Top 5 best cheap eats in Berlin

One thing I love about Berlin is that although it’s such a big city, everything is so amazingly cheap. While Munich is classy, elegant and rich, Berlin is hip, artsy and experimental. Some of my friends call Berlin a “giant art experiment” and when you walk around neighbourhoods such as Kreuzberg, it would be difficult not to notice it’s alternative edge, hipster vibe and of course, the abundance of cheap eats!

There are some amazing restaurants all throughout Berlin. And just because prices are cheap, doesn’t mean the quality isn’t there. In fact, some of the best food I’ve had have been in Berlin, and none of these meals have cost more than 5 euros.

Crazy right? Well crazy is what Berlin is all about!

Check out my top 5 cheap eats below!

Currywurst

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Currywurst is a specialty in Berlin and luckily for everyone, it’s pretty easy to find a currywurst stand anywhere in Berlin. You can get a serving of currywurst alone, or with fries or bread on the side. In fact, it’s so popular, that there’s even a currywurst museum in Berlin, and a book and movie (based on the book) made about currywurst! Berliners obviously have a love affair with this saucy sausage dish.

Some of the most popular currywurst places include Curry 36, Konnopke’s Imbiss and Witty’s. The best part is that a currywurst dish only costs around 3-3.50 euros!

Wok Show
Greifenhagenerstr. 31

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This place has the most amazing, to die for dumplings. They’re made fresh and you can order them steamed or fried. The best part is that 20 dumplings (easily a very filling meal) only cost 5 euros, and 40 dumplings cost just 10 euros!

Burgermeister
Oberbaumstraße 8

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What’s easily one of the best burger joints in Germany is actually located in a stall that used to be a public washroom. It sounds kind of gross and yet, there’s always a huge lineup there, at any given time. There’s no actual seats either, but rather milk crates that subsitute for chairs.

In Munich, where the best burger places costs around 6-7 euros per burger, at Burgermeister, burgers start at a low 3.80 euros!

Hamy Cafe
Hasenheide 10

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Hamy Cafe has easily the best pho I’ve had in Germany…and the cheapest! They have generous portions and all their dishes like pho and curry chicken only costs 4,90 euros!

While it’s in Kreuzberg, it’s a bit far out from the city centre, but well worth it for a super delicious meal! The place is usually crowded too, so you might have to wait a bit for a table…or reserved beforehand!

Dolores
Rosa-Luxemburg-str. 7

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It’s right across from the KaDeWe, so if you can’t afford any of the gourmet food in the KaDeWe, there’s nothing better than a good burrito from Dolores right across the street! Burritos start at 4.50 euros, and it’s definitely the best burrito joint in Germany!

Have you been to Berlin? What are some of your favourite places to eat there?

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7 Comments

  1. April 12, 2014 / 7:24 am

    Love it! I absolutely agree with you about Berlin – it is such an amazing city, full of art and great architecture, and so many personalities!! I fell in love with it instantly.

    I’m planning to go back as soon as possible, so this list will come in handy! The Hami Café sounds awesome, and my favorite AirBnb host is also located in Kreuzberg, so this is a match made in heaven 😉

    • Michelle
      Author
      April 15, 2014 / 1:02 pm

      Yea, it’s such great city! 😀 Good that you’re planning on going back and def try out Hamy Cafe! Haven’t been to Kreuzberg before until my recent trip to Berlin…lots of interesting things there to check out 🙂

  2. April 12, 2014 / 8:57 am

    I actually can’t believe how cheap the German dumplings are. They are much smaller than the Polish ones. What’s the filling? We often stuff them with cheese, mashed potatoes, cabbage and seasonal fruits. OMG, look at this Burgermeister! It’s just screaming EAT ME!

    • Michelle
      Author
      April 15, 2014 / 1:04 pm

      Yea they were insanely cheap! Can’t even get them for double that price here in Munich haha. The ones we got had pork and chinese cabbage in them. I love those Polish perogies as well! 😀

  3. April 18, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    Yum! I ate currywurst everyday I was in Berlin. I loved how cheap all the food was in Berlin and so diverse! It was a welcomed sight after being in Budapest for so long. All the other stuff looks so good. I have to go back to Berlin asap.

    • Michelle
      Author
      April 23, 2014 / 4:20 pm

      Yes, I’m always so surprised at the food prices in Berlin! It’s crazy….it’s such a big city and yet it’s cheaper than every other German city I’ve been to, and the food is usually even better! I love Budapest! They have really good and pretty cheap food too 🙂

  4. November 4, 2014 / 6:04 am

    Hi there, your address for Dolores is wrong… if it’s opposite KaDeWe, then the address will be Bayreuther St 36, 10789 Berlin, Germany

    Thanks for all the great tips, I will be visiting Berlin for the first time this December!

    The BeWis

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