This list is ever-changing and growing, so check back often! These are places I go to relatively frequently and are my favorites…or I’ve heard a ton of good things about them. There is so, so much more…to list all the vegan places in Berlin would take DAYS. I hope this is a good start, I like these places! If you’re visiting Berlin, try some out…and invite me too! 🙂
Note: Last updated 1 September 2017!
Berlin Vegan Facebook – Follow them on Facebook for news of vegan events. They also organize the 1-2x monthly Berlin Vegan Stammtisch, where a group of people try a different vegan restaurant each time. Good to practice your German, but I’m sure people would speak English to you as well.
English-speaking Berlin Vegetarian and Vegan Facebook Group – Like the title says but all in English
“Ich hab was VEGANES im Supermarkt gefunden” Facebook Group – All in German, but here people post pictures of vegan products they found at German supermarkets and people comment what they thought about it. It’s in German, but it’s all pictures so also useful if you don’t speak German and are wondering what in the shop is vegan.
Stressfaktor – Lists all the Küfas (Kitchens for all) in Berlin by day, you pay usually 3-5 EUR and get a meal, generally at a squat or housing collective. Also lists lots of other alternative events in the left scene.
Activities & Events
Vegan Tours Berlin – combines a city tour and a culinary tour. Goes to vegan cafes/restaurants and you get to see where you can find vegan food from around the world. Also hear cool stories about Berlin, it’s different districts, as well as about Berlin’s green movement and vegan culture. The tour is on a donation basis.
Vegan-Vegetarian Summer Fest – this is basically Berlin’s vegfest, outside in the center of the city at Alexanderplatz usually in August
Green Market Berlin – an all-vegan lifestyle market that happens about once per season. They have tons of food (don’t miss the Brammibal’s donuts), as well as clothes, cosmetics and gifts. I’ve had everything from Russian pierogies to waffles with ice cream to giant dosas. Absolutely worth a stop if you’re in Berlin when it’s happening! Entrance costs about €2.
Louloute Gourmet – a secret vegan restaurant in Berlin. Served in the founder/chef’s flat with a small group. Nice meal and a good chance to meet a few other vegans.
Berlin Vegan Drinks – stop by and grab a drink with other vegans, seems most events are English and German
Vegan Film Night – meetup, watch films related to veganism.
Berlin Vegan Meetup – a basic vegan meetup group, hosts events on and off.
Veganer Single-Abend – vegan singles evening once a month in Berlin at Chaostheorie. Mostly German-speaking, but as usual, I’m sure there will always be some people there willing to speak English to you if necessary.
Raw in Berlin – another meetup.com group, relatively active and some non-raw events mixed in with a good combination of activities. This group also organizes a fresh fruit and vegetable ordering group that comes directly to us from a farm in Andalusia, Spain. I’ve ordered with the group multiple times and gotten the best avocados, mangos, etc. I’ve ever had in Europe! You can also order cherimoya, pecans in shells, guavas, and lots of other things you can’t find in the supermarkets here.
Important German Vocabulary
Hefeflocken – nutritional yeast (can buy at any Bioladen/organic food store)
Leinsamen – flaxseed
Kichererbsenmehl – chickpea flour
Sojamilch – soymilk
Glutenmehl – vital wheat gluten
ohne – without
mit – with
Those are all the super vegan things…right? 😉 The best website for translating and looking up words, even slang, is dict.cc, there’s even a smart phone app…for all your “OMG it’s all in German can I eat it?!?” needs.
Where to Stay
Cat’s Pajamas Hostel – it’s in the newly hip Kreuzkölln area (station Hermannplatz) near lots of places on this list (Sahara, Turkish Market, no milk today, Lily Burger), an area I used to live in and loved! It’s also very well connected to public transportation and has a super nice design.
The Circus Hostel – trendy hostel with bike rental, free wifi and rental iPads and laptops (??!!). They have their own “Katz & Maus” cafe, located on two floors, that serves warm meals and drinks. I go past this place all the time and have known friends who worked here, looks pretty cool. Located in Mitte, so you’re near everything. It’s also right down the road from Kopps, my favorite vegan brunch place, and one of the branches of Kontor Eismanufaktur, an all-vegan ice cream shop. If you’re working while traveling, Sankt Oberholz, Berlins best laptop cafe, is right across the street and has great coffee and vegan options too.
Kobel (Scube Park) – I used to bike past this place all the time and wonder what it was, then I ended up at a Vegan Open Air hosted in their garden! It’s a hostel made of individual cubes, so you get your own cube room! You can also pitch your tent there too for a discounted rate. They also have a beer garden out front where you can chill. Also it’s in Neukölln where there’s loads of vegan restaurants, around the corner from a Korean fusion stand that has a delicious vegan option and it’s right next to Tempelhofer Feld, the former airport-turned-park! Prices start at around €30 per night.
