Can’t afford a trip to the street food markets in Thailand right now?
Then take an excursion to the Preußenpark in Wilmersdorf, best known as the ‘Thaipark’!
Just take the U7/U3 to Fehrbelliner Platz.
Explore the wide array of Asian delicacies, while strolling around the park.
There are various stands offering street food (mostly Thai) and you can pick and choose what you want to taste.
From Papaya Salad, to Pad Thai, Curry Dishes, various Soups, Dumplings, Desserts, Cocktails and fresh fruit… you can find anything your heart desires (even some crunchy insects for the more experimental customers) and the prices are really affordable and fair.
It can get pretty busy during the weekends, but only some stands have a bit of a cue going on, which are mostly worth the wait. The number of stalls has grown over the past few years, so there is plenty to choose from.
It can be a bit of a hit and miss experience some times, as not all the vendors serve the same quality food. Which is why I recommend getting an overview on what is being offered overall and how everything looks and smells before settling on purchasing your food. I have had pretty positive experiences with that method.
Personally, my favourite is the freshly made Papaya Salad where you can add ingredients and adjust the spice level to your liking. And some Mango slices to finish off the visit, always make the Thaipark a great foodie excursion.
So take a couple of friends, a picnic blanket and try the wide assortment of asian goodness the Thaipark has to offer!
This post might come a bit late for this season, since the Thaipark is dependant on good weather…but try to make it on one of the weekends before the weather completely turns to cold to manage.
P.S.: There is also an Art- & Fleamarket going on the weekends at the Fehrbelliner Platz, so you can combine that visit with some food at the Thaipark.
P.S.2: Cash is the way to pay at the Thaipark, make sure to have small bills or change. You probably won’t spend more than 10-20€ per person unless you want to try all the things.