Markets

The Turkish Market, Maybachufer

I went to a neighbourhood in Berlin called Kreutzberg, which is known as the “Turkish section” of Berlin. In fact, some refer to it as “little Istanbul”, due to its heavily populated Turkish community (I just discovered that Berlin has the third largest population of any other city in the world).

Apart from finding wonderful Turkish shops, Kreutzberg offers an array of restaurants, cafes, boutiques and much more. It is a young and hip neighbourhood with a mix of just about everything and everyone. So, a few weeks ago, a friend was driving me home and he needed to buy some fruits on the way. As we passed through Kreutzberg, he mentioned that the farmer’s market is still on and asked if we would not mind stopping by for a few minutes.

I was thrilled! I was in heaven!  And what should have been a few minutes ended up being much much longer. I really had to pull myself away. It was absolutely awesome!!!!

I walked through one stand after another filled with extremely cheap fruits and vegetables of all sorts…

 

Turkish baked goods such as pita breads, stuffed breads with spinach and goat cheese…

…ring breads…

….flat breads…

…olives, Turkish herbs, spreads, spices…

…goat cheeses, shredded cheeses…

…all sorts of beans…

…wine leaves….

 

They even sell clothes and meters and meters of fabric!

 

…and African foods…

 

  

I was literally high from all the smells and sites and “colourfulness” of both vendors and buyers alike! I wanted to taste everything and took a bite (or two) out of all of the various little treats I got.

That week, I was inspired to make my own homemade hummus and home-baked Pita bread. Ill post the recipes this week!!