“Are you here on a Thursday? Go eat street food at Markethalle Neun.” That’s what one local demanded we do during our visit to Berlin.
Now I am politely demanding you do the same when you visit Berlin.
You’ll know you’re nearing Markthalle Neun when you start seeing crowds of (super hip, ultra cool and totally in-the-know) people filling every inch of the road and the scent of perfectly cooked BBQ begins attacking your personal space. The food options at Street Food Thursday are immensely varied: pies, arepas, dumplings, tacos, barbecue, pizza, pastrami sandwiches, Korean buns, paella, homemade ginger beer, ice cream sandwiches, and that’s just to name a few. We finished three beers before completing the nearly impossible task of choosing what to try first, which is a big deal because I’m a huge lightweight.
Don’t be disillusioned if you can’t find a seat at a table, standing or nabbing yourself a spot on the ground is encouraged, as is using the photo booth cleverly placed by the toilets .
If you’re not the type of person who loves holding a plate of delicious meatballs in one hand, maneuvering said meatballs into your mouth with the other, while mounting your beer in-between your body and arm as your wait in line for some more food, Street Food Thursday is still definitely for you. Have some drinks and people watch, the market is located in Kreuzberg, an area worth visiting and spending lots, and lots, and lots of time in anyway.