We know what’s new to eat in Berlin this week: Exceptional beer garden food, dining with a Kreuzberg edge, and Ramen on the move.
It takes about eight hours from Bad Saarow, a spa town just outside Berlin, to the Alps, give and take. But at Freilich am See you can experience the informal atmosphere of a Bavarian beer garden without having to treck down to Southern Germany. And, even better: they serve wonderful food like veal tartar, Tafelspitz, Austrian boiled veal brisket, or trout from the neighbouring fishery Köllnitz. All in all: a friendly eatery with an exceptional eye for great products — not always a given in these parts.
Address: Karl-Marx-Damm 47, im Cecilienpark, Bad Saarow | daily from 11am
Directions: Bad Saarow train station
Is it really a good idea to call a new pub in Kreuzberg Lausebengel (meaning ‘little rascal’ in German)? Even ironically? And then put fish fingers on the menu, with mashed potatoes? We don’t know, but we’re intrigued by this new pub in town. The beer selection is lavish, the decor is beautiful, and, quite frankly, who doesn’t enjoy plates redolent of childhood and a carefree life?
Address: Grimmstraße 21, Kreuzberg | Mon-Fri 5pm-12am, Sat+Sun 4pm-12am
Directions: U-Bahn station Schönleinstraße
The usually jam-packed ramen institution Cocolo has moved from Kreuzberg’s Paul-Lincke-Ufer to Graefekiez, or, more precisely, Graefestraße 11, the vacated former home of fancy burger-slinger Big Sur. Is busy Cocolo owner and man about town The Duc Ngo planning something new at the ramen temple’s old address? Will there be something new to eat, enjoy, explore? We’re curious.
Address: Graefestraße 11, Kreuzberg | Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm
Directions: U-Bahn station Kottbusser Tor
From Mauerpark to the Himalayas
Street food veteran Holy Everest, known from Streetfood Thursday and plenty of other markets around town, has opened its own brick-and-mortar premises in Prenzlauer Berg. Cue all the momos and Nepalese thali platters.
Address: Gleimstraße 54, Prenzlauer Berg | Tue-Sun, 12pm-12am
Directions: S- and U-Bahn station Schönhauser Allee
Translated by Aida Baghernejad