Berlin: the go-to place for vegan lovers.
It may come as a surprise for such a meat-heavy culture, but Berlin has fashioned itself a glowing vegan scene. Having rapidly expanded over the last few years, the city has now become the go-to place for vegan lovers, offering everything from delicious brunches to haute cuisine.
Here are a few of our top picks that you simply can’t miss!
Café Vux—the sweet tooth
If you’re after the perfect spot for a leisurely Sunday morning brunch, then Café Vux is the place for you. With a wholly vegan buffet selection of beans, grains, vegetables, spreads, breads and fruit, fill your plate with deliciously fresh food as many times as you can manage – but don’t forget to leave room for desserts! The vegan cakes, pastries and muffins at Café Vux are a must-have highlight.
Richardstraße 38, 12034 Berlin vux-berlin.com 12-7pm Wed-Sat / 12-6pm Sun
Yellow Sunshine—the burger bar
Being vegetarian doesn’t have to make you immune from the occasional guilty dip into the world of fast food – and Yellow Sunshine is certainly the place to indulge that whim! With an extensive menu of veggie burgers offering cheese and “bacon”, as well as hearty Mexican fare, Yellow Sunshine is a vibrant and happening hangout in the heart of Kreuzberg. The majority of the menu is organic and there’s a great range of beers – what more do you need?
Wiener Straße 19, 10999 Berlin yellow-sunshine.com 12-midnight Mon-Thur / 12-1am Fri-Sun
Lucky Leek—the gourmet
With a menu that changes every week depending on both seasonal and regional products, Lucky Leek is serious about gourmet vegan cuisine. Located in the coolest suburb of Prenzlauerberg, this is a small but perfectly formed place where quality is everything. Once you’ve been astounded by the delicious food on offer, there’s a Lucky Leek cookbook for sale – meaning you can try to recreate the dishes yourself at home!
Kollwitzstraße 46, 10405 Berlin lucky-leek.de pm-11pm Wed-Sun
Café V—the vegetarian
A mix of both vegetarian and vegan fare, Café V is a must-try for your time in Berlin. With a range including vegan pizzas, salads and vegetable or tofu mains, the chickpea polenta dish comes highly recommended. Much more than just a place to eat, Café V makes for a supercool place to hang out, drink some organic wine and soak up the atmosphere. The menu is available in both German and English but remember to take cash because they don’t accept card.
Lausitzer Platz 12, 10997 Berlin 10am-midnight everyday
Kopps—the traditional German
Managed by Björn Moschinski, one of Germany’s most noted vegan chefs, Kopps is an excellent example of German vegan food at its finest. Utilising seasonal ingredients for the tastiest of dishes, Kopps provides everything from lazy Sunday brunches to full-course meals – and presents everything beautifully to boot! Located in the bustling Mitte district, Kopps is sophisticatedly decorated and has a wonderful wine list for your enjoyment.
Linienstraße 94, 10115 Berlin kopps-berlin.de 11.30am-1am Mon-Fri / 10am-1am Sat-Sun
After a hearty meal of delicious proportions, you’ll no doubt be in need of a comfortable place to rest your head. Well, you’re in luck! Whether you fancy a room in the middle of the action or you want a little escape from the party, there are plenty of super-cool hotels in Berlin to tickle your fancy. So get yourself a good night’s sleep and you’ll be all set for another day of exploring the culinary delights of the coolest city in Europe.
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Assistant Ed.: Stephanie Sefton/Ed: Bryonie Wise