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amyzan Oct 19, 2010 11:09 AM

I posted earlier about recs for Mitte, but just found out I'll also be staying in Prenzlauer berg, west of Schonhauser Allee, and south of Bornholmerstr. A friend says there is an open air market not far, and since I will have a kitchen, I'm planning to do some cooking. But, I'd also appreciate recs on inexpensive but delicious restaurants, cafes, food carts or stands, and markets in the area worth checking out. We'll likely have one or two nice dinners as well, so reasonably priced restaurants with silverware and tablecloths welcome as well. I understand the neighborhood can be a bit trendy and thus pricey, so welcome advice on what to avoid as well!

Thanks in advance!

  1. amyzan Oct 28, 2010 08:30 PM

    Thanks! Will report back....

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    1. re: amyzan
      lacontessa Apr 24, 2011 05:53 AM

      Amyzan--trying to find your Berlin report. Can you please point me to it? We will be staying in the same area in early August. Thanks.

      1. re: lacontessa
        linguafood Apr 24, 2011 09:20 AM

        If you try the search function with "Berlin" and Prenzlauer Berg, you'll probably find it. Lots of good info on many Berlin threads.

        1. re: linguafood
          lacontessa Apr 24, 2011 11:42 AM

          Hi Linguafood--I did search for amyzan and did not see a report. I already searched for Prenzlauer Berg and Berlin.

          1. re: lacontessa
            linguafood Apr 24, 2011 11:48 AM

            Well, I saw your other post. Any particular cuisines you are interested in?

            FWIW - found both amyzan's trip report and another berlin thread that might be helpful:


            1. re: linguafood
              lacontessa Apr 24, 2011 02:49 PM

              Thanks so much Linguafood. Not raw meat or fish, or American food. Prefer budget to moderate priced with gluten free and dairy free options (e.g., no restaurants serving only pizza or pasta). Other than that--are open to lots of choices--Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, French, German, etc. Renger-Patzsch may be our splurge meal. Love markets.

        2. re: lacontessa
          amyzan Apr 27, 2011 09:49 PM

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/736186 mostly covers Mitte.

          When we were in Pberg, we did a lot of cooking at the apartment. We shopped at Al Natura on Schonhauser Allee a lot, and some in the organic market near the S Bahn station as well as a couple open air markets, the locations of which are escaping me right now. Al Natura had gluten free bread as well as amaranth and other gf grains. I found that German wait staff were usually gracious and most kitchens accommodating to special needs, as long as I stayed out of little cafes where much is pre made, or the kitchen is small. I had to carry a note in German since my language skills were so limited. Please let us know what your experience is, lacontessa. I would love to know about more gf options in Berlin...

      2. linguafood Oct 20, 2010 10:08 AM

        Good recs from S_B. The market is probably the one on Kollwitzplatz, AFAIK, it's every Saturday (maybe also Thursday, but not as large).

        If you like jiao zi, Wok Show is a great and VERY inexpensive place for those - 5 Euro for 20 / 10 for 40.

        Located on the corner of Greifenhagener and Kuglerstr.

        There's also a nice market in Mitte on Hackescher Markt every Thursday with a great fresh pasta stand (tho I believe it's the same as the one in Pberg on Sats).

        Si An on Rykestr. has good Vietnamese food, and Sasaya on Duncker is supposed to have some pretty outstanding sushi.

        Oderquelle on Oderberger Str. serves regional food, but it can be hit or miss.

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          S_B_Russell Oct 20, 2010 06:14 AM

          I've stayed in P-berg a few times (and I'll be staying there again in a couple of months). Here's a few of my favorite places in the area...

          The Bird
          Am Falkplatz 5
          10437 Berlin, Germany
          030 51053283
          The best burger I've ever had. The place is loud and fun.

          Rice Queen
          Danziger Straße 13
          10435 Berlin, Germany
          030 4404-5800
          Great Indonesian food - ridiculously inexpensive.

          Maria Bonita
          Danziger Str. 33
          10435 Berlin, Germany
          0176 70179461
          Tasty Mexican food - tiny dining area, though.

          'A Magica
          Greifenhagener Str. 54,
          10437 Berlin
          030 22808290
          Great pizza!

          Schliemannstraße 16,
          10437 Berlin
          +49 30 40 57 46 45
          Inexpensive German comfort food.

          Tucholskystraße 48
          10117 Berlin, Germany
          030 28098084
          Hip German restaurant serving traditional fare. Close to P-berg by a quick tram or u-2 ride.

          Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 17
          10178 Berlin, Germany
          030 2111182
          Japanese noodle bar - once again in Mitte, but close enough to P-berg.

          Don't forget to try a doner in while in Berlin - doner shops are a dime a dozen. Ali Baba on the corner of Danziger Str and Schoenhauser is pretty good.

          Have fun!

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