Nosh Berlin, which starts on 19 March, is the city’s first Jewish food week, with dishes and events from Jewish communities worldwide. Its founders share their top eats in the city
From shakshuka to sabich sandwiches, Berlin is home to a flourishing Jewish food scene. Young Israelis have been flocking to Berlin, drawn, like so many other young people, to its thriving arts scene. As a result, new bars and restaurants such as Kanaan in Prenzlauer Berg, a vegan-vegetarian joint run by a Palestinian and an Israeli chef, and Gordon, a cafe-cum-record shop in Neukölln, are springing up.
Bagels are also now prominent on the Berlin menu. “Whether it’s for homesick club kids from Tel Aviv, New Yorkers who can’t imagine breakfast without bagels, or Germans who want something different, there’s a big audience,” says Laurel Kratochvila, owner of Fine Bagels, who, with food writer Liv Fleischhacker, has organised Nosh Berlin (19-26 March), the first food week celebrating Jewish cuisine in the city.
Source: The Guardian