One of the great things about wandering around Berlin is that you’ll usually stumble upon a lush green gartenkolonie in some form or other. Sadly it’s unusual to be able to eat any of the abundent produce, but Prinzessinnengarten is an exception. During the warmer months this beautiful, central gardening project, bursting with fresh fruit and veg is also a delicious lunch stop.
The mittagsmenu changes depending on the season and what’s growing locally. The Autumnal plate is bursting with the tastiest pumpkin, beetroot and parsnip in Berlin. None of the veg at Prinzessinnengarten tastes like veg from the supermarket, and that is a very very good thing. This is fresh, flavoursome organic food that tastes like it’s supposed to taste, and unbelievably, given the quality, it makes for a very cheap lunch!
Order at the shipping container, take a numbered token and a seat to wait until your lucky number is called. There is a selection of delicious freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices, squeezed from local produce, to sip on while you wait – well worth a few extra coins above the five euro budget.
€5 food: There is just 1 plate of vegetarian ‘soul food’, full of seasonal vegetables & it costs a mere €5.50
€5 ‘fullness’: The plate may not look huge, but the healthy, wholesome lunch will fill you up
€5 change: No change for a fiver (and we suggest you also add a fresh juice to your cheap meal!)
Prinzenstrasse 35 – 38
April – October (weather permitting)
Monday – Friday 12:00 – 19:00
Saturday 13:00 – 19:00