The 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.I 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.Som Tam! I love Green Papaya Salad. I 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!
People lots of people have lots of fun! Not sure what the Crystal Meth/German Food joke is about but I love the Breaking Bad guys cooking onions – oh that wacky German humor!This won hands down the cutest stall of them all! Serving traditional German Spatzel.Good Mexican is a rarity in Berlin this folks where turing out some mighty tasty Tamales made with organic corn meal.Malka 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. Just in case you were wondering – the place was packed!These shoes/clogs look like they were made with reindeer skin and were super awesome!