The Berlin Food Court Trend, You Be The Judge
Friedrichshain, Mitte- Mercedes Platz Arena, Hauptbahnhof
This past week Berlin saw the official opening of Mercedes Platz Arena which came complete with a well stocked food court/restaurant row. From the mega corporate restaurant to the smaller local establishment the full spectrum is available to the the Arena visitor. Last year we had the opening of Kantini Berlin, the Bikini Berlin Mall food court that brought together some of Berlin’s leading food concepts. Later this week we got the official opening of the new Berlin Hauptbahnhof Food Station that brings together, Kamps Bakery, Cucina Nuova, Curry 36, PRET A MANGER, dean & david, Rice Up!, Costa Coffee, Burger King; a mishmash of something for everyone. Put all of that together with KaDeWe’s recent new dining direction and you got a Berlin food court trend. Time will tell whether food court culture is a good thing for Berlin gastronomy, or a slog into mediocrity, but one thing is certain, there’s a lot of cash going into to food court dining.