Philosophy

Moving towards a new eating culture.

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. 

2020 changed everything – except our commitment to quality and great craftsmanship. During the first lockdown in March 2020, we began providing you with Nobelhart food and drink to have at home. Since then, we’ve built an online shop full of delicious, home-cooked goodness from our kitchen with a larger assortment of gifts and objects we ourselves would like to own. 

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. And not least, we hope to showcase the beauty and potential of our city and its surrounding areas.

An evening at Nobelhart & Schmutzig is a step out of the ordinary – one you can now experience from the comfort of your own home.