Eating Kosher in Berlin

For those of you who keep kosher, we're happy to provide a list of the various (although not many) places in Berlin that offer kosher meals/food, divided into two sections: “Restaurants and Cafés” and “Kosher Groceries”.

Some general remarks:
  • Just like in other countries, there are different kosher certificates used by different businesses, issued by different rabbis or organizations, not necessarily local (some owners prefer to be in contact with Israeli rabbis rather than with those based in Berlin). We don't take sides, so to keep things simple, this list is based on the owners' own statements. If you want to go into the fine details, you can contact the owners directly, using the details listed here.

  • The phone numbers are written with Germany's international prefix for you to call from abroad. If you're calling from Germany, it's just 030 and the restaurant's specific number.

  • The train stations are often named after adjacent streets, so don't be confused when they don't have the same name as the restaurant's streets. The stations are termed U for the U-Bahn lines and S for the S-Bahn lines.

  • The sites and attractions listed as adjacent are meant to help you know what kind of kosher places are around you while you're touring the city, so you won't have to travel especially to these places just to have a quick bite or buy some kosher snacks.

  • We keep closed places listed here as well. The reason is that many people read about them elsewhere, e.g. in old books. This way, they can know that information is outdated.

  • For your convenience, we created Google maps marking the various businesses. We use blue markers for the active, red for the inactive businesses.

1. Kosher Restaurants and cafés



Milo
Used to be called "Lechaim" and "King David" (same location, new owner)
Address: Münstersche Straße 6, inside the Chabad house
Borough: Wilmersdorf
Nearby sites: No special attractions but the backside of the Ku'damm avenue is not far
Closest train station: U Konstanzer Straße
Phone: +49-30-49205359 or mobile: +49-177-6989061
Website: http://www.miloinberlin.de
Our personal remark: Good food, fleischig, for reasonable prices

Eivgi's
Address: Belziger Straße 75
Borough: Schöneberg
Nearby sites: The Bavarian quarter, Schöneberg's city hall (where Kennedy held his speech in 1963)
Closest train station: U Rathaus Schöneberg
Phone: +49 177 5034310
Our personal remark: Authentic oriental (sephardi) cuisine, fleischig, inexpensive

Shiloh
Address: Torstraße 159
Borough: Mitte
Nearby sites: It's just "behind" the Jewish quarter, so there's really a lot to see there
Closest train station U Rosenthaler Platz (a bit further but still close: S Oranienburger Straße)
Phone: +49-176-70676858
Our personal remark: Vegetarian-dairy, Israeli cuisine, with an oriental touch

Best Daily Dishes

Address: Waitzstraße 11
Borough: Charlottenburg
Nearby sites: T
he middle part of the Kurfürstendamm and the shopping promenade Wilmersdorfer Straße
Closest train station: U Adenauer Platz
Phone: +49-176-57230721, +49-172-3023199
Website: http://www.bestdaily.de
Our personal remark: They offer a
nice dairy and parve variety from pizza to hummus. They also have a kosher supermarket nearby (see below in the next section).

Best Oriental
Address: Wilmersdorfer Str. 70
Borough: Charlottenburg
Nearyby sites: The Kurfürstendamm avenue, the shopping promenade Wilmersdorfer Straße
Closest train station: U Adenauerplatz
Phone: none (it's a street food stand)
Our personal remark: Nice & cheap shashlik, falafel and the like, by the same owner as “Best Daily Dishes" (above) and “Daily Markt" (see below in the next section; “Best oriental" is located at the entrance to “Daily Markt")

Beth Cafe
Address: Tucholskystraße 40, in the building of the separatist Jewish community Adass Yisroel
Borough: Mitte
Nearby sites: Also within the Jewish quarter
Closest train station:
S Oranienburger Straße
Phone: +49-30-
2813135
Website: http://www.adassjisroel.de/en/beth-cafe
Our personal remark: Plain, but does the job if necessary. Dairy. You can also buy kosher groceries there.

