Bowls! We can’t get enough of bowls full of fresh and healthy stuff. The guys from Holy Flat! in Berlin have perfected their bowl game and offer creative combinations inspired by European, Middle Eastern, Central and South American flavors. Katrin and I couldn’t believe we didn’t know about this place before, as it’s right in our neighborhood: Kreuzkölln.
Holy Flat! specializes not only in bowls but also in flatbread. If you’re avoiding gluten, you can get every flatbread creation as a bowl. Vice versa, every bowl is usually served with two slices of the homemade flatbread, so no one misses anything they don’t want to miss! Everything is vegetarian or vegan. We went for a Viva Bowl (black beans, brown rice, guacamole, sweet potato sticks, poached egg, sour cream, salad, coriander) and a Coco Bowl (coconut flavored rice, marinated tofu, roasted mushrooms, pickled cabbage, Thai-style carrots and cucumbers and coconut-peanut dressing). Eva, with a small appetite, decided to only get a small salad and sweet potato sticks. The sticks were the only thing that was a little bit disappointing, as she was expecting something more like fries. Katrin and I were more than happy with our bowls, the fresh ingredients were perfect for a hot summer day. I never tasted anything like this marinated fried tofu, it’s texture is fascinating!
Most bowl restaurants in Berlin tend to be styled very industrial, clean and not very comfy, but Holy Flat! (at least the one in Neukölln we’ve been to – there’s another one in Prenzlauer Berg) seems more like a relaxed surf bar in the Kiez, with wooden tables, plants everywhere and a colorful mural.
ON THE MENU: Healthy and fresh bowls and flatbreads.
PRICES: Bowls from 7.90 €, flats from 6.50 €.
VIBES: Relaxed, comfy, colorful.
DOWNER: Note that the sweet potato sticks are more like crunchy chips than fries.
PICKY NOTES: Vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free options available. No meat or dairy.
Holy Flat!, Lenaustraße 18, 12047 Berlin. Website.
Tabea has been a picky eater since she was 4 years old, when she decided she didn’t like meat (except her grandma’s meatballs). The following years she continued to challenge her family and friends with many other weird food preferences. Founding Picky Eaters is her answer to the question: “What do you even eat?!” @tabeaim