Street Food Thursday in Berlin

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Berlin food is simple, down-to-earth, and almost always has meat. Without even leaving the U.S. you can sample Berlin cuisine through street food offers and food trucks. In fact, Berlin street food is fast becoming a popular choice in food festivals and fairs.

A few treats you can enjoy without traveling to Berlin are the Knodel which are potato or bread dumplings, cheeses, and pork knuckles. Of course, nothing beats a trip to Berlin to enjoy authentic food right from Berlin’s top food trucks.

The House of the Flying Dumplings

This food truck offers fusion dumplings which is a blend of Chinese cooking and local style. It uses pork, tofu, Shitake mushrooms, and chives as its main ingredients and has been taking Berlin by storm.


Even if only to enjoy eating street food in an old fashioned 1970s double-decker bus, Kjosk is a must-try. Once you sample their food, you will want a repeat. They serve delicious cakes and sausages and offer a convenience unlike any other food truck business – a mini convenient store that sells magazines, cigarettes, and a lot of other interesting items to keep you from leaving with a bag in hand.

Hotzenplotz Berlin

Relatively new to the street food/food truck scene, this business serves lamb and beef burgers from spring to autumn. During winter, they take a break. Their burgers are loaded with fresh vegetables and 100% lamb or beef patties.

Die Dollen Knollen-Puffermanufaktur

Although the name can be difficult (is difficult!) to pronounce this food truck business serves some of the most amazing potato pancakes in Berlin. Their variants and toppings are interesting and flavorful from cheese to smoked fish. All pancakes are served with extra crispy fries. Yum!

Bebe Rebozo Steaks and Austern

A unique food idea is obvious once you set your sights on this tall cylindrical hot pink kiosk that sells steaks on wheels. They also serve Peruvian food – one of their specialties. Try their Lomo Saltado which is spicy beef served with rice. They also have special deals like 4 course meals with wine for special events like food fairs.

Other interesting food trucks in Berlin are Mr. Whippy, Burger de Ville, Vatos Tacos, Bunsmobile, and Heisser Hobel.

Food Trucks Around The World

The United States is usually the leader in commercial and business ideas and when gourmet food trucks began to appear in 2008, many business people from around the world began to follow suit. If you are planning to travel within the year, you can try chasing down one of these food trucks for a whole new food experience that’s very similar to what we have right here.

In Berlin, the food truck business is not as proliferate as in the U.S. but there is one place you can go to experience food served hot and quick from food trucks. It is located in southern Prenzlauer Berg near the Senefelder Platz.  On certain Saturdays, they have a Food Night Market. Two of the most popular food trucks here are the Beijing Flying Dumplings and the Pornothunder Tapas. In other parts of Berlin, a popular street food is the doner kebab which is sold in food carts or kiosks.

Don’t be surprised to find a taco food truck in Paris because one enterprising business person decided it’s time to bring in … Cantine California! It serves organic tacos, cupcakes, fries, and fresh tortillas. Another food truck is the Le Camion Qui Fume which is owned by an American, Kristine Frederick who sells burgers for 10 Euros. Although these two business owners had a difficult time setting up and getting city permits, they are now part of the ambience with French guitarists playing beside Kristine’s truck which is parked on a quaint cobblestone street on the Right Bank. There are other food trucks around the city selling pizza, sausages, crepes, and sandwiches.

The Traveling C.O.W. is Singapore’s first food truck and it was launched in late 2012. Business owner, Karen Cheng decided it was time to introduce Singaporeans to the food truck craze with their menu consisting of gourmet bistro food. It was a struggle to get the city to approve the license – mobile wagon – being the first in the country which only approved in late November.

In Sydney, Australia food trucks have become quite the hit where there is a good choice of Asian, Asian fusion, Mexican, organic, BBQ, and vegetarian food trucks roaming the city.  London also has its fabulous Kimchi Cult among many other food trucks. Located at Eat St in Kings Cross Station, one will find more than 12 mobile restaurants offering a wide selection of international and local cuisine. Kimchu Cult is a Korean-inspired food truck which serves beef burgers and a side dish of kimchi.