While there are a lot of places trying their hand at Mexican food in Berlin, few do it quite like Burrito Baby. With their Mexican vegetarian cuisine, they have harnessed flavorful vegetarian street food. Burrito Baby is up there with the best Mexican food in Berlin. One of the best to try is the GVB burrito or the ‘Nicer’ tacos with pinto beans, green chili, and fresh pico de gallo salsa. Bear in mind their slightly sporadic opening hours, but otherwise this place is a guaranteed Mexican experience.
Langano is a little gem off of Kottbusser Straße providing us with a glimpse into the vibrant flavors of Ethiopian cuisine. The dishes are centered around injera, a sour ‘pancake’, and the deep rich spice of the Ethiopian stews. Using injera instead of cutlery, Langano is a wonderful spot to swap and share these wholesome dishes, to discover or return to the cuisine, in a bright, friendly and laid-back location.
For a different take on the Vietnamese restaurants of Berlin, head to Viet He Hai. Like most Vietnamese places, you can get a steamy bowl of Pho Bo, but here you should go for Bún Cha Ca. A soup with fish cake, loads of dill, and Vietnamese rhubarb that pays homage to the Cha Ca dish of Hanoi fame. In fact, the dish is so popular that there is a street in Hanoi named after it. Viet He Hai definitely conjures up the feeling of a misty Hanoi day hiding away in one of the many restaurants, including Vietnam’s oldest, in Cha Ca Street.
If you’re on the hunt for the best ramen in Berlin, there are a bunch of contenders offering their efforts. However, Cocolo really might just be amongst the top. Renowned by locals and ramen fanatics alike, A Cocolo favorite is the velvety tonkotsu ramen, with pork belly, and both miso and shio ramen, too. With just a handful of tables, keep in mind that you might have to wait to get a spot at Cocolo.
Korean barbecue spot, Ssam, offers stiff competition to the now almost classic Berlin Korean barbecue spot, Kimchi Princess. With lunch specials like the dolsot bibimbap in a hot stone bowl or cheese bulgogi, and Korean barbecue favorites like the beef galbi, Ssam showcases the vibrance and breadth of Korean culinary flavors.