About Jeroen M
Lives in Berlin, Germany
Since Sep 2007
35-49 year old male
Travel editor and writer based in Berlin; I've visited 64 countries, and have lived for several years each in Berlin - Germany, Bucharest and Brasov - Romania, Warsaw - Poland, Prague - Czech Republic, Johannesburg - South Africa and Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia. Currently working on guides and travel articles for Rough Guides, InYourPocket.com, Easyjet, Airbnb & TripAdvisor.
Flea & Street Markets
Great Italian food served in a former industrial laundry — with some of the machinery still in its original place, and sheets hanging from washing lines. The three-course set dinner menu is very reasonable, and includes water and a small bottle of wine. Or opt for a cheaper lunch meal here, soaking up the unique ambiance for less.
The Gothic architecture of this former brewery alone makes it worth a visit — and then there's the food, with excellent ribs, trout, lamb and several great vegetarian options.
There's no better spot for an upmarket French lunch or dinner at reasonable prices than at the Sofitel's revamped restaurant. The service is quite casual, and the presentation of the food is simply beautiful.
Star chef Tim Raue is involved in several Berlin restaurants, and this is one of my favourites. Housed inside a former brewery, The Soupe Populaire has a very casual atmosphere, but serves top-notch modern interpretations of traditional German dishes, like Königsberger Klopse meatballs and a Bienenstich vanilla custard dessert. The perfect combination.
This lovely 120-year old market hall in Kreuzberg sells delicious organic produce every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, but the crowds mainly visit to taste quality food served on the spot. The permanent Kantine restaurant has excellent lunch meals, and several other stands sell bread, pulled pork and veggie-burgers on market days.
Lon-Men's Noodle House serves delicious Taiwan-style Chinese noodles, dumplings and various other dishes in its basic family restaurant, situated along Kantstrasse. The heavy soup broths go down very well, especially in winter!
Every man and his dog have tried Currywurst and Döner kebab, Berlin's standard fast food options. Now try Köfte — grilled spiced mince meatballs, served in a toasted white bread roll with sauce and fresh vegetables. It takes a while to prepare, but is a wonderful snack at the end of a big night out.
For those who love their pizza and animals in equal measure, Sfizy is a small restaurant specialising in dozens of varieties of 100% vegan pizzas. Using fake meat and cheese, they recreate all the popular regular pizzas, but also serve great pizzas without any trickery. While it's a little hidden at the quiet end of Sonnenallee, it's well worth the trip for vegans looking for choices.
Every Tuesday and Friday, the street along the pretty Landwehrkanal gets taken over by dozens of stands selling vegetables, fruit, and Turkish or other Mediterranean delicacies. Olives, fish, spices, rice, nuts, hummus, bread, coffee and more — shop for the perfect picnic ingredients here, or opt for something ready-made from one of the many hot-food stalls.