This one is no secret to the Berliners among you, but it deserves a mention for anyone visiting the city that might have missed out out this gem of a restaurant before. Mogg & Melzer is Berlin’s version of a Jewish deli, serving all the menu staples like Matzoh ball soup, shakshouka, various patés, homemade desserts and of course Pastrami in every iteration possible. Owners Oskar Melzer and Paul Mogg want to bring classic New York food culture to Berlin, and they are succeeding.

The deli is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner at a former Jewish school for girls (‘Ehemalige Jüdische Mädchenschule’) in Mitte that also hosts another restaurant and ‘The Kennedys’, the world’s second biggest museum about the famous family of politicians.

The food at Mogg & Melzer is available to take away or to or eat in. Opt for the latter to lounge on benches by Berlin furniture manufacturer Tipla or the Pirkka chairs by the Finnish designer Illmari Tapiovaara.

Mogg & Melzer Delicatessen // Auguststraße 11-13 // Berlin // Mon-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 7am-8pm // website
Images // Steve Herud (5), Ailine Liefeld (1)