Monday, June 13, 2016

Berlin Currywurst

On one of the first really nice days of the year, M and I went out for a nice afternoon because I had taken the day off from work to help take care of some repairs around the apartment. We ended up walking down the High Line and generally enjoying the day and weather. Near the end of the walking path we found ourselves down at Chelsea Market looking for a snack. We walked around for a little bit, and we ended up stopping in at one of the newer spots in the market, Berlin Currywurst.

The menu was very straight-forward which makes sense since they're trying to capture the simplicity and feel of a Berlin street cart serving this iconic dish. You first pick your sausage and then decide how you want it (in a roll or as currywurst). We opted for the Bratwurst Currywurst with their original sauce since that's how it's done in Germany. The currywurst comes out sliced and smothered with sauce along with a small hunk of bread.

The sausage itself was nice and soft with just the right amount of snap to the casing. It was seasoned beautifully. It wasn't too salty, and the spices they mixed into the meat complemented the sauce we chose. The sauce was a great mixture of sweet, tart, and spicy flavors as the curry powder really brought out the rich flavors of the tomato-based sauce. The bread, which they describe as a crispy German bread, was not all that crispy, but we preferred that as the soft interior did a great job of sopping up the remaining sauce after we were done with the bratwurst.

Overall we both liked our snack. It wasn't the cheapest, and it certainly wasn't the healthiest, but it was definitely tasty. Would we get it again? Sure, but there's so much to eat in and around Chelsea Market that we're not sure when we're going to make it back here. (We do also want to try it for breakfast sometime though, since we've never had those dishes before and they sound really good.) Since the previous spot we visited for currywurst (Wechsler's) is now sadly closed, at least we now have a place where we can get our currywurst fix if the craving ever strikes.

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