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Colder weather means one thing: bring on the Vietnamese noodle soup! And we don't just mean pho. Expand your horizons at three new restaurants. more

Nov 26, 2017 11:00 AM , Food & Drink

Star chef Tim Raue pivoted from Asian to French bistro cuisine with his latest concept. It might not be accurate, but that doesn't mean it isn't tasty... more

Oct 24, 2017 2:00 PM Food & Drink

You've read the blog buzz about the new Tel Aviv export and late-night dining spot off Oranienburger Straße, but is it justified? Mostly! more

Oct 6, 2017 12:00 PM , Food & Drink

Avocado toast: overhyped millennial meme, or the best thing ever? Whatever you think about it, you can't avoid it in Berlin. From the new to the noteworthy, we sampled the toast of the town. more

Sep 29, 2017 12:00 PM , , Food & Drink

Stop sending me congratulatory messages about the French elections, says Françoise Poilâne. French voters may have resolutely said "non" to a right-wing presidency, but now we have Macron. We might be vaguely 'relieved', but happy? more

May 9, 2017 1:00 PM Opinion 2 Comments

There's finally an antidote to Berlin's Vietnamese food problem (ubiquitous, cheap and underwhelming): City West's Madame Ngo, serving Berlin's best nem and some damn fine pho. Time to take a trip to Kantstraße. more

Sep 16, 2016 11:45 AM Food & Drink

Of course our new Polish issue includes Polish food. Landsberger Eck pays tribute to the Prussian roots of Western Poland with Kneipe-style home cooking. Read about it here and grab the issue for more Eastern eats. more

Sep 2, 2016 12:00 PM Food & Drink

We finally found the perfect croissant in Berlin! Third-wave coffee purveyors The Barn on Schönhauser Allee have their impeccably flaky crescents sourced from Mitte caterers Splendid Delikatessen. Happy dunking! more

Aug 15, 2016 12:30 PM Food & Drink

Lured by a friend to Berlin in 2013, Gorius opened a slice of France in Schöneberg. At Cantine d'Augusta, named after Gorius' late Oma, raw foodies can rejoice in pungent cheeses, any number of cured cold cuts and over 100 wines. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:15 PM Food & Drink

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A tiny, unassuming café just steps from the overhyped Anna Blume hides one of Berlin's best vegan, macrobiotic breakfasts. Time for Françoise to bust this Prenzlauer Berg secret wide open. more

Jun 1, 2016 3:00 PM Food & Drink

Looking for somewhere to quell the pang for a satisfying breakfast? Look no further than Prenzlauer Berg’s first Australian café, where you can indulge in Antipodean brunch during the day and, at night, sip on French wines as well. more

Apr 1, 2016 11:00 AM Food & Drink

It's not just enough to open a co-working space in Berlin these days – you've gotta have the right productivity-boosting eats as well. Here are four canteens worth noting. more

Mar 2, 2016 10:00 AM , , Food & Drink

Burger joints are downright inescapable in Berlin, and now there's one more to put on your burger map – Spud Bencer. The Frenchies behind the Fhain burger enterprise serve both tasty veggie and beef patties as well as (real!) home-cut potato fries. more

Feb 1, 2016 11:40 AM Food & Drink

Michel le Voguer is the affable, no-nonsense Frenchman behind Kreuzberg's beloved Kiez bistro Chez Michel. In the first of our Top Chef series, we asked him a few questions about the restaurant biz in Berlin. more

Jan 18, 2016 4:00 PM Food & Drink

So it's midway through January, and you're already starting to slip on your New Year's resolutions. But we've got just the stuff to (re-)kickstart your motivation – by appealing to the foodie in you. more

Jan 15, 2016 12:00 PM , , , , , , Food & Drink

We're all on the look-out for decent pizza in Berlin. Well, we have found the real deal in Zola – a Polish-run Neopolitan pizza joint on the banks of Paul-Linke-Ufer. Check it out now, we think you'll agree. more

Dec 10, 2015 4:15 PM Food & Drink

It might not be cheap but the off-Ku'Damm Abchasia does Abkhazian cuisine with quality ingredients and tender loving care. From flatbread to spicy lamb and Caucasian grappa, there are enough unique dishes here to tempt anybody's tastebuds. more

Sep 2, 2015 12:15 PM Food & Drink

Heard of Industry Standard? Of course you have. But does Neukölln's most-blogged-about eatery for urban creatives really deserve all the buzz it's gotten over the past half-year? Françoise doesn't think so... more

Jun 19, 2015 2:15 PM Food & Drink 2 Comments

Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge of obscure varietals or find the perfect complement to your dinner, here are three places where what’s in your glass is just as important as what’s on your plate. more

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 PM , , Food & Drink

Found on the ground floor of Torstraße’s exclusive Soho House since February, it’s hard to take The Kitchen very seriously. But then again it's hard to argue with their delicious salads and delectable soups. Finally Berlin gets lunch right. more

Apr 15, 2015 1:00 PM Food & Drink

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