Wilson's
Please note: The restaurant itself is NOT kosher, but you can get there kosher catering, served in separate dishes
Address:
Nürnberger Straße 65, inside the Crowne Plaza hotel
Borough: Schöneberg, close to Charlottenburg
Nearby sites: The famous KaDeWe department store, the Memorial Church, the Ku'damm avenue
Closest train station: U Wittenbergplatz
Phone: +49-30-
210070
Website: http://www.crowneplazaberlin.com/en/restaurants/ (scroll down for the information on their kosher service)
Our personal remark: Probably the best solution if you're looking for a good hotel offering kosher meals

Bleiberg's
Address: Nürnberger Straße 45A
Borough: Wilmersdorf, close to Schönberg
Nearby sites:
The famous KaDeWe department store
Closest train station: U Augsburger Straße
Phone: +49-30-
21913624
Website: http://www.bleibergs.de/english/
Our personal remark: Dairy, somewhat old-fashioned

Lev Tov
Update: Currently closed
Address:
Karlsbader Straße 16
Borough: Grunewald
Nearby sites: The (unfortunately) well known "Platform #17" is relatively close
Close train station: none, it's better to take bus M29 to "Roseneck"
Phone: +49-30-
88472291
Website: http://www.lev-tov.org/
Our personal remark: The synagogue "Lev Tov" has a bakery and a café, but it's open only on Fridays from 9.30 to 14.00

Feinberg's
Please note: It's open on Shabbat, i.e. no kosher certificate
Address: Fuggerstraße 37
Borough: Schöneberg
Nearby sites: The famous KaDeWe department store
Closest train station: U Wittenbergplatz
Phone: +49-30-91553462
Our personal remark: Though not officially kosher, they offer glatt kosher chicken imported from Israel

Hummus & Friends
Please note: It's open on Shabbat, but they have a certificate that the food in itself is kosher (i.e. the ingredients). The restaurant is owned by two partners, one of them is Jewish, the other is not. Halachically, the non-Jewish partner is the one who owns it on Shabbat
Address: Oranienburger Straße 27
Borough: Mitte
Nearby sites: The so-called "New Synagogue"
Closest train station: S Oranienburger Straße (another option: S Hackescher Markt)
Phone: +49-30-55471454
Our personal remark: This is a subsidiary of a restaurant well known in Tel-Aviv

Café Elfenbein
Update: Currently closed
Address: Kastanienallee 64
Borough: Prenzlauer Berg (chic!)
Nearby sites: The Lauder synagogue, the Jewish cemetery "Schönhauser Allee"
Closest train station: U Senefelderplatz
Phone: +49-30-48493495
Website: http://www.elfenbein-cafe.de/
Our personal remark: Stylish, great bagels & burekas. Dairy.

The Kosher Classroom
Update: C
urrently closed
Address
: Auguststraße 11-13, inside the former Jewish school for girls
Borough: Mitte
Nearby sites: The Jewish quarter
Closest train station: S Oranienburger Straße
Phone: +49-30-315950950
Website: http://www.thekosherclassroom.com/english/home.html
Our personal remark: Quite expensive, but the best kosher food you'll get in Berlin

Café Rado
Update: C
urrently closed
Address:
Brunnenstraße 26
Borough: Mitte - Prenzlauer Berg
Nearby sites: The national memorial for the Berlin Wall is quite close
(Relatively) close train stations:
U Rosenthaler Platz and U Bernauer Straße
Phone: +49-30-
54499157
Website: http://www.lecaferado.de/index.php?lang=en
Our personal remark: Nice and intimate, dairy-vegetarian

It's Gabriel
Update: Currently closed
Address: Fasanenstraße 80,
within the old Jewish community center in West-BerlinBorough: Charlottenburg
Nearby sites: The Kurfürstendamm, West-Berlin's main shopping avenue
Closest train station: S+U Zoologischer Garten
Phone: +49-30-8826138
Website: http://www.itsgabriel.de
Our personal remark: Reasonable

Summer Grill at the "Joachimstaler" Synagogue
Update: Currently closed
Address: Joachimstaler Straße 13
Borough: Charlottenburg, West-Berlin
Nearby sites: The Kurfürstendamm
Closest train stations: U Kurfürstendamm, U+S Zoologischer Garten
Phone: +49-30-23619794
Website: http://www.berlinsynagoge.com
Our personal remark: It takes place on weekdays in the summer months, please check with them in advance