Here’s a video I took of Scube Park (Kobel) while walking around their space at the Vegan Open Air
Michelberger Hotel – ranging from around €80-200 per night depending on room type (cozy single room – luxury room), it’s somewhat pricier, but a really cool atmosphere and design, including a library! Plus they make the super amazing Fountain of Youth coconut water, which is actually the best coconut water I’ve ever had that finally got me to like the stuff! They’re right across from the station Warschauer Straße in Friedrichshain, walking distance to Veganz and countless other vegan cafes and restaurants, great location! They also have a hip bar with great cocktails on site!
Essentis Biohotel – This hotel is out of the center, but it’s right on the water, near a park and it’s an organic hotel serving only vegetarian food and lots of vegan options. They have a vegan brunch on Sundays that’s quite nice, when we went it even had a pianist playing! They sell lots of vegan stuff in their little market too. A great spot if you’re looking for a hotel you’ll eat well at a bit out of the craziness of the center. They also host lots of vegan events and yoga! I live in the same district and love it, there’s old town Köpenick not so far to explore.
Almodovar Biohotel Berlin – Another organic, all-vegetarian design hotel in Berlin, this time in trendy Friedrichshain. Almodovar Hotel Berlin is a 10-minute walk from the flea market on Boxhagener Platz and the cafés, restaurants and clubs in the lively Simon-Dach Straße. Friedrichshain has loads of vegan restaurants, so it’s a good base for your vegan exploration. A breakfast buffet is provided and all food served at Bistro Bardot is vegetarian as well as organic, while guests can also enjoy a drink from the hotel bar. They also rent bikes! There are tons of clearly labeled vegan items on their menu and they also do a Sunday brunch. This is another place I’ve been meaning to check out, so let me know how it is if you stay!
Looking for something else? Just try Booking.com and search by Price. I’ve managed to snag my own hotel room with breakfast included for less than €25 per night! Click here to see the Berlin listings. Set your date on the left and then you can sort by price using the yellow box above the listings. They also have hostels listed too. I have used Booking.com for travels around the world and highly recommend it!
For more recommendations for apartments, hostels and hotel, check out my Where to Stay in Berlin Guide. It includes which local vegan spots are nearby each place!
First, check out Green Fashion Tours Berlin, which offers tours of where you can find green fashion by area. If you don’t want to physically go on a tour, you can download a PDF of the locations on their tours by neighborhood here.
Avesu Vegan Shoes – two locations in Friedrichshain (above Veganz) and Prenzlauer Berg (next store to Veganz).
Deargoods Berlin – Schivelbeiner Str. 35 in Prenzlauer Berg (station Schönhauser Allee)
Loveco – Sonntagstraße 29 in Friedrichshain (between Ostkreuz and Warschauerstr. stations)
Süßstoff – Kienitzerstr. 91 in Neukölln (station Leinestraße)
Other Berlin Posts
- Get Shit Done – Cafes in Berlin with Wifi and Vegan Options
- Where to Stay in Berlin: Apartments, Hostels and Hotels + Distance to Vegan Spots
- New in Vegan Berlin: Hummus Berlin, Alaska, Neta Mexican Street Foods
- Vegan in Germany: Vegan Products Found at Real
- Vegan in Germany: Vegan Products Found at Kaufland
- Vegan at the Berlin Christmas Markets (Weihnachtsmärkte)
- Berlin Coffee Cafe Crawl: Prenzlauer Berg Edition
- Containern: A Berlin Dumpster-Diving Adventure
DALUMA (Weinbergsweg 3, Mitte) – Smoothie bowls, juices, wraps, salads and raw desserts, this is your place.
The Bowl – Clean Eating (Warschauerstr. 33, Friedrichshain, abive Veganz) – I have some issues with the phrase “clean eating” at times, because #cleanisforunderwearnotfood, but hey, the food is good. I went there after having an existential crisis once and drank some good wine and ordered the Italian bowl, made from zucchini noodles and black bean pasta. I was kinda skeptical about the black bean pasta, but I actually liked it. A friend and I also got a white chocolate pudding dessert made from blended chia seeds. We were both skeptical about that too, but we liked it so much we immediately went downstairs and both bought chia seeds to make it ourselves at home.
Rawtastic (Danzigers. 16, Prenzlauer Berg) – 100% vegan fully raw restaurant.
Sampler Plate from Rawtastic with spring roles, avocado on raw bread and two types of raw kelp noodles (which surprisingly did not taste like seaweed at all and were super good!)
Burrito Baby (Pflügerstraße 11, Neukölln) – Cute and cosy little place right in my area of the city. They advertise themselves as Mextralian (Mexican and Australian?) and have burritos, tacos, nachos and often vegan baked goods as well. Lots of labeled vegan options. The only thing they don’t have going for them is they don’t make their own tortilla chips and the bagged ones in Europe leave something to be desired.
Chaparro (Wienerstraße 14a, Kreuzberg) – Another little Mexican place in Kreuzberg. They have labeled vegan options with vegan meat, etc. and beverages. Yummy, not mind-blowing, but good if you’re in the area!
