There is nothing more German than wurst (sausage) and nothing more Berliner than currywurst! Currywurst is fried pork sausage cut into slices and seasoned with curry ketchup, and curry powder. I was told by a true Berliner that the real Berliner currywurst, without the sausage casing, can be found at Curry 36. For him it is also the best currywurst in town. To prove it to us, he brought TD and I there. Photos after the jump!
Admittedly Curry 36 is famous with the tourists, but this is not without reason. I’ve had currywurst from several places now, some more pricey than Curry 36, but I didn’t really get what the big deal was until I tried the Berliner kind from Curry 36.
This is a casual place where you eat, sharing tables with other wurst loving people. You order and pick up at the window. You’ll see them preparing your order.
Sauerkrautsimple fast menuWe ordered the currywurst ohne darm (without casing) mit Pommes-Frites.
This is delicious and different from the others I’ve tried. They have their own blend of curry ketchup with perfectly compliments the wurst! Perfectly crunchy fries too.Our Berliner hosts also introduced me to Mezzo Mix. It’s a mix of Fanta and Coke that is surprisingly tasty and refreshing. I never would have thought a mix between the two drinks would result in anything good! I don’t normally drink sodas, but soda just seems perfect with currywurst.
Thanks Alex and Tess for introducing us to Curry 36! Once you are done with your meal, simply dispose of your trash in the garbage chute below! I just love how efficient the Germans are. They think of everything!
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- Mehringdamm 36, 10961 Berlin Kreuzberg
- 030 2517368
- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
There is another Curry 36 at the Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten
- Hardenbergplatz 9, 10623 Berlin
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World Traveller says
Currywurst was invented by Herta Heuwer in Berlin in 1949 as an affordable but filling meal for the people of Berlin at a time when food was in short supply.
When you order your Currywurst you can ask for it skin on “Currywurst mit Darm” or without skin “Currywurst ohne Darm”. Sausage casings were in short supply in the Soviet-controlled side of the city. If you grew up in East Berlin, you like sausage without skin; if you grew up in West Berlin, you probably prefer sausage with skin.
I’m not from Berlin, I prefer Currywurst without skin and in my opinion the best place to get it is from Fritz & Co (a Currywurst stall) on Wittenberg Platz in the Schöneberg area of Berlin.
Hi World Traveller, thank you for the informative comment. I really appreciate it. We were taken to Curry 36 by a Berliner, and I really appreciated the Currywurst without the skin too. I will definitely schedule a trip to Fritz & Co. Thanks for the recommendation!