How’s your week going so far? Hopefully nice and calm with not too cold weather – it snowed around here again and I’m becoming best friends with my new red thermo tights already .
Having shown you some pictures of last weekend’s Berlin shenanigans on Monday already it’s time for the foodie goodies today. Thanks to the lovely Jenn for hosting the What I ate Wednesday party!
While I tried to focus on having fun with my mum rather than letting food take over there was quite some deliciousness involved obviously. It all started with a great travel snack – a new brand of raw food cookies I purchased at the organic supermarket last week. Made from sprouted buckwheat golden flaxseed, sesame and dried fruits these are satisfyingly crunchy. Reminiscent of a certain kind of cookies we used to buy when I was younger.
As I mentioned in my last post already my mum is embarrassed of me taking pictures of food in public. Therefore I captured the cookies before we went to Berlin – a fair compromise, huh ? Unfortunately, this also means I can’t show of our late Saturday lunch at Emma Pea. Let me just tell you that that the vegan Tuscan Bean Stew I ate was ridiculously good stick-to-your-ribs food. No crumbles beans were left behind . Reflecting all the food eaten in Berlin a theme was emerging already here: Most of my meals appeared in bowls. Just the best way, right?!
Right after eating we caught the train to a vegan’s food paradise: Veganz, Berlin’s first all-vegan supermarket. Mustering up the utmost of self-restraint I managed to walk out with comparably tiny loot: Daiya Cheddar and Pepperjack Cheese as well as a new-to-me kind of cashew butter. Also, I got the chance to taste-test Coyo Coconut yogurt but honestly wasn’t impressed.
Sunday as a non-shopping day presented me with a much better opportunity to take my camera with me. And yes, I even convinced my mum .
Wait, did I ever say I didn’t enjoy flea markets? Forget all about that – as soon as they offer food samplings I’m in! Taste-tasting locally made honey and honey-based Dulce de Leche spreads in interesting flavours multiple times each. Hey, we bought some after all, too .
The long-awaited foodie highlight of our Berlin trip happened in the afternoon, though: Dolores! Living in Germany we don’t have Chipotle – shocking, I know! – but this awesome restaurant makes up for it. With locations in Berlin only I make sure to go there every time I visit in the city. Burrito Bowls for my mum and me [bowl-ing continued ], Burritos for my aunt and her boyfriend. [Please excuse the bad pictures and use of flash but the room didn’t provide good lighting and we were excited to start munching.]
.. .and while the weather gods didn’t offer up too much mum and I made sure to bring some brightness into the weekend.
Ending with a fun sight we happened upon: Walk-in coffee, anybody?
Do you like Mexian food? What do you usually get?
What are your favourite traveling snacks?
Are you good at practicing self-restraint when it comes to foodie purchases ? I was surprised by myself this time, actually.