Putting Local Food Back in Your Hands!
Nobelhart & Schmutzig has been “vocally local” from the start. Since first opening our doors in February 2015, we have grown fearlessly into our current role as Germany’s most political restaurant. This involves a conscious decision to shift the focus squarely onto the people, all from the greater Berlin region, who produce our raw ingredients. This self-imposed renunciation of products from afar, including lemons, tuna and chocolate, is the foundation of our eatery’s distinctive signature.
There’s more at play here than just culinary aesthetics. Serving this philosophy also intrinsically means promoting environmental and economic sustainability for the people working with the bountiful nature in and around Berlin. It also involves pride in a sense of place and embracing the identity that comes with that. Eating is inherently a political act, even if too few understand it as such. And the ordinary shopping list very much serves as the stage for this modern brand of politics.
In addition to supporting raw ingredient producers from the Berlin region, Nobelhart & Schmutzig works closely with Die Gemeinschaft to establish a new and better eating culture for all. Good, healthy food should provide a future, perspectives and identity for the people who produce it and the companies that transform raw ingredients into fine products.
An evening at Nobelhart & Schmutzig is a step out of the ordinary. The experience is distinguished by more than just the products we select. No cameras are allowed inside. Our guests are encouraged to consciously uncouple from daily life and the concerns of the outside world. For the duration of the meal, the focus remains solely on a taste of the region.