The Vegan Burger Guide to Berlin

22nd July 2018

RIP, Dandy Diner 🙁

I’m vegan burger-obsessed as much as I’m a health nut. If there’s a burger on the menu, it’ll trump any organic carboardy bird food I’d usually go for. Burgers are the bomb! They’re cheap, filling, somewhat of a blank canvas for anyone’s imagination to go free, but (almost) always delicious whatever level of fanciness they’ve been dressed up or down into. And to say Berlin has its vegan burger game down pat is quite the understatement. Every burger joints ha a vegan option. Scratch that. Every restaurant has a burger option has a vegan burger option. Berlin has more burger spots than native Berliners and my ambition to document every single vegan burger option in the city was quickly shut down by the pace at which places open and close. So, as the Berlin vegan burger scene ebbs and flows as a goddamn annoying breathing thing (come back, Dandy Diner!), this guide is getting updated with latest discoveries and classics not to be missed.

Ryong

Ryong Berlin

I’ll be honest here, Ryong is sort of my favourite spot for a Tinder date. Amazing food that’s just the right amount of sophisticated and sloppy, great sexy decor, affordable prices, Ryong really has all the right ingredients for the night to progress from Korean burgers and Tiger beer to other, ahem, ventures. Back to the burgers though, these are some of the best I’ve had in some time. Deep fried tempura Bao buns, juicy peanut sauce, edamame. YES.

Torstraße 59, 10119 Berlin
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Lia’s Kitchen

Lia's kitchen Berlin

A newer joint in Prenzlauer Berg, Lia’s Kitchen has a cozy intimate vibe with great service and the burgers are simple yet bursting with flavorful ingredients. Try the Smokey BBQ Mushroom Burger or the Chicken Cheeseburger with their homemade vegan feta cheese (also found on their incredible Caesar salad). They also have chilli aioli for the fries that’s real yummy. Unpretentious and delicious food, all of it vegan. Yay!

Kollwitzstraße 47, 10405 Berlin
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L’Herbivore

L'Herbivore Vegan Burger Berlin

L’Herbivore is a super unique concept because it is, in fact, an all-vegan butcher shop with a bistro serving their products attached to it. All their patties are made of seitan and they have a broad selection of toppings for their super affordable burgers that can all be had as a standalone, in a “cheesy” or “crispy smokey” version, or as a full plate accompanied with a salad. The Preisel-Burger with jam was my absolute favourite, an exciting mix of sweet and salty with a meaty patty. Make sure you grab something from the butcher shop to take home!

Petersburger Str. 38, 10249 Berlin
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Attila Hildmann Vegan Food

attila hildmann vegan snackbar

Something on the fancier side, Attila Hildmann’s Vegan Snackbar is a bit out of town in the residential neighbourhood of Charlottenburg, but it is totally worth the detour — and not only for the burgers. Everything on the menu is decadent, homemade and of the utmost top quality. There’s even soft serve ice cream parfaits. But the burgers are most definitely what shines on the menu.

Schillerstraße 71, 10627 Berlin
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Glück to Go

Glueck to go vegan burger berlin

For something healthier and super exotic, Glück to Go is a fab option in a great neighbourhood. Protein-rich burgers with an oriental twist, spent and mung bean buns, and ayurvedic spice mixes that are as good to your guts as they are delicious. The fries and the “juicy lucy” health drinks are also delicious and a nice change from your usual burger joint suspects. The service is also great. Something super special for sure!

Friesenstraße 26, 10965 Berlin
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Lily Burger

Lily Burger Berlin

Now where to start. Lil hormonal, huh? You want a burger? You want a real-good-messy-huge-sloppy over-the-top burger? You want more like ten burgers stacked on one another and wrapped in vegan cheese and bacon? Well, chances are, Lily Burger has you covered. Without a doubt the most over-the-top burger joint in Berlin, those suckers are not only Instagram-worthy times a million, they are also freaking delicious. Mine came layered with onion rings stuffed in fresh jalapenos and corn tortillas. I mean. Zing!

Am Friedrichshain 34, 10407 Berlin
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Der Vegetarische Metzger

Der Vegetarische Metzger

Another fab option in Bergmannkiez, I stumbled on Der Vegetarische Metzger (The Vegetarian Butcher) by accident one day and instantly fell in love with the crispy chicken burger and the quirky stickers for the grabbing (my laptop is now famously sporting “Eat pussies not animals” on its front…) I’ve yet to go back to sample other burger options, but the crispy vegan chicken burger alone makes me put Der Vegetarische Metzger as one of my new favourites. SO SO GOOD!

Bergmannstraße 1, 10961 Berlin
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Chaostheorie

chaostheorie vegan berlin

Chaostheorie is one of the few fully vegan bars in Berlin and I absolutely love this place. It’s kitschy and raunchy and serves the best vegan milkshakes on the planet. Apparently they also have ‘the most delicious pussies’ in town, but don’t take my words for it. There are a few daily specials each day and Monday evening is burger night. Come for the Berlin Bastard BBQ Burger, a messy affair dripping with homemade bbq sauce, American coleslaw and “honey” mustard sauce. Whatever you do, make sure you grab a milkshake. Decadent and delicious.

