Windburger at Burger Special Berlin
Windburger was recommended to me a long time ago by a friend. The name obviously comes from the street in which their first shop is located namely the Windscheidstraße in Charlottenburg. Here in the area around the western end of Stuttgarter Platz you will find a lot of restaurants of all kinds. Meanwhile, there’s also a Windburger at the corner of Manteuffel and Skalitzer Straße in Kreuzberg. This is an area with numerous restaurants as well.
The restaurant in Windscheid is quite small, but the space is used optimally. I can hardly classify the style. The purple and white striped walls remind me of a pastry or ice cream parlor. There are high tables of purple painted metal and light wood with stools and a few normal tables with benches. At the window there are also a few seats. My favourite place. In front of the restaurant they’ve got further tables where you can enjoy the afternoon sun. The restaurant in Kreuzberg is basically the same. There is additional space available through a gallery above the entrance.
You will find ketchup and mayo bottles on the tables, and handy kitchen rolls for people like me who always tend to dirty themselves up when eating a burger. 😉
A funny feature are the Windburger stickers, which can be found on walls and columns in many variations and mostly based on the design of well-known brands.
The Wind burgers and their side dishes
You’re probably already curious about what Windburger has to offer culinary wise. Their burgers are not a big surprise, they are very classic. The basic ingredients are iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, ketchup and mayo. Windburger’s beef patties and rolls are homemade. The beefburgers are all available as single and double.
More extraordinary creations are for example the Charlotten-Burger (with grilled vegetables), the Berlin Burger (with braised onions and mushrooms) and the London Burger (with fried egg and bacon). There are also several chicken burgers to choose from. For example the curry chicken (with curry sauce and roasted onions) and the Hawaiian chicken (with pineapple and cheese).
They’ve also got four veggie burgers. The halloumi burger, the vegetable patty, the vegetables and the tofu burger. Of which the last two are also available vegan on request. Incidentally, I was automatically asked when ordering if I want my burger vegetarian or vegan.
All burgers are quite cheap. The classic Hamburger starts at 3.20 euros single / 4.70 euros double. As a mini, it is even available for 2.40 euros. Beefburgers go up to 4.70 euros single / 6.20 euros double. The chicken burgers are between 3.00 and 3.50 euros and the veggie ones range from 3.50 to 4.00 euros.
I would not necessarily call the salads a side dish. The base is a big mixed salad that you can either pimp with grilled vegetables, Halloumi, avocado or chicken. But there is also a small salad and coleslaw, if you want a side salad.
The fries you are spoiled for choice. Home and sweet potato fries are classics, but you can also order special fries. Funky with herb butter, Cheese with cheese sauce, Chili Cheese with jalapenos and cheese, Mexican with chili con carne and cheese sauce .
Among the dips and extras you will find various sauces, sour cream and jalapenos.
As you can see in the photo right beside, there are many acquaintances when it comes to the drinks. They have got both Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite as well as Fritz Kola and Limos. The spritzers from Proviant, Club-Mate, Rixdorfer Fassbrause and Almdudler as well as Orangina and of course water is also available. Windburger has several beers on offer like Becks, Berliner Kindl, Tannenzäpfle, Bayreuther and Augustiner Helles and the Gösser Radler can be found among the beers.
Special features at Windburger
So that you know when you can pick up your food at the counter, you take a beeper with you to your table.
Windburger police visit
The shops in Charlottenburg and Kreuzberg are always well visited. This is certainly not least because of the low prices. For a burger, fries and a drink you usually stay well under 10 euros.
The vegetable burger I recently had was very tasty, but the vegetables have lost a lot of water, which made it pretty mushy towards the end. Windburger’s house fries are good as well as the sweet potato fries and the service was outstanding. When even the guys from the police pick up their lunch here, it has to be alright and deserves its place in the Vegans And Friends “Burger Special Berlin”. 😉