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Rocket and Basil is our favorite Persian lunch spot, and it’s especially great after Checkpoint Charlie - which is a 15 minute drive away.
Kin Dee is Berlin’s best Thai restaurant, and while the food is beautiful and carefully made, it’s a comfortable space to eat some curry.
Bonvivant is part vegetarian restaurant, part bar, and it works really well whether you’re stopping in for a drink or staying for a full meal.
If you’re eating pizza anywhere in the vicinity of Prenzlauer Berg, it should be at Standard Serious Pizza.
Lavanderia Vecchia is a romantic Italian restaurant in Neukolln that’s pricey for dinner, but a great deal at lunch.
Berlin’s best boozy brunch is at Geist im Glas, a dark, wood-covered bar in Neukolln.
Coda is the first and only all-desserts restaurant in Germany, and it’s one of the most unique dinners you can have in Berlin.
Whether you’re going out in Neukolln or Kreuzberg, Chicha is located between the two and is perfect for a big group dinner before.
Barra is one of the few great places open on Sundays/Mondays, so make a reservation for this very comfortable place in Neukolln.
Yafo, an Israeli place in Mitte, has great food and is usually a party on weekend nights.
Liu is a Sichuan spot in downtown Mitte that’s the best option in the area for lunch - especially after Checkpoint Charlie.
At Shiori, you’ll sit next to the 10 other guests during the single 7:30pm seating and eat European/Japanese small plates.
Otto is a wine bar focused on natural wine and sustainable food options - come to this small place in Mitte for a little of both.
Nobelhart & Schmutzig is the fine dining restaurant that pioneered the local, sustainable food movement in Berlin - and it’s still worth a visit.
This 19th-century market houses local vendors - come when you can’t make a decision, want to try lots of different things, or on a rainy day.