Swabian? What is Swabian food? Well, according to Wikipedia: “In comparison to the more French-influenced Baden cuisine, Swabian cuisine is rather simple and down-to-earth. It is native to Swabia, which comprises great parts of Wurttemberg and the Bavarian part of Swabia, as well as the Allgäu which has parts lying in Austria. Of very essential importance are egg noodle products in many variations, e.g. Spätzle or Maultaschen. Also typical are substantial soups and stews.” There you go, this is the type of food you’ll find at the casual and delicious DIE MAULTASCHE SWABIAN COMFORT FOOD .
This gem of a place is somewhat off the grid, even if it is just a few steps from the gorgeous and touristy Gendarmenmarkt square. To get here take the Subway to Französische Strasse (U6) and walk 5 minutes. From the outside, the small casual eatery looks cut if not a bit generic. Let’s just put it this way, the design/style of the place is not their forte. Look past that and get ready for some great Swabian comfort food.
The menu focuses on Swabian classics. Go for either the Spätzle or the Maultasche (Giant Swabian raviolli) and you’ll be happy. Of course, there are quite a few Maultasche options. We always go for the tasty Maultasche with sauteed onions in a rich broth. This type of dish is specially perfect for those rainy Berlin days. So comforting and delicious. The staff is efficient and friendly and service is swift. Price is reasonable. A great place for a casual lunch.
Of course, make sure to explore the Gendarmenmarkt area after your meal. Make sure to explore the twin churches and the beautiful Konzerthaus. Another option is to explore the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle around the corner, one of our favorite (small) art spaces in Berlin.