The sandwich is a lunchtime staple across the globe. All you need is two slices of bread and whatever your mind can imagine to slide in the middle. Such a simple concept, but done right, it can be pretty amazing. Berlin is a city with a food-on-the-go mentality that many large metropolitan cities share, which means that sandwiches are naturally a staple in the young professional’s diet. Here is a list of sandwiches you have to try in Berlin, and where to find them.
Banh Mi Classic at CôCô Banh Mi Deli | © FoodieBerlin
The breakfast butty is an English breakfast favorite that can transport you straight to the United Kingdom. In fact, East London caters to just that. Their menu is focused on good old fashioned traditional UK and Irish comfort food. Here patrons can tuck into classic dishes like bangers and mash, fish and chips, sticky toffee pudding, or the full English breakfast. Not English enough for you? Why not join in their pub quiz night on the last Tuesday of every month, or join them on Sundays for the famous Sunday Roast.
Chef’s Choice at PicNic34 | © FoodieBerlin
PicNic 34 strays from the traditional pizzeria model of most Italian restaurants in Berlin and chooses to focus on Italian street food. You can duck in and pick whatever you want in a sandwich, but here’s a tip: let chef Fudo do it for you. He knows his flavors and will ask your personal tastes and create a custom sandwich to fit your preferences. With all the freshest ingredients, ordered straight from Italy, you couldn’t possibly go wrong.
PicNic 34, Wiener Straße 34, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany, +49 15 147 74 3275
Porn Rib at Chicago Williams BBQ | © FoodieBerlin
American-style home cooking and a little German influence in the form of delicious house beers make for a fine pairing at Chicago Williams BBQ.A first glance at the menu will give the impression that things are on the pricier side, but the portions are generous and you’ll get your money’s worth not only in portion size, but also in food quality. The porn rib sandwich is definitely a must. This mammoth of a dish features pulled pork and barbecue sauce squished between two slices of perfectly toasted bread. An honorable mention goes to the corn chowder served upon arrival.
Chicago Williams BBQ, Hannoversche Str. 2, Mitte, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 280 42 422
Pastrami Reuben Sandwich at Ruben & Carla | © FoodieBerlin