Street food can mean many different things. From Jamaican Barbecue, freshly roasted coffee to homemade ice-pops, everything is possible. Street food is part of Berlins dynamic though relaxed lifestyle. In this city you are always on the run from one place to another. Still, Germans care about what they consume, so going for cheap take-away everyday isn’t an option for most. Luckily there aren’t only big street food markets for established bbq pros, but also a lot of smaller, less known culinary projects. Small food trucks (or bikes) and pop-up kitchens by friends and family driven by a passion for food make our stomachs happy, so we have collected some of our favorite ones for you here.
You are hungry, you want something nutritious and so delicious it’s addictive? Arepas, fried or grilled breads made out of ground maize dough, are the answer. Behind Kärrecho there is a group of friends (and one mom), who’ve made it their goal to bring traditional and authentic food from Venezuela to Berlin and we thank them for it!
Kärrecho, opening their new store today in Friedrichshain at Neue Bahnhofstraße 25.
Inspired by the recipes from the African restaurant run by her parents in Australia the young lady behind Bele Africa cooks traditional African dishes for the culinary curious Berlin crowd. Often every course is dedicated to the kitchen of another African country, so eating with Bele Africa really takes you on a culinary journey. Look out for her next pop-up!
Bele Africa, stay tuned for our event guide for the next pop-ups
When talking about authentic street food in Berlin there is one event that cannot be unnamed: Thai Park. Every weekend people are coming to so named “Thai Wiese” in Preußenpark Berlin, where you can find all kinds of real Thai food.
Thai Park, Preußenpark, Brandenburgische Straße
The Dosabike is a family business, run by cousins and friends, who realized after their numerous travels to India that they simply couldn’t live without proper Dosa anymore. Re-creating an authentic version of what they have been taught to cook in India is the main idea of the Dosabike crew, since some of them have indian roots and care a lot about maintaining a diverse environment in Berlin. Dosa is a vegan street food made of a very thin bread/ pancake that mainly consists of rice and is being served with delicious vegan vegetable Masala and fresh coconut chutney.
photo: Valerie-Siba Rousparast
After eating your way through Berlin, it might be time to drink. That’s what SugaSuga specialize in. They will serve you delicious detox-cocktails made from freshly pressed raw sugar cane juice that some of you might know from Latin America or Southeast Asia. Healthy, tasty and organic!
SugaSuga, soon to be met on the Lollapalooza Festival, Treptower Park, Phone: 0172 8232028.
We hope our selection has made you curious to discover more of the culinary spectrum the world has to offer. What other international pop-up and street food projects do you know besides the already quite well known ones from Markthalle 9 and Bite Club do you know? Let us know in the comments below.