In Berlin there is always a market going on somewhere and food markets are pretty frequent too. Some of these markets are well established, such as the Streetfood Market every Thursday in Kreuzberg, and some are popping up out of nowhere. One of these markets is the Streetfood market in Friedrichshain. I went to this market last week, and it immediately felt like the ultimate Berlin experience (if that exists, that is).
The market is on the RAW terrain in Berlin, in an old hall, which would look dodgy in most cities, but for some reason always seem to add a specific charm effect for Berlin events. it consists of many many stalls selling food from all over the world, and yes, also vegan for true Berlin style.
Next to the food and drinks there is a specific culture programme, consisting of various bands and DJs, to accompany the food (you have to pay a “culture fee” of 1 euro with your first drink, after which you get a stamp on your hand). For families there is a kids play area, and there is a huge area outside to eat your food and drink your drinks.
Expect a cool atmosphere, lots of people watching, nice food, but fairly steep prices, considering the market is in the heart of alternative Berlin!
- When: Sunday afternoon/evening, (12-22) but if you want to eat, try to make it in before 18.
- Where: Revaler Straße 99 (Revaler Ecke Dirschauer Str.) Best reached from S bahnhof Warschauerstrasse or with trams M10 and M13.
- Dresscode: Seen and be seen, but as it is also Berlin, in the end everything goes
- Tip: bring cash! No ATMs around or card payments accepted