Berliner Currywurst - in Vienna

by - 26.4.23


Currywurst is a popular and iconic street food in Berlin, and its fame can be attributed to several factors:

  1. Historical Origins: Currywurst has deep roots in post-war Berlin. It is believed to have been invented in 1949 by Herta Heuwer, a Berliner who created the dish by combining ketchup and curry powder with grilled and sliced sausages. This simple yet flavorful dish quickly gained popularity and became a staple in the city's culinary scene.


  2. Affordability and Accessibility: Currywurst is a relatively inexpensive and accessible fast food option. Its affordability made it a favorite among Berliners, and its quick preparation and portability contributed to its widespread popularity as a street food.


  3. Cultural Significance: Over the years, currywurst has become a cultural symbol of Berlin. It reflects the city's history, resilience, and the spirit of innovation, as it emerged in the post-war era when resources were scarce. The dish's ability to adapt to the available ingredients and its humble origins resonate with Berlin's working-class culture.


    Imagine my surprise seeing this kiosk as I went up to the streets from the city center's train station. Might as well see how it fares with the Berliner counterpart. :)  

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