The Best of Currywurst in Berlin Germany

The Best of Currywurst in Berlin Germany
The Best of Currywurst in Berlin Germany

I spent a few days in Berlin last month trying to eat as much local streetfood as possible. Had a ton of Döner, and some “JFK’s” AKA Berliner. While you can pretty much get döner and jelly donuts anywhere (maybe not as good as Berlin), I was especially blown away by the currywurst in Berlin. I should be of course because Currywurst was invented in Berlin in 1949 when a local named Herta Heuwer obtained packets of ketchup, worchester sauce and curry powder from British Soldiers and served it over grilled wursts with fries.


Currywurst is usually prepared with a grilled sausage (wurst) a side of fries, and topped with the magical curry ketchup sauce. Herta Heuwer, the inventor of Currywurst, actually patented her sauce mix called Chillup.


You can find currwurst all over Berlin, from lowly makeshift streetstands/carts to high end restaurants.


At Tegel Airport there’s a gutted railcar that serves a decent plate of currywurst. (It’s a great place to enjoy a beer as well before your flight)

Currywurst Recipe
3 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 pound kielbasa
2 tablespoons chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch paprika
Curry powder to taste

Currywurst is also pretty easy to make. Broil your sausage, mix the above mix in a saucepan and cook for several minutes and then pour over your grilled wurst. Serve with fries. Enjoy!

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