It’s taken me the best of the last six years to wrap my head around all the best vegan restaurants Berlin has in store and I’m excited to finally present you with this “best vegan restaurant Berlin guide” blog post. Just for you guys, I’ve eaten my way around the best vegan Berlin trail, chomping on great food like the finest vegan doner kebabs, burgers, vegan currywurst, donuts, cakes… in fact, just pick your favorite food. I’ve probably eaten it vegan in Berlin. I’m pretty blown away by the explosion of new vegan Berlin restaurants this past year, so I’m excited to present you my 2021 edition of this vegan restaurants Berlin guide.
The problem with spending five years trying to eat all the best vegan Berlin food is that it’s such a vibrant vegan scene, it’s constantly expanding. I keep thinking I’ve eaten at all the best places, then overnight another five incredible vegan food Berlin places appear. So this list of the best vegan restaurants near me gets constantly updated with my latest discoveries.
This is, therefore, by no means a definitive list of everywhere you should eat… but it is, in my humble opinion, the best Berlin vegan food. So read on, drool, book your weekend in Berlin, and feast to your heart’s content on the best vegan food in Berlin. Vamonos!
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Best Berlin Vegan Restaurants: My Current Favorite Places
For the best donuts!
Talking of the best vegan places in Berlin… Scattered all across town, a small part of the American dream lives on in this vegan café with this classic treat which has been oh-so-deliciously veganized. If the song “Oh I went downtown and walked around the block/I walked right into the doughnut shop…” was part of your childhood, then Brammibal’s will be a sugary sweet heaven for you and maybe the best vegan restaurant Berlin possibly has. Not only are their doughnuts hands down the best in Berlin (or, might I even say, in Europe) but they’re also wildly creative with their flavors. Try the cranberry pistachio, coffee sesame, lavender… whichever you pick, it’s sure to be the first of many more. A vegan breakfast Berlin staple for those with a sweet tooth. On, Monday is vegan cinnamon roll day FYI.
Excellent all vegan Spanish tapas bar good for any occasion!
Alaska has been in existence for quite a while now, but only recently I fell in love with it. An unpretentious curb-side terrace in a residential area of Neukölln hides delicious vegan versions of Spanish tapas that are great at any time of day — seriously, give it a try for boozy weekend brunch. The patatas bravas are a reason alone to make your way there, but literally, everything on the menu is stellar, down to the amazing quality of their sourdough bread. The service is friendly, the ambiance is great, the prices are more than fair, really, you cannot go wrong here!
3. Calm Coffee
For amazing buns!
Instagram has been a great place for cute cafés to flourish this past year, with easy-to-share pretty interiors and even prettier food and drinks. One place that’s fast becoming a regular weekly pit-stop for me is Calm Coffee and their changing menu of delicious yeasty vegan buns and “cloudy” drinks. I think the photos speak for themselves, but all the buns and “cloudy’s” (a creamy and dreamy layered drink of various flavors, pictured above is the mango-matcha version topped with matcha-flavored oat cream) are vegan (there are also a few non-vegan items on the menu, despite what Happy Cow says). Look out for the fruit buns (strawberries and raspberries), they are TO DIE FOR.
For the best pizza
There are a few other places where you can get really great vegan pizza in Berlin (la Stella Nera, Sato, Zero Stress), but Gazzo is hands down my favorite, both for the quality of the pizza (dat sourdough crust though) and the ambiance/location. Beware that the place isn’t 100% vegan, but there are always many vegan options on the menu and the vegan cheese they use is absolutely delicious. The sourdough is soft, thick, and chewy and there’s a great wine menu alongside. Best enjoyed on a steamy summer day on the terrace. The place could definitely use more vegan desserts (there were non at the time of my visit), but I’m so excited about Gazzo, I just want to eat pizza there day in and day out. To top it off, they use only local, sustainable, and natural ingredients. WIN.
Vegan softserve in a chimney cake — enough said!
Make sure you’re not planning to eat a full meal shortly after eating something from Chimneys vegan cafe because this will for sure ruin your dinner – it’s a meal in and out of itself. And a perfectly legitimate one, I reckon, if slightly pricey. But what more can you ask for on a hot day when you’re craving something sweet. These are over the top, but they are delicious, freshly baked, and, well, they look amazing!
For a very meaty experience!
For those who miss a big juicy steak (or not), Vegano Flavors packs a punch in flavour and originality with their middle-eastern all-vegan meaty plates. Not one for the gluten-intolerant however, but this is truly meat alternative done very very right, full of flavours, plus amazing hummus, great bread and lovely service.
For sustainable fine dining
FREA is one of the few vegan fine-dining options in Berlin (there is also Lucky Leek) and has something really special going on in that it is also zero waste. The plant-filled interior screams class and the seasonal menu of creative dishes are more than top-notch. A little bit on the pricey side to some, but of course you get what you pay for and everything from the vegan menu at FREA is an amazing vegan restaurant. The wine menu is also great. My favorite spot to have a fancy vegan meal on a special occasion — very romantic!
For the best vegan burger of all history of burgers
I wish Vincent Vegan had chosen a better location to finally set sail in Berlin, but I understand that they are trying to reach the mass, and I guess I a brand new shiny mall is the place to do that. The fact remains that the brand new East Side Mall is an eyesore like I’ve rarely seen one, and the only ever reason I will step food inside is to grab me one of the amazing Beyond Burger from Vicent Vegan. I’m sure everything else is also good, but that’s all I’ll ever eat from there, despite the hefty price, and despite the shitty location. That burger trumps everything else possible. Grab two or three, just in case and cross over to the East Side Gallery to eat them.
