Saturday, 31 October 2015

Eis, Eis Baby

In the past couple of weeks, the idea of leaving my local neighbourhood has become less and less appealing. I don't know exactly why this is, although I mentioned to someone that it felt like riding public transport was becoming more of a chore - turned out I wasn't alone in that sentiment.
When I first came to Berlin, I simply couldn't believe that within 30 minutes I could be pretty much anywhere I wanted to be to eat awesome food, so I didn't mind making the journey. Now it just feels ridiculous and time-consuming, especially given that all trains seem to be delayed these days. Sometimes I get stressed out just by leaving the house and thinking about what would be the quickest route to take.

This week I've been suffering from a number of ailments, not least a sore and scratchy throat - a good excuse for ice cream. However, all the vegan-friendly ice cream spots in Schöneberg have shut up shop, leaving me with limited choices. Despite my reservations about going all the way up to the other side of the city for only one, quick purpose, yesterday I journeyed to Prenzlauer Berg; specifically, to Kontor Eismanufaktur, Berlin's first 100% vegan ice cream parlour.

Pictured is a waffle with delicious Reese's Pieces ice cream and some Schlagsahne (whipped cream - one of my favourite German words!).

As I've said before, the wonderful Brammibal's Donuts are also available here, and yes, you can even have them with ice cream. Follow their Facebook page to find out where they will be sold this Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Kontor Eismanufaktur will be offering up their delights until Christmas. Not sure when they reopen for the new summer season, though.

Unfortunately I'm still ill (which has caused me to miss three social engagements today, frustratingly!) but hoping to get a smooth start into November, my new job and my personal projects.