Berlin: A street food guide

By QT/ Team

Street food markets have evolved into a hip alternative to regular restaurant visits. Walking around little food stands, beeing able to try all kinds of delicacies – local & international – seems to be a very big deal in the german capital. QT/ offers you a special selection of some of Berlins most interesting & mouthwatering street food markets. Check it out!

1. Maybachufer Market, Kreuzberg

Stretched along the Maybachufer, every Tuesday and Friday you can wander around the Turkish market in Kreuzberg.  Offering all kinds of Middle Eastern food, this is a very popular spot among locals. Walking around the crowded little paths, hearing the vendors yell out special prices and the smell of spices and aromas in the air; this all gives you a proper middle eastern vibe. The freshest vegetables & fruits, pide & dips, spices and much more is offered on this market. This is definitely worth a visit.

Where? Maybachufer,  Kreuzberg

When? Tuesday & Friday from 11am – 6:30pm

Insider! Come by before the market closes to get hold of special deals.

2. Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg

The “Street Food Thursday” event in the Markthalle Neun has made itself a name in the last couple of years. Based in a traditional, late 19th Century original market hall, this event offers you a wide range of food, every Thursday from 5-10pm. From Chinese dumplings to traditional German cuisine; you’ll definitely find a food booth that suites your needs! Also, the Markthalle Neun hosts a standard food market during the week with a lunch kitchen, which is also worth checking out.

Where? Eisenbahnstraße 42/43, 10997 Berlin

When? Thursdays from 5-10pm

Insider! Try the Nigerian FuFu.

3. “Thaiwiese” (Preußenpark), Wilmersdorf

This one goes out to all the Thai Food Lovers around the city! This street food market actually started around 20 years ago with the gathering of thailandese families living in Berlin, who met in the park on weekends and cooked for each other. Today the “Thaiwiese” is the biggest asian street food park in Germany, even though it is a rather informal affair… During summer time the market welcomes you on weekends with the most original Thai dishes of the city and an extraordinary experience.

Where? Thaipark (Preußenpark) Brandenburgische Strasse, 10707 Berlin

When? During summer time: Friday-Sunday, 11am – 10pm (only with good weather)

Insider: Try the Papaya Salad and Sticky Rice with Mango.

4. Armeniusmarkthalle, Moabit

The Armeniusmarkthalle first opened its doors in 1891, was fully restored in 2010 and now hosts a local food hall in the district of Moabit. This one is still a “insider tip”, since it has not been flooded by food tourists like many other places in Berlin. It is both; a fresh food market & street food market. There is a range of different food booths spread around the big hall with high seilings. This is a must-try in Berlin with some seriously delicious treats!

Where? Arminiusstraße 2-4, 10551 Berlin

When? Monday- Saturday from 8am-10pm

Insider! Try the Alabama-style ribs at Pignut BBQ.

5. Burgers & Hip Hop, Kreuzberg

The name of this open air pop-up does not promise too much! An extremely popular and packed street food event in Kreuzberg at the “Prince Charles” Club. This is the only place where you can enjoy one of Berlins most unique burgers while listening to your favorite hip-hop track. The Burgers and Hot Dogs offered here are all pretty extraordinary, with some unique flavours. After you’ve stuffed your tummy you can dance away the calories to some of the finest Hip Hop Beats and Black Music.  Since this event only takes place once a month, go check the date & don’t miss it!

Where? Prinzenstraße 85f, 10969 Berlin

When? Irregular dates. Burger eating: 3pm, Party: 10pm.

Insider! Come early; the place gets packed pretty fast

by Celine Werdelis, Dominik Meier, Recha Foffa CC