Places I’ve Eaten At

Athens, Greece

  • Aristokratikon (chocolate shop) – 9 Karageorgi Servias Strk, Metro-Syntagma T. 210 3220 546
  • Ariston (cheese pie shop) – 10 Voulis Str, Metro-Syntagma
  • Mastiha Shop – 6 Panepistimiou & Criezotou str, Metro-Syntagma, T. 210 3632 750
  • Melilotos (Family run – take away with one table for two!) – Xenofondos 15 (inside the lobby on left), Athens. (30-210) 322-24-58
  • PBox – (Some wonderful regional ingredients simply served and fancy international dishes)

Amman, Jordan

Berlin, Germany

  • Ackerplatz Market (market, mostly organic and regional, no more than 15 stands) Mitte / Prenzlauerberg.
  • Alpenstueck, Bäckerai & Manufaktur  (Alpine Inspired Food)- Gartenstrasse 9, Mitte
  • Anna Blume (cake and brunch spot) Prenzlauer Berg, Kollwitzstraße 83.
  • Auf Die Hand (Fine fast food) – Luisenstrasse 45, Mitte.
  • Aunt Benny’s- (coffee, cakes, sandwiches, bagels – yum) Oderstr. 7 / entrance on Jessnerstrasse, Friedrichshain.
  • ♥ Angry Chicken, (Fried chicken wings), Skalitzer Straße 36, 10999, Kreuzberg
  • Apfelgalerie (apple shop) -Goltzstraße 3, 10781, Schöneberg, Berlin
  • Asia Mekong (asian supermarket), Mitte, Henriette-Herz-Platz 1
  • ♥♥ Bandol sur Mer (French Food) Torstraße 167, Mitte.
  • Barcomi (American style deli) -Bergmann Strasse 21, D-10961, Mitte.
  • Big Stuff Smoked BBQ, at Markthalle Neun, Eisenbahnstrasse 42/43 – Pücklerstrasse 34, Kreuzberg
  • Bobo Q, Bubble Tea, Marburger strasse 17, 10789, Charlottenburg
  • Bixels. (Baked potato joint) Mulackstrasse 38, 10178 Berlin. www.danielbixel.com Closed
  • ♥♥ Boxhangener Platz Market – Possibly my favourite outdoor market in Berlin. Friedrichshain
  • ♥ Brot & Butter, the Manufactum Deli, Hardenbergstrasse 4-5, Charlottenburg
  • Buchholz; Gusthof Britz (downstairs)- (simple, german, seasonal food, gorgeous courtyard – go when it’s warm) Alt-Britz 81, Neukölln
  • Café Einstein Stammhaus, (Lovely cakes in an outrageously huge old villa) Kurfürstenstraße 58, Tiergarten
  • Cahoona (Drive-Thru Coffee) Liepziger Strasse 12, Mitte
  • Carmens- (Regional Food) Bahnhofstraße 9, 15732 Eichwalde
  • Chipps, (Mostly Vegetarian Food), Jägerstraße 35, 10117  (Second location now closed)
  • Chi Sing. (Vietnamese restaurant) Rosenthaler Strasse 62. D-10119 Berlin. T. 030 200 892 84. www.chising-berlin.de
  • Coco (Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches) Rosenthalerstr. 2, 10119 Mitte
  • Cocolo (Ramen Shop) Next to Kuchi, Gipsstr. 3, Mitte.
  • Cocoro  (Japanese Kitchen, Tea House & Coffee Shop) –  Mehringdamm 64, Kreuzberg.
  • Coledampf’s & Companies (Kitchen store and cafe) – Prinzenstrasse 85d, Kreuzberg
  • Companion Coffee – (Third Wave Coffee) Oranien Str. 24, Kreuzberg
  • Cupcake. Krossener Strasse 12, 10245 Berlin, 030 25768687. http://cupcakeberlin.de/
  • Curry 36. (Curry Wurst institution) Mehringdamm 36, 10961 Berlin. www.curry36.de
  • ♥ Da Baffi – (Italian Food), Nazarethkirchstraße 41, 13347. Wedding
  • ♥ Däri- (making stuff out of milk, frozen yogurt in the summer and quark in the winter, good coffe too) Oderberger Straße 6, Prenzlauerberg.
  • DaDa Falafel, Mitte, Linienstr.132
  • Das Lokal – (Rustic German Food, reasonably priced) Linienstraße 160, Mitte.
  • Der Eisladen (Family run – 130 flavours of ice cream) -Luisenstraße 14, 10117, T. 030-28045454
  • ♥ Dolores (Burritos) – Rosa-Luxemburg-str. 7, Mitte, 10178 Berlin. (www.dolores-online.de)
  • ♥ Dolores (Mexican Fast Food) Bayreuther Strasse 36, 10789 Schöneberg, T. 030 548 21 590
  • Dos Palillos (Asian-Spanish Fusion food) – Casa Camper, Weinmeisterstrasse 1, (49-30) 200-03413, casacamper.com/berlin
  • Due Forni (punk pizza) Schönhauser Allee 12
  • Dudu – Torstr. 134, 10119 Mitte, T. 030 51736854 (www.dudu-berlin.de)
  • Essen Fassen (German Food) – Knesebeckstraße 89, Charlottenburg.
  • ♥ E.T.A Hoffman (Classical food) Yorckstraße 83, 10965 Kreuzberg
  • Fishchers Fritz (2 michelin star food)
  • ♥ Frische Paradies, Gourmet Cash & Carry, Morsestrasse 2, 10587.
  • Galeria Kaufhof – (Food Hall in a department store) Alexanderplatz 9, Mitte.
  • ♥ G. Buchwald, Baumkuchen and more, Bartningallee 29, 10557, Moabit
  • ♥ Hamburger Heaven, Monte & Popsy’s. (No frills hamburger using organic or free range meat, cracking fries!). Graefestraße 93, 10967, Kreuzberg.
  • HBC.  Nine Gold- (Great interior, mixed use space, international food) Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 9, 10178 Mitte.
  • Henne (Restaurant that serves only chicken) -Leuschnerdamm 25, 10999, Kreuzberg.
  • ♥ Hofcafe - (garden centre cafe) – Chausseestraße 15a, 14109 Wannsee.
  • ♥ Hokey Pokey – (Ice Cream) – Stargarder Strasse 73, 10437, Prenzlauer Berg.
  • Horváth - (Austrian / German Food) – Berlinger-Schweitzer GbR, Paul Lincke Ufer 44a, 10999, Kreuzberg.
  • Hudson’s Cakes, British Cakes, Boppstrasse 1, 10967, Kreuzberg
  • Jakobs Höfe - Asparagus farm and restaurant in Beelitz.
  • ♥ Kadó, (Bijou liquorice shop) Graefestrasse 20, Kreuzberg 10967 (www.kado.de)
