In this guest post, hear from Cristina about five amazing vegan restaurants in Berlin.
When an opportunity arose for me to visit Berlin, the first thing that popped into my mind was gimme all the vegan food.
Germany’s capital is also known as the world’s most vegan-friendly city, with vegan restaurants and cafes at every corner, so you can only imagine my enthusiasm! I was to eat everything and anything! Spoiler alert: I did just that!
Before I left, I did some online research, looked for interesting things to do in Germany, I found good places to eat, and discovered some amazing vegan restaurants that I quickly added to my list.
So, here 5 amazing vegan restaurants in Berlin that I absolutely recommend to all vegans or non-vegans.
1. 1990 Vegan Living, Krossener Str. 19
Without a doubt, this is the best vegan Vietnamese restaurant in Berlin! It’s cozy, yet not too crowded, the food is spectacular, the service is good, and it’s located in the heart of the Friedrichshain neighborhood, a very hip place filled with vegan goodness. I had the Ying Yang Bowl, which is made up of udon noodles, tofu, seasonal vegetables, and a piece of silky tofu, covered in crunchy and delicious rice flakes. It was simply beyond delicious, a meal that I will remember for as long as I shall live. I cannot recommend this place enough! The Vietnamese coffee was also amazing, and I don’t even like coffee all that much. If you’re ever in Berlin and you have to choose one place to have your lunch or dinner, let 1990 Vegan Living be the one!
2. Goura Pakora, Krossener Str. 16
Goura Pakora is a vegan Indian restaurant that serves pretty much everything you would think of! The food is so, so good, the service is amazing, and I can’t wait to return here whenever I’m back in Berlin. I love Indian food and every time I cook it myself, at home, there’s always something missing. I’m not a bad cook, on the contrary, but you simply can’t beat Indian restaurant food! Go ahead and try Goura Pakora and you can thank me later for it!
3. H&D Chay, Hobrechtstraße 11
This particular restaurant wasn’t on my list of Berlin vegan musts. We were walking around the city, hunger hit us and I did a quick Google search and this popped up. Good thing it did, the food was amazing and the Mango lassi was exceptional. The place is quite small and cozy, with long tables and a very nice atmosphere. Our food came quite quickly, and everyone was impressed with how big the portions were. I didn’t take any photos here, because it was night and the room was dark, and I regret it now because the dishes looked so good!
4. La Stella Nera, Leykestrasse 18
La Stella Nera managed to satisfy my gigantic craving for pizza, it was simply delicious. They also have some amazing desserts and, of course, pasta. It hit me, while I was there, that I am so lucky to be at this amazing vegan Italian place and indulge in such great food. There are very few vegan places where I live, and I’ll think about La Stella Nera whenever I’m craving pizza back at home.
If you’d like to learn how to make an authentic Italian vegan pizza, maybe look into some vegan retreats in Italy and learn right from the source how to create your perfect Italian pizza.
5. Brammibal’s Donuts, Maybachufer 8
Oh, how I love donuts! I’ve always preferred doughy sweetness over the chocolate and Brammibal’s Donuts is just donut perfection. My absolute favorites were the cinnamon sugar and the nougat, but everything I tasted here was simply delicious.
One donut is 2.50 euros, all vegan, and you can pre-order them and pick them up at your chosen location. In case you can’t reach the Maybachufer location, there are two more Brammibal’s Donuts in Berlin, one at Danziger Straße 65 and another at Alte Potsdamer Straße 7. So, next time you’re in Berlin, pay a visit to Brammibal’s Donuts and bring your loosest pants!
About the author
Cristina is a vegan who loves not only to eat delicious food but to cook it, too! She is also a passionate traveler, a cat aficionado, and a novice writer.