German food in Berlin

As Berlin is a multicultural capital, its food has many foreign influences; flavors from Turkey, India, Russia, Czech Republic and Poland are combined with the traditional German essence to make a delicious melting pot of flavors. However, despite the international influences, it is still possible to differentiate the most authentic flavors of the German cuisine.

You have been roaming around the city for couple of hours and wonder, why do you feel hungry and thirsty? You just had breakfast in the Berlin apartments you rented, but the smell of delicious German sausages, fill the air you breathe everywhere you go, it chases you without mercy almost pushing you to try, while you see that everybody is drinking nothing but fresh and delicious beers. Your mouth waters, your stomach rumbles… it is time to eat again!

As Berlin is a multicultural capital, its food has many foreign influences; flavors from Turkey, India, Russia, Czech Republic and Poland are combined with the traditional German essence to make a delicious melting pot of flavors. However, despite the international influences, it is still possible to differentiate the most authentic flavors of the German cuisine.

Cabbage, sausages, pork, potatoes, bread and some other vegetables are the main ingredients of the most traditional German dishes. Yet with the wide range of different recipes available, German food is rich and incredibly tasty, of course, if you know what and where to eat.

Boiled, grilled, roasted or fried, sausages are probably the most favorite food among Berliners, not only because they are delicious and easy to cook, but also because of their high caloric content that makes them the perfect dish for the body to withstand the peculiar weather conditions of the German capital. Sausages are mainly made by pork meat combined with other ingredients ranging from mixtures with other kinds of meat, vegetables and raisings among many others.

Sauerkraut is another protagonist in the German food scene, it consist of chopped green cabbage that gets its sour flavor due to a lacto-fermentation process. Nowadays it is possible to get Sauerkraut in any store, market or supermarket and it is the perfect side dish due to its delicious taste and high levels of Vitamin C.No traditional dish in Berlin fail to have potatoes on it, especially the mashed ones, which is the most popular preparation that beautifully complements any dish with style and good taste.

It would be impossible to leave bread aside in Germany. Bread and cakes (kuchen) are the most important food when having breakfast in Berlin, the extensive variety of breads include; black kinds prepared with many different grains, nuts and sometimes potatoes and beer, while kuchen are mainly prepared with fruits, which combined with coffee or tea, make a perfect meal to start the day with extra energy.

Along with every single meal, even including breakfast, beer will always be on a German table. Black, wheat, lagers, red, pils… name the kind that you better like and surely you will delight yourself while drinking this fabulous beverage in the best place in the world for it.

Start your German gastronomic journey by staying in apartments in Berlin and dare trying and cooking the numerous traditional dishes that tell small pieces of history and fairy tales that the city has to tell to all its visitors. Guten Appetit!

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Hans Beltran is a world traveler, who enjoys writing everything regarding holidays and vacations. Passionate about SEO and world history, found in writing the perfect way to share his experiences with his fellow travelers.

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