Every time I go to Berlin to visit my sister she shows me the newest gastronomic hotspot - last time it was the very best Chinese hotpot restaurant, this time Markthalle IX. Situated in Kreuzberg, the formerly poorest Berlin district that is fast evolving into hipster paradise, Markthalle IX is one of 13 market halls that were built in 1886 of which four halls miraculously survived two world wars and efforts to gentrify Berlins most colorful and multi cultural district. And right now Markthalle IX (market hall number nine) is "the place to be on Thursday evenings". That is when "Street Food Thursday" takes place and the hall, on other days a regular market hall, is heaving with food stalls and visitors.
These guys sold Fish 'n Chips
People share tables and sometimes even their food
Traditional Berlin Meatballs came not all that traditional
in 4 different styles and with exotic ingredients
cooked and served by this cute young man
Bernadette had wonderful Styrian pumkin seed oil and pesto on offer
Great marketing and a fun location
for the "washrooms"
Wines from all over the world
were sold for "beautiful drinking" by a wine shop called "Boozing"
and they also had one of those old fashioned photo booths in Markthalle IX - the very best souvenir of all!