It’s taken me the best of the last five years to wrap my head around all the Berlin vegan restaurants and I’m excited to finally present you the best vegan restaurants Berlin has in store. Just for you guys, I’ve eaten my way around the best vegan Berlin trail, chomping on the finest vegan kebabs, burgers, doughnuts, cakes… in fact, just pick your favourite 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 scene, it’s constantly expanding. I keep thinking I’ve eaten everywhere, 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 Favourites
For the best vegan Berlin doughnuts
Talking of the best vegan places in Berlin… Scattered all across town, a small part of the American dream lives on with this classic treat which has been oh-so-deliciously veganised. 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 flavours. 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.
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 some delicious 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 ambience 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 flavours, pictured above is the mango-matcha version topped with matcha-flavoured 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 (Stella Nera, Sato, Zero Stress), but Gazzo is hands down my favourite, both for the quality of the pizza (dat sourdough crust though) and the ambience/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 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 lovely breakfast with friends
Getting out of my way to go to Prenzlauer Berg is not something I do on the regular, but perhaps it’s all about to change because of the amazing waffles at Café Neue Liebe, a great vegan cafe Berlin has on offer. It’s a little yuppie and the coffee was horrendous, but disregard this and get yourself a waffle with berry and cream. The whole menu is vegetarian with a lot of vegan options. Prenzlauer Berg is actually quite nice for a weekend stroll too, and has a large part of all the vegetarian restaurants Berlin has.
For the best Mexican Food, period.
We have Vietnamese food, raw food, desserts, American food… so what’s missing? There isn’t yet a Mexican vegan restaurant Berlin, what are you waiting for? Meanwhile, Santa Cantina does an excellent job at catering for vegans. They take traditional flavours and give them a modern twist that has to be tasted to be believed. The moment you walk in, you’ll be sold – because the smell in the air is incredible. The roasted aubergine and hibiscus tacos are both vegan and absolutely amazing. Also, yuca fries are delicious and the margaritas and Paloma are bitching. A solid restaurant vegan Berlin option.
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 all the 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 amazing snacks, cheese, yogurt, chocolate, granola bars, ice cream, and everything else you could think of. Veganz has it! We were lucky to receive some products to sample and made a little video of the unboxing and tasting test:
For great Thai food!
Li.ke hasn’t been opened for that long but already has a jam-packed terrace most evening, 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 favourite (quite spicy, beware), as well as the curries.
11. Café Bärbucha
For fermentation fanatics
It’s hard to find good kombucha in Germany, so I was mega excited when I discovered that there is a kombucha and fermentation cafe in Berlin called Café Bärbucha. A big part of their menu is vegan and contains things like burgers, sandwiches, and salads, all with house-made fermented ingredients, all absolutely freaking delicious. They also have over 15 kombucha flavours to pick from, water kefir and kvass. Schöneberg is suddenly my favourite neighbourhood!
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 flavours, and everything is available in vegetarian and vegan 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 is vegan. Likely the best vegan places Berlin! Of all of those, Chay Village is my current favourite of the Vietnamese Berlin vegan restaurants cornucopia.
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.
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 round everywhere – and you’d better practice your competitive eating before you visit. And a cozy place to roll to at the end of the day. Here are my picks.
Nested in the heart of vibrant Friedrichshain is the wonderful oasis that is Almodóvar Hotel. Such a special place! If you are bored of cookie-cutter hotels, then Almodóvar is definitely the place to be! The decor is cosy and warm with beautiful chunky wood furniture and nothing at all is sourced from animals. The rooms are huge and the bed in comfy with nice little touches such as a provided yoga mat, which made it extra special for me. The breakfast buffet at Bardot Bistro (one of the best vegetarian restaurants berlin could ever have) 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!
Boxhagener Str. 83, 10245 Berlin (directions)
Hotel Otto is located in the peaceful neighbourhood of Charlottenburg, remote enough to catch your break and unwind, yet just a short train ride away from the centre of things. Otto really shines in the quality of its service, priding themselves 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 yoghurt 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)
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