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Lockdown Food Vol.2

“IT’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT”  

A guide to culinary bliss whilst in global pandemics

Behold the updated 2nd edition in my “Lockdown Food Series” featuring my selection of the best takeout and delivery food in Kreuzberg, Neukölln and Friedrichshain during the second lockdown of Berlin’s restaurants in 2020. You’ll see that a while a lot of restaurants quickly have adjusted their offering back to their former lockdown offering, others have either decided to take a break and close or are still contemplating on what to offer.

Good news is that since the last lockdown, several new places opened their doors and their offerings are an exciting addition to the list. There is an abundance of fantastic new offerings on this list – why not give them all a try during the next weeks? Also check my Instagram feed for even more real-time offers from restaurants and shops all over Berlin.

Keep on checking back here as I will keep updating this list as new offerings emerge.

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Indian

Moksa just got their new organic spices delivered from Mumbai, and what better than spicy Indian food while you stay at home? Right, nothing.

OFFER

DELIVERY: Delivery via bike (download the app coopcycle) between 18:00 and 21:00.

TAKE-AWAY: Pre-orders also possible via the app

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If you see Zed's Tandoori chicken pop up on this menu, make sure to order it

Hearty Delights

Brunch restaurant Two Trick Pony is reopening their window for takeaway again: they will keep you warm with hearty soups, and autumnal stews, their fantastic sandwiches, but also coffee plus cakes to go. They menu will change regularly, check out their Instagram for the details.

OFFER

TAKE-AWAY: Order through the window, menus are designed with speed in mind. Kitchen is open Wednesday until Sunday between 10:00 and 15:00, cakes and coffee are available until 16:00.

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Pizza

Can’t live without Gazzo’s sourdough pizza? Me neither. Gazzo Pizza set up a fantastic 2-stop-shop setup in Neukölln with plenty of space in the line between guests. Order at the first window, get the pizza around the house at the second one. Go home happy

OFFER

TAKE-AWAY: Call in, book online or visit the restaurant for take-away.

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Check out their special order that comes with a roll of toilet paper. Might come in handy.

Neo German

Berlin’s coolest brewhouse adds a very enticing Corona-offering with a list of dishes to finish off at home. With items from Chef Ben Pommer’s famous smokers and fine veggie dishes there is something for the whole family here. Make sure to order of plenty of beer at the BRLO shop for your Netflix night as well.

OFFER

TAKEAWAY: Brlo transformed into the Brlo Späti with every beer your heart desires on sale.

DELIVERY: Check out their menu on Wolt.

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Order the chicken dishes and the don't forget to stock up on beer

Fine Dining

Upgrade your lockdown light with a fine dining dinner for two by Michelin-starred Facil. Pre-order your favourite dishes by chefs Michael Kempf and Joachim Gerner online. Don’t forget to order a bottle of wine as well while you’re at it.

OFFER

TAKEAWAY: Pre-order online via the website, pick up yourself.

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Fresh Pasta

Lockdown No. II:  Looks like Mani in Pasta will be offering a take away menu. Details will be updated. In the meantime Mani in Pasta at Markthalle 9 is offering lunch to go.

12 different kinds of pasta equal 12 different kinds of happiness, and that’s exactly what we need right now. Check out Mani in pasta online shop and live happily ever after.

 

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Peruvian

Yuca fries, ceviche (!), pan con chicarron, and many more highlights by Lila at Paul-Lincke-Ufer will bring joy in the shape of Peruvian streetfood to your cold November lockdown days.

OFFER

TAKEAWAY: Between Thursdays and Sundays from 13:00

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Pizza

W Pizza in Neukölln is serving you true pizza napoletana for take-away, as well as delivery. They now work together with The Shed in Neukölln, so you can enjoy a pizza/natural wine combo on your sofa at home.

OFFER

TAKE AWAY & DELIVERY: Only from 16:00 onward until sold out.

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The Marinara at W is legendary

Modern South Indian

Chutnify in Neukölln (as well as their branch in Pberg) will maintain a takeaway, and delivery menu throughout this ‘lockdown light’. So get yourself a warming curry to enjoy on the sofa.

