Ten Of The Best Spots To Hit Up This Summer In Mitte
From the High Brow to the Street Food and everything in between here are ten of the best Mitte restaurants to hit up this summer.
Bahn Mi Stable
Bahn Mi Stable, the two and a half year old joint that is the younger sibling of Qua Phe and Royals & Rice brings an insane deal for summertime hunger on a twelve inch baguette Grilled Pork Heoh Quey Banh Mi Sandwich. We are talking a fresh baguette with grilled pork, siracha mayo, silantro and some pickled cabbage and carrots. This bad boy is up for grabs at an incredible 4.50 a pop. Mr. Eatler apologizes for blowing one of the best kept secrets in town.
Mitte‘s much admired Barbecue shop, Chicago Williams is a regular on Mr. Eatler’s radar as they continue supplying the carnivorous contingents with their Daily Dish specials. One of the consistent winners in town Chicago creates a meat lovers offering in a cool environment that cultivates good times and lots of fun. From their regular menu that features their smoked meats, ribs and sausages to their specials like Mac N’Cheese, Meatball Subs, and more, Chicago is a definite Mitte destination to consider
Takumi 9 Sapporo
As the summer drags on and you need to calm your overheating engine, take a tip from the desert dwellers and have some hot soup at Takumi Nine Sapporo. Indeed the bedouins drink hot tea in the desert to cool their bodies down and Mr. Eatler is here to tell you that the ancient trick works just as well, if not better with some of Takumi Nine’s kickass ramen. With a large menu of noodle soups including some amazing specials its imperative that you try the Noukou Shio Tori Ramen, a creamy mixture of noodle soup and creamy chicken broth.
Schnitzelei, Mitte’s schnitzel embassy of sorts has been dropping that heavy schnitzel hammer down on Mitte for over three years now and they continue to kill it with their offering. We are talking schnitzel all day and all night here, in any which way you can imagine it. They got a wide offering from different cuts of meats and sauces along with the expected coterie of sauces, however when you go, hit up the classic and go with the real deal Veal Wiener Schnitzel.
Zenkichi, one of Berlin’s most unique locations is a step into a different culture, namely the Tokyo style culture of brasserie dining. For close to five years Zenkichi has been the ambassador of cooked Japanese cuisine and Sake to Berlin and they continue to innovate and grow with their unique menus and pure interpretation of Tokyo style food. This one is on the higher end of Mr. Eatler’s list, but well worth the investment for a special event or evening. Make sure you check out the Sake offerings which are some of the broadest and most unique anywhere outside of Japan.
Momotaro Tavern, Asian fusion eatery has been in operation winning the hearts and pallets of Alexanderplatz tourists and locals alike for the last few years. With their strong asian influenced burger game they produce one of the best burgers in town and also put forth a wide selection of different offerings like a bulgogi sandwich and a veggie burger. However it is their Chicken Katsu and Shrimp Katsu that have robbed Mr. Eatler of his elder years. They may be deep fried, they may be unhealthy, but damn are they delicious.
We all need a little help from our friends, and Dada Falafel has always been there for Mr. Eatler in his times of need. With their kitchen open just a few hours later than the rest of the Mitte pack, Dada is always there to offer a friendly smile and a mouth full of Falafel. While they offer a wide array of sandwiches and plate combinations, the delectable deep fried chickpea and parsley balls are what need to be tried here, though in a very close second is there uniquely flavoured lamb shawarma. Whether you are sitting in house, or taking away, a solid time and cash investment in this shop.
With the Poke wars raging and new shops and chains staking flags in every corner in Berlin, all euphemisms aside, it can be hard to know exactly where you need to get your Poke in. When in Mitte, have no doubt, L.A. Poke is the shop to try out. That rhymed, but Mr. Eatler didn’t even try, that is how real L.A. Poke is. One of the newer Poke shops in town, L.A. has been around for about a year. Their elegant set up has won numerous awards and their Poke stylings are always fresh. If you’re wary of supporting the growing chains, then L.A. still has that cool mom and pop feel for a fresh healthy lunch.
If you are at all like Mr. Eatler sometimes you just need a break, and if you are at all like Mr. Eatler that break means a couple of slices of pizza. No shop better supplies both of these urges than the aptly named Rosenthaler Platz pizza shop, La Pausa. With a broad selection of slices and pies to choose from there is something for everyone, but the slice that takes the proverbial cake, is the White Gorgonzola Slice, without which that pause would not be worth much. Always a good lunch or late night option.
To The Bone
Mitte’s meat centric Italian connoisseur To The Bone, the Torstr. joint that has been the banner man for Darrio Checchini, recently featured butcher on Chef’s Table, has been winning fans with their elegant offering for the last two years. With the meat game in the bag, To The Bone also features some killer Italian takes on classics like beef tongue raviolis and other pasta specialities. It may also be a good idea to hit them up for a weekend as they have recently started their brunch program.