FOLK GUIDE TO MUNICH PART 2
It seems Munich has a few must sees; The English Gardens, Allianz Arena, Marien Square … Balla Beni? This tiny ice cream parlor located at number 46 Theresienstraße appears to be a neighborhood favorite. On initial scouting of the area I walked past Balla Beni and assumed the long queue trailing around the block was simply due to the blistering heat that day. I was wrong.
When passing Balla Beni, you will see a queue of people waiting for their ice cream fix. The day and the weather are irrelevant. The showpiece of high quality ice cream speaks for itself, the texture and richness in flavor is unlike any ice cream I’ve previously tasted and the presentation in small wafer bowls works perfectly.
It’s testament to an eatery when locals recommend. Everybody I’ve spoken too regarding Balla’ have only good things to say. The praise doesn’t end with the ice cream, no, service is immaculate, with staff giving you the time of day to have a conversation and make sure your happy with your purchases.
All in all it’s got to be said the Balla Beni is the most impressive ice cream parlor I’ve been too, aside from that the staff and service were excellent. If ever you’re in the Maxvorstadt area of Munich, seek it out you will not be disappointed.
Words and images: Sam Smith