Back to Germany & My American Vegan Food Haul

Greetings from Germany! I have made is back after my three month American adventure safe and sound! Already hit up one of the vegan grocery stores in Berlin, Veganz and looking forward to staying in one place for awhile!

That said, I thought I’d fill you all in on the food that made the cut in my suitcase and my last couple American meals.

I think what I miss most about America when I leave is Trader Joe’s, collard greens and kale that’s available year round (it’s only in the supermarkets around the holidays here in Berlin). Thus, Trader Joe’s is featured in my haul with their Cookie Butter and Chocolate Swirl on the bottom left, Ginger Pear White Tea and some cheap Luna Bars. Of course I had to smuggle back some Earth Balance Mac and Cheese on the top right, in addition to some Sweet Mulled Pumpkin Tea from Celestial Seasonings, Leahey Cheese Flavored Sauce Mix that a friend in Portland turned me on to, Secret Aardvark hot sauce, a local Portland cult favorite, Vegan Toona for the pure novelty and some New Orleans style coffee with chicory in it, plus a miso soup packet and some root beer just because I had it lying around!

Trader Joe's Pad See Ew | Vegan Nom Noms One super easy new favorite I’m super sad I couldn’t bring with me was Trader Joe’s Pad See Ew, which happened to be vegan and was super easy to whip up on the stove top with nice big, chewy noodles. I added a lot of kale to it. Delicious.New York Bagel with Tofu Cream Cheese | Vegan Nom NomsOf course I needed to get one more New York bagel with tofu cream cheese in. I dream about this stuff.

That’s the end of the America posts! If you missed ’em and want to catch up, have a look at the Posts by Location page under “United States”. We’re back to home-cooked meals after this, I’ll be scouring my cookbook collection to pull out several I’ll cook from and document over the next few months!

See you soon!


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  1. It looks like you are bringing home some good stuff. That Pad See Ew looks good. I never noticed it at Trader Joe’s. It’s such a great place to find vegan food, isn’t it?

    East Meets West Veg / Reply
  2. Super jealous of the Earth Balance Mac & Cheese! I just got back from the states and never got the opportunity to pick some up. *sob* Hopefully Veganz will carry it soon (at an inflated price of course) so that I can relish in the deliciousness! Welcome back!

    Justine Arreche / Reply
  3. When I lived in Berlin, I too filled my suitcase with loads of food any time I would take a trip back home to the States. Mostly I brought Mexican ingredients, like corn tortillas and pico de gallo, but Celestial Seasonings lemon zinger tea always made the trip too. A true comfort of home. šŸ™‚ And bagels! Yes! The only decent bagel I found was at a shop near Potzdamer Platz, practically right outside one of the exits. Damn, wish I could remember the name of it.
    Veganz didn’t exist when I lived there so I am dying to go there the next time we visit Berlin.

    Ligeia and Mindy / Reply

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