  • ♥ Kaffeemitte, (Coffee & freshly made sandwiches) – Weinmeisterstraße 9, 10178, Mitte
  • Katie’s Blue Cat (Pan-English Cafe) – Friedelstraße 31, Kreuzkölln.
  • Ikea
  • ♥ Kimchi Princess (Korean food) Kreuzberg, Skalitzer Strasse 36 / Ecke Manteuffelstrasse
  • Kochhaus (Shopping by meal) Acacia Street 1, 10823 Berlin Schöneberg
  • Koriat (cake manufacture) Pannierstrasse 29, 12047 Neukölln
  • ♥♥ Kushinoya – (Japanese fried food on a stick.)Bleibtreustrasse 6, Charlottenburg.
  • La Bonne Franquette – (Brasserie – lunch) Chausseestrasse 110, 10115 Mitte.
  • ♥ Lavanderia Vecchia, Flughafenstraße 46, 12053, Neukölln
  • Little Otik, Seasonal Food, Graefestr 71, 10967 Kreuzberg
  • Lutter & Wegner (Austrian brasserie)
  • ♥♥ Meierei (Alpine deli)
  • Maialino - (Focaccia) Hannoversche Strasse 1, 10115 Mitte
  • Melt (Crêpes) Grünbergerstr. 40, Friedrichshain
  • Ming Dynastie, Chinese Food, Tauentzienstraße 9-12, 10789 Charlottenburg
  • Monsieur Vuong (Trendy Vietnamese restaurant) – Alte Schönhauser Straße 46, 10119 Berlin. T. 030 9929-6924. (www.monsieurvuong.de)
  • ♥ Marheineke (Market Hall) – Bergmannstraße, 10961 Kreuzberg
  • Mogg & Melzer – (Delicatessen) – Auguststraße 11-13, Mitte
  • Muret la Barba, (Wine shop and rustic Italian food, bistro style) Rosenthaler Strasse 61, 10119 Mitte, T. 030 28097212, (www.muretlabarba.de)
  • ♥♥ Nazuna (Japanese Deli), Danziger Str 65, Prenzlauerberg 10435, T. 030 68 07 50 43, (www.nazuna-berlin.com).
  • Noto (German / American food)
  • Ottenthal, (Austrian Food), Kantstraße 153, 10623 Charlottenburg (www.ottenthal.com)
  • Paninoteca (Tiny take away joint with some bar stools, excellent ciabatta sandwiches) – Friedrichstrasse 128, 10117. T. 030 28047327
  • Parc Ferme, Michelin food without the stars? Wiebestrasse 36, in the “Meilenwerk”, 10553 closed
  • Petit Fleury - Younger sibling of the Cafe Fleury across the street. Weinbergsweg 5, 10119 Mitte.
  • Peking Ente (Chinese Food) Voßstraße 1 / Ecke Wilhelmstraße, Mitte
  • Phoebe in Berlin (Chinese and French Supper Club) – Friedrichshain
  • Piazza Italiana (Italian Food)
  • ♥ Renger-Patzch (Seasonal, German Food using French cooking techniques)
  • ♥♥ Reinstoff, (2* Michelin Food), Edison Höfe, Schlegelstrasse 26C, Mitte
  • ♥♥ Rogacki Delicatessen (100 year old deli with German specialties and more) – Wilmersdorfer Str.145/46, 10585, Charlottenburg.
  • Rutz, (1 michelin star, beautiful complex food, incredible wine, laid back environment) Chausseestrasse 8, 10115, Mitte, T. 030 24628760.
  • Sabzi (cheap Persian food, lunch only) – Luisenstr 15, Mitte.
  • Sarah Wiener: Das Speisezimmer (Austrian Food), Chausseestraße 8, 10115 Mitte, T. 030 8145 2943 0, (www.sarahwiener.de).
  • Sale e Tabacchi (Italian Food) – Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23, Mitte / Kreuzberg
  • ♥ Sasaya – (Japanese) Lychener Straße 50, 10437 Prenzlauerberg.
  • Schmidt’s Deli Deluxe (Deli) – Köpenicker Str. 93, Mitte.
  • ♥ Schwarzwaldstuben (Swabian Food) – Tucholskystraße 48 10117, Mitte
  • Smart Deli – (Fast Food Japanese Deli) Chausseestr.5, 10115 Mitte, T. 030 2068 7037 (www.smartdeli.org)
  • Soho House (members club) Torstraße 1, 10119 Berlin. T. 177 4940513
  • Soluna Brot und Öl (Bakery – recomended by the New York Times) – Gneisenaustrasse 58, U-Bahnhof Südstern,10961, Kreuzberg, Berlin.
  • Standige Vertretung (Large touristy type place that does a mean Flammkuchen) – Schiffbauerdamm 8, 10117 Berlin. T. 030 2823965
  • Steckerlfisch & Co – (Charcoal grilled fish) – At markets around Berlin
  • ♥ Tacos Berlin (Food truck) closed
  • Tian Fu (Sezchuan food) Uhlandstr. 142, 10719 Charlottenberg
  • ♥ Tim Raue (posh chinese / french food), Kreuzberg, Rudi-Dutschke-str. 26
  • Toca Rouge, Chinese Fusion Food, Torstraße 194, 10115
  • Transit, (Thai & Indonesian small bites) Rosenthaler straße 68, 10119 Mitte.
  • Traube- (Alpine Food with a mediterranean accent) Reinhardtstr. 33, Mitte 10117
  • ♥ The Barn (Coffee, sandwiches, soups)
  • Themroc (One choice, 3 cooks) – Torstraße 183, Mitte.
  • ♥ Thyme Supper Club
  • Uma (Posh Asian at the Kempinski hotel) – Behrenstraße 72, 10117 Berlin. 030 1117333 closed
  • Vinos y Mas (Cheese, Cold Cuts plates and a glass of wine)
  • Wiener Brot – (Bakery from Sarah Wiener) Tucholskystraβe 31, Mitte.
  • Weltempfaenger (Good for continental style brunch) – Anklamer Strasse 27, 10115 Berlin. 030 44 35 69 81
  • Werkstatt der Süβe. (Pattiserie in Prenzlauer Berg) Husemannstraße 25, 10435 Berlin. 30-32 59 01-57. http://www.werkstatt-der-suesse.de/
  • Xinh Xinh, (Vietnamese Style Fast Food), Linien Strasse 136, Mitte.
  • Yumcha Heroes (Dim Sum) Weinbergsweg 8, 10119 Mitte
  • Zeit Für Brot – (Bakery & Cafe) Alte Schönhauser Straße 4, Mitte.
  • Zollpackhof (Beer Garden), Elisabeth-Abegg-Str. 1, 10557 Mitte, T. 030 330 99 720, www.zollpackhof.de.
  • 3 Minutes Sur Mer (French Food) – Torstr. 166 (Bergstr.), Mitte, T. 030 6730 2052

