Kicking it off with traditional Berlin cuisine. Currywurst is bite sized pieces of sausage and chips with a curry ketchup sauce, mayonnaise and sauerkraut on top. Popularised in the late 40's after a British solider shared ketchup and curry powder with Herta Huewer, who put them on sausages and chips and sold them as a cheap eats for builders, they are now part of Berlin culture - with Herta being celebrated in a google doodle. Most currywurst places are not gluten free - but this one specialises in it!
Open everyday from 11am.
Burgerie - Schönhauser Allee
Burgerie is a cosy burger joint in a little north of the main centre. It's absolutely delicious, and the owners are lovely. They serve about a million types of burgers with fries or wedges in a coeliac safe fryer. We went here after an afternoon at Vabali Spa, so we were starving, and we were filled right up.
Open Tues-Sun 1pm-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Brotquelle is a 100% gluten free bakery in East Berlin. They do lovely lunches with your choice of breads and sides (as pictured on the right). They also do several types cakes, and traditional German baked goods, like stollen, spiced cookies, strudel and more. A great place for someone like me who's never been to Germany, but didn't want to miss you on traditional foods. A great place to stop if you are in the trendy Friedrichshain superb (which is kinda close to the Berlin Wall).
Open Tues-Fri 9am-6pm. Sat/Sun 9am-4pm. Closed Mondays.
There are two locations of Simela in Berlin, we went to the one north of the city, the other one being in the west, close to Berlin Zoo. Simela offers gluten and lactose free pizza's, as well as pastas and a small selection of beers and wine. You can also get it to takeaway!
Open Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm. Sun 2pm-11pm.
I loved everything about this 100% gluten free Bakery/Cafe. They serve mostly classic German baked goods, made on site, with recipes that are passed down from their grandparents, you cannot get more traditional than that. Having no idea what to pick, I asked the server, who was in fact the owner/baker, and he recommended for me to pick his personal favourite - the Nussecken (the triangle shaped item with chocolate dipped corners). It's a delicious shortbread covered in nuts, and I'd never had anything like it. They have a changing menu so my recommendation is to get something you don't think you've ever had!
Open Tues-Sat 8:30am-7pm. Sun 10am - 3pm. Closed Sunday.
Suzette serves both savoury and sweet crepes, and have normal and gluten free options (made with buckwheat). Their menu has an overwhelming amount of choices, including (very importantly), if you want ice-cream or not.
I went with a slightly more adventurous option and picked coconut and housenmade chocolate sauce and it was amazing and not too sweet. We went there for dessert on the way back from a dinner out so we didn't get to try the savoury options but they looked delicious as they went past us.
Open Wed-Sun. Closed Mon/Tues.
Some other places to check out...
Glutenfreie Bäckerei Konditorei Eis Voh - A 100% gluten free bakery in South Berlin.
Chutnify - Indian restaurant with plenty of gluten free options with two location in Berlin
Viapano - A chain restaurant throughout the city with gluten free and vegan pizzas available.
Glutanada - A 100% gluten free bakery/cafe offering dairy free and vegan options.