photo: Ailine Liefeld
With a couple of brand new, awesome vegan restaurants and cafes that opened in Berlin recently we thought it was about time to put together a new vegan guide for Berlin. Veganism is probably the biggest “trend” in gastronomy right now, though it is inaccurate to consider it a trend, I like to call it an “awakening”. I think with all the information we have nowadays about industrially produced food and its effect on the eco system and on our health it is only a natural reaction that people start to change their consumption and eating habits. I personally really like vegan cooking, mainly because it requires a certain creativity that makes us break out of our decade long food habits of what goes with what and how you prepare certain things. Vegan dishes, no matter if they are simple or elaborate, open up another world of taste experiences and I think that’s really exciting for everyone’s palate. Enjoy our selection of the most interesting vegan restaurants and cafes in Berlin.
Brammibal’s vegan donuts have been a big hit on street food markets and are now also available in their own cafe that opened last weekend with a lot of fanfare. In the world of bakery goods and sweets the concept of veganism is a little under the radar because naturally this kind of food is without any meet and cheese and the animal products are mostly invisible. But of course in the typical pastries there is butter and other dairy products, so obviously not vegan. Not so the delicious and cute donuts of Brammibal. Have a bite!
Brammibal’s Donuts, Maybachufer 8, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln
Open Tue-Fri 08-18h, Sat-Sun 10-20h, Tel: +49 1575 5198526
photo: Brammibal’s Donuts
The Lab Kitchen is also a quite new place and it’s located inside the Runbase Berlin. Naturally it’s all about healthy eating in this environment, so don’t expect any white flower or processed sugar here in your food. Raw food specialist Lisa Müller is the creative behind this place and she knows what she’s doing which is tasty and healthy plant-based dishes with local organic ingredients and superfoods. And yes, this can also be a burger with (sweet potato) fries.
Lab Kitchen, Schleusenufer 4, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Open Mon-Fri 08-18h, Sat-Sun 10-15h
photo: LAB Kitchen
If you are looking for more than just cafe snacks and diner fast food Lucky Leek is your kind of place. The restaurant is specialized in elaborate vegan dinner menus and they are serving them quite masterfully. It’s a great example of how vegan food can be so much more than “just the salad” or “two sides” and if you want you taste buds to experience something really different and amazing, you should come here.
Lucky Leek, Kollwitzstraße 54, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Open Wed-Sun 18-22h, Tel: +49 30 66408710
photo: Lucky Leek
The Bowl is again a more simple approach to vegan eating. It belongs to the successful take-away chain goodies and the veganz supermarkets and extends their program with a bright and modern Bio-certified restaurant. Their dishes are what the name already suggests some yummy vegan ingredients cleverly combined and tossed together in a bowl, completely free of gluten and sugar. It can be really that simple and people are loving it.
The Bowl, Warschauer Str. 33, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Open Mon 12-23:30h, Tue-Sun 10-23:30h
photo: Christin Bildingrau
Daluma in Mitte has made quite the name for itself within a short amount of time with their raw foods and cold-pressed juices. They are all about that healthy lifestyle so expect a lot of the latest food trends and superfoods.
Daluma, Weinbergsweg 3, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
Open Mon-Fri 08:30-20:30h, Sat-Sun 10-19:30h, Tel: +49 30 20950255
photo: Ailine Liefeld
Kopps is pretty much a classic when it comes to vegan restaurants in Berlin. Since 2011 they are successfully serving their clever 2-4 course menus that are created from locally sources, healthy ingredients of bio certified quality. On the weekends you can also enjoy a big brunch buffet until 16h. Can’t go wrong here.
Kopps, Linienstr. 94, 10115 Berlin-Mitte
Open Mon-Fri 18-24h, Sat-Sun 09:30-16h & 17:30-24h, Tel: +49 30 43209775
photo: Ilhami Terzi
So here comes the trifecta that is Kanaan, the most hyped place at the moment thanks to the fact that hummus is owning the world right now. I love hummus. They have not one, not two, but THREE relatively new places. They took over the Pizza Hütte (my beloved Pizza joint in P’berg) at Kopenhagener Straße and the cafe across and turned them into a take-away and restaurant where they serve the amazing hummus (tried it, it really is that good) and other Israeli and Palestinian (yes you read that right, what a peace project!) dishes. They also have a brand new express restaurant in Kreuzberg.
Kanaan Express & Restaurant, Kopenhagener Straße 16, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Express (Hütte) open Mon-Fri 12-16h, Restaurant (Kohlenquelle) open Sat-Sun 12-22h, Tel: +49 176 22586673
Kanaan Express, Blücherstraße 37, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Open Mon-Fri 17-22h
photo: Kfir Harbi
Enjoy a delightful dining experience in the city with Cookies Cream, a true vegetarian gem with vegan options located down a dark alley next to the Westin Grand. The charming restaurant serves sophisticated high-end vegetarian and vegan delights, each with distinct flavors, ingredients, and creative presentations.
Cookies Cream, Behrenstraße 55, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
Open Tue-Sat 18-01h, Tel: +49 30 27492940
photo: Moritz Haase
Let it be
Got a craving for crêpes? Vegan crêpes have finally made their delicious debut in Berlin with the arrival of Let it Be – Vegan Crêperie in Neukölln. This informal, cozy little restaurant offers a great choice of regional and seasonal vegan food, from salty and sweet crêpes, to sandwiches, salads, cakes, burgers and gluten free options. Surprise your taste buds with the “Erykah Badu” crêpe – all dishes are named after celebrities – or the “Omar Rodriguez-Lopez” burger!
Let It Be – Vegan Crêperie, Treptower Str. 90, 12059 Berlin-Neukölln
Open Wed-Fri 15-22h, Sat-Sun 13-22h, Tel: +49 30 52669368
photo: Let It Be