The Kaspressknödel (cheese dumpling) floating in that plate was pretty heavenly, all gooey and chunky and wonderful, but the broth is what really got me. I have yet to master a good beef broth and the folks cooking at Meierei gave me serious broth envy. There are clearly real cooks running the kitchen (a rarity in this city) and it's a pleasure to eat what they're making.
A small sliver of a place on Kollwitzstraße in Prenzlauer Berg, Meierei serves up Alpine specialties for lunch: hearty goulashes with fork-tender, high-quality meat, delicate broths with various "Einlagen" of dumplings or strips of omelets, chewy, crusty pretzels and salads. It also functions as a small-scale deli-bakery, selling big rounds of bread, imported hot chocolate mixes, great bags of traditional Swiss spice cookies, Austrian wine and more.
I loved sitting in the window on a bar stool, slurping up my savory broth and watching the world walk by. We've only got a few weeks left of the kind of weather suited to this food, so I plan on making the most of them.
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