Last year I moved to Berlin to give the city a test run, living as an expat. I gave myself two months to see how I liked living there and in just a few days I was convinced I could make this my permanent city. Since then a lot has happened – I’m still travelling full time and finding it impossible to sit still. Hence, no permanent rellocation to Berlin. However during my two months in the city I managed to eat my way around the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Berlin. Here’s my top picks:
Where to Eat in Berlin for Vegetarians
I’m gonna start with my local and my all-time favourite raw vegan eatery in Berlin – Daluma. The fact that this particular eatery was located just a two minute walk from my apartment probably contributes to my love for the place, but despite my bias, I’m convinced Daluma has some of the best vegan food in the entire country, not just Berlin. I still wake up with Daluma cravings and go to bed dreaming of the days I could delight my taste buds with a warm bowl of quinoa mushroom salad. Yup, it’s that good.
Daluma // Mitte, Berlin // Weinbergsweg 3 // Open 7 days 8-8 weekdays, 10-7 weekends
Image courtesy of Daluma (also cover image)
Another yummy vegetarian meal that can be found in Mitte is at the makeshift mostly outdoors restaurant, Til The Cows Come Home. Sadly they’re not currently open as they only operate in the warmer months – but if you find yourself in Berlin in summer, be sure to look them up. They’ve probably changed locations, it’s all a bit take-it-as-it-comes… but try your luck, you might find them somewhere in Berlin in 2015!
TTCCH // Mitte, Berlin // Schönhauser Allee 9 // ***Closed until ‘the sun comes back to Berlin’
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3. Vaust Braugaststatte Berlin
According to ratings, this is the best vegetarian/vegan restaurant in town. While I can’t disagree the food is great, I’ll have to place it a close third on the list solely for being closed two days of the week. Sure, it could be overlooked. But eating in Berlin is cheap. So cheap that if you’re living alone it makes more sense to eat out every night. So to be off my radar for two evenings (closed Sundays and Mondays) makes it that little bit harder to obsess over. Oh, and its a little out of the way.Otherwise great food, great outdoor setting, and reasonable prices.
Vaust Braugaststatte // Charlottenburg, Berlin // Pestalozzistraße 8 // Open Tues-Sat 5pm-11pm
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4. Let it Be
Vegan sweet treats galore are to be had at this eclectic mix of self-described “creperie, burger and bar”.
Let it Be // Charlottenburg, Berlin // Treptowerstr. 90 // Open Weds-Sun 3pm-10pm
Image courtesy of Let it Be
5. Shiso Burger
Looking for a place to take your carnivore friends that serves both you and them? Look no further. Shiso burger knows how to do a good veggie burger to accompany their predominantly meaty menu. The sweet potato fries are also killer!
Shiso Burger // Mitte, Berlin // Auguststraße 29, 10119 Berlin // Open 12pm-12am, 7 days
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6. Street Food Thursday
I’ll be upfront and honest and say straight away that the idea of the Street Food Market in Berlin’s Kreuzberg is way cooler in theory than in real life, but well worth a visit all the same. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan then you’ll surely find something here worth munching on, but the atmosphere can be a little lacklustre at times. Sometimes great, other times so-so. That’s partially due to the ever changing list of vendors each week, but this is more a pro than a con.
Markthalle IX // Kreuzberg, Berlin // Eisenbahnstrasse 42–43 // Open Thursdays, best visited around 5pm
Image courtesy of Still in Berlin.de
Organic vegetarian dumplings. I almost don’t want to type any more in order not to take away from those glorious three words in once sentence. Organic. Vegetarian. Dumplings. Devine! Also ridiculously affordable.
Momos // Mitte, Berlin // Fehrbelliner Str. 5 // Open Mon-Sat 12pm-9pm
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8. Monsieur Vuong
Again not entirely vegetarian and surprisingly with very limited on offer for veggos, you’re as surprised to see this on the list as I am to write it here. But I just couldn’t go without mentioning Monsieur Vuong, for they have one of the best vietnamese warm tofu salads I have tasted in the world – even better than the food I ate in Vietnam. For around 5 euros, this is one of the cheapest oh-so-yummy-and-somehow-still-good-for-you eats in the entire city.
MV // Mitte, Berlin // Alte Schönhauser Straße 46 // Open 7 Days noon-11pm
Image courtesy of Vaust Berlin
9. Lucky Leek
At the pricier end of the scale (I know I know, a rarity in Berlin), is the critically acclaimed Lucky Leek. According to reviewers this is one of the best vegan fine dining options in the entire city. While I didn’t make it there during my time in Berlin, I was convinced that it simply cannot go without a place on the list thanks to personal recommendations from my veggie friends still living in Berlin. Perhaps worth a try if you’re looking for something fancy!
Lucky Leek // Prenzlauerberg, Berlin // Kollwitzstraße 54 // Open Weds-Sun 6pm – 12am (9pm on Sundays)
Image courtesy of Lucky Leek
10. Yoli (Frozen Yogurt)
What better way to end than on a sweet note? Yoli is by far the best fro-yo in town, however sadly only caters to the veggos. Vegan frozen yogurt can be found at Schuchmanns in Kreuzberg: Paul-Lincke-Ufer 22. But if its Yoli you’re after, you’re in for a real treat. Be sure to opt for all the toppings, or at least an unlimited amount of whatever the server can fit into your bowl. The hazelnut sauce is to die for!
Yoli // Mitte, Berlin // Münzstraße 11C // Open Summer months only, 12-7, closed Sundays
Image courtesy of Yoli