Frederick and I decided to do a little field research and test out the famous currywurst of Berlin. Below you can find a few of our highlights.
Our first stop was Ziervogel's Kult-Curry. This place was very clean and well laid out on the inside and the service was friendly. The currywurst itself was above average.
I would give 4 of 5 stars.
Next stop, Curry and Chili. This place was a little kiosk that was known to have extremely spicy hot sauce to add to the currywurst. Let's just say they lived up to their reputation. This is a restaurant where "Men are allowed to cry."
4.5 out of 5
Our next stops were located across the stream from each other. Fleischerei had a pretty hipster feel to the inside, the service was nice and they had Tiger beer which was a plus.
3.5 for taste of currywurst and 5 of 5 for atmosphere if you venture into the back.
Next Curry Mitte 22. I have to admit this was late at night (it is open until 5am) but I thought the curry sauce and sausages were very delicious.
4 out of 5.
The next day we hit the Currywurst museum.
Giving it a 3 of 5 to be nice. It looks very interesting but the combination of 11 euro entrance fee and not so great tasting sausages and ketchup sauce turned me off. Maybe it was because we were eating it at 10am.
Then, just a few blocks away was Dom Curry. A currywurst kiosk owned by the Hilton which was across the street. This place had things like ostrich and buffalo sausages as well. The sauce had a nice complexity but the sausages seemed a little soft to me.
4 out of 5
After this I wanted to try something a little of the beaten path. I went to a flea market and found a booth selling currywurst. It was a actually about the same price as all the other currywrurst and not quite as tasty.
3 of 5.
Now I went to the famous Curry 36. This place was super busy and felt like a mega tourist trap from what I read online about it. I waited in line for about 15 minutes and saw travelers from all over the world wanting to try this Berlin novelty. I got to the front of the line and ordered my sausage and beer, the employee was friendly and the service was fast. I sat down and I can't lie.. this was the best currywurst I have ever had. The sausage had the perfect texture and the sauce felt like it had 100 different ingredients. As much as I would rather give some small, no name currywurst shop my highest rating, I cant. Curry 36 was wonderful.
Now off to a specialty curry shop. Witty's Organic Currywurst. The guy running the shop was very friendly and as it wasn't super busy got to chatting about the quality of their sausages compared to other sausage shops. I thought it was pretty tasty.
4 out of 5.
Last but not least I tried a chain currywurst place in Berlin. I was called Currywurst Express. It did have a McDonald's feeling and the food preparation was quite fast. I wasn't expecting much but actually found it to be much better and was presently surprised.
3.5 of 5.
And so ends the Berlin Currywurst adventure. Curry 36 for the best all around currywurst and Curry and Chili for the best spicy currywurst.
If you have any ideas for the best currywurst in Berlin or Germany for that matter. Let us know.