Before I proceed, you should know that I am Black and a first-generation immigrant. Therefore, it is not completely lost on me that my feelings on this subject of identity will be met with resistance, disagreeing opinions and questions, all of which may emerge because “Today, I feel German” will be considered by many an atypical declaration. It is not every day a man who was born and raised at the heels of Mount Fako, Cameroon audaciously declares himself part of a giant colonialist nation, Germany, in such a public format. These are not feelings I am allowed to claim ownership of, because possessing such opinions can easily be mistaken for the denouncement of one’s own traditions and heritage in the quest to insert one’s self onto a culture that has no place for one’s sensibilities and difference.
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.