Blue makers stand for active, red markers for inactive businesses:

Kosher restaurants in Berlin



2. Kosher groceries and other stores with kosher articles



Daily Markt (=German for "Market")
Address: Wilmersdorfer Str. 70
Borough: Charlottenburg
Nearby sites: The Kurfürstendamm avenue, the shopping promenade Wilmersdorfer Straße
Closest train station: U Adenauerplatz
Phone: +49-176-57230721, +49-172-3023199

Kosher Deli
Address:
Goethestraße 61
Borough: Charlottenburg
Nearby sites: West-Berlin's Opera House Deutsche Oper is within walking distance

(Relatively) close train stations: U Deutsche Oper and S Savignyplatz
Phone: +49-30-
31509243
Website: http://www.kosher-deli.de/

Schalom
Address:
Sybelstraße 10
Borough: Charlottenburg
Nearby sites: the middle section of the famous Ku'damm avenue
Closest train stations:
U Adenauerplatz and S Charlottenburg
Phone: +49-30-
3121131‎
Website: none

Kosher Life
Address:
Brunnenstraße 31a
Borough: Mitte, next to Prenzlauer Berg
Nearby sites: The national memorial for the Berlin Wall is close by
(Relatively) close train station: U Bernauer Straße
Phone: +49-
179-6745908
Website: http://www.koscherlife.de/

Kädtler Bakery
Address:
Danziger Straße 135
Borough: Prenzlauer Berg
Nearby sites: No main attraction is close, but it's nice to walk the streets of this neighborhood
Closest train stations: none, it's better to take the tram/streetcar M4 from Alexanderplatz
Phone: +49-30-
4233233
Website:
http://www.kaedtler.de/

Lampari
Address: 
Damaschkestraße 31
Borough: Charlottenburg
Nearby sites: The Charlottenburg palace is in the same borough, though not really close
Closest train stations: S Charlottenburg and U Adenauerplatz
Phone: +49-30-
31019680
Website: 
http://www.lampari.de/en/

Pletzl
Update: Currently closed
Address:
Passauer Straße 4
Borough: Schöneberg
Nearby sites: right next to
the famous KaDeWe department store
Closest train station:
U Wittenbergplatz
Phone:
+49-30-2177506
Website: none

Kolbo
Update: Currently closed, groceries can be bought at the aforementioned "Beth Cafe" around the corner
Address: Auguststraße 77-78
Borough: Mitte
Nearby sites: the so-called New Synagogue complex
Closest train station:
S Oranienburger Straße
Phone: +49-30-
2813135
Website: http://www.adassjisroel.de/kolbo

Le Marché Rado
Update: Currently closed
Address:
Brunnenstraße 26 (next to the Café Rado mentioned above)
Borough: Mitte, next to Prenzlauer Berg
Nearby sites: the national memorial for the Berlin Wall

(Relatively) close train stations: U Rosenthaler Platz and U Bernauer Straße
Phone:
+49-30-54499157
Website: http://www.lecaferado.de/index.php?lang=en


Hofpfisterei
This is a chain of Bavarian bakeries from Munich that has quite a few branches in Berlin. Some, though not all of their bread and pastry products are kosher. Check the list here: http://www.chabadberlin.de/media/pdf/618/Glpu6184040.pdf
We've marked their locations in the map below.


Blue makers stand for active, red markers for inactive businesses.
Green markers stand for branches of Hofpfisterei:

Kosher Groceries


Please note that you can also find some (not many) kosher products in other, not specifically Jewish business, such as the big department stores (KaDeWe, Karstadt, Galeria Kaufhof). In those places, kosher products might not be marked as such on the German labels. If you're doing your Shabbes in Berlin and looking for kosher wine for kiddush, you'll find a relatively nice selection of Israeli wines in the Ulrich supermarket at the West Berlin train station “Zoologischer Garten". If you speak German, you could also use the lists of kosher products available here and here.

If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


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