With the German capital attracting people from all over the world for decades, you won’t be surprised to see that reflected in the global cuisine available in gay Berlin. Indeed, while there’s plenty of traditional German fare like currywurst and schnitzel available, the foodie influences are huge, with Asian, Thai, Italian and, of course, Turkish options featuring largely.
Best of all, unless you’re going for fine-dining, eating out in this ever-popular city is rarely expensive, meaning you have more to spend on exploring the best of gay Berlin.
Thankfully, Berliners are tolerant to the LGBT community, so you don’t have to worry about potential homophobia in main restaurants.
However, naturally there are more exclusively queer restaurants and gay cafés in Berlin. For example, Raststätte Gnadenbrot has a strong LGBT following and serves up delectable German dishes. Meanwhile, the menu at Prenzlauer Berg gay staple Schall und Rauch changes every day.
Let’s go outside…
Al fresco dining is popular in Berlin, with many venues having terraces. In summer it’s great, but don’t be surprised to even see people wrapped up in blankets outside in winter. Gay favorites Café Berio and Sissi are great places to do just that.
Lastly, if you’re visiting over the weekend, look out for the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffets which are amazing value. Just don’t forget to make a reservation!