Berlin is Germany’s most ethnically and culturally diverse city, and expats searching for a taste of home have more options than ever. With singularly focused food carts and catering services, a wave of newcomers is bringing comforting tastes of their native countries to Germans and fellow foreigners. These three businesses are leading the way in the growth of Berlin’s international culinary options, and clearing up some confusion along the way.
For a Berlin twist on Korean cuisine with hints of Los Angeles, Toronto and Chicago, there’s Lauren Lee’s Fräulein Kimchi. Lee, who was born in Korea but grew up all over North America, taught cooking classes before opening the only place in Berlin to get kimchi tacos, ramen burgers, and maybe the most unlikely, yet Berlin-influenced, expat comfort food of them all: kimchi-käse-spätzle. Like Minch, she’s opening a permanent location soon, but until then you can find her cart and catering services at various locations around the city by checking in on her Facebook page.