Empanadas in Berlin: La Pica de Deli Mel
By R. Bukovska
Alt-Hohenschönhausen is maybe best known as the home of the former Stasi detention center, a soulless reminder of the consequences of disobedience to the East German regime. This part of Lichtenberg has never really been considered somewhere worth travelling to, with Berliners finding the time better spent in their more fashionable Kieze… Well, if you’re missing the Empanadas and the pisco sours from your last trip to South America, or just curious about the real taste of Chile, you have to visit La picá de deli Mel. This is a truly honest place with authentic food, good wine, and outside Terrasse with a surrounding so grey and simple to kneel down on. From time to time they host specials events here – wonderful Chilean BBQ parties, ceviche, music, dance and an incredible amount of la alegría de vivir.
Photos: Nina Martinelli
This article is taken from our Autumn / Winter 22/23 magazine
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