WHERE’S THE ICONIC BERLIN FOOD?
Currywurst and döner should be on every Berlin visitor’s to-do list, but with all the stands in town, it’s hard to pick the best. For one of the city’s most famous currywurst stalls, visit Konnopke’s Imbiss (Schönhauser Allee 44b) in Prenzlauer Berg, whose sausages have kept Berliners happy for almost a century. Get to know the spicy wurst even better at the Currywurst Museum (www. currywurstmuseum.com), exploring the history and significance of Berlin’s most famous culinary export. Though of more recent invention, the döner kebab also enjoys a respectable history. Created by a Turkish immigrant in the 1970s to provide guest workers with a fast lunch, it quickly became West Berlin’s street food of choice. At Imren (Boppstr. 10) you can be sure you’re in for the real thing, as it’s smack in the middle of the Turkish part of Kreuzberg. The shop is nearly always full, owing its fame to its döners’ tender, perfectly seasoned meat and fresh bread. To try both Berlin famous delights in one go, Mehringdamm is your one-stop spot, with Mustafa’s chicken and vegetable döner on one side of the road (look for the long line of people as you exit the U-Bahn) and the famous Curry36 directly opposite.