I expected to find great curry wurst and develop an addiction to döner kebab. What I didn’t expect were near-perfect Vietnamese curries (at Hamy), spectacular kofte (at Gel Gör), espresso as good as Italy’s (at La Vigna), and kidney beans worth a tram ride to Weissensee (at La Bandida). Berlin cabbies led me to all of this and more.
This map shows every restaurant I found during my Berlin taxi adventures that I think is worth going back to.
I’ve also included my own taxi driver-inspired food finds, many of which were suggestions from Berliners who know their way around what’s cheap and tasty in their city. (Thank you, my new food-loving friends!)
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If you have a chance to try any of these spots, feel free to tell me what you think.
Meanwhile, stay tuned: I plan on coming back to Berlin in April 2011 to go on more taxi adventures and add some new flavors to this map.