Dolores (Rosa-Luxembourg-Straße 7, Mitte AND Bayreuther Straße 36, Schöneberg) – Best place to go for burritos or chips and guac, lots of marked vegan options. It’s basically like Chipotle, but in Europe that is damn good. There’s one by Alexanderplatz (Mitte) and one by Wittenbergplatz (Schöneberg). Recently got new menu, even more vegan options with seitan and tofu as well, prices slightly more, but still affordable. I go here often, my favorite for a burrito craving in Berlin.
Santa Maria (Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg) – Mexican Diner – The location in Kreuzberg has Taco Tuesdays where Tacos are 1 EUR each and margaritas are 4. It gets super crowded, but is good to check out. They also have vegan burritos with pumpkin and stuff in them, looks good. Not the best Mexican food in my life, but not bad. Besides Taco Tuesday I only go occasionally because it’s a bit expensive (for me, so moderately priced). Good margaritas.
Santa Maria Eastside (Krossener Str. 18, Friedrichshain) – Newest street food focused-location in Friedrichshain, they have lunch taco specials, taco Tuesdays and they make their own corn tortillas. It is yummy. Enough said.
Ta’Cabron (Skalitzer Straße 60, Kreuzberg) – There are two, one in Kreuzberg and one in Friedrichshain. I’ve only been to the one in Kreuzberg, but it was pretty good. They have marked vegan option for tacos and burritos, chips and guac (really good guacamole here, but pricey) and cheaper than normal for Europe Coronas (2,80 EUR). The mole sauce is yummy.
Vegan asian food (Vietnamese specifically) has EXPLOADED in Berlin! There’s probably one in every neighborhood now, but here are the ones I’ve been to so far.
1990 Vegan Living (Krossener Str. 19, Friedrichshain) – Vegan Vietnamese fusion tapas. You pick multiple small dishes and can try out loads of different things. They also have big dishes like phos and curries, and some great drinks. Super stylish interior, this place is addictive.
My Vegan Vietnamese Tapas Spread from 1990 Vegan Living
Cat Tuong (Kastanianallee 89, Prenzlauer Berg) – One of my new favorite places. 100% vegan Vietnamese food in Berlin. Moderate prices and a very nice interior. Only thing I don’t like is that water isn’t free. It’s small so if you’re going during normal dinner time you might want to make a reservation, which you can do online from their website.
Chay Village (Eisenacher Straße 40, Schöneberg & Niederbarnimstr. 10, Friedrichshain) – This place is amazing. It gets really full, so you may want to make a reservation. The Friedrichshain location is bigger. They have super awesome vegan pho and a huuuuuuuge menu of everything from noodle dishes, soups, rice, everything. I want all of it!
From Hanoi With Love (Hermannstraße 176, Neukölln) – Newish Vietnamese place near my old flat in Neukölln. No MSG in their food and a few vegan options. Yummy and affordable!
Ryong (Torstraße 59, Mitte) – This one is popular for its vegan Asian burgers. I also had possibly the best vegan Vietnamese coffee of my life here. They make their own noodles, nice interior, everything is presented super gorgeously.
SOY (Rosa-Luxembourg-Straße 30, Mitte) – I’m not in Mitte much, but I took a special trip to check out SOY as I’d been hearing so many good things about it! There is so much good Vietnamese food in Berlin, but this is definitely one that stands out! It’s similar to Cat Tuong above, but they have some unique dishes as well. Another good place to fulfill your vegan pho/ramen addiction.
Asia-Markets that are big and awesome, but also have stuff like peanut butter, Arm & Hammer baking soda (big boxes), PG-Tips tea, brown sugar, etc.
…and here is a huge list of Asia Markets in Berlin. So far my favorites are Go Asia (Schöneberg, Charlottenberg, Moabit and Tempelhof), Vinh Loi (Wedding and Steglitz), and Asia-Markt-Lee (Mitte) and Asia Mekong (Mitte). There’s also one called Tian Fu in Wilmersdorf (by the same name as the restaurant, don’t get confused), that apparently specializes in vegetarian dumplings.
Italian & Pizza
La Stella Nera (Leykestraße 18, Neukölln) – My new favorite pizza place, and owned by a collective. The staff is super nice, and while they don’t have a HUGE menu like Sfizy (below), everything they have is great and cooked in a wood-fired oven. They have pizza and pasta and pizzas with and without vegan cheese, craft beer and a decent number of seats. Desserts like vegan tiramisu, vegan afrogato and vegan panna cotta.
Pizzare (Eberswalderstr. 21, Prenzlauer Berg) – Very vegan-friendly place in Prenzlauer Berg with cute little vintage pizza ovens. Lots of types of vegan pizzas on the menu, including a vegan Nutella dessert pizza! They also have an oil and topping bar, if you like to dress up your pizza. Oh, and a pretty good vegan Tiramisu. If you’re traveling with non-vegans, this would also be a good place as they cater to everyone, but still have really solid vegan options.