For vegan groceries!
How many cities can pride themselves on having a fully vegan grocery store? Well, Berlin obviously does and Veganz is your one-stop-shop for a large selection of vegan cheeses, amazing snacks, cream cheese, yogurt, chocolate, granola bars, ice cream, and everything else you could think of. Veganz grocery stores have it! Having vegan supermarkets that offer all those vegan products is such a perk of living in Berlin!
For great Thai food!
Li.ke hasn’t been opened for that long but already has a jam-packed terrace most evenings, and there’s a good reason for that: it’s delicious and some of the best vegan food Berlin currently has in store. The decor is extremely garish and fun and tacky and so very Thai, and that’s what drew me in the first place. Beyond the great atmosphere, there’s some really amazing vegan Thai food to be had (it’s all vegan, yes!), sticky rice (yes!!!!), and what the hell, vegan fried eggs (try them, they’re amazing!). The #28 is my personal favorite (quite spicy, beware), as well as the curries.
For vegan pancakes — a rare find in this city!
Greenfinch is a lovely hip café in Prenzlauer Berg. The food is all vegan and you’ll find things like sourdough, hummus bowl, and muesli as well as the main reason for me to visit — a glorious stack of vegan pancakes followed by one of their daily amazing cakes. There are also a few lunch options to pick from. A beautiful little cozy space to start the day with a vegan brunch!
12. Holy Flat!
Neukölln is fast becoming my fave hood to hang, and HOLY FLAT! is definitely one of the reasons why. Healthy, natural & environmentally friendly bowls, with hands down the best damn tofu I’ve ever had (in the kimchi bowl, depicted above). The. food is inspired by European, Middle Eastern, Central, and South American flavors, and everything is available in vegan and vegetarian meal options. There’s also a HOLY FLAT! in Prenzlauer Berg.
Lenaustraße 10, 12047 Berlin
Eberswalder Str. 22, 10437 Berlin
13. Chay Village
For the best vegan Vietnamese food
Something that may surprise you about Berlin is that there’s a large Vietnamese community. The Vietnamese currently living in Berlin are the result of two influxes into the city – the first in the 70s, fleeing the Vietnamese War, and the second influx arrived during East Berlin’s communist days as contract workers, who were then contained in communities. After the wall fell, many integrated and learned German, and started their own businesses. Can you see where I’m going with this? AMAZING Vietnamese food, many of which are vegan. Likely the best vegan places in Berlin! Of all of those, Chay Village is my current favorite of the Vietnamese Berlin vegan restaurants’ cornucopia. The place to get your coconut milk everything fix at reasonable prices.
For the best cupcakes in town Oh Em Gee.
One of the best vegan restaurants in Berlin when it comes to cakes… Vux has some pretty incredible food, and Berlin has some pretty incredible vegan cakes. So when I say that Vux has the best cupcakes in town, that should not… repeat, should not be taken lightly. In particular, the peanut butter cupcake. Mmmhhmmmmm. It’s like peanutty heaven in cupcake form. If that’s not up your street, there’s sure to be something else which will suit you – Vux has so much choice for cakes that to say you’re spoiled is a massive understatement. Also, one of the top vegane restaurants Berlin has for brunch.
14. Tsu Tsu
For Japanese vegan fast food: vegan karaage!
A recent discovery of mine, Tsu Tsu offers vegan (and non-vegan, there are some animal products in the kitchen) Japanese fried chicken that is crunchy and greasy and amazingly delicious. Served with a wedge of lemon and some sides such as edamame, fries, or onigiri, eat this curbside on the lovely Graefestraße with a cold beer on a sunny day and thank me later. Summer in Berlin, and the vegan living is easy 😉 Tsu Tsu is the vegan food option you didn’t know you needed!
VEGAN-FRIENDLY HOTELS IN BERLIN
If you know anything about vegan travel destinations, then you’ll have seen Berlin consistently appearing – and now you understand why. It’s quite simply unrivalled — it even has vegan and vegan-friendly hotels! And if you’re planning your trip to Berlin, you need at least a week or two to get around everywhere – and you’d better practice your competitive eating before your visit as there are no less than 600 vegan-friendly restaurants in the entire city! And a cozy place to roll to at the end of the day you must have. Here are my picks.
Nested in the heart of vibrant Friedrichshain is the wonderful oasis that is Almodóvar Vegan Hotel. Such a special place! If you are bored of cookie-cutter hotels, then Almodóvar is definitely the place to be! The decor is cozy and warm with beautiful chunky wood furniture and nothing at all is sourced from animals. The rooms are huge and the bed is comfy with nice little touches such as a provided yoga mat, which made it extra special for me. The breakfast buffet is absolutely delicious and in large part vegan and the wonderfully peaceful spa on the top floor is the perfect place to end a busy day exploring the city. A truly special place a minute walk away to some vegan places!
Boxhagener Str. 83, 10245 Berlin (directions)
Hotel Otto is located in the peaceful neighborhood of Charlottenburg, remote enough to catch your break and unwind, yet just a short train ride away from the center of things. Otto really shines in the quality of its service, priding itself to cater to special needs or any dietary requirement. And boy did they deliver! We were served amazingly fluffy vegan pancakes each morning alongside vegan yogurt and I’m pretty they would have obliged to any of our special requests. The rooms are modern, bright, and airy, with super fluffy beddings and nice lounging areas. There are quite a few Berlin vegan restaurants just around the corner too.
Knesebeckstraße 10, 10623 Berlin (directions)
Which ones of those vegan restaurants are on your list for the next time you visit Berlin? Or is there anything missing to my Berlin vegan guide?