Döner kebab is apparently a Berlin thing, thanks to a particularly large Turkish population there, but it’s something you can now find in many a European town. I remember a lot of late night drunken döner kebabs in France back in my day. It’s great late night, but truly this seasoned meat cooked up on a spit is great at all times of day. While there are several places to get street meat or pitas, it’s been hard to find a legit döner kebab in NYC…til now.
Kotti Berliner Döner Kebab has two locations in Brooklyn: Industry City and Dekalb Market (where I discovered them). The menu is simple: pick your protein (chicken, beef, or veggies) and your style (sandwich, wrap, salad, or rice bowl). I went with a chicken wrap with “everything.” Fully loaded meant the chicken was topped with tomato cucumber salad, shredded lettuce, red cabbage, red onion, feta, lemon, white sauce, and red sauce. Getting a wrap was the right move – it was the perfect size and the packed it just right so I got all the toppings in each bite and it wasn’t messy. That’s an art, my friends.
For $14 it’s more expensive than the late night drunk food version, but the quality is also there. The chicken was moist and really well seasoned and, like I said, the toppings were perfectly proportioned. Definitely worth a stop if you’re looking to pick up a fun sandwich.