Berlin is home to western Europe’s largest Turkish population and the culture is everywhere – cafés, grocery stores, political groups, mosques and more.
There are tons of restaurants, but the best way to do Turkish in Berlin is the gözleme. Similar to a crepe, a gözleme is a hand-rolled pastry filled with spinach, feta, potatoes or meat and glazed with butter. It’s heated on a dome-shaped griddle and served warm. It was so melt-in-your-mouth delicious I just had to have it twice.
It’s hard to tell from the picture, but the gözleme is cut into strips and you eat the pieces with your hands. Perfect for on-the-go!
In terms of fillings, the spinach and feta was incredible. It had a spicy kick and the melted feta oozes. And at 1.90€, what a steal!
We got ours at a shop by the Turkish Market, which goes on every Tuesday and Friday, but you can find them all over the city, like at the Sunday Prenzlauer Berg flea market pictured below.
I tried the cheese-only one, too but thought it was too heavy. Stick to the spinach and feta. The combination is delicious, especially because the spinach is so fresh.
As for the Turkish market itself, the produce wasn’t stellar, but I just love walking around food markets. It’s such food porn.
Turkish Market (Türkischer Markt)
Tuesdays and Fridays 11a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
U to Schönleinstraße