Berlin Food

Add your picks please… 4 days traveling with 4 kids is not the ideal way to test out a wide variety of restaurants… still, we hit some good ones. The Focaccia place is still my favorite. Such a great local find! Basically, where ever you are, you will never starve in Berlin. There are restaurants in all price ranges pretty much everywhere. And a ton of “American” places in prominent places and even in the larger Ubahn stations.

Brandenburg Gate:

Pariser Platz 3-5
* So conveniently located near the Brandenburg Gate. A quick treat on a hot day and you can get a cute souvenier Starbucks mug there with the Berlin bear on it.


Panoramastrasse 1a
*Reliable. In the building under the huge radio tower. Open until 9.

Poststrasse 13-14; Nikolaiviertel
Tel: 030-24726041
*Delicious italian food, resonable prices, wide variety on the menu. Kid pizza for only 1Euro. Huge portions. Great location near the Nikolaikirche.

Ku’Dam area:

*Yep, it’s good ol’ American style KFC. Decent food. Great for the kiddos. In the open space just next to the Kaiser Wilhem church. There’s a lot of outdoor area there to sit and enjoy the sun if it’s shining.

Le Buffet – Food Court on the top floor
*Amazing, delicious, great, great food. All there ready to eat. It’s a buffet. So you grab what you want and pay by weight on things like salads and pastas. VERY pricey. Not a place for a bargain, but if you’re there and you need something fast, it is good and quick and easy.

The Berlin Zoo

Oraniumburger Strasse

Oraniumburger Strasse 33
* Delicious food, good service, beautiful place. Right on the corner across from the old post office and on the same block as the Neue Synagogue. Yum. Had the Flamkuchen – thin like a tortilla almost. The gyros one is excellent. The sandwiches and salads were great too! Ubahn (U6) purple line exit Oranienburger Tor just one stop from Friedrickstrasse.

North: – Brunnenstrasse/Torstrasse: Not touristy, but local and beautiful. A nice green area, a lot of art galleries on Brunnenstrasse, a huge park with a wine bar/restaurant in the center where a vineyard once stood, and great shopping. A fun area to roam if time allows.

La Focacceria
Fehrbelliner Strasse 24
10119 Berlin
Tel: 030-44-032-71
*Delicious!!! What a treat! Delicious focaccia pizzas for only 1.50 a slice. Choose from at least 8 flavors and they’ll heat up your slices and bring them on a nice wooden board. I could have eaten here every day. Friendly people, beautiful place, and right across from a huge playground and large park (Volkspark am Weinberg), so the kids will be happy. Take out is an option. Ubahn exit: Rosenthalerstrasse – blue line north from Alexanderplatz (U8)

2 Responses to “Berlin Food”

  1. Jennifer May 18, 2009 12:33 pm #

    There is a restaraunt called Pups just down the street from Check Point Charlie. It was the perfect end to a day of sight seeing with children. The restaurant is on the small side. They serve only pizza, but have a pretty extensive drink menu. There are candles on the tables with low lighting… nice and relaxing for parents. The other half of the restaurant is a play area for the kids (tunnels, climbing things, ball pit, some bobby cars, etc.).

  2. DACKLC April 30, 2009 9:46 pm #

    We were in Berlin over Easter weekend and we ate at Vapiano’s in the Potsdamer Platz. It was reasonably priced, pretty good Italian food and the concept was interesting. You get a plastic card when you come in and then proceed to different windows where you can order pastas, pizzas, salads and beverages. They cook your order right there in front of you, swipe your card and you take your tray of food to a table (indoor or out). The pizzas are baked in a brick oven…the crust was really yummy. We also had a caprese salad and they gave us an large round of fresh mozzarella cheese and several sweet cherry tomatoes with some basil and olive oil. YUM! When you are ready to go, you take your card up to the register and pay. They take credit cards.

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