Sfizy (Treptowerstraße 95, Neukölln) – Vegan Pizzeria…what more can I say?! Cool looking atmosphere and a bazillion types of pizza, calzones, milkshakes, etc. . Near Sonnenallee. You can get a pizza with a burger ON TOP OF IT here. Also curry pizza. And normal stuff of course. I surprisingly really liked the vegan fish pizza. This is the novelty vegan place you take vegan guests so they can wax poetic over the extremely massive menu.
General Awesome Places (Vegan or Vegan options)
Bite Club – A street food party that happens about once per month during the warm months. They usually do a vegetarian version of the event once per year (during Vegfest), but the normal version of the event always has lots of vegan options, too. The venues are usually pretty awesome, they switch around every year or so. Get there early if possible as it gets crowded.
The Turkish Market (Maybachufer, Neukölln) – This is a must visit for anyone, near the station Schönleinstraße. It’s a huge open air food market that happens all year on Tuesdays and Fridays all day until 6pm. There’s tons of veggies, spices, spice mixes, teas, olives, nuts, hummus, grape leaves, breads and even a stand at the end with vegan cake and pie, clothes, kitchen supplies, jewlery and occasionally live music. Everything is really cheap and towards the end you can get deals like 10 avocados for 1 EUR. Yes, really.
Street Food Thursday (Markthalle Neun, Eisenbahnstraße 42) – This event happens every Thursday from 5 – 10 pm in a big market hall in Kreuzberg near Görlitzer Bahnhof. It gets quite crowded, so I would recommend to get there early if you want to claim a seat. It’s not vegan, but there are a ton of vegan options, usually labeled. I’ve had everything here, from Israeli food to Ghanian to Mexican to raw to awesome dishes from all parts of Asia. Come hungry.
Awesome Ghanian food from the Fufu & Co stand with homemade hot sauce if you’d like and delicious peanut sauce.
Markthalle IV (Eisenbahnstraße 42/43, Kreuzberg) – In general this place is pretty rad. There are less stalls up when it’s not Street Food Thursday or the monthly Sunday Breakfast Market, but also it’s less crowded and you can even get a seat! I think they’re closed Monday, but other days they should be open. It’s also one of the places you can sometimes find kale in Berlin!
Yummy Tofu Burger from Sunday Burgers, which has a permanent stall in Markthalle Neun. They have three different sauces to choose from, this one had coconut peanut sauce. They also have smoothies and raw food desserts and more.
Dong Xuan Center (Herzbergstr. 128-139, Lichtenberg) – This place took me two years to discover and it’s amazing. A bit off the beaten path, it’s worth the trip. You walk through an arch and there are three huge warehouses filled with everything Vietnamese. Groceries, restaurants, clothing, phone cards, everything, of course all the bulletin boards are also filled with notices all in Vietnamese, it’s like walking into another world. Apparently there are over 250 wholesalers supplying here. If you like Asian food or Asian cooking, this is your place. I heard you can get Jackfruit here in a can as well. Give yourself a couple hours to explore. Heaven.
Noodle dish at one of the Vietnamese restaurants, only a couple things could be made vegan when I asked, but it was possible and delicious!
Thai Park (Preußenpark, Wilmersdorf) – You have to rummage and use your most patient language skills to find the vegan things here besides the obvious stuff, but it’s so worth it, and there are some surprising ones. This place is uniquely Berlin. Every day, weather permitting (though Sunday is the biggest day), Thai families comes here to hang and bring their delicious homemade food with them to spread out on blankets, in coolers and various simmering pots pans to cook in front of your eyes. It’s all quite affordable too! Just smile and ask patiently what’s in the dishes and check for fish sauce!
Let It Be (Treptower Straße 90, Neukölln) – Vegan Creperie. Ahh-maaaazing. I didn’t take pictures because I devoured my food immediately, but I will be back and will take some next time. Both savory and sweet vegan crepes, always something gluten-free. Cakes, coffee, beer, wine. Nice interior. I got a vegan ham and cheese crepe and a chocolate banana crepe for dessert. So good! I want to go every day!
Vaust Braugaststätte (Pestalozzistrasse 8, Charlottenburg) – This was an awesome find I made on Foursquare. It’s a fancy brewery with vegan German food and home-brewed beer. I went here for my birthday and me and my friends loved it. A bit pricey for every day, but this is my new go-to for special occasions. The chocolate cake is amazing.
Dark photo, but some traditional German food veganized, delicious!
Tibet Haus (Zossener Straße 19, Kreuzberg) – Really good tibetan food with a whole page of vegan options made with veggie meat and also tofu and lentil and bean dishes. Spring roles are vegan, some of the curries and the veggie glass noodles. Huge portions that come with soup and a cabbage salad for a very affordable price!
Viasko (Erkelenzdamm 49, Kreuzberg) – More upscale vegan restaurant in Kreuzberg by Kottbusser Tor, changing regional menu. Delish. About 10-14 EUR an entree. Everything is amazing.
Rootz (Skalitzer Straße 75, Kreuzberg) – A vegetarian restaurant/cafe with seats outside for the warmer weather and loads of vegan options. Soups, sandwiches, cakes, milkshakes, smoothies, you name it. Moderately priced, but very good. They do a vegan breakfast wrap and pancakes, and they also have the American sodas Dr. Pepper and Root Beer, if you’re feeling nostalgic.
