Plenty Of Fish In The Sea
Berlin is not exactly a coastal city, but with the ocean a mere 250 kilometers away and lots of nearby rivers and lakes teeming with freshwater fish, this city has adopted the rich seafood tradition of the surrounding regions. To taste the delicious bounty of regional, sustainably caught seafood, head to Glut und Späne. This small, independent fish smoker is housed inside Kreuzberg’s Markthalle Neun, a 19th- century market hall that has been revitalized in recent years into one of the city’s most popular culinary destinations. Offerings at the Glut und Späne lunch and snack counter include gravad lax cured salmon, smoked mackerel, Peruvian- style ceviche, lobster rolls, and crispy fried fillets sandwiched between bread. Or settle down at one of the market hall’s tables to enjoy North German specialty Matjes, brined herring served with onions and hefty rye loaf. Time your visit to coincide with the thrice- weekly farmers’ market inside the hall and you can stock up on other delicious treats while you’re there.