” was certainly intentional, the food here is quite different from what you might expect. They serve a strange but really tasty fusion of Mexican and Indian food, which means tortillas with an Indian touch, creative naan pizzas, wraps, tacos and stews, also for vegans.
www.w-derimbiss.de – Kastanienallee 49, 12-22 h, Fusion/Italian/Mexican/Indian
Did we miss anything? For example, your own shop with the best *** in town or a restaurant in Prenzlauer Berg that we should definitely try. If so, just send us a short email to [email protected]!