London, UK

See also “Best Eats in London” tab.

  • Borough Market (famous markets with lots of great stands) 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL
  • Broadway Market – Broadway Market, E8 4PH
  • Bubbledogs – 70 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QG.
  • Chin Chin (Ice Cream made using liquid nitrogen) 49-50 Camden Lock Place, NW1 8AF
  • Counter Cafe – 7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, London E3 2PA
  • ♥ Dinings - sushi and Asian tapas, one of my all time favourite restaurants. 22 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4HH.
  • Dinner, Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental. 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
  • ♥ Hedone- Produce led food, Chiswick. 301-303 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4HH.
  • Koya (Udon Noodles)49 Frith Street, Soho W1D 4SG
  • ♥ Melrose and Morgan – my old home and the best British Deli in London
  • ♥ Nopi- Ottolenghi’s younger sibling
  • Petersham Nurseries – Church Lane, Off Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AG
  • Pitt Cue (BBQ) 1 Newburgh St,London W1F 7RB
  • Rita’s Bar & Dining – 33-35 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 8BJ
  • Spuntino- Small American bites from the duo behind Polpo & Polpito. 61 Rupert Street, W1d 7PW, London
  • Primrose Hill Bakery – 42 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PB
  • Pollen Street Social- Jason Atherton’s (formerly of Maze) new venture.
  • Tramshed (Chicken & Steak by Mark Hix)32 Rivington Street, EC2A 3LX

Miami, USA