Meierei – Alpine Deli, Prenzlauer Berg
November 22, 2010 4 Comments
Here is a conundrum, Meierei is a place I go to a lot but normally I don’t like this kind of food…
…It’s an Alpine Deli. Enough said.
But let me say a little more -
Some perennial Meierei foods are Weisswurst which little L loves (proving her Bavarian roots), a fat slice of Leberkase between a white brotchen, or ox goulash with dumplings. When I see it black and white like that, I can’t believe that I go there as often as I do! The prams (it is in Prenzlauer Berg after all) and the bicycles that are all crowded outside the small shop front prove that I am not the only Meierei lover out there. Often it’s hard to find a seat!
So what is it that keeps me going back for more?
I think it’s their consistency, their use of premium products (although they don’t go on about it like a broken record), the enthusiasm and knowledge of their staff. They seem to live by the idiom “if a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” That is why the little side salad that comes with a lot of the main dishes is perky and evenly dressed. Or you have to wait a full 15 minutes for the Weisswurst to be gently heated in simmering water. And why their goulash is so damned tasty!
I am particularly fond of their dark hot chocolate, their yummy apple struddle (that often sells out by 6pm) – oh and my kingdom for a slice of Meierei cheesecake. For the meat averse, there is often a vegetarian main on or a soup. I tried a pumpkin and beer soup the other day which was really tasty!
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