Industry Standard - Berlin
Rarely I travel to NeuKöln. It is quite bike ride from work and even on a taxi it takes me about 35 minutes. But my friend and foodie fellow René (one of the responsibles for Berlin Cooking Club) told me that there is a great place in that district called: Industry Standard and that we should pay it a visit.
Once I got there I was impressed of their scandinavian interior designed, decorated with great chalk drawings on the walls. The "artistic vibe" since you get there is just so Berlin!
On my way to the hairdresser, I walked by this small rose color store. I saw a pork butcher chart on the window that looked just like my tattoo, and that caught my attention.
This tiny store is called Fleischhandlung, and it is one of the 3 stores of Baumgart und Braun. Even thoug it isnt a big store like FrischesParadis, you can find loads of things like Iberico pork, Dry Aged Beef, duck, chicken corn, quail, rabbit, Wagyu beef, lamb and more.
DUDU - Berlin
First time I visited DUDU was on a trip to Berlin in 2012. My friend Anne took me there because there supposed to be the best maki roll ever. I love Japanese food. Point. I got super excited when I order theCrunchy DUDU Roll: a regular maki roll covered in tempura batter and deep fried. A roll out of this world! After that, every time I was in Berlin i HAD to visit DUDU for this roll.
They have a lunch menu that changes everyday. You can sit outside in their private terrace and enjoy the warmth and their asian mood surrounded by big plants while sharing tables with very Berlinesque people. Evenings, it changes to a more dark and cozy mood, with great music and amazing atmosphere.
Another highlight at DUDU is their Seafood Bowl, a huge platter full with raw fish, avocado cream, rice and peruvian tomato sauce. As I can't eat gluten, I didn't get the sauce, but I didn't miss it at all. The sauces and fresh fish were good enough to make me feel in vacation mood just by eating it.
Torstrasse 134 is just 2 minutes on a bike from my work, and it is hard not to just go there on every lunch break. Now, DUDU has a second location in Charlottenburg called DUDU31 for the people living on the other side of Berlin.
The only sad thing is, that they didn't have gluten free soya sauce, though in DUDU31 they did had some. But it doesn't matter, the great food, ambiance and service makes it up for it. As well as eating with my Foodie Friends Ailine & Helena.
I totally recommend to go there if u are in Berlin or just passing by!
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