Sahara Imbiss (multiple locations) – Not all vegan, but one of my favorite foods in Berlin…Sudanese! They have locations all over Neukölln, Kreuzberg, and Schöneberg. Labeled vegan options. I always get the Sahara Vegan Plate for 5€, which comes with fried potatoes and sweet potatoes, falafel, marinated fried tofu, lettuce, tomato, aubergine paste and hummus, all smothered with their epic peanut sauce and served with a pita. You can get a sandwich version for 3€. I could eat this for every meal, I always take all my guests here. I’ve thoroughly checked out all the locations and determined that their spin-off, Basmah (Reichenberger Str. 26, Kreuzberg), gives the biggest portions and even gives you a fried dough ball while you wait. The spin-off has exactly the same menu and font, etc. as the original. The baklava at all Sahara and Basmah’s is also vegan and super tasty.
Possibly my favorite vegan meal in Berlin, the Sahara Vegan Plate.
Lia’s Kitchen (Kollwitzstr. 47, Prenzlauer Berg) – This place is great. A friend and I recently got invited there for food and we ate our little hearts out. The owners are super friendly and they make all the burgers from scratch and told us they specifically aim to serve nice big portions (yaaaas). They also have some great salads, including vegan Greek salad with homemade vegan feta cheese (awesome) and a vegan seitan chicken strips salad. I tried all three burgers: the smoky mushroom BBQ made of mushrooms and soy, the hemp oat and then chili burger. Add some melty vegan cheese on there and some regular or sweet potato fries and you’re set. All were delicious.
All 3 burgers from Lia’s Kitchen (photo credit to Mostly Amélie because my phone died)
Schillerburger (multiple locations) – Mostly meat, but they have an awesome vegan burger, labeled special vegan sauce, vegan cheese and amazing sweet potato fries. Limited seating, but it looked like you can sit at Schillerbar next door (same owners?). There are now MANY locations of Schillerburger in Neukölln, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg, even Pankow.
Yellow Sunshine (Wiener Straße 19, Kreuzberg) – Vegetarian fast food burger joint. It’s a staple of mine, awesome. Moderately priced, but lots of options for vegan burgers with vegan cheese, really good fries, salads and desserts.
Lily Burger (Urbanstraße 70, Kreuzberg) – Just discovered this place and it was epic. Do not go if you’re in a rush, though, as it takes them awhile to prepare the food. After waiting 20+ minutes for my burger in a not-full restaurant I was getting antsy, but then the burger arrived and all was forgotten. They have a whole vegan section on the menu and even have vegan bacon cheeseburgers, etc. You can choose seitan or falafel for the burger part, and they have multiple types of fries with huge portions. Did I mention huge portions? Not the cheapest vegan burger in town, I spent a bit over €11 for my burger and fries, but you get a LOT for you money and everything is homemade, even the sauces. Cool environment too. My new favorite vegan burger in Berlin, or ever maybe.
Görliburger (Skalitzer Straße 66, Kreuzberg) – I walked into this place with no preparation just needing some sort of food late at night, expecting nothing special. Not only did they have a vegan burger, but it was pretty good and the fries were just right too!
Yo Yo Foodworld (Gärtnerstraße 27, Friedrichshain) – Their cheapest burger starts at 2,99€, not bad right?! A solid choice for all your vegan fast food needs.
vego Foodworld (Lychener Str. 63, Prenzlauer Berg) – To me they are almost exactly the same as yellow sunshine and Yo Yo, more expensive than Yo Yo though. Good if you’re in the north of the city and want a vegan burger.
Almodovar Hotel – Bistro Bardot – For those who like it fancy, a reader tipped me off that their breakfast is pretty stellar. It’s an all veggie/vegan hotel, see the “Where to Stay” section above!
Kopps (Linienstr. 94, Mitte) – My favorite brunch in Berlin currently and they have it Saturday AND Sunday. Make sure to make a reservation! It’s €12 for all-you-can-eat, but they have the best spread and tons of hot food too, including American pancakes with cherry sauce and rotating casseroles, etc. that sometimes include cheesy potato bakes, yum! They also put out lots of salads, fancy little desserts, breads and spreads, including a vegan cheese slices and veg cold cuts platter. Love it. My only pet peeve is I asked for tap water once and they told me no “because they have to pay for water too”. I was about to spend about €20 euros there, but I can’t have a glass of tap water for free? Seems a bit stingy and cheap. I got my water myself from the bathroom sink. Their brunch is really great though, so I hope it was just that waitress being a jerk or something.
Pele Mele (Innstraße 26, Neukölln) – My second favorite brunch also held on Saturday and Sunday. It costs €13.50 for all-you-can-eat and everything is also organic. Cute space too, normally a cafe and co-working space. They also do bagel sandwiches when it’s not brunch time and I had an amazing vegan and gluten-free cake there once.
