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What to Eat and Drink at Kulturbrauerei’s Street Food Sundays

BERLIN, Germany – Warm Sundays in Berlin are mostly spent outside, soaking up the sun and taking advantage of the rarity that is warm weather. However, we recently discovered that there’s a way to get some of that much needed Vitamin D while binge-ing on some amazing street food. All you have to do is hop on a train or bike to Kulturbrauerei on a Sunday. There, you’ll find some of the city’s best food trucks all parked in one spot.

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Built in the 1800’s, this complex used to be the Schultheiss Brewery. These days, it’s a place fit for East Berlin’s cool crowd. With hip offices, a cinema, and being the ever Instagrammable event space, Kulturbrauerei has become a must-visit destination in Prenzlauer Berg.

The best thing about it though? Definitely street food Sundays wherein the old brewery transforms into foodie heaven. From food trucks selling the hippest purple burger in town, to stalls selling Asian dishes that actually taste Asian for a change; there’s something for everyone.

Of course, there are also the local breweries selling craft beer and ones that sell bottles bearing commercial labels. What’s not to love?

And if that isn’t hipster enough for you, there’s even a Photoautomat – one of Berlin’s famous, vintage photo booths – inside the complex.

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Food we Loved

With so many options, what should you be ordering? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. We tried some of the most sought after food over the weekend. We’re also glad to report that not one dish let us down.

You’ve been hearing and reading about Filipino food being the next big thing. But have you actually tried it?

Asian is in Fashion

The Binge - Kulturbrauerei - Street Food - Weekend - Berlin - Germany - Tapa Girl - Ube Burger - Filipino FoodWe were pleasantly surprised to see food truck Tapa Girl at Kultubrauerei with their Ube Burgers.

Made of purple yam, these healthy buns go unexpectedly well with a juicy cut of beef.

Not to mention that one of the variants comes with grilled beef fillet marinated in anatto, soya, honey, and lime. And then seasoned with a peppery cheese sauce.

Not a meat eater? Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

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And since we’re on the topic of Asian food, we need to talk about the crispy, mouthwatering Korean fried chicken. There’s only one, unnamed stall selling it so it would be pretty hard to miss.

If you, by any chance skip this because of the long line, you’ll most likely regret it too. Both the soja (soya) and spicy variants are worth a try, and will go well with any type of beer served by the local craft brewers in this market.

After all, Chimaek or Chicken and Beer did not become a global trend for nothing.

European Offerings

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The Raclette stall at Kulturbrauerei comes with all the bells and whistles that will make any cheese lover happy. Berries, pickles, – the whole shebang.

However, enjoying it in its purest form – all hot, gooey, and melted on some toasted bread – is still something that we would opt for.

At only EUR4 (USD4.50), it’s quite a steal. Just make sure you split this serving with a friend if you want to try other food truck offerings.

There are a lot of Italian restaurants in The Binge - Kulturbrauerei - Street Food - Weekend - Berlin - Germany - GnocchiBerlin, and a lot of them are really good. Thanks to the huge Italian population residing in the country, it can be rather easy to get your hands on authentic, Italian dishes without having to hop on a quick flight to Rome.

Over the weekend, we also got to try some truffle gnocchi sold by a stall that sells different types of this Italian dumpling. Carbs? So what? We go big or we go home here at The Binge. To tell you the truth – every bite was worth it.

Drinks? Of course, there’re drinks!

The Binge - Kulturbrauerei - Street Food - Weekend - Berlin - Germany - Fritz Kola - Berliner WeisseNow, what to drink? In Berlin, everyone’s spoilt for choice when it comes to beer so picking one can be overwhelming.

An interesting drink we found is the Berliner Weiße mixed with some strawberry syrup. The Berliner Weiße is a sour, white beer that was originally brewed in Northern Germany – way back in the 16th century.

It’s quite sour on its own, thus the popularity of mixing it with some syrup. This beer cocktail, usually served with a straw, is perfect for the warm weather this season.

We believe that laying off the alcohol should come with a proper excuse. If you have one, though, don’t worry. There’s an equally German drink you can try. Fritz-Kola is Germany’s less sweet, more caffeinated offering to the soda-loving crowd. It comes in a lot of varieties but the original is something we believe a newbie in Berlin should try.

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And for those looking for some tropical drinks, the dim sum stall sells fresh coconuts.

Perfect for the summer, don’t you think?

What and where is your favourite street food haunt located? Let us know in the comments section below. – The Binge

All images except that of the Ube Burger are property of The Binge. Ube Burger photo from the Tapa Girl website.



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