Berlin Neukolln Food Tour: Taste Neukolln in just 3 hours Food / Germany

The food scene in Berlin is much like the cityscape: trendy, alternative and diverse. In fact Berlin has got a worldwide reputation for its vegan food options and is popular with foodies from around the globe. Although I grew up close to Berlin, there is still so much to see, do and EAT in Berlin. One of the districts that I have only been to a handful of times is Berlin Neukölln and what better way to get to know a place than through food. So I decided to find out more about this up-and-coming part of Berlin by doing a Berlin Neukolln Food Tour with eat-the-world.

 

Who are eat-the-world?

Berlin Neukolln Food Tour

Eat-the-world are a German tour operator offering culinary and cultural walking tours across Germany. Up until recently their popular food tours were only run in German, but they have expanded and now also offer English tours for all the non-German speaking visitors of Berlin.

The great thing about eat-the-world is that they only work with independent restaurants and eateries. Not only are they supporting local businesses with their tours, but they also give you an insight of what life as a local is like. The tours concentrate on less-touristy areas so you can experience Berlin like a local. Their motto is to experience an area through food and its people, which is something that really resonates with me.

Berlin Neukolln Food Tour

Berlin Neukolln Rixdorf

The Berlin Neukölln Food Tour is run every Friday and Saturday at 1/2pm and lasts approximately three hours.

The food stops are an exciting mix of savoury & sweet as well as international and regional specialties representing the diversity of Neukölln. Some of the samples on the tour may contain meat, but don’t worry, if you’re a Veggie or Vegan you can state that in the booking process and they will make sure the samples accommodate that.

In 3 hours we tried 7 flavoursome dishes from around the world & Germany and time traveled from the Bohemian village Rixdorf to the trendy heart of Neukölln.

Neukolln Walking Tour

At each location our guide made sure to tell us a little bit about the establishment itself, as well as the owner and their background story. The eat-the-world walking tours are not just about culinary delights; they also focus on the cultural aspect of the area.

I’ve picked three of my favourite stops from the food tour to introduce you to.

Coco Liebe

Coco Liebe Neukolln

This brightly-coloured and seriously instagrammable restaurant offers a menu that leaves little to be desired. A quirky exterior, décor that looks like it once belonged to the coolest grandma in the world and super friendly staff make Coco Liebe a very warm and welcoming place to hang out.

Coco Liebe Berlin Neukolln

Our guide ordered one of Coco Liebe’s signature dishes for us to try: a Vegetarian Lebanese Pizza topped with Mozzarella cheese, apple, mint & pomegranate creating an explosion of flavours. This was my favourite dish of the tour and I will definitely be back for seconds.

 

Prachtwerk

Prachtwerk Berlin

Prachtwerk was our second and last sweet stop of the day. My first thought was that one sweet sample would have probably been enough; as I usually prefer savoury food. It only took one bite of their delicious carrot cake for me to completely change my mind.

Cake and coffee in the afternoon are a huge part of German culture, a tradition that everyone with a sweet tooth should definitely try. Prachtwerk is a great place to get a taste for that German afternoon ritual, because you don’t just get to try one, but a selection of four of their delicious cakes.

Prachtwerk Neukolln

I loved the fact that we had some time to sit down at Prachtwerk and really enjoy the atmosphere. This Café & Bar transforms from a modern Café by day to a live music venue and bar by night.

 

OS’ Kitchen

Berlin Food Tour OS Kitchen

Towards the end of the food tour we stopped at OS’ Kitchen an independent eatery that serves delicious, traditional Arab cuisine with a modern touch. The restaurant is based in the heart of Neukölln and only uses fresh, local ingredient to create their signature dishes.

Berlin Food Tour

We got to sample two of their Falafel varieties and let me tell you I was in chickpea paradise. While Falafel are quite easy to find in most cities in Germany, I always struggle to find a place that sells or serves good-quality hummus.

 

The Verdict

Berlin Neukölln you truly are one tasty & exciting district! The walking tour has shown me that I don’t spend nearly enough time in Berlin Neukölln.

The eat-the-world food tour is great value for money at only 33€ per person and the perfect way to get to know Berlin Neukölln. This is the right option for you if you want to experience Berlin on foot, away from the typical tourist attractions. The food sampled during the tour is very international and not just the typical German cuisine.

I would highly recommend visitors of the city to go on the tour at the beginning of their stay, because I promise you, you will want to come back to some of these places for a second helping.

This food tour was complimentary, but as always all opinions are my own.

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Berlin Neukolln Food Tour


Comments

  1. Ah, I would like to do this tour with you next time I’m in Berlin. 🙂 I would also whoever styled Coco Liebe to do the same to my lounge room.

    • globalbrunch Says: July 1, 2017 at 11:10 am

      It’s a date!! This was such a fun tour. They do them in different parts of Berlin and I would love to try them all.

  2. OMG *I WOULD LIKE. It’s so cold in Melbourne I can’t type. I’m actually wearing fingerless gloves.

  3. Love it! I did a food tour like this in Rome (for a lot more money) and absolutely loved the experience. I usually stay with friends in Neukölln when I travel to Berlin, so know how amazing the food there is! Never heard of these places though, need to try them next time!

    • globalbrunch Says: July 1, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Oh a food tour in Rome must be like a dream come true. The food there is just the best! I swear I ate my body weight in Italian food when I went to Rome.

  4. I’d never really thought about doing a food tour in Germany, but this looks sooo good!

  5. I did the eat around the world tour in Hamburg with work, was so much fun! One of my friends lives in Neukolln and I happen to be visiting later this month, so I must must must share this article 😀

  6. Heading to Frankfurt this week, but never made it to Berlin. Hope I do soon, because I would love to try some of this out. That vegetarian Lebanese pizza looks amazing!

  7. I keep hearing great things about Berlin. I really hope to visit it someday. I’ve never considered doing a food tour, but this sounds like one I’d be very interested in! I love that they focus on small, independent restaurants. I would definitely do this on my first day in Berlin. Thank you for sharing!

    • globalbrunch Says: July 2, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      You’re very welcome 🙂 Berlin is a great place to visit if you like small, independent cafes and restaurants.

  8. It sounds interesting. I would love to try when in Berlin. I did a food tour in Amsterdam by boat and it was great.

  9. I LOVE food tours and this looks excellent! I never knew coffee and cake was so popular in Germany but it makes me want to visit even more.

    • globalbrunch Says: July 2, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Haha, it is very common here in Germany to have coffee and cake in the afternoon. I would argue that it’s more of a “thing” than Afternoon Tea in the UK. But strangely it’s not very well known that Germans have such a sweet tooth 🙂

  10. I normally don´t go on tours, but this one looks great and like an awesome value for the money! The places also look very pretty.

    • globalbrunch Says: July 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      It really was great value for money. Most other tours I’ve seen around would charge a lot more for a similar experience.

  11. Yum yum! Thanks for the tips! I love eating tours, will put this one on my to do list for sure.

    • globalbrunch Says: July 2, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      My pleasure 🙂 I’m a huge fan of food tours too. Are there any tours that you would recommend?

  12. Yum, yum and yum. Not sure what else to write except now I’m totally wanting falafels!

    • globalbrunch Says: July 2, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      Haha, I know the feeling. My belly was rumbling like crazy when I was writing the post 😀

  13. This is exactly the kind of city tour I’d enjoy! I love that they only support independent restaurants and that you learn about the people behind the restaurant as well as the food. It sounds like you sampled a wonderful variety of dishes from across the globe too 🙂

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