Cafe Vux (Wipperstraße 14, Neukölln) – You can read more about them in the cafes section below, but they also do a pretty yummy brunch on Sundays and it’s a nice space. Yummy hot chocolate too!
playing with eels (Urbanstraße 32, Kreuzberg) – I haven’t been here yet, but have been meaning to check it out. It’s a cafe, gallery and bookstore that also does a vegan Brunch for €13 every Saturday with a student discount for €10 with a valid ID. They use organic products and also have gluten-free options according to their website.
Scherer8 – (Wedding) 2nd and 4th Sunday vegan brunch at 1pm at a housing collective in Berlin. You donate 5-8 EUR and everything is served buffet style, first the savory stuff, then cakes. Please don’t go here if you’re going to be a loud tourist asshole, as you are walking into the people who live heres’ home.
Cafe Morgenrot (Kastanienallee 85, Prenzlauerberg) – Every weekend they do a vegetarian and vegan brunch here, the rest of the time it’s a regular cafe. It’s 5-8 EUR, I believe, and is your typical breakfast food, with a focus on muesli, fruit, yogurt, etc. You won’t find pancakes or veggie sausage here. There’s also a feminist stitch and bitch that takes place here, in case you want to get your knit on.
Viasko – Every Saturday and Sunday Viasko has what’s apparently a pretty epic brunch starting at 11 for 13€ per person. Reservations are necessary for this one. I STILL have not been here, but it’s been on my bucket list for aaaaages.
Lück’s (Sonntagstr. 26, Friedrichshain) – They do a plant-based brunch every second and forth Sunday of the month. Mostly organic, warm and cold dishes.
Veganz (Prenzaluer Berg, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain) – It’s huge…and everything is vegan. When it opened I spent an hour staring at the vegan cheese fridge case, with lots of other vegans also staring into it, totally intimidated by having so many options. They import stuff from the UK and America and other places as well…so you can get a Tofurky, Tofurky pizzas, slices, and So Delicious ice cream. It is expensive for sure, but really good every once and awhile. They also have a cafe with vegan frozen yogurt during the summer and there’s always cakes and smoothies, coffee, etc. They sell Speculoos spread here, for those still riding the trend. I like to go and hoard whatever is on sale.
Dr. Pogo Vegan Kollectiv (Karl-Marx-Platz 24, Neukölln) – A smaller, but slightly cheaper collective grocery store in Neukölln! They have bulk containers where you can choose the amount you want of beans, pasta, nuts, grains, etc. They have a whole case of vegan cheese, lots of vegan meats, a vegan pet food section, vegan cleaning supplies and a little cafe area with a couple tables. They even have vegan croissants, pizza sandwiches and coffee! They also host events from time to time including a vegan bake sale.
Food Assembly Elsenbusch (Treptow/Neukölln)- In Berlin for a week or more and have a place to cook? Food Assembly orders from regional farms and producers with a pickup day each month. The Elsenbusch Food Assembly is all vegan and pickup is on the Neukölln-Treptow border. You sign up online for free, add the products you want to your shopping cart (most have pictures if you don’t know any German), pay online, then soon after you are sent an order number (Bestell-Nummer). Currently pickup is Tuesdays between 5-7pm. Just show up (location is at a bakery Endorphina Backkunst with yummy vegan things and craft beer), tell them your order number and pick up your food. Be sure to bring your own bags! I’ve ordered everything from locally made tofu, wine, chocolate, vegan croissants and they even have ready made vegan soups, quiche, pestos, oils and of course fruits and veggies. If you are not in the area, there are other Food Assemblies in Berlin, they just have non-vegan products too.
Raw in Berlin Fresh Food Coop – They have a direct cooperation with a farm in Spain. You can order things like avocados, sweet potatoes, cherimoya, pecans, bananas, mangoes and tons more and then pick it up. Should be loads better than the sad avocados in the supermarket as they go straight from the farm to us without any extra storage time. I’m looking forward to my order!
Valladares (Stephanstraße 46, Moabit) – This is not on the beaten tourist track, but worth a visit! They’re another vegan grocery store and they also have a great cafe. What I love about them is they have lots of different products than Veganz, I found more unique stuff here. They’ve also expanded and now have more cafe space. While you’re in the area you can also check out Geh Veg. Vegan food is seeping further out, now to Moabit!
Märkische Kiste – If you live in Berlin, I HIGHLY recommend this farmshare. It’s not only vegan, but vegetables and fruits are of course. I have the medium regional box for €16 per week. It gets dropped off right outside my door. It’s not done via the post, and they somehow always get in my building and up to the 4th floor even if I’m sleeping/at work, which is a lifesaver in Berlin, where getting your packages can be a HUGE pain. They have their own delivery service you pay an extra 2,50€/week for. Worth it. You select size and type of box, they tell you what will be in there the week before and you can add/delete things online. You can also set it on vacation to skip weeks when you’re not home, or add in extra basic staples like soymilk, flour, wine, etc. if you’re feeling extra lazy. So in love with this!
