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A Gourmet Pet Deli Now Exists in Germany

Photo: Pets Deli/Facebook
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Because no pet should have to suffer the monotony of store-bought pet food, Germany's first-ever restaurant for dogs and cats has opened in Berlin, AFP reports. The deli for pets, aptly called Pets Deli, boasts a classic deli counter and a chalkboard menu. Meals appear to be made from choosing components from each of three categories: meat, vegetables, and carbs. Options include beef, turkey, kangaroo, broccoli, berries, rice, potatoes, and more, all approved by a nutrition expert on staff. There are also desserts like cupcakes, and because dogs know when it's the holiday season, Pets Deli even served Christmas cookies.

Meals go for €3 - €6 (roughly USD $4 - $8), and can be ordered to stay in metal bowls or carried out in plastic containers. On Facebook the company refers to the shop as a "flagship" store, so presumably they are planning to expand to other locations. (Perhaps they should consider Brooklyn?) Apparently, Pets Deli opened to mix reviews, with some detractors arguing that the shop is "decadent."

While a first for Germany, Pets Deli is by no means the first pet-focused dining concept. Ice cream for dogs is a full-fledged thing, with Italian canine gelato, an organic canine ice cream truck in LA, and the original ice cream truck for dogs in England. One canine cafe in Sydney has taken doggy dining to the next level with things like goats milk cappuccinos and steaks. Check out more photos of Pets Deli below:

[Photo: Pets Deli/Facebook]

[Photo: Pets Deli/Facebook]

· PETS DELI am Roseneck [Facebook]
· Berlin 'doggy deli' sparks howls of 'decadence' [AFP]
· All Dogs Coverage on Eater [-E-]

Pets Deli

Teplitzer Straße 38, 14193 Berlin, Germany