Krasselt’s Imbiss

The Neon sign at Krasselt's Imbiss in Steglitz in Berlin

Lunchtime had been and gone long ago by the time I managed to make up my mind about what I would like to eat.  I had been on a mission to track down a DVD for my Friday night entertainment and having visited Das Schloss, I realised that I wasn’t far from Krasselt’s Imbiss.

Unfortunately, Steglitz didn’t feature on the map I had in my pocket and whilst I could remember that the Imbiss is on Steglitzer Damm, I couldn’t remember exactly how to get there.

After trying most of the streets around the Rathaus Steglitz S-Bahnhof I decided that my best course of action was to find a map in the station and having done so headed off down Albrechtstrasse and onto Steglitzer Damm.

Having read nothing but good things about Krasselt’s I felt sure that the walk would be worth it.  But in truth I was a little underwhelmed.

The staff were friendly enough.  The young man serving me was complaining about a dog tied to a railing outside the Penny Markt next door that was yapping away whilst its owner did the shopping.

Unlike the other Currywurst I have had, the sausage wasn’t sliced this time but cut in two with a cocktail stick jabbed into each end.

The sausage was then sprinkled with a generous amount of curry powder and what looked like balsamic vinegar before being covered in sauce.

Currywurst & Chips (Currywurst mit Pommes) at Krasselt's Imbiss in Steglitz in Berlin

Seeing me taking a picture of my lunch the server came over to say that I should have told him before he served it to me so he could make it look its best.

Unfortunately, whilst there was more than enough sauce to accompany the sausage and the chips it didn’t have the depth of flavour of Konnopke’s or Curry 36 and the chips didn’t have the same crispiness.  At EUR 3.10 for Currywurst and Chips it was still a pleasant meal but when it comes to Currywurst I know that it can be so much better.

I’ll have to go back to Krasselt’s and give it second chance (it can’t be luck that it has such a good reputation) and next time I’ll go at lunch time.

As I left the little dog was still drawing attention to itself and the server at Krasselt’s Imbiss was  venting his annoyance to another customer.

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