Drinks & Cocktails
Alaska (Reuterstraße 85, Neukölln) – All-vegan bar in Neukölln! They do free after-work tapas on weekdays from 6-9pm when you order a cocktail. They also have tasty vegan sandwiches and baked goods and super friendly staff.
Bämeräng (Lychener Straße 4, Prenzlauer Berg) – Yes, there is an all-vegan rock and metal bar in Berlin. They also do food.
Barkett (Czeminskistraße 10, Schöneberg) – 100% vegan bar, cafe and a concert venue serving food during the afternoon (soup, salads, tapas in the evenings, nachos with homemade sauces, raw cakes). All food is homemade, gluten free (with one exception for the home baked bread for Sunday brunch), and completely sugar free. On Sundays brunch from 10.00 till 15.00 (17€ per person for the all-you-can-eat buffet and a green smoothie). Beers on tap from a small local brewery, cocktails, etc. They have a nice space with bean bag chairs in the back, so it’s great for catered events too as they have space. You can try an espresso tonic here, lots of vegan cocktails and local beers.
Chaostheorie Berlin (Lychener Straße 4, Prenzlauer Berg) – A 100% vegan cafe and cocktail bar, with drinks, sandwiches, cakes, etc. For those of you not staying in Neukölln or Kreuzberg, this one’s for you! By the way, there is tons of vegan stuff up in Prenzlauer Berg too, it’s just on the opposite side of the city as me so I don’t go there as much! They have delicious vegan nachos and freaking amazing desserts. Try the chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, it like a fudge explosion in your mouth.
Cafes and Coffee Shops
If you want to know where to find some good coffee in Berlin, try my Berlin Coffee Cafe Crawl: Prenzlauer Berg Edition post. Trying to get some work done, then you’ll want to read my Get Shit Done: Cafes in Berlin with Wifi and Vegan Options post.
Black Sheep Cafe (Bouchéstr. 15, Treptow) – My new favorite cafe in Berlin. It’s all vegan, super friendly owners, delicious coffee and they even have good bagels, which is almost impossible to find in Berlin. I had a gluten-free chocolate brownie made with beets, and it was maybe the best brownie of my life and I’m generally one to happily indulge in gluten. They also brew their own kombucha and hold various workshops about making kombucha and other fermentation stuff.
Brammibal’s Vegan Donuts (Maybachufer 8, Neukölln) – This is your spot for all things vegan donuts in Berlin. They are so, so good. However, they also have things besides donuts, and even savory foods and yummy coffee! They do some nice breakfast as well, including a massive portion of French toast. They’re also right next to the Turkish market, so stroll through that on Tuesday or Thursday and then get yourself some donuts.
Brammibal’s Vegan Donuts
Cafe Bärbucha (Eisenacher Str. 72, Schöneberg) – Here’s a good one for all of you who ask me for stuff outside of Neukölln, Pberg and Kreuzberg. I recently went here with some friends and it was amazing. Kombucha is a new thing in Berlin, and this is a cafe devoted to it! Not only do they have tons of different types of kombucha, water kefir and kvass, they also have load of fermented foods you can take home, including vegan kimchi (super hard to find in Berlin). The owners are so passionate about their business, I learned a ton here. They don’t do much food, but what they do make is amazing. All their foods have various fermented veggies incorporated. I had one of the best salads of my life here, including winterkraut, pistachios, picked beets, etc. Definitely check it out, even if you’ve never heard of kombucha before, it’s fun to look at all the pickling things they have around the cafe and browse their cookbooks.
Kombucha and Water Kefir at Cafe Bärbucha
Cafe Neue Liebe (Rykestr. 42, Prenzlauer Berg) – Not all-vegan, but some pretty serious vegan options i.e. vegan waffles with strawberries and cream. Their vegan croissants are possible the best I’ve ever had (pretty sure they come from Kädtler, a kosher bakery with loads of vegan options), almost all their cakes and sweets are vegan (and there are many). They also do a more traditional German breakfast platter with different breads, spreads, fruits and veggies.
Vegan waffles with strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate from Cafe Neue Liebe
Cafe Vux (Wipperstraße 14, Neukölln) – So many cakes, AWESOME. It’s an all-vegan cafe and they had at least 10 different cakes and bars when I went. They also have lots of bagel sandwiches, some with vegan cheese, and I love me a good bagel sandwich. Not only that, but they do a vegan brunch on Sunday and there are always soups, vegan quiche and other things around…and vegan candy…and the normal coffee offerings. YES.
Chapter One (Mittenwalderstraße 30, Kreuzberg) – This place is cool to visit and specializes in “Slow Coffee”. They recommend drinking the coffee without milk, but have soymilk should you decide to do so. The owner is a wealth of information about coffee. They also have quite good tea. Fun to watch the coffee brew on the quirky little machines. For the coffee conneisseuer, they offer hario V60, Siphon, Aeropress, Kalita, Chemex & Colddrip.
Cupcake (Krossener Straße 12, Friedrichshain) – It’s not only vegan, but they always have some vegan cupcakes and brownies. I am partial to the delicious vegan peanut butter brownie, gooey and delicious. They have good coffee and some simple sandwiches and stock some American staple products like root beer, etc. if you’re missing them.
