Where can I find local German food that most tourists don't know about? What are your favorite German foods?
Ah, sweet Berlin! I wish I had eaten out more here, but I have a few suggestions...
Breakfast/Brunch: st. Gaudy cafe... looks like it MIGHT be closed? It was great, just down the street from where I was staying in Schönhauser Allee, and they made delicious egg fry-ups fast and tasty. Also, plenty of coffee. A good striking out point for Mauerpark and exploring what's left of the Berlin Wall near there.
Lunch: If you're in the heart of Berlin, it's not a bad choice to go for something like Fraticelli Restaurant Italian Grill near Alexanderplatz. It's pretty 'standard' German food--nothing too fancy, but they have all the basic krauts and wursts.
Dinner: I loved Das Meisterstück in Mitte. It was tucked away off the main streets in a much quieter neighborhood and was such a beautiful, interesting restaurant. They had a delicious potato soup, and I loved the many different sausages they had on the menu, including a vegetarian one that my veggie friend really enjoyed!
Snacks/Late Night: I don't know if they're open late night, but the best food from street vendors is currywurst, and the best currywurst in the world arguably comes from Konnopke's Imbiss. I ate so much currywurst in Berlin, I consider myself a novice enthusiast, and theirs is absolutely my favorite. Must do. Must must must!
Hope this helps! Have a great trip!!
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