OFFER

TAKE AWAY: Pre-order online, and pick up yourself between 18:00 and 21:00 in Neukölln from Tuesday to Sunday.

DELIVERY: They deliver themselves in a 3km radius of their restaurant between Tuesdays and Sundays, and from 12:00 to 15:00 and 18:00 to 21:00. The other times are available via Lieferando.

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Brunch

Yes, please: Annelies brunch for take away is a real thing! Every weekend you can get your hands on breakfast sandwiches, hash browns, and much more.

 

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If you're lucky you'll get a hold of a portion of chicken wings or pancakes

This grey November ‘lockdown light’ days are calling for a hearty meals, and that’s where Orania in Kreuzberg has got you covered. They launched the ‘ Xberg duck menu‘ including classics like a baked duck leg, but also a duck pizza, a pulled duck burger, and ducks & waffles. Check out and order the menu via Wolt.

OFFER

TAKE AWAY: Pre-order online, and pick up yourself between 17:00 and 22:00.

DELIVERY: Delivery is available via Wolt.

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Takeaway daily 17:0 - 22:00// Delivery daily 12:00 - 21:00
Wochenendkisten

Lode & Stijn is returning the ‘Wochenendkiste’ full of delicious goods for this second lockdown! They can either be turned into a multi course meal for two, or be used over the weekend in various ways. The box costs 125 Euro, and when you pick it up don’t forget to take along a few bottles of wine or beer. Pick up is on Saturdays.

OFFER

TAKE AWAY: Pre-order your box via email (reservation@lode-stijn.de) and pick it up yourself. Check their website for details.

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A unique chance to get a hold of a loaf of bread of some of the best bread in Berlin. Look for the sesame loaf!

Lunch

Bone from Markthalle 9 has got your lunch plans covered. With a weekly changing menu offering anything from a classic boulette to curry and everything in between your lunch at home is in good hands.

OFFER

TAKE AWAY: Check out the website for their changing menus and pick up yourself.

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Italian

The Italian restaurant Zum Heiligen Teufel in Kreuzberg will deliver weekly changing menus, their fantastic Vitello Tonnato, and pasta dishes right to your doorstep. Photo via Foodgraphy.

OFFER

TAKE AWAY: Monday to Friday between 17:00 and 20:00. Order before 14:00.

DELIVERY: Possible in Kreuzberg, Neukölln, and Friedrichshain. Check out their menu online.

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Modern Bistro

Neighborhood resto Barra turning into a fried chicken sandwich shop might just be the best side effect of the corona crisis so far. This sandwich is absolutely insane and to no surprise, it’s been selling out within an hour since the first day they started selling it. As a perk you can also buy a weekly changing 3-course menu to take home (pre-order only via reservation@barraberlin.com)

OFFER

TAKE AWAY: Fried chicken sandwiches (only 55 per day) to go between Thursdays and Sundays. between 12:30 until sold out.

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Get the fried chicken sandwich while they have it - it's mind blowingly good

Thai

Lockdown No. II:  At the moment it is unclear if Khao Taan will be offering take away options again. This will be updated.

 

 

 

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Come early as Chef Gaan is cooking by himself and he sells out FAST

Ramen

Homemade noodles, umami broth and soya egg? Sounds about right during lockdown. Ramen x Ramen in Friedrichshain is offering take away options for you to enjoy at home.

OFFER

TAKE AWAY: Pre-order and take your ramen with you in a biodegradable box.

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The Japanese starters are also pretty good here

Ramen

Hako Ramen at Boxhagener Platz is switching to a takeaway menu for this ‘lockdown light’. And what keeps you better warm, and happy than a bowl of ramen? Nothing.

OFFER

TAKE AWAY: Pre-order and take your ramen with you in a biodegradable box.

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Fries

No social distancing without fries: Goldies is doing delivery and take away these days, and making sure we get to enjoy their fantastic fried goods in the comfort of our own home.

OFFER

TAKE AWAY: Order online, and pick up yourself.
DELIVERY: Order online via Lieferando.

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Chinese

A dream come true: The opportunity to cook the spectacular Chung King noodles at home. Just show up at the shop and buy cook-at-home kits through the window, instructions on how to cook them and assemble the dish are on Instagram. Starting on November, 9.