Schliemannstraße 15, 10437 Berlin
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Yoyo Foodworld

yoyo foodworld berlin

All vegan, real unpretentious, casual, cool and super affordable joint in the heart of Boxi in Friedrichshain. Good staff, good crowd, good music, huge portions, and an amazing chili cheeseburger. You really can’t go wrong here, it’s vegan budget comfort food at its best. Order at the bar (beware, I am not kidding when I say the portions are huge) and wait for your number to be yelled back at’cha. It’s a bit rough around the edge, but that’s why I love it!

Gärtnerstraße 27, 10245 Berlin
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Let it Be

let it be berlin

Let it be is an all vegan crepe and burger joint in Neukolln. Although I do prefer visiting Let it Be for their amazing crepes, the burgers are great and definitely deserve a mention here! The space and ambiance are great and all the food is named after vegan celebrities which is kinda fun and quirky. My favourite was the the Wendy O. Williams, a BBQ soy steak patty served with caramelized onions and more BBQ sauce. Whatever you do, save room for a crepe!!!!

Treptower Str. 90, 12059 Berlin
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Café Bärbucha

cafe baerbucha berlin

Located in the lovely neighborhood of Schöneberg, Café Bärbucha specializes in kombucha and all things fermentation. As well as offering an amazing selection of kombucha and lacto-fermented vegetables, the short menu oftentimes features a fantastic burger served with aged pickles and all the organic trimmings. The owners are also super lovely and always up for a chat. Definitely worth the detour!

Eisenacher Str. 73, 10823 Berlin
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Schiller Burger

schiller burger

I recommend visiting the original location (the one on Herrfurthstraße) close to Schillerpromenade on a early Sunday and stock up on tasty Brötchen (bread rolls) at the neighbour Schiller Backerei. The burgers here are tiny for the price and the vegan condiments have to be paid for (but the mayo is great). Thankfully, they are very tasty little wonders thanks to the freshly-baked buns from next door and super fresh ingredients, so I still wholeheartedly recommend them! Schiller is an omni restaurant, with four vegetarian options that can all be veganized + two already vegan options.

Herrfurthstraße 7, 12049 Berlin (several other locations)
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22 thoughts on “The Vegan Burger Guide to Berlin

  1. Wendy@TheNomadicVegan

    So. Many. Burgers! I’m heading to Berlin soon and will only have five days to eat as much of the vegan yumminess as possible. I’m going to have to force myself to leave room for something other than burgers on this trip!

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  2. Melanie Klien

    OH man! Should have seen your blog post before going to Berlin last time – but it was for business and I hope to be back hopefully next year or so. And oh hell yes, I am gonna try out a few of those! It’s so cool to see that there are so many vegan burgers. I live in a place where I am happy when I find something close to that. I am fasting now but dang….. will go for a burger soonish!

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  3. Leah

    I’m a meat eater from Texas, but by the looks of these photos, I would really enjoy a vegan burger. The one from Der Vegetarische Metzger looks just fabulous!

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  4. Anu

    I am a vegetarian and mostly happy with Vegan options. It is good to see that every burger joint has a vegan option. This is what the consumer demand can do – it has the power to change industries. Bookmarking this for as and when I visit Berlin.

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  5. Rosie

    Wow, London is so behind on the vegan scene. It’s a big deal when a fully vegan place opens here. I eat meat but I have to say, all of those burgers look delicious. I think the L’Herbivore one tickled my fancy most!

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  6. Christina

    What a great blog post for vegans. Those burgers look delicious! I didn’t realise there are so many places to eat for vegans in Berlin. I go through periods where I only eat vegan, especially when travelling as it makes me feel more energetic. Handy list, thanks. I know so many people who have trouble finding vegan restaurants – I’ll pass this on and maybe Berlin might get a few more vegan visitors!

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  7. Medha Verma

    You have made me drool! And I am not even into burgers that much. And I am not vegan. LOL. Especially the very first one you have featured – from Attila Hildmann’s Vegan Snackbar. Good to know that every burger place in Berlin has a vegan option – shows places are adopting a healthy approach to food.

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  8. Meg Jerrard

    How fabulous that Berlin has such a commitment to providing Vegan options, especially at burger joints. I can understand why the burger at Attila Hildmann’s Vegan Snackbar is the best you’ve ever had – it looks divine! Though I would probably go to Lily Burger for that amazing mess of food! One of those things where I’m sure you weigh up whether to bite it or cut it first lol

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  9. Lydia Smith

    This is just too much, please! I’m becoming began for this. All burger from different restaurants looks great and delicious. I can’t help but drool over your pictures of these burgers. I just wish I lived in Germany right now, I can’t have enough of these pictures. And your burger map, what is that😁😁😁😁

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  10. Indrani

    This is like a treasure for all vegan lovers. I am not a strict vegan-arian yet but am open to these dishes. I was drooling over the vegan crepe. Definitely going in for this when in Berlin.

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  11. Samantha Sparrow

    I love a burger and had no idea that Berlin had such a great burger scene going on – especially vegan! I’ll be honest and say I think Lily Burger takes the prize for me – man they look so good. I’m hungry now!

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  13. Rose

    Loved this guide — I am always on the lookout for the next vegan burger! Je présume que t’es une Canadienne francophone? Moi j’ai un lien avec le Québec haha, donc c’est bien cool de voir quelqu’un de là-bas ici à Berlin 🙂

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