Chaparro Goes Vegan: Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Berlin

Chaparro Goes Vegan: Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Berlin

Ever since I traveled through Mexico City two years ago, I’ve been on the hunt for authentic Mexican cuisine on par with the delicious tacos, quesadillas and tamales that lined the streets. More so, as a vegan who seems to be fueled by soy and hot sauce, finding spicy, vegan, Mexican food in Berlin has proven to be an ever-elusive feat. Though my kitchen is always stocked with limes, cilantro, habaneros and the like, the end result of my cooking always fell short of expectations. I blamed the vegan substitutes (almond milk horchata just didn’t measure up), and gave up on my search. Enter Chaparro, the Kreuzberg restaurant that offers vegan Mexican food bursting with flavours and life like the city it comes from. Offering both meat and veggie options at totally affordable prices, Chaparro is definitely a new favourite. Click on see the delicious things they offer!

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A Berlin Christmas Gift Guide

A Berlin Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is only one week away and FUCK you didn’t get any presents yet for your loved ones 🙁 We are here to help you and have collected some of the nicest gift ideas that we have come across in the last couple of months. The great thing in our list: A lot of things are less than 25 EUR so you will definitely be able to afford a good chunk of it. And we have something for everyone: traditional gifts like calendars (but unusual ones of course), typical friends gifts like picture frames, some jewelry, cookbook for the mother, sustainable coffee cups for the grandmother and so much more. Enjoy our suggestions after the jump!

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Meet Sophia, Berlin’s Resident Vegan Expert

Meet Sophia, Berlin’s Resident Vegan Expert

Vegan subcultures have been spreading like wildfire in Berlin, and Sophia (journalist, food blogger and vegan extraordinaire) is here to show us the ropes. Her creative and colorful recipes are inspiring, and her passion for food is infectious. Since 2011, Sophia Hoffmann has been sharing her own delicious and innovative recipes on her blog assuring the world that animal products are not needed to create beautiful, delicious and nutritious meals. If you thought veganism couldn’t be fun, healthy and enjoyable as a lifestyle, think again. Sophia is here to bring light to vegan living with her themed vegan dinners, restaurant recommendations and the launch of her exciting new cookbook. Learn more about this quirky lady and let her spruce up your vegan experience in Berlin with events and ideas after the jump.

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Good God! Thanks for Goodies!

Good God! Thanks for Goodies!

Good food is the right thing to do, in any circumstance and in any occasion and for any diet you are going through. Actually, there is no excuse for bad food even if you are vegan or gluten-intollerant. At least if you live in a city with so many options such as Berlin. One of my favourite vegan places in town is called Goodies and it has now several stores all over town. It started as a small cafe at Warschauer Straße just a few years ago. Shortly, Goodies stood out of the hundreds of random pretentious hip coffee places of the area by giving the customer something unique: wonderfully extravagant and special vegan food at a good price and in charming atmosphere. Sounds simple, it is simple and it’s as good as the name of the place. No wonder that more places had to open to have more people in Berlin indulge in their unique treats. More photos and all the adsresses after the jump.

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Hans Wurst

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For people who are either lactose intollerent or vegan such treats as cakes and cookies are mostly a forbidden pleasure. But help is on his way. For those of you who like good vegan food and sweet treats I can recommend a small Prenzlauer Berg establishment ironically called Hans Wurst. The food looks great and tastes quite fantastic. The address and a few photos after the jump.

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