Berlin is the “cool capital” of Europe, combining history, beauty, reasonable prices and lots of young people. We decided to visit Berlin to get a “feel” for how people lived and eat.
First of all the quality of food is superior, organic or not. Speaking of organic, there is a chain of small supermarkets, called BIO, that sells only organic food at very competitives prices. That in itself was a shock for us.
As for the food trends it’s hard to make generalizations, but the way people eat in general is more traditional. The quality is impeccable, anyway for what we experienced, and the focus revolves around meat. Though a lot of young germans are very conscious of what they eat and the environmental foot print in food and agriculture is a big concern.
So unlike in North America the latest fad in food trends is not a big subject of interest.
They start their day with a good breakfast that typically involves; muesli, cold cuts, dark sourdough bread, yogurt and fruit.
For the rest of the day bear in mind that we visited Berlin on cold winter days, so we were quite happy with the comforting german cuisine, not exotic or too creative, but based on tradition and continuity. If it ain’t broke why fix it…