Berlin is known for its culinary diversity, and little else is as popular as the city’s favourite fast and cheap vegetarian eats: falafel. The delicious chickpea balls with herbs and spices served in wraps, sandwiches, and on flavourful mixed plates (Teller), can be found at restaurants, food stands and kiosks across the city. Here are the very best spots for falafel in Berlin.
Located in the stylish Charlottenburg neighbourhood, Karun Bistro is a cosy restaurant with a Persian-Arab menu. Although there is plenty of high-quality meat on offer, this joint also has a range of vegetarian options. To enjoy the full range of flavours, order a plate, which is topped with hummus, Moutabal (eggplant purée), a serving of rice dishes, a range of sauces and perfectly spiced falafel balls. The portions are generous, and the prices are reasonable, it’s the perfect falafel spot in western Berlin.
If you’re craving a crisp falafel, in some pita bread, as a wrap or on a mixed plate with fresh salad, tabboulé, halloumi and hummus, than Falafel Daye is the place to go. The falafel is crispy and fragrant, and the menu, which is packed with all the usual favourites, is well-priced and has a range of vegetarian and vegan options. Located in vibrant Prenzlauer Berg, it’s the perfect spot in warmer months to sit outside and people watch.
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