Considering two years ago street food in Berlin meant little more than döner kebap shops, chicken shacks or the odd food truck at a market, things have come a long way in a very short time. Hot on the heels of the immensely popular Street Food Thursday, this Friday sees the start of a new regular street food event by the name of Bite Club.
The makers call it a cross between a New York food fair and a night market in Hong Kong or Bangkok. Given that Bite Club is on a boat – the Hoppetosse right next to Badeschiff to be precise – the comparison sounds a little strange. But who’s to complain, when the line-up shows that the guys behind Bite Club have gone and done their culinary homework. Besides the obligatory line-up of DJs and live music that have to accompany any opening party in Berlin, Bite Club showcases a new generation of underground street food chefs and their wares.