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Berlin and Leipzig - need help on locating food reviews, plus some recommendations, for 4 night itinerary

johung | Jul 25, 201504:38 PM     2

Hi all, I will be in Germany at the end of September and early October on holiday. My trip starts in Berlin staying 3 nights and then Leipzig for one night. After that I will head to Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Tuebingen (Baden Wurttemberg) which a couple of local (native German) friends will recommend places to eat.

The problem I have right now is locating the right resource for food. I am keen to try 3 meals in Berlin with traditional food (one with Eisbein, one with schnitzel, and one with ex-eastern German territories'food), but knowing that Berlin is where experimentation abounds I would probably do only 2 "traditional German" meals when there. I normally eat mostly vegetarian salads on weekend vfor lunches, so anything vegan, or cafe/salad fares would be fine for some "new food". For Paris many helpful people have pointed to Parisbymouth, Alex Lobarno, David Lebovitz, and John Talbott's reviews, I wonder if there is any English-language food review websites that are the equivalents for Berlin?

Also, is the food in Leipzig different or similar as Berlin? I thought Saxony isn't particularly that far as opposed to Swabia where I would go later, I would see same dumplings potato stuff, but would like to know.

For your information, my itinerary looks like this:

1. Tuesday arrival into Frankfurt, ICE to Berlin

lunch: probably will have to make do with train meals - train doesn't arrive in Berlin until 2:25 pm

dinner - Berlin

2. Wednesday

half-day to full day seeing stuff in Potsdam

lunch: Potsdam?

Back to Berlin

dinner: Berlin

3. Thursday

lunch: Berlin

dinner: Berlin

4. Friday

Taking the am ICE to Leipzig (arriving at just after 10 am)

lunch: Leipzig

dinner: Leipzig

5. Saturday

lunch: Leipzig

Taking the pm ICE to Frankfurt (leaving at 1:34 pm)

Thanks

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