Bestie serves a menu inspired by German street food including sausages, bratwurst, pretzels, hand cut fries, three curated taps of local beer, some odd German bottles, both colours of wine, and a storied selection of schnapps.
Went for a walk to Dr. Sun Yet Sen Park (ChinaTown) and had some tea at the Ten Ren Tea Company. My friend and I were getting hungry. We walked east on Pender and stumbled upon a little (as in 25 person capacity) eatery that serves German street food.
I have some German background and I am ecstatic!!!
There are no antlers, no shield of arms, no laderhousin (sp?). It is a young crowd, friendly host and waitress, casual place.
My friend and I note the small menu (good - we'd rather have a small menu of good stuff than an extensive menu of mediocrity). We order a Pretzel Platter and a Beet Salad to share. We order a Sourkraut and Sausage Platter each. The Sourkraut and Sausage Platter comes with fries, sourkraut, a bratwurst and mustard. We shared an order of curry ketchup.
The food was excellent!. The Pretzel was soft, chewy, still warm and just salty enough. It was served with two types of mustards, onion jam, an interesting homemade relish, some garlic sausage and some salted pickle and a warm, homemade cheese dip. All were tasty.
The fries were perfect. Hot, not a trace of grease on the plate or our fingers. The curry ketchup was a perfect dip for the fries (we also dipped them in the cheese sauce from the Pretzel plate :) . The sourkraut tasted fresh (not the harsh, wine sourkraut one gets in a can). The sausage was DIVINE! Perfect texture and flavour.
The beet salad was yummy as well and we ordered a perfect amount for two hungry ladies.
We will go again and I want to take my Dad (who is from Germany) to try as well.
Delicious German sausages in the heart of Chinatown. The beet salad is a delicious add-on or replacement for the fries. Good selection of beers/schnapps. Highly recommended. It gets quite busy during the week-days at lunch hour so be prepared to wait it out or take it outside.