Absinth Depot Berlin

I love the cat having an Absinth revery in this picture.

The Absinth Depot is in the part of Mitte that reminds me of Soho (in a charming, smaller, Berlin sort of way) around the Weinmeister Strasse U Bahn station.  It’s one of the many reasons, this little shop sticks out: it’s not an international retail outlet or fancy design hotel like all it’s neighbors, it’s an actual, authentic, old, eclectic, charming store that looks like it belongs in an other time.

I wanted to go in, but did want to be a gawking tourist taking pictures of the mind boggling, mind numbing bottles of Absinth and it’s variations.

I’m going to be in the neighborhood again today so I may muster up my courage and cross over the threshold….Neil I may be bringing Absinth home from Berlin!

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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