Neukölln is a dynamic and diverse neighbourhood in Berlin – an epicentre of culture, art and great food. It’s also home to a vibrant Turkish community, whose strong roots in the neighbourhood have given the area some of the best Middle Eastern joints in the city. From African to Lebanese and Turkish influences, these places offer crunchy, fragrant and tasty falafel, prepared in a range of traditional dishes. Here are the best falafel restaurants in Neukölln.
Al-Andalos is the best-priced falafel shop located on Sonnenallee in Neukölln. It’s a favourite among locals and offers plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. The falafel sandwich and vegetarian mixed plate are popular dishes, made fresh when ordered and at a legendary low-price.
Falafel Jakoub is located on the trendy, lively street Weserstraße and is one of the most tempting falafel restaurants in the city. Serving up crunchy, perfectly seasoned falafel, paired with perfectly roasted vegetables, mouth-watering hummus, creamy tahini and fresh salad on mixed plates or in a pita bread. Catering to a range of dietary needs, it’s a must try in Neukölln.
Located on the bustling boulevard of Sonnenallee, Azzam is a tasty Lebanese joint with authentic flavours and a variety of traditional dishes. Known for its hummus, made fresh all day, this fast food spot also has some of the tastiest falafel in the city, with a crunchy sesame-speckled flavour.
Imren Grill is famed for having one of the best döner kebabs in Berlin. It’s a late-night eats institution, dedicated to serving up the very best Turkish food and beef döner kebabs. However, vegetarians and falafel lovers won’t miss out either as they also make some seriously delicious falafel kebabs.
Specializing in Arabic cuisine, Al Hanan is a well-kept Neukölln secret. With arguably some of the best falafel and hummus in town, this joint is the master of traditional chickpea dishes. Centrally located on Sonnenallee and with amazingly low prices, it’s a favourite amongst the locals.
Traditional spices, fresh produce and centuries-old recipes make Yücel Kebab Restaurant a true Neukölln gem. For over a decade this joint has been serving up some of the finest Turkish cuisine in the city, while their menu favours meat and mixed grill plates, they also serve some über-authentic and succulent falafel.
Sahara Imbiss has the falafel to beat all falafels, crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and drenched in its renowned peanut sauce. This is cheap vegetarian and vegan fast food at its best. Choose a falafel sandwich for just €2,50 or add fried vegetables/halloumi for just a few cents more. The Sahara Teller and mixed plates are also crowd favourite. There are three different locations in Neukölln, Kreuzberg and Schöneberg, each one serving up delicious Sudanese treats, at unbeatably low prices.