***Update 8 March 2013 – CLOSED: I went to buy a Gemuse Kebap from Mustafa’s Gemuse Kebap near Hackescher Markt on Tuesday only to find that the Imbiss is gone. I went to the original stall on Mehringdamm during my Berlin Museum Marathon and will go back soon to take photos and post. – CLOSED***
Believe it or not, despite living in Berlin for a year, I still haven’t been to the hugely popular Mustafa’s Gemuse Kebap on Mehringdamm, where the queues rival the Berlin Currywurst institution, Curry 36, just a few steps along the street.
I did have a Döner at the newer and less well-known stall on Oranienburger Strasse near Hackescher Markt this week though.
There was also a short-lived stall operating under the U-Bahn station at Eberwalder Strasse earlier in the summer, though opinion was divided on whether this was the genuine article.
When I went to the Imbiss on Oranienburger Strasse the other day I was pleased to see that there was no queue and I ordered a Döner.
The combination of chicken with fried vegetables, fresh salad, Feta cheese, a squeeze of lemon and, for me, Scharf (spicy) sauce is a taste sensation.
As I did when I visited Curry 61, I took my food to the nearby Monbijoupark to eat.
The funky Mustafa’s website is worth checking out for the Döner Disko (click on the speakers) alone. Don’t fall for the Live Cam (click on the CCTV camera) though – people are certainly not wearing shorts in Berlin today, when it’s 3°C.
At €3, a Döner (with Chicken) at Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap is excellent value for money and great for lunch or as a snack to soak up some booze on a long Berlin night out. I will have to brave the queues and visit the original soon.