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K’UPS Gemüse Kebap in Prenzlauer Berg

Gemüse Kebap (Chicken Döner) at K'UPS Gemüse Kebap Berlin Prenzlauer Berg Close Up

Hähnchen Gemüse Döner Kebap (Chicken Doner Kebab) at K’UPS Gemüse Kebap

A viable alternative to the long queues at Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap (and for me the schlep to Kreuzberg), K’UPS Gemüse Kebap has opened on Kastanienallee in Prenzlauer Berg.

Legend has it that the Döner Kebap (or Doner Kebab) was invented in Kreuzberg so it’s no surprise that it is one of Berlin’s most popular snacks.

Serving a variation on the traditional lamb or veal (a combination of chicken and roasted vegetables with the usual trimmings), Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap, is one of the city’s most popular Dönerbuden.  As Mustafa’s has been in numerous Berlin guidebooks and has rightly gained a solid reputation, and achieved a kind of cult status, eating there normally involves a considerable wait.

K’UPS Gemüse Kebap on Kastanienallee has two advantages over its more famous rival:

  1. Indoor seating: particularly welcome during a Berlin winter.  The tables and chairs are repurposed wooden pallets.
  2. A significantly shorter wait: that could well change though when word gets around.

On my two visits to Gemüse Kebap, my Döner was ready within just a few minutes and bang on the money for flavour.  The meat and vegetables were well cooked and seasoned, the salad fresh, the sauce spicy and the finishing touches – crumbled Feta cheese and a squeeze of lemon – for me, the crowning glory.

Gemüse Kebap (Chicken Döner) Berlin K'UPS Gemüse Kebap Prenzlauer Berg Close Up

Hähnchen Gemüse Döner Kebap (Chicken Doner Kebab)

Like Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap, the new K’UPS Gemüse Kebap in Prenzlauer Berg may well benefit from its proximity to another of Berlin’s landmark eateries.  The queues for Mustafa’s sometimes stretch along Mehringdamm to Curry 36, whilst Gemüse Kebap is only a short distance from another of Berlin’s most popular Currywurst BudenKonnopke’s Imbiß.

For me, the only thing missing at K’UPS Gemüse Kebap is beer but there are a number of Spätis on Kastanienallee so the beer drinker’s thirst can be easily satisfied.  And it’s also very near Berlin’s oldest BiergartenPrater Garten – so in the summer, a Kebap will be the perfect food for soaking up a few Feierabend beers.

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6 Responses to K’UPS Gemüse Kebap in Prenzlauer Berg

  1. Brian 23 January, 2014 at 19:41 #

    Sounds great, thanks for the post. Would like to check it out this weekend, is there a building number or cross street you can give us?

    • andberlin 23 January, 2014 at 21:07 #

      Brian, I think the address is Kastanienallee 102 – it’s pretty much opposite Prater, just south of U-Bhf Eberswalder Strasse.

      • Brian 23 January, 2014 at 21:18 #


  2. Vikram VI 13 December, 2015 at 20:01 #

    I knew the little secret why this place has same quality as that of Mustafa’s.
    In 2014 I had stood many a time in long queue at Mustafa and know ( by face ) couple of people working there.
    After few month they left job and stared their own.
    And in late 2014 I found about this place accidentally from my colleague and fell in love with this new place.
    Now coming back to mid 2015 those 2 people have left this place and stared a new one. As I don’t yet speak Deutsch very well , couldn’t understand why they left the 2nd place.

    with love,


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