Barbara Woolsey

Barbara Woolsey

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Barbara Woolsey is a journalist and guidebook author based in Berlin, Germany. Growing up on the Canadian prairies with Filipino, Irish, and Scottish roots, helped spark a passion for food from around the world (across over 50 countries to date, in fact). She has worked on guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Fodor’s and Michelin Green Guides, and contributed articles about food, drink, and travel to The Guardian, Reuters, and more.

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This old-school deli counter in Charlottenburg is the perfect place for breakfast or a late lunch - don’t leave without some smoked fish and eel.

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Lon-Men’s Noodle House

This decades-old Taiwanese spot is our choice for affordable soups, noodles, and dim sum in the Charlottenburg area.

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Madame Ngo

When you need something warm in the middle of a Berlin winter, Madame Ngo serves our favorite pho in a comfortable space in Charlottenburg.

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There are few special occasion spots that we recommend as often as Prism - the food is great, the wine list is varied, and it’s a comfortable space.

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Adana Grillhaus

Adana Grillhaus - with multiple locations through the city - is our favorite Turkish grill house, especially since it’s open until 2am daily.

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893 Ryotei

The outside of this high-end sushi bar looks looked like it’s closed - the inside is bright and sleek and perfect for impressing someone.

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Between the menu full of high-end ingredients and the 400-bottle wine list, Cell in Charlottenburg is a very impressive French spot.