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Zur Bratpfanne – Putting the curry in Currywurst

Close up of Currywurst and Chips at Zur Bratpfanne in BerlinI’m beginning to wonder if my love of Currywurst is turning into a ‘Currywurst problem’.  Friends have started recommending Imbisse (snack restaurants) to me to help me in my hunt for ‘The Best of the Wurst‘.  Not that I’m complaining though because it was through a recommendation that I discovered Zur Bratpfanne in Berlin’s Steglitz.

I enjoyed my first meal there so much that I had to go back a few days later with my camera.

Zur Bratpfanne, a Currywurst Imbiss in Berlin Steglitz

Zur Bratpfanne is on the corner of Schloßstraße and Kieler Strasse, a short walk from the S-Bahn at Rathaus Steglitz and between the U-Bahn stations there and at Schloßstraße.  This means it’s very convenient for the newly opened Primark at the Schloss-Straßen-Center, which judging by the number of bags I’ve seen on the S and U-Bahn lately is already establishing itself as a go to for Berliners.

Zur Bratpfanne offers Bratwurst mit or ohne Darm (with or without skin) for €1.65 and pommes (chips) in small, medium and large for €1.35, €1.80 and €2.40 respectively.

Currywurst and Chips (Currywurst mit Pommes) at Zur Bratpfanne in Berlin

I was immediately impressed by the quality of the sausage, the crispy/fluffiness of the chips and the flavour and texture of the sauce.

And that sauce is the star of the show.

More of a tomatoey curry sauce than a ketchup, it doesn’t suffer from the sweetness issues of Curry 61 and Konnopke’s.

And it just has something (that I can’t put my finger on) that elevates it above Curry 36 and Curry 66.

In summary, for me, zur Bratpfanne is the best Currywurst in Berlin (so far).  It’s just a pity that you have to go so far from the centre of the city to get it.  But the best things in life are worth putting a little extra effort in to get.

***Update***zur Bratpfanne has now been displaced by Curry Baude as the best Currywurst in Berlin.

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14 Responses to Zur Bratpfanne – Putting the curry in Currywurst

  1. cliff1976 15 August, 2012 at 11:12 #

    Curry 36 has been my favorite so far, so I am really curious to know what that special something is that elevates zur Bratpfanne over Curry 36.

    Are you sure it’s in the sauce?
    Or maybe in the sausage?
    Or maybe in the fries (um, “chips,” I mean)?

    If you figure it out, please make sure to post a follow-up — I am always on the lookout for

    1. the best Currywurst
    2. new stuff to try in Berlin while visiting there (like next month…)

    • andBerlin 15 August, 2012 at 12:50 #

      It’s definitely in the sauce. Will let you know if I figure it out.

  2. notmsparker 15 August, 2012 at 12:18 #

    You´ve convinced me. It´s time to go to Steglitz:)

    • andBerlin 15 August, 2012 at 12:51 #

      Was it Currywurst or Primark that persuaded you?

  3. ebe 15 August, 2012 at 13:06 #

    duly noted. 🙂

  4. notmsparker 15 August, 2012 at 14:28 #

    Here´s a little gift for you as Berlin fan – it includes a little currywurst as well:)

  5. Ian 21 August, 2012 at 18:11 #

    Looks like someone is going to have to take a trip down to Steglitz…

  6. Aaron 7 September, 2012 at 22:21 #

    Agreed! I live in Steglitz and it’s the BEST currywurst in all of Berlin. The rest can’t hang with it.

    • andBerlin 8 September, 2012 at 11:45 #

      I would think that living in Steglitz makes you biased but I agree that it’s the best. Strangely though, I had my least favourite Currywurst in Steglitz too, at Krasselt’s.

  7. Bron 18 September, 2012 at 21:51 #

    “Best of the Wurst” – love it. XD


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