Otto's Berlin Döner
I love trying out new restaurants, especially ones that are so close to me. My roommate from Germany suggested we go to a döner restaurant in Kensington Market because she was missing the food from home. I was definitely game to try something new and had been wanting to stop by this cute restaurant.
The restaurant has an indoor eating area and a front porch that's perfect for warm and sunny days. The aesthetic of the building fits in perfectly with the Kensington Market area. The greenery outside and the hanging Edison bulbs give the patio a cozy vibe.
The outdoor sign reminded me of my time travelling through Stockholm, when one of my German friends cooked us currywurst in our hostel kitchen. Next time I stop by here, I'll make sure to grab a cold beer to go with my döner.
The inside of the restaurant had a neat wall and wooden furniture. This awesome mural was done by a Toronto artist named Jennifer Ilett.
I went with the halloumi döner topped with onion, cabbage, garlic sauce and tzatziki sauce. Instead of getting it in a pita, I got it on top of a pile of fries. Döner kebab originated in Turkey, but my roommate told me it's a really popular street food in Germany.
While I was walking to this shop, I noticed a bunch of other restaurants I want to try out soon. My favourite cafe, Fika, is also located in Kensington Market. I'm looking forward to exploring more of the area over the summer.