Epicurean dreams come to life at one of the city's last remaining market halls. (Courtesy Markthalle Neun)
One of the last remaining market halls from the late 19th century, Markthalle Neun was saved from the clutches of commercial chains and resurrected once again into a bustling food-lovers' destination. Friday and Saturday see the weekly farmers' market, offering primarily regional specialties, including fish and meat smokeries and an on-site craft brewery. At Street Food Thursday, go beyond Currywurst to sample the cosmopolitan cuisines that have become city mainstays, such as American barbecue and warm Taiwanese gua bao, warm buns stuffed with your choice of meat. The third Sunday of the month hosts the widely popular breakfast market that lets you taste what it's like to wake up around the globe, with dishes such as eggs Benedict and Vietnamese porridge. (Come early, before the line wraps around the block.) Once your belly is filled, shop around the stalls selling everything from cookbooks to porcelain teacups.