I’ve been thinking for a while that I should do more of my grocery shopping at a farmer’s market than only in supermarkets. So I recently went to have a look at the options nearby and I discovered the market on Kollwitzplatz in Prenzlauer Berg, open every Saturday from 09:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This is a very nice market with a good atmosphere and very interesting stalls. Of course, there are the traditionnal fruits, vegetables, meat, cold cuts and fish vendors, but not only. There is for example a stall that sells French pâtés, salami from France and Spain and cheese from Austria and Switzerland. The 1st time I went there, I wasn’t going home untill later at night so I bought only pâté since they are in a glass jar. I got rabbit, deer and campagne, really nice. I also spotted the stall of nice looking pastries, they had fruit mousses that looked quite good, as well as the stall of a French grocery store I have on my list.
There is also a stall of a Berlin chocolate maker, I tasted a sample of dark chocolate, it was great. They have very interesting flavours and you can compose of lovely box of chocolates. They also sell hot chocolate, my friend told me it was excellent.
You can also eat on the spot if you wish. There are crêpes, saussages, oysters and much more. According to a friend, the falafels you can get at 1001 Falafels are among the best of the city.