A summer of getting into random taxis in Berlin and asking drivers about their favorite places to eat led to what I think are 5 of the best Turkish restaurants in the German capital. Now, you taste 'Istanbul in Berlin' for yourself!
A return visit to a Berlin cabbie's favorite Turkish grill shows a new side of the restaurant.
A ex-Berlin cab driver leads the way to a kicking Turkish hamburger.
Until recently, Berlin was a city where people actually avoided eating out. But eating habits are changing as fast as everything else in the German capital, and restaurants in Berlin are growing more vast and varied every day. This list is a snapshot of some of what's exciting to eat there right now.
No matter how many taxi adventures I've done, I still get the same jitters as when I did it the first time. Here's some video of the lead-up, the approach, and my initial negotiations with Ergan, the driver of my latest adventure who's been a Berlin cabbie for seven years.