Where to Get the Best Currywurst in Berlin

Curry 36 | © Lawrence / Flickr
Curry 36 | © Lawrence / Flickr
Photo of Dayna Gross
15 October 2017

Currywurst should be on the Berlin flag. Some of the best food you’ll find in Berlin comes from the street food vendors. There is even a museum in Berlin dedicated to the history of currywurst, that’s how much of a big deal it is. Currywurst is steamed and fried pork sausages cut into small pieces. Then there is the sweet curry ketchup and a sprinkle of curry spice for that special flavor and appeal. We can thank Herta Heuwer, who used ingredients given to her by British soldiers, for this sweet 1949 Berlin creation. Now, onto the stands!

Curry 36

Food Kiosk, Fast Food, $$$
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Curry 36 | © Eugene Kim / Flickr

Many will argue that Curry 36 is the best currywurst in Berlin. We think its worth coming to your own conclusions. Your best location to begin your wurst journey is here, but try not to get hooked onto your nostalgic first time, we want no bias biting.

Meal service:

Takeaway, All Day

Atmosphere:

Outdoors, Traditional

Konnopke's Imbiss

Snack Bar, European
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Dinner #1 at Konnopke's Imbiss
Dinner #1 at Konnopke's Imbiss | © Craig Wyzik / Flickr

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, Konnopke’s Imbiss is one of the leading currywurst stations in Berlin. Many will swear by its excellent flavor and juicy delight. We hope you like mayo, because here you’ll get plenty of it. We would be really shocked if you left here disappointed.

Curry Mitte

Food Stall, Fast Food, $$$
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Currywust at Curry Mitte Berlin | © Carlos Pacheco / Flickr | © Carlos Pacheco / Flickr

This locally sourced meat joint is a golden find in the middle of Mitte. They offer both pork and beef wursts for those of you who can’t handle pork and extra garlicky saucy sauce, which is always key to a delicious currywurst.

Meal service:

Takeaway, Lunch, All Day

Atmosphere:

Traditional

Curry Baude

Snack Bar, Fast Food, German
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If you’re close to Gesundbrunnen, or on the train passing through Gesundbrunnen, you will hear Germans talking about Curry Baude – if you understand German that is. Just listen closely for Curry Baude and watch as the locals lick their lips aching to get out of the train and onto their Curry Baude dish.

Curry 61

Restaurant, Fast Food
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Curry 61 in Berlin | © Alper Çuğun / Flickr

Curry 61 is cool because they also have a vegetarian option, which most of these curry joints refuse to have. It’s almost non-sensical, but also non-exclusive to only meat eaters. Make it spicy, and no one will even notice you’re a vegetarian.

Dom Curry

Food Stall, German, $$$
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Currywurst, fries and bread in Berlin | © LWYang / Flickr

If you want to get classy with your curry, check out Dom Curry. You can find this curry booth right in the heart of Berlin, by the Gendarmenmarkt. Eating fancy, while you eat street food on the go, now that’s true class.

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Fast Casual

Krasselt's

Restaurant, Fast Food, Street Food
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This place is far out, if you’re sticking to the Mitte, Kreuzberg, and Neukölln area, but well worth a bite. Krasselt’s is located in Stieglitz, which is a good place to people-watch and see what it’s really like to be surrounded by mostly German locals.