Berlin Food Digest #32

the bumper update

Feb 25th, 2019

Dear Reader,

It’s been a fantastic start to the year with several, incredible restaurant discoveries and a food scene that’s pulsating with good energy! Check the BFS Gram regularly for details (and keep on pounding me with those comments please!) On a massive non-Berlin side note, now that Finest Food Stories is LIVE, don’t miss checking out its spectacular To-Eat Lists which unite the infinite knowledge of my favourite friends-in-food from all over the world. You’ll find insider tips on the best places to eat in Hong Kong, Oslo, Lisbon and many more – everything you need to survive a food weekend or longer. Use them to escape the Berlin winter, tell your friends, and follow the Finest Gram for updates.
Thank you & Mahlzeit.

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Pars pralinen Berlin Kristiane Kegelmann

©Kristiane Kegelmann


Pars Pralinen 
The multi-talented sculptor Kristiane Kegelmann has channelled her vast patisserie knowledge into a new line of futuristic chocolates with ingredients sourced from some of Brandenburg’s finest producers including Erdhof Seewalde and Grete Peschken. Choosing a Berlin food gift just got a whole lot easier.

Udon & Gyoza 
New from the Royals and Rice crew, this izakaya-style pop up has found a permanent home on Alte Schönhauser Str.

YaMe NumNums
Uniting an Australian concept with a huge variety of southern Asian flavours, you’ll find this cosy new cafe on Flughafenstr.

Khao Taan 
After many years doing the rounds at Bite Club and Street Food Thursday, this modern Thai restaurant now has its own fixed location on Gryphiusstr.

Otto X Mrs Robinson’s 
The Mrs Robinson’s crew are going on a one month sabbatical and taking over the space is Otto – a brand new restaurant concept brought to you by chef, Vadim Otto Ursus, and Wagner‘s Jan Otto Hugel. It all kicks off on Feb 14th. Berlin’s hottest pop-up? I say JA.


The Catch
A new Japanese izakaya that comes to Berlin by way of Riga, Latvia is set to open somewhere around town in March. Stay tuned on where and when.

Thai BBQ champion, Khwan, is behind this new restaurant serving “southern and central Thai cuisine”. Location TBC but keep an eye out for pop-ups. Also: check out their related boat-noodle concept called Boat 36.

Kreuzberg’s Turkish grill heroes are headed for pastures new with rumours of a soon-to-open restaurant on Kurfürstendamm. Lucky West Berliners…

And speaking of luck, I’m damn happy that Friedrichshain’s Hako Ramen is opening a second shop on Prenzlauer Berg’s Kastanienallee!

These Markthalle Neun stalwarts will be opening an all-new bakery with an inbuilt PIZZERIA over in Schöneberg during the coming months, spreading some of Berlin’s most loved bakes a little further afield.

Ever wished for a thinner take on the pizza crust offerings around Berlin? Mercato promises “thin crust, flame-cooked” pizzas from its new location on Danziger Str, opening this month.


Goldies Truffle Fries event
Feb/March 2019

25th: Hoon’s Chinese Pop-up @ Albatross Bakery
28th: Truffle Fries and Natural Wine @ Goldies
4th: Terroir Talks: Food & Farming @ HERMANN’S
16th: The BFS Berlin Food Tour


Finest Food Stories To-Eat Lists
Planning a trip and need to know what’s happening on the local food scene? Finest Food Stories unites experts in Warsaw, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Oslo, Stockholm and more, to bring you the must-visit, must-eat locations and dishes in each city. You’ll find 15 places spread across 10 categories including wine bars, bakeries and breakfast. Want chicken piri-piri in Lisbon, Warsaw‘s best pierogi, or intel on Hong Kong‘s dim sum? It’s all there for you.