Best Budgets Eats in Berlin

Berlin is divided into a series of neighbourhoods, and each one has a distinct personality. Places like Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg tend to be the glitzier, more expensive places to dine out in. You’ll find cheaper, trendier options in Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, and Neukölln, with the last two also known for their Turkish food options.

It’s easy to find cheap eats in Berlin. In addition to an endless supply of kebab shops, you’re also in the perfect place if you love burgers. You can stick to a classic cheeseburger at BURGERAMT or spice things up a bit with an Oriental burger. The most famous burger joint of them all is Burgermeister, which serves delicious, cheap fast food. Pair your burger with a bottle of Club Matte to guzzle for a true Berliner experience.

Currywurst is also a great snack when coupled with a German beer, and you’ll find some of the best currywurst at Konnopke’s Imbiss. Germans do love their sausages, and almost every food stall will have a variety of them, including bratwurst. This is more like your usual hotdog, which you’ll have with a bun, while currywurst is usually chopped up and eaten from a cardboard plate. If there’s an option to add sauerkraut to your bratwurst, go for it.

Wiener schnitzel is another great traditional German dish to try, consisting of fried veal or other meat coated in breadcrumbs. You’ll get a nice large portion of it, and it’s often paired with potato salad and a wedge of lemon. You can find wiener schnitzel just about anywhere, but one of the best is at KaDeWe.

When you’re looking for a good night out in a fun part of town, head to Maria Bonita in either Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg for their Taco Tuesday specials. Indulge in one euro tacos and tequila all evening, and they’ll stay open as long as you’re there.