Newsletters  | Mobile


Hallo Berlin

Corner of Fifth Ave. and 54th St.
New York, NY, 10019, United States
TEL: (212) 977-1944

Rolf Babiel opened the Midtown Hallo Berlin food cart in 1981 (the first of its kind in New York) and soon after, it became affectionately and widely known as as New York's "wurst pushcart." Start with the Freakin' Deal: one wurst and one Bavarian meatball sandwich on a crusty roll, with heaps of potato salad and grilled onions. Each of the nine wursts are named after cars and come with red cabbage, grilled onions, and sauerkraut. The Porsche is the Berlin currywurst, a pork sausage seasoned with curry ketchup, whereas the BMW is a weisswurst, made from finely minced veal.

Insider Tip:

Since Rolf Babiel passed away, the cart is run by his brother, Wolfgang. The cart is only open Monday through Fridays and be prepared for long lines.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Take-Out Available

Cash Only: 1

Cuisine Type:: German/Austrian


Sign Up

Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition