If you’re on a night out on Oranienstraße in Kreuzberg, I recommend hitting up Smyrna Kuruyemis, a nut roaster and café, for some salty sustenance.
The brightly lit shop greets you with a late night crowd of teenagers, blaring Turkish pop music, kitschy posters, and a long glass case chock-a-block full of, you guessed it, nuts. The case’s divided into savory and sweet, the latter of which includes an impressive, colorful selection of dried fruit.
I like to come here as an alternative to getting a greasy kebab or mediocre Chinese noodles if I’m feeling particularly health-conscious after a few drinks at one of the many establishments in the direct vicinity.
My personal favorites are the spicy cashews and Turkish-style corn nuts. The spicy house mix with wasabi is also worth trying. Everything’s sold by the 100g so you can mix and match as you please. Try a big mix of whatever looks good! Go nuts…
If nuts didn’t fill you up, check out the Turkish bakery directly next door. They pump out Turkish sweets, baklava, and böreği (a strudel-like Turkish pastry filled with spinach and salty cheese) pretty much the whole night, especially in summer.