FOOD & GOURMET
The vast array of culinary tools, gadgets, and gizmos at this kitchen supply store will inspire you to connect with your inner chef. Second location at Wörther Str. 39 in Prenzlauer Berg. www.coledampfs.de. Uhlandstr. 54–55. T: 030.8839191. U Hohenzollernplatz.
Fassbender & Rausch
B4 This is Berlin’s undisputed temple of chocolate. As if the longest chocolate counter in the world weren’t enough, the shop also features eye-popping displays of chocolate masterpieces, like a model of the Reichstag made from 300 kg of dark chocolate. www.fassbender-rausch.de. Charlottenstr. 60. T: 030.20458443. U Stadtmitte.
E3 A family-run company since 1909, this chocolaterie is famous for its “heavenly truffles” sold in four outlets throughout the city. The house specialty is a melty milk chocolate praline with a sugar crust. www.leysieffer.de. Kurfürstendamm 218 (check website for other locations). T: 030.8857480. U Uhlandstraße. C4
Built in 1891 and one of only three historic market halls remaining in Berlin, Markthalle IX has undergone a revival in recent years, now hosting a farmers’ market every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Check the website for other foodie events, like the popular Street Food Thursdays and periodic cheese and sweets markets. www.markthalle9.de. Eisenbahnstr. 42– 43. T: 030.577094661. U Görlitzer Bahnhof.
A tempting selection of unique chocolates from all around the world awaits sweets fans at this beautiful shop, where the wares are presented in original 1890s wooden display cases from the location’s past life as a pharmacy. www.winterfeldt-schokoladen.de. Goltzstr. 23. T: 030.23623256. U Nollendorfplatz, U Eisenacher Straße.