I love to see how immigration influences the local habits, how communities blend, how new trends come up from those mixings. Take food for example, everybody needs to eat and it is not always easy to find what you are used to when you have landed in a new country. As a French person living abroad for many years I try to stop complaining about the “local grocery scene”, trying to reproduce exactly what you grew up with isn’t the solution or what’s the point of travelling?
Whenever I want to get products a bit more spicy, not too sweet, olive cream, spinach cream or hummus, so anything else than quark with herbs then Turkish shops are always welcomed. Bolu is a food shop chain written in blue letters that glow at night with several addresses in Berlin. They are easy to find, always going in pairs and usually facing another shop from their competitor Eurogida.
If you like olives – you can buy them in astronomic quantities – fresh vegetables, flatbreads or white salty cheese, it’s the place to shop! And not to forget their meat offer which make an ideal stop before going grilling a park.