Pretty vegan cupcake from Cupcake
Five Elephant Coffee & Cake (Reichenbergerstraße 101, Kreuzberg) – They didn’t have any vegan cake when I went, but they have soymilk, roast on the premises and the coffee is one of the best I’ve had in Berlin so far along with Passenger (below). Looks like they also have free WiFi. If they ever get a vegan cake option it will be perfect.
Godshot (Immanuelkirchstraße 32, Prenzlauer Berg) – One of my favorite coffee places in Berlin, and one of the more famous third-wave coffee establishments, they offer a really good flat white and offer both almond and soymilk. Really nice aesthetic inside. No vegan food, but nice for a coffee and to chill out for a bit or chat with a friend.
Goodies (Warschauerstraße 69, Friedrichshain) – Bagel sandwiches and good coffee, what more can I say. It feels like a very American stye cafe, but I love it. Lots of vegan cakes and puddings, soups, etc. They have free WiFi, but in my experience it’s sort of unreliable. Go for the coffee, cake and bagel sandwiches. Get’s kinda crowded.
Katie Blue Cat’s Cafe (Friedelstraße 31, Neukölln) – Much better coffee than most places I’ve been, cozy, has soymilk and some vegan cake and cookie options, though it’s mostly not vegan. Good for a coffee and a chat, or to curl up with a good book if you can get a seat.
K-fetisch (Wildenbruchstraße 86, Neukölln)- My favorite cafe at the moment and also the best I’ve found so far to do work in, this is a queer and feminist leaning establishment that also hosts lots of lectures, etc. Cafe by day and bar by night. A big separate room for both smokers and non-smokers. Good coffee with soymilk, vegan cake and light tapas with vegan options. They have free wifi, a really nice, open space with a fire-burning stove in the winter. They also have an in-house library and board games you can use while you’re there.
Leuchtstoff (Siegfriedstraße 18, Neukölln) – This place is around the corner from my flat and I LOVE it. First you walk in and it looks like a normal cafe, then you go in the back room and their are couches up on platforms on all different levels up in the ceiling. So awesome. They often have vegan cakes, always have soymilk and there is free WiFi. Fantastic.
Passenger (Oppelner Straße 45, Kreuzberg) – Along with Five Elephant, Passenger pulls some of the best espresso I’ve had in Berlin so far. Bonus is they also always have a vegan cake or cookie!
no milk today (Fichtstr. 3, Kreuzberg) – Cute little vegan cafe with simple breakfasts, coffee, tea, cake, soups, wine and beer. They try to use organic when possible and also try not too use too much sugar. It also states on their website that they’re wheelchair accessible.
Balarem Eis (Gabriel-Max-Straße 17, Friedrichshain) – Another all vegan ice-cream place, this time in Friedrichshain off of Boxhagener Platz. This one is unique as they have a toppings bar, where you can top your ice cream with as much sprinkles, caramel, chocolate, etc. sauce as you want! They’ve had pretty great flavors lately when I’ve walked by, including pistachio!
Eiskontor Berlin (Danziger Str. 65, Prenzlauer Berg) – Berlin’s first all-vegan ice cream shop. They’re currently located in Prenzlauer Berg, but are looking to move to a bigger place at the time of writing. They have awesome flavors such as salted caramel popcorn, peanut butter cookie and green tomato. They also do shakes and Spaghetti Eis (a German ice cream specialty).
Eissalon Tanne B (Eisenbahnstraße 48, Kreuzberg) – Best vegan ice cream I’ve had in Berlin, they always have a couple vegan flavors. Usually open all year round and the cafe is cute. In Kreuzberg.
Gelateria Mos Eisley (Herrfurthplatz 6, Neukölln) – This one only has a few vegan flavors, but they are good ones. They also always have vegan sorbets, but eh, life is too short for sorbet. As most of the vegan ice cream places are up north in Prenzlauer Berg, it’s also good to have an option in Neukölln. I always get the salted caramel peanut. OMG so good. Plus it’s right down the road from Tempelhofer Feld (former airport park), so it’s great to grab some ice cream and then go hang out in the park.
Tribeca Ice Cream (Rykestr. 40, Prenzlauer Berg) – New all-vegan ice cream place on the block as of mid-2017. Their focus is on raw, vegan superfood ice cream. Here you can get flavors like salty maca caramel, raw chocolate or pistachio lucuma. Their ice creams are also gluten-free, soy free and have no refined sugars. Whether you’re into that or not, I can confirm their ice cream is tasty!
What other places should I check out? This list is going to grow as I continue exploring new places in Berlin. If you’ve been somewhere in Berlin you loved, don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail right now or comment below! Traveling some more, have a look at the Posts by Location page!
Here’s some more vegan city guides to aid you along your way:
Planning a move to Berlin? Not an EU-citizen? Just so happens I’ve also published an eBook about applying for work permits in Berlin called Get Visa Germany. In case you need more time to try all that vegan food… 😉