Maybe you’re a burger fan and like to find the best burger in every city you visit, or perhaps you’re craving a little taste of home while you travel abroad. There are a lot of choices for American fare in Berlin, but few present the kind of quality fare true foodies search for. Here are a couple of key places to hit up if you’re looking for an American restaurant in Berlin.
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The Bird in Prenzlauer Berg serves the best burgers in Berlin, hands down. Freshly ground meat, real cheese, and fresh veggies served between an English muffin (fresh burger buns aren’t readily available around here) and homemade fries that still resemble something made out of a real potato are their specialty, but the chicken wings and steak (if you’re feeling extravagant) are also excellent. On a weekend it’s best to make reservations, because space fills up fast!
Dolores is the go-to place for anyone craving a real mission-style burrito. A wide variety of homemade sauces and great side dishes keep both native Berliners and Californian expats coming back to this fast food joint. If you’re in the mood for something healthier, they also have a selection of fresh juices.
Barcomi’s is an American-style café boasting two locations, one in Kreuzberg and one in Mitte. Many places have popped up over the last few years serving bagels, but Barcomi’s is still among the best. It’s also a great place to get a sandwich, and their American desserts (brownies! New York cheesecake!) are top-par.
New Orleans Haus
If you’re into having American food but want to depart from the usual burger and fries, give this Cajun and Creole restaurant in Kreuzberg a try. Though a newcomer on the local restaurant scene, New Orleans Haus has quickly managed to become popular with both locals and visitors.
For something on the sweeter side of the American palate, check out Cupcake, the first café to bring the cupcake trend to Berlin. The cupcakes here are amazingly sweet but somehow you have trouble just eating one. Cupcake serves a wide variety of flavors, and even sells vegan varieties. There are also a selection of coffees and teas to enjoy with your dessert!
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