Thai Food in Preussen Park and Street Food in Berlin

IMG_3939On Sundays in Preussen park the Thai community of Berlin hang out, along with a couple of hundred friends and foodies who know if they want good Thai food this is the place to get it.IMG_3942The feel is of one great big picnic where instead of bringing your own food you get to wander from umbrella to umbrella and pick from any number of amazing dishes being prepared by mostly Thai women (I saw one man). IMG_3941IMG_3935

IMG_3934IMG_3931This is a must do if you are visiting Berlin in the Summer.

First off it’s just fun, people are hanging out drinking beer (can you imagine Berliner’s drinking beer? ;-)) chatting with friends and grazing on the best Thai food in Berlin.

4 Euros got me a huge made-to-order plate of shrimp Pad Thai.  Some venders were selling Thai Ice tea and coffee, others exotic cocktails, lots of people were selling versions of meat on a stick.  It was like being on a busy street in Bangkok only with out the noise, traffic and pollution and in German.

There was only one vendor selling produce. It looked wonderful.IMG_3925IMG_3928IMG_3937IMG_3944While I was putting together this post I got an email from Munchies (a Vice production) where I noticed this episode about street food in Berlin (along with a few restaurants) given by Kavita Goodstar one of the founders of my favorite foods night in Berlin, Thursdays at Markthalle Neun.

It seemed like the perfect send off for this, my last post about Berlin, until I return again.  Though in truth, next year if I go to Europe I hope my Berlin friends will meet me in Lisbon!  I’ll let you know how that works out.

For now auf Wiedersehen 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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3 Responses to Thai Food in Preussen Park and Street Food in Berlin

  1. Very Interesting! I would have never even imagined that something like this existed in Berlin!n The food looks great.

  2. Pingback: Correction: It’s Preussen Park not Wilmersdorfer Park | Urbanfoodguy

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