Berlin loves vegans, and vegans love Berlin. The two seem to go together, which is why this city boasts some of the best places to eat vegan in Germany. In recent years many vegan establishments have opened to cater to the growing number of people cutting out animal products from their diet and lifestyle. However vegan eating is not exclusively for vegans. Vegetarians and meat eaters can also delight in a nice vegan meal. Read on as we share our favourite spots around Berlin to share vegan cuisine.
In Prenzlauer Berg, proud and passionate raw food restaurant, Rawtastic, serves beautiful dishes that pack a punch. A highlight is the cheese tasting plate: a collection of nut cheeses served with salad, crackers, and fruit.
100% vegan and cruelty-free, this awesome burger restaurant slings burgers from their food truck! You’ll see these guys at all the best markets and festivals catering to vegan burger lovers. In February 2018, it was announced that they are opening a restaurant. The best way to keep in the loop about the truck location is to follow their Facebook page.
One of the most talked about vegan places in Berlin is the clean-eating restaurant, The Bowl. All natural ingredients, tasty and sustainable, that’s The Bowl. Large portions for hungry vegans, and top reviews on Trip Advisor, this restaurant is a must-visit for a Berlin vegan.
Soy serves classic, vegan Vietnamese cuisine in a gorgeous restaurant right in the heart of Berlin. Vegetarians will surely be catered to as well, but the quality of their vegan food speaks volumes. Using largely organic-grown ingredients, this Vietnamese cuisine is fresh, spicy (if you want it to be) and healthy.
Well established as one of the best vegan restaurants in Berlin is 1990 Vegan Living. This Vietnamese restaurant takes you back to 1990 in Vietnam and offers a wonderful selection of tapas-like bowls so you can create your own custom vegan meal.
FEED ME DESERT!
Time for dessert? It’s clear that being vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the sweet stuff that is traditionally made with eggs, milk, and butter. Desserts for vegans use ingredients like coconut or soy milk and almond butter, making it very tough to tell the difference between these sweets and the traditional recipes. Here are our favorite places in Berlin to grab a vegan dessert.
Who doesn’t love a donut? Europe’s first all-vegan donut café, Brammibal’s, also offers specialty coffee to go along with your tasty treat. They have six classic donuts and then rotate in other flavours every month. If you love their donuts why not order a specialty vegan cake for a party?
Famous for their cupcakes, VUX also crafts homemade cakes, waffles, and cookies to go alongside the bio fair-trade coffee on offer. They also serve up a lovely lunch of bagels, salads or soups (before your cake, of course).
A vegan crêperie — yes, please!
While they also serve burgers and have a bar, we just had to mention them under sweets because of the delicious crepes on offer. Savoury or sweet, take your pick. No milk, no egg, animal-product-free crepe goodness!
First known as a vegan cocktail bar, their fabulous vegan cakes and desserts are not to be missed. Be sure to mark ‘Doner Day’ in your diary — every Thursday from 1600 – 2200 they serve up the best vegan doner in Berlin.
No need to compromise on a night out on the town if you are a vegan. Berlin also caters to the more elite vegan diners. These are the best places in town to woo your vegan dining mates.
Lucky Leek is a special place. Fine, natural dining at its very best and all with a very personal touch from chef and owner, Josita Hartanto. A plus to the dining experience, Josita provides some great online tutorials and offers some great books if you just can’t get enough of her food.
Kopps provides modern vegan creations made from seasonal, high-quality, organically-farmed vegetables. They do a wonderful brunch every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, and a fun ‘come together’, three-course menu at other times. These guys make vegetables sexy.
Cookies Cream is an extremely well-respected, fine dining establishment in Berlin. Vegetarian and vegan diners should not miss this experience. The chef, Stephan Hentschel, is Michelin-starred, and the restaurant is an absolute dream to dine in.
TO MARKET, TO MARKET, TO BUY A FAT…….
Just to finish off, every vegan in Berlin simply must take a visit to ……
This vegan, lifestyle market is held four times a year and brings, not only food to your lips, but vegan goods, activities, workshops, fashion, and gifts. Keep up to date with dates and locations on their website or Facebook page.
Contributed by Charmaine.
Charmaine Gorman is an Australian writer and actress living in Berlin with her family. As a content writer and editor, she works for many clients around the world, and along with her husband, is the founder and content manager of the online travel guide My Guide Berlin.