Food + Wine

World's Best Street Food

by JJ Goode

The dish: Currywurst

Where to find the best: Berlin, Germany

Word on the street: Germany has perhaps as many sausages as France has cheeses, so naturally, Berlin's favorite street treat involves Wurst. But currywurst is no New York–style hot dog: A dense, juicy 13" sausage cut into chunks, it lounges in a puddle of ketchup spiked with curry powder and paprika. The lovably odd, decidedly local snack was the creation, legend has it, of a clumsy Wurst peddler who dropped the containers of ketchup and curry powder that she was carrying and licked the fortuitously tasty spillage from her fingers. In any case, the snack mirrors modern Berlin: traditional yet cosmopolitan, and perfect for a long night of carousing. The best of the Wurst spots make their own sauce, including the exalted Krasselt's in the Steglitz area and Konnopke's in Prenzlauer Berg. But wherever you end up ordering it, wash it down with a cold pint of Warsteiner.

Krasselt's Imbiss
22 Steglitzer Damm
Berlin, Germany

Konnopke's Imbiss
44 Shönhauser Allee
Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 30 442 7765

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