Food preparation and the art of entertaining has been elevated in recent years to the degree that aside from restaurants, there is often an independent grocery or food supply store worth visiting wherever you go. The next time I'm in Berlin, I'm hoping to stay somewhere with a kitchen so I can visit Kochhaus with purpose over perusal. A living cookbook that displays recipes with a maximum of 12 steps and one hour cooking time, you can select that night's recipes and bag the needed groceries then and there.
With an emphasis on local (a baseline expectation for legitimate neighbourhood operations these days), this shop does as much in house as possible (including label design). They do however, have dry goods packaged by the local Berlin Workshop for the Disabled.
Each recipe is paired with wine offerings, but the owner, Ramin Goo, told the New York Times last year that Kochhaus works because "good food can be cooked by anyone, and it doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated or elitist.”