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Reasons I Miss Berlin #3 – Currywurst

I Love Currywurst - sign on a Currywurst van at Ostbahnhof in Berlin

As much as I’m enjoying some home-cooked meals and the opportunity to have a great take-away curry back in the UK, I miss my favourite Berlin snack – Currywurst.

Over the last year I’ve been on a quest to find the best Currywurst in Berlin – my ‘Best of the Wurst’.

Here’s a rundown of my 3 favourite Currywurst Imbisse in Berlin.

1 – zur Bratpfanne

Currywurst & Chips (Currywurst mit Pommes) at Zur Bratpfanne in Berlin

The best Currywurst that I’ve had so far in Berlin is from zur Bratpfanne in Steglitz.  I loved it on my first visit and have been back a few times since, even making some special trips.

2 – Curry 66

Currywurst & Chips (Currywurst mit Pommes) at Curry 66 in Berlin

At Curry 66 the sauce is offered in 9 different levels of spiciness from ‘Angenehm’ to ‘Black Death’ – so far the spiciest I have had is 3: Scharf.

3 – Curry 36

Currywurst & Chips (Currywurst mit Pommes) at Curry 36 in Berlin

Curry 36 features in all the Berlin guidebooks and along with Konnopke’s Imbiss is probably the most famous of Berlin’s many Imbisse.  Devotees can now get their Curry 36 fix at Zoologischer Garten Bahnhof, as well as the original Imbiss on Mehringdamm.

Zur Bratpfanne

Zur Bratpfanne Logo, a Currywurst Imbiss in Berlin Steglitz

I’m beginning to wonder if my love of Currywurst is turning into a ‘Currywurst problem’.

Friends have started recommending Imbisse (snack restaurants) to me to help me in my hunt for ‘The Best of the Wurst‘.

Not that I’m complaining though because it was through a recommendation that I discovered Zur Bratpfanne in Berlin’s Steglitz.

I enjoyed my first meal there so much that I had to go back a few days later with my camera.

Zur Bratpfanne, a Currywurst Imbiss in Berlin Steglitz

Zur Bratpfanne is on the corner of Schloßstraße and Kieler Strasse, a short walk from the S-Bahn at Rathaus Steglitz and between the U-Bahn stations there and at Schloßstraße.  This means it’s very convenient for the newly opened Primark at the Schloss-Straßen-Center, which judging by the number of bags I’ve seen on the S and U-Bahn lately is already establishing itself as a go to for Berliners.

Zur Bratpfanne offers Bratwurst mit or ohne Darm (with or without skin) for €1.65 and pommes (chips) in small, medium and large for €1.35, €1.80 and €2.40 respectively.

Currywurst and Chips at Zur Bratpfanne, an Imbiss in Berlin Steglitz

I was immediately impressed by the quality of the sausage, the crispy/fluffiness of the chips and the flavour and texture of the sauce.

And that sauce is the star of the show.

More of a tomatoey curry sauce than a ketchup, it doesn’t suffer from the sweetness issues of Curry 61 and Konnopke’s.

And it just has something (that I can’t put my finger on) that elevates it above Curry 36 and Curry 66.

In summary, for me, zur Bratpfanne is the best Currywurst in Berlin (so far).  It’s just a pity that you have to go so far from the centre of the city to get it.  But the best things in life are worth putting a little extra effort in to get.

***Update***zur Bratpfanne has now been displaced by Curry Baude as the best Currywurst in Berlin.