You can get a taste of the city's favorite fast flavors from a local imbiss, or fast-food stall. Currywurst (curry sausage) is a classic local snack, and there are loads of places selling döner kebabs. Fast and cheap dining is well covered, but so is fine and fancy, with a smorgasbord of options in-between: everything from cool coffee bars and rustic wood-paneled taverns to stylish gourmet temples serving on-trend locavore or international flavors. Then there are Spätis - classic 24-hour cornerstores selling everything you need, including late-night snacks.
Head to neighborhoods like Scheunenviertel, Kreuzberg, Neukölln and Prenzlauer Berg to explore streets lined with cafes, indie stores and fun diversions. And you can raise a glass to the city's remarkable reunification at shady beer gardens like the Prater Garten (opened in 1837) and at buzzing 'beach bars' along the Spree River.