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Your friendly Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood guide to Helmholtz-Kiez, #2: Brammibal’s Donuts

You guys, you won’t believe how happy I am! Just two days ago I found out Brammibal’s Donuts opened a second location right around the corner from us!!! We’d been doing weekly drives to Kreuzberg up until that point because their donuts and coffee combo is so on point I’m addicted! I couldn’t believe my unbelievable luck when it turned out they already expanded their business, and right here of all places. God, I really love Prenzlauer Berg!! Located right at the corner Prenzlauer Allee/Danziger Straße, just down the street from Maria Bonita, they offer the same donuts and coffee as at their Maybachufer location. Only difference so far is, no sandwiches. Seating is sparse, unless you go when it’s warm, in which case there’s more outside. They have permanent flavours as well as weekly changing specials. All donuts and beverages are also available to go and for catering! Brammibal’s Donuts is strictly vegan, they use oat milk for their beverages. I love the fluffy-chewy donuts and that they’re not too sweet, as well as …

Maria Bonita tacos

Your friendly Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood guide to Helmholtz-Kiez, #1: Maria Bonita

Welcome to Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, home to hipsters grown and their families. Where the modern bourgeoisie has settled down in renovated old buildings with colorful facades outside and stucco along the ceilings inside. The streetscape looks kempt, orderly, with just the Berlin-typical graffitis for a counterbalance. The cafés are small, cozy, specialized, the restaurants diverse and delicious. This is where we live, have always lived since moving here four years ago, and don’t plan to leave again for the time being. Our “Kiez” right now, or immediate neighborhood, is the Helmholtzkiez around Helmholtzplatz. By now I know it like the back of my hand. I walk its streets every single day, baby in tow, hot chocolate in hand. Trust in me to know what’s good here, and now every week I’ll take you to my favorite places. Enjoy! This week, we had Maria Bonita. It’s an old favorite of ours, and never, really never, disappoints! My standard order is the Quesadilla Carne Asada with beef and spicy avocado sauce (not pictured). It’s amazing quality …

Breakfast club

Wearing a Stylenanda jersey sweater — which I only later found out was a blatant Champion x Vetements rip-off — Style Mafia skirt and Vans, obviously. On my way to breakfast at ABC – Allan’s Breakfast Club, which also offers dinner and wine in the evening. I’ve been meaning to write a food guide to my neighborhood, only the post I wrote already got deleted and I’ve been too lazy to start over ever since. I’m getting around to it, though — fear not, good friends.