Our friend Alex said that International Greenweek Berlin is like taking a world tour in one place. And after I went around, I totally agree! It’s definitely worth the entrance fee… French Champagne and foie gras, Italian gelato and truffles and other things that I’ve never tried before! Aside from the yummy goodies in the Philippine booth, these are the memorable things I tried. (Mostly tasted!)
ProBier Hall / Beer Hall
The beer hall is a must see – different breweries from beer-loving Germany.
Check out that beer wall!
Beer Trabi dispenser! So cool!
Check out that foam!
Beer with sweet fruit flavoring and colour is something new but quite popular in Berlin.
I wondered how they washed all the glasses. Thought they might have a dishwasher, but this was even better. Fast and water efficient.
There were so many halls that I didn’t get to see them all. The size and scope of Greenweek is really mind-blowing and I recommend it! Some highlights….
Bread wall in the Russian Hall. The decorative bread is for sale.
They transformed one hall into a garden paradise.
They even had military medical vehicles.
And I enjoyed checking out the farm animals which were bigger in size than anything I’ve ever seen in Asia.
This is a fried bread which is delicious with garlic. If you love garlic bread then you will love it’s chewy tasty cousin.
Finnish Potato Chips
Potato chips are my weakness and this stuff is amazing, even without any dip. I loved seeing how the potatoes were sliced too.
Japanese Cherry Blossom Wine
So delicious! Not only can you see the cherry blossom, but you can really taste it.
Dju Dju Fruit Beers
This berlin-based business is owned by Africans selling beer that is brewed in Germany. These beers are delicious. You can find these fruit beers in these locations.
And they were on sale!
The nocciola (hazelnut) flavour was foodgasmic!
There were wines from all over the world but since we are in Europe we wanted to try as much from the region as possible. We did some wine tastings (a glass for 1-5 €) and even bought a bottle of champagne from the French hall.
I also discovered the first white wine I ever liked in the Romanian section. It’s a homemade wine. I was so sad because when I went back to buy a few more bottles on the last day, they were all out.
Portuguese Pastel de Nata
I’ve tried egg tarts before at Lord Stowe’s in Manila, but they were nothing compared to these babies. Good thing they are available in the Frozen Section of Super Iberico Supermarket in Berlin Kreuzberg. This place is a heaven for those who need Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American food products.
Turkish Apple Tea
I’ve been a fan of warm apple tea since I tried it in here so I bought a few boxes. I also discovered how delicious their pomegranate juice is. Their juices are good hot or cold. I’m definitely ordering more from their website.
This is but a small part of what I’ve experienced in Greenweek and it has to be one of my most unforgettable experiences in Berlin. If you do go, wear your most comfortable shoes and get ready to walk! After all it is “the worlds biggest fair for food, agriculture and horticulture.” I can’t wait to go back next year.
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