Today I’m finally sharing my top Berlin tips with you! What I ate, what I saw, where I slept and what you should try too. As because I’m a fitness and food blogger I guess it’s quite obvious that those tips are rather healthy ones! 😉 Or well, at least most of them are. I’m an advocate for a healthy lifestyle but in my opinion healthy means balanced which again means treating yourself when there’s a reason. Anyways – here come my top tips for Berlin!
This must be my absolute favourite hotel chain in the world. Every single Arcotel hotel has cute little details that have something to do with that city. This time I stayed at the John F. Berlin hotel in which every room has a rocking chair which John F. Kennedy used to have because of his back problems. And all the lamps in the hotel were designed to look like his wife Jacqueline’s dress. But what was even better – the breakfast buffet! Dreamy! From Bircher muesli to bread roll variations, from fresh exotic fruit to scrambled eggs or vegan salad creations. One of the best breakfast buffets I’ve ever had for sure!
Ok, so if you didn’t have the chance to stay at the Arcotel, then you should definitely go to Spreegold to have breakfast. It’s located right at Alexanderplatz and there you can get the best pancakes in the world (even better than mine, hehe). You have to order the filter coffee which you can refill 6920171 times, then the Canadian pancakes with fried bananas and bacon (which might sound weird but I promise it’s a taste explosion!) and if you still have some space in your tummy, then have the oatmeal with fruit and granola too. I think they cook it in coconut milk and it’s soooo mouthwatering and creamy! Off the record, I had all that. On the same morning.
Lunch: The Bowl
Since the Instagram era everyone knows the following hip dishes: chia pudding, matcha tea, sweet potato fries, Buddha bowl, raw cakes etc etc. During my Berlin weekend I visited the bowl twice and ate my way through the menu! I can definitely recommend the savoury bowls and the iced coffee with coconut milk. Yum!
This here is the not so healthy tip but it will definitely warm your hearts. At least it warned my heart. And made me smile. And so much more. Because Turkish food is a MUST when you’re in Berlin (much more so than Currywurst!). Nowhere in the world you will find more Turks than in Berlin (well, maybe in turkey? :D) and if there’s something the Turks can do, then it’s cooking. My friend Angie took me to a restaurant in Warschauer Straße but there are little Turkish places everywhere. My absolute recommendation: anything with falafels! Either a veggie platter with falafels and hummus or a falafel wrap. Promise me to never visit Berlin without having Turkish food pretty please! And as I said – this might not be the healthiest tip but it’s definitely worth all the deep frying.
Oh and one last thing: even though it says breakfast to dinner I of course didn’t have all these courses on one day! 😉
Have you been to Berlin and did you try places that I haven’t been to yet? I’m definitely going there again so please let me know in the comments!