Necessity is the mother of invention. And Up and Coming Berlin, a delivery service founded by Omiomi’s Chelsea Turowsky, shows how with innovation you can make something good out of a crisis. With support from Mark Andre Pennock from Bon Bock, this service brings the best of Berlin’s producers to your front door. The aim is to support small producers in gaining more visibility, and the result is a steadily growing and lovingly composed online market featuring food, drinks and home goods. The great thing about it is that besides products from gastro favorites like Otto, Motel and The Panda Noodle you can also find lesser-known (but no less great) offerings including sourdough bread from 100 Brote, tortillas from Cintli or halva sweets from 1777 Confectionery. To get them sent directly to your door, order by Wednesday evening for delivery on Friday. Top tip: add a few bottles of wine and kombucha to your basket and you’ll be set for a perfect picnic. (Text: Sören Zuppke / Photos: Milena Carstens)
Sören Zuppke has lived in Berlin for five years. He is a co-founder of Studio Aperitivo and works at consultancy Bureau N.
Up and Coming Berlin – orders can be placed online.
Delivering within Neukölln, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Schöneberg, Charlottenburg, Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg & Wedding (€30 minimum order)