Berlin Food Digest #16

The homecoming issue

Mar 15th, 2017

Dear Reader,

I’m finally back in town after deep diving into Thai cuisine and losing a spice challenge with a Thai chef (R.I.P stomach lining). It feels fantastic to be back eating in our glorious capital and I can’t wait to try all our new restaurant openings. To celebrate my homecoming, I had three döners and a Standard pizza, that was right before I announced my new The BFS Berlin Food Tour, where I’ll be taking guests to eat like a local with some of the BEST Berlin dishes at my favourite restaurants. Also, I’m working on bringing you Terroir Berlin – my very own food symposium in May which will bring some of the world’s best chefs to Berlin in May. I have a feeling this will be one tasty spring…

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Little Joy
The purveyors of one of Berlin’s most in demand brunch pop-ups have found a weekday home for their brunch, cakes and coffee at Sweethearts Berlin – the new cafe at Agora.

Now open on Senefelderstraße, Berlin’s first ‘hors d’oeuvre’ bar serves Berlin-adapted, French recipes in tapas-style portions.

There’s some new beef on the Gabriel-Max-Straße block in the shape of J.Kinski’s homemade and delicious sandwiches (hello pastrami), salads and more. You’ll probably recognise them from their street-food pop-ups.

Kin Dee & Golden Phoenix
I mentioned these imminent openings last month but here’s a reminder; Dalad Kambhu’s Kin Dee collab with the Grill Royal boys, and Duc Ngo’s Golden Phoenix restaurant at the Provocateur Hotel have both opened their doors. Go feast!


La Lucha
After a series of successful pop ups, Berlin’s next modern-Mexican will open its doors on Paul-Linke Ufer to us food hungry public on April 5th.

Industry Standard
Ramses Manneck’s Kreuzkölln domination continues… Not only is he opening a natural wine shop, (rumour has it there’s a new restaurant on the cards somewhere in the area as well), he’s also got ex-Les Solistes sous-chef, Thomas Leitner, working the Industry Standard stove as well.

Terroir Berlin
I’m currently organising a food event like no other – where some of the world’s top chefs (including Mark Best, Amanda Cohen, Matt Orlando & Jeremy Charles) will collaborate with local restaurant heroes (including Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Ernst, Horvath & Rutz) on four days of talks, forums, dinners and of course, food. Stay tuned for more news.


Nosh Berlin event banner


19th – Nosh Berlin kicks off
22nd – The King of Table kicks off
25th – The BFS Berlin Food Tour
30th – New Polish. Dinner by Aleksander Baron 


Saturday 25th March with me!

Want to go on a fresh new food tour through Berlin’s rich food history and all its BEST dishes & drinks with the world’s foremost expert on Berlin food? (Yup – that’s me!) Then check out my all new BFS Berlin Food Tour. I’ll take you to some of my favourite joints, stuff you silly, tell you crazy stories you didn’t know and show you the way to the best food in Berlin. If you’ve got friends in town it could also make a pretty damn sweet gift. Read more and book tickets.

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