How to Eat Your Way Through Berlin

Germany's capital city is famous for the Berlin Wall, the jelly roll, its underground club scene, legendary art world and most important — its food. When you're not playing tourist, checking off a long bucket list of gallery, museum and flea market stops, you should make reservations at every one of these worthy destinations. 🍽

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Katz Orange

The closest (most epic) thing you'll get to farm-to-table eats in Berlin. This laid-back gem is on everyone's must-visit list, partly because of its kitschy interior with exposed brickwork and quirky knickknacks, but also because of its international menu of artful dishes crafted with seasonal produce. Don't miss out on the Hokkaido pumpkin flan (red onion, smoked bell pepper, pumpkin seed), veal tartare (partridge fried egg, violet carrot mash, preserved lemon), candy on the bone (slow roasted for 12 hours and served with its own gravy and lemon garlic yoghurt), or the freshly cut french fries (fried in organic goose fat with housemade dips like mojo verde, ketchup, cajun mayo and blue cheese). YOLO.

Pauly Saal

Pauly Saal is so damn chic you won't want to leave. Perfect for a weekend brunch, or a leisurely champagne or rosé-fueled lunch, it's the type of place you take a date or your girlfriends and keep coming back over and over. Huge open windows, whimsical animals perched on shelves, cool green velvet banquets and a massive wall-mounted missile all make an appearance in the décor scheme of this former school for Jewish girls, turned restaurant. Plus, there's a cozy outdoor terrace and adjacent bar decked out in contemporary artwork — definitely worth perusing with a cocktail in hand. 2, 3, and 4-course prix fixe tasting menus are offered as well.


When you put a gastropub with a gourmet twist in an industrial setting flecked with neon bulbs, you get Volta and it all just works. Everything from the furniture to the lighting is basically repurposed in this German, American, Indian and South East Asian concept spot with a long list of craft beers and reimagined bar bites headlining the menu. Order the pork belly blinis and the ceviche wan-tan and don't miss out on the beef lollipops, the burger and shrimp hot-dog — trust.


Awesome Asian-fusion can be found in the heart of Berlin Mitte at Prince, next to the trendy Lux 11 hotel. Begin at the bar to see and be seen for a drink or two, before moving down a flight to the dimly-lit dining room for dim sum, killer curries and flavorful coconut-based soups. PS — if you're in need of accommodations while visiting, Lux 11 is a viable option given its apartment-style rooms, close proximity to everything and affordable prices.

Cookies Cream and Crackers

There's no cooler venue worth planning your night around in all of Berlin, than vegetarian hotspot Cookies Cream and its swanky bar-restaurant downstairs, Crackers. Nightlife icon Cookie was notorious for throwing the ultimate ragers and going to this glamorous eatery (that you have to ring an anonymous buzzer to get into) is the closest thing you'll get to his infamous (now closed) club, Cookies. The menu changes weekly, but regular staples are the quail egg in brioche, grilled leeks with black sesame, celery essence with apple gyoza and parmesan dumplings with truffles. So so good. Start with dinner upstairs at Cookies Cream, followed by libations downstairs at Crackers and commit yourself to an all-nighter.

Café Einstein Unter den Linden

When you're in the mood for a traditional German breakfast or lunch, pop into Café Einstein Unter den Linden — one of the oldest cafe-restaurants in Berlin with a historic vibe, tons of framed photos, dark wood and outdoor sidewalk seating. They have some of the best schnitzel in the city and it's great for people watching. The locals also love it, so you know you're in for a solid meal here.

Luxury Hotel Cabanas That Will Make You Feel Like Royalty For an Afternoon

For when a basic beach chair just won't cut it. 🏖

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The One&Only hotels are pretty much known for having some of the most romantic resorts in the world and this holds true for their One&Only Palmilla location in Mexico. Complimentary cabanas are available to guests on a first come first serve basis and are the perfect haven for couples and families with small children as they're super spacious, well shaded and private. Cool off with a refreshing towel and choose between four different options of sunscreen that are provided — because why not — and if you're traveling with a pets, the hotel will also hook them up with a special bed and life vest. (#Dying) The setup in any of the three private coves includes a large floating day bed, a net over the crystal clear (and crazy blue) water and a palapa with a table for two, with a phone to be in touch with your own personal waiter. Doesn't get any better than that.

For $300 you can live large at The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, where you have access to: HD TV, an iPad, bluetooth speaker, magazines, fresh market fruit platter, organic sun care products, refreshing Oshiboris (hot towels), hydrating facial masks and a beverage assortment. I mean, why ever leave this cushy setting to even dip a toe in the water?

When you want to chillax (baller style), book the “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All-Compare” package at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Their Zen pool is tucked away in the heart of the Yucatan jungle, so you definitely feel like you're away from it all here. Pamper yourself with fun resort activities and premium drinks and gourmet cuisine because #YOLO.

When you want to do rosé all day, hang poolside at the Hilton West Palm Beach. Their swanky poolside cabanas are furnished by Restoration Hardware and include fresh fruit, bottles of water and a bottle of Wolffer Estate Rosé. Beats spun by local DJAdam Lipson make the day even better and you can up the ante with bottle service as the hotel has an exclusive bourbon barrel of Knob Creek.

Looking for more of a beachfront oasis in the heart of Miami? The Confidante has you covered. Their "backyard" features two heated pools, tropical gardens with views of the ocean, six private poolside cabanas and three built-out bungalows equipped with TVs and free WiFi. You can also order food from Miami’s very own Chef Richard Hales and all the bevs you want, for the ultimate #SundayFunday (or any other day).

Mondrian South Beach is known for its whimsical decor and that goes for its ivy-covered cabanas as well. Chill out with flat screen TVs, bites and craft cocktails from Mondrian Caffe and sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. Plus their party pool scene is wild

When you're in Cabo, be sure to check out The Cape, which features luxury cabanas by its infinity pool at beach level (they also have the only rooftop lounge in Cabo San Lucas). Or you can book one at Currents spa (which offers two al fresco cabanas for oceanside treatments). Enjoy a swim-up bar and great eats by award-winning chef Enrique Olvera while you're livin' la vida Mexico. 

You know you're in for a good time when you book a cabana designed by KARL LAGERFELD. The exclusive ODYSSEY pool haven at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo offers a “haute couture” atmosphere centered on an al fresco-style glass installation portraying the journey of Ulysses. Casual. There are also heated salt-water pools, terrace gardens and a pool house. Oh and the mural intensifies as day turns to night. Definitely where you go in Monaco to see and be seen.

In Miami’s thriving Art Deco District, Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, has recently renovated its cabanas with features such as mini fridges, complimentary WiFi access, spa services and your very own "cabana host." Definitely upgrade your experience by buying a package like the Miami Vice since it includes a build-your-own mojito bar and Miami-centric food items from Driftwood Room. Yes please.

At the recently debuted Thompson Playa del Carmen, you can reserve a cabana on the hotel’s rooftop, which comes with food and bottle service and a major mini bar. Then, when you’re not relaxing in style, you can go for a swim in the infinity pool, or get your tan on, on their "in-water loungers or island perches." There's also an underwater living room with 360-degree views of downtown Playa and the Caribbean Sea. Winning.

With multiple hot spot locations all over the world, Nikki Beach is known for their epic pool parties and gorgeous settings. Koh Samui in Thailand is one of their best beach clubs, however. Nestled on the West Coast shoreline of Lipa Noi beach, Nikki Beach Koh Samui's palatial aesthetic is one you will never forget. Savor exotic local cuisine, start an impromptu dance party next to the sunken DJ booth and lounge around on their infamous white day and opium beds.