OFFER

TAKE AWAY: For 22€ you’ll get two portions of the noodles. No pre-order, just show up, payments only by card.

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Use the chance and also get some of the Chung King Motel beers - the perfect beverage match

Pakistani

Lockdown No. II:  Mama Shabz is reopening mid-November with take away options. This will be updated with details.

 

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If they have the Lamb Nihari you MUST order it

Noodle Shop

Lockdown No. II: It is currently unclear if the The Panda Noodle will return with a take away/delivery concept.

 

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Order the amazing Dan Dan Noodles

Breakfast & Cocktails

The brilliant Geist im Glas are now supplying you with not only their lovely pancakes and brunch fare to eat at home but also bottling cocktails for your day drinking in style.

OFFER

DELIVERY: Preorder via phone, or the website before ten and get yourself a brunch delivered until 15:00 the latest.

TAKEAWAY: At 18:00 they open for the cocktail pick ups.

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Order the pancakes with Dulce de leche

Cocktail oick ups: WED - SUN 18:00 - 21:00Brunch delivery SAT & SUN 10:0 - 15:00
Pizza

Pizza for take away or delivered right to your doorstep: Futura pizza has got you covered. Get one of their beautiful Neapolitan pizzas and maybe a burrata for starter!

OFFER

TAKE AWAY: Check out the menu online, pre-order via phone and pick up contactless.

TAKE AWAY: Via Lieferando, Wolt, Kolyma2u.

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Fine Dining

Industry leader aka the 57th best restaurant in the world aka Nobelhart & Schmutzig are delivering full meals for you to heat and enjoy at home again. With the option of meat and vegetarian, this extraordinary experience includes a whole package delivered, incl. a main course to heat up and plate (incl. detailed instructions), bread, butter, dessert and loads of wine options as well (amazing value for money with a 10% markup only). Also included is a bag of condoms for lockdown use. Welcome to the world of Nobelhart & Daheim. The package is 75 Euro (delivery within Berlin).

Also make sure to check out the new pantry shop that’s full of fantastic items to make any lockdown day better.

OFFER

TAKE AWAY & DELIVERY: Preorder via website and then pick up the food at the restaurant or have it delivered to your home. Payment via cash or card.

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Don't miss the chance to stock up on wine from one of Berlin's best cellars

Fine Dining

The highest ranked restaurant on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the Gault Millau has decided to launch a delivery service that uses the brainpower and chefs of all the Tim Raue restaurants. Expect a wild mix of food, from fine dining Asian-fusion dishes from the Tim Raue flagship, French classics from Brasserie Collette, contemporary Prussian dishes by Villa Kellermann etc. Dishes average over 20€ and you should plan with at least 50€ per person to be full, but for that money you will also get a very well curated delivery menu by some of the most ambitious restaurants in the city.

OFFER

TAKEAWAY & DELIVERY: Order and pay via the website, the food will be delivered to your home. Make sure to place the order before 1700 the day before. Delivery fees are 15€ <8km and 30€ for <20km. You can also pick the food up at the restaurant between 11:00 – 15:00.

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The cookies might be expensive, but they are also hellishly delicious...

Bistro & Wine

UPDATE: As of November, 16th Hinterland will be closed to rest, and rejuvenate.

Brand new deli & wine bistro Hinterland in Kreuzberg is now offering a take away menu as well as wines to go. The menu entails hearty foods like a hokkaido/cheese knödel, a creamy barley risotto, or a coconut rice pudding for a dessert. While you’re at it grab yourself a bottle of natural wine to go.

OFFER

TAKEAWAY: Order and pay through their window.

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The wine offering at Hinterland is exceptional so don't forget to bring a bottle for the couch

Market

Horváth in Kreuzberg is returning with their Schmankerlmarkt on their terrace just like during the first lockdown. This time around it’ll be a bit more Christmas-themed. Expect Austrian Schmankerl and much much more starting on the weekend of November, 13th and on every weekend until the end of the lockdown.

OFFER

TAKEAWAY: Austrian delights to go.

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