Markthalle Neun: Street Food Thursday

IMG_2746The last time I was in Berlin in 2011 I wrote about Markethalle Neun which is this amazing old market hall that was being revived by young local chefs and food artisans who had taken it over and started selling their home-made soda, local produce, wonderful cheese, charcuterie and well just about everything you can think about.  The place even has an adorable house wares store called KitchenLiebe that makes me want to go on a shopping frenzy until I remind myself I don’t live in Berlin and certainly don’t have enough room in my luggage to bring back a bunch of kitchen stuff.

Markthall Neun is like being in Brooklyn – at least aesthetically speaking – a Brooklyn where most everyone spoke German.  Street Food Thursday is a weekly event and one that I would go to every week if I lived here! A bunch of veders selling everything from Tamales to Green Papaya Salad set up shop and feed throngs of people from 5-10.  My advice is go early go often! This is a rather long post with lots of pictured to try and convey the diversity and delicious-ness of the food on offer at Markthalle Neun.IMG_2804I had the Rhubarb soda on the right – it was good not too sweet with a nice sour edge – the water on the far left I also had, a portion of the profits go to helping people in places where fresh drinkable water is not available have access to potable water.IMG_2803Som Tam!  I love Green Papaya Salad. IMG_2781I wanted one of these, but when I went by first there was a long line and when I went by the second time they were sold out and closing up shop! IMG_2780

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IMG_2758People lots of people have lots of fun!IMG_2745  IMG_2748IMG_2775Not sure what the Crystal Meth/German Food joke is about but I love the Breaking Bad guys cooking onions  – oh that wacky German humor!IMG_2743This won hands down the cutest stall of them all!  Serving traditional German Spatzel.IMG_2742IMG_2772Good Mexican is a rarity in Berlin this folks where turing out some mighty tasty Tamales made with organic corn meal.IMG_2767IMG_2766IMG_2751Malka had rushed from work where she had been since early in the morning so she started out her evening with a good strong cup of coffee.IMG_2763IMG_2760 Just in case you were wondering – the place was packed!IMG_2778IMG_2793IMG_2792These shoes/clogs look like they were made with reindeer skin and were super awesome!  IMG_2790IMG_2787  IMG_2788IMG_2806

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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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  1. Pingback: Thai Food in Wilmersdorf Park and Street Food in Berlin | Urbanfoodguy

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