Food / Friedrichshain

Akkawy, a new friend

This is an invitation from the restaurant Akkawy

I live in a small village called Friedrichshain. Small village… There are 2x more inhabitants here than in the town I grew up in. It feels like a village, though. You go out and always bump into people you know or just recognize from the street. Last night me, Johan and Andrew were walking down the street when we all of a sudden bumped into Julian, owner of Akkawy. The guys had eaten at his place before and Andrew came up with the idea of writing an article about the place for a website he’s working for, Johan came up with the idea that I should make a blog post as well, so here you go. I said yes cause I was already sure the food is amazing, the restaurant is located just a few buildings away from where I live, so I’m passing by almost every day.

Not saving the best for last; starting with the yummiest picture. It’s shakshuka, hummus with eggplant, hummus with beetroot & fatush.

The Johan and The Andrew. They started an agency with two other guys last year, Achso! Lots of work, I’m doing some of it secretly from time to time. For example illustrations for this place.

Back to Akkawy, located on Kopernikusstrasse 8.

I have never tasted such fluffy and delicious pita bread before. People who cook with passion and choose quality are my favourite people.

This is Zahra, baked cauliflower. I want to be best friends with Zahra.

We munched on all this + a madly delicious spicy sauce. The hummus is made super fresh and it’s the most silky and smooth hummus I have ever tried, getting kind of high from new experiences like this.

Dipping the pita bread in the hummus, it’s so much more delicious to separate the beetroot from the hummus instead of mixing them together (the colour when you do it though, crazy lovely pink).

Julian serving us a sparkling drink with tamarind and dates as dessert. It was out of this world. Can’t wait to go there again soon, need to try the hummus with mushrooms and have a date with Zahra of course. Almost everything is vegan by the way.

Thanks so much Julian for having us.


  • Alexandra
    July 18, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Jaha, nu sitter jag strax utanför Paris och håller på att dregla över hummus i Berlin… Bakad blomkål låter ju UNDERBART! Allt ser fantastiskt gott ut så nu har Akkawy kommit upp på min “måste i Berlin” lista!
    Skönt att höra att ni har mycket jobb, det måste ju vara extra svårt för frilansare i dessa tider!

    • Sandra
      July 19, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      Ja gå dit!!
      Det har varit lite tungt där i början iom att Johan jobbar mycket för gastronomi, men nu har det börjat stabilisera sig igen för honom. Jag hoppas på mer jobb snart 🙂
      Ha en fin söndag, kram!


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