I had read something about KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) department store before arriving in Berlin. I had heard that the sixth floor was a sight to see with its large selection of food items, but to be honest, I really wasn’t prepared.
Strangely on the Berlin trip I wasn’t in shopping mode which was probably a relief to S, but I had to really rack my brain of something to take home. They had everything. I walked around with my jaw hanging down, and I even forgot to take pictures…at first. Then I snapped out of it and snapped a few sights.
The thing that really struck me about the place was not only the selection, but the numerous mini-restaurants on the floor – browsing the coffee selection? Stop for a coffee at the coffee bar. What about sausages? Fry one up at the grill behind you. Buy a beer, have a beer. Thai food to eat now, and then take home and make yourself. Wrap up some fresh fish for tonight, and eat some fried calamari as a snack right now.
Ah, I love it when a concept WORKS.
All the big names here, chocolate everywhere!!
Every spice I could think was here, and a ton that I had never heard of.
I cringed when I saw this display but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t pick up a few packs of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.
Oh my! So many sausages, so little time! Behind this counter was a grill and a mass of people waiting for a hot one off the grill.
This was just one of the huge wine rooms in KaDeWe – another room had a closed-off “reserve” room with bottles of wine that cost more than my monthly salary.
I hope you get a chance to see this place if you’re ever in Berlin. It’s definitely worth it. Oh yeah, and they have a lot of clothes in the store, too, if that stuff interests you.
KaDeWe – Kaufhaus des Westens (www.kadewe-berlin.de)
Tauentzienstraße 21-24 – 10789 Berlin