BERLIN: THAI PARK
If it's the weekend and the sun is out, you can bet your bottom euro that Berlin's food fanatics are at Thai Park, a loving sobriquet given to Preußenpark in boring Wilmersdorf.
Every Saturday and Sunday, for ages now, the local Thai community has congregated on the green under a flurry of brightly coloured umbrellas and barbecued, picnicked and gossiped. What began several years ago as a private affair has turned into a wonderful social gathering over delicious homemade Thai food and drinks which go for a few euros a pop (mains will cost you around €5) while the authorities (they say) turn a blind eye
You'll find rows of friendly German-spouting Thai ladies and gents selling everything from fresh spring rolls, grilled fish and fragrant salads, to Thai iced tea and rum based cocktails, to bean and sugary tapioca based desserts.
Pack a blanket and cash, get out at Fehrbelliner Platz, join the sunbathing hipsters and cute Eurasian babies on the grass and plan to overeat. It's a fabulous food excursion and worth all the subway changes.