Berlin is a wonderful city for many reasons, the history, the architecture and the people, but as a vegan, it is a paradise – full of vegan choices at every turn.
Here are some of the highlights:
All over the city there are kebab shops, but unlike the UK versions, all of these serve delicious falafel in pitta with salad. A great vegan-friendly option if you need something fast!
There are a few chains of organic shops and health food stores, such as Viv Stores and LPG, which have a wide variety of vegan products and an entirely vegan chain of food shops called Veganz – these are filled with mock meats, cheeses, store cupboard essentials, sweets and drinks including the American brands such as Tofurky, Gardein and Daiya. There is also a coffee shop attached to Veganz – Goodies which sells amazing cakes, paninis, brownies and more. Nearby there are other vegan boutiques selling shoes and clothes such as Avesu and DearGoods. Nearly every shop sells vegan-friendly Fritz Cola if you fancy a soft drink and we found almond and soy options as well as at least one vegan cake at most coffee shops.
Dr. Pogo is an independent vegan shop selling a wide range of chocolates, sweets, mock meats, cheeses, ready meals, drinks, whole foods, skincare and cleaning products.
You have to try the following restaurants/eateries too:
Sfizy Pizza – An all-vegan pizzeria with over a hundred different pizza options on the menu!
Voner – An all-vegan doner kebab shop!
Asia Gourmet – Choose your noodles, veg, tofu and sauce. Eat in or take away.
Vego Cafe – An all-vegan fast food cafe – think hot dogs, burgers, chips, bratwurst etc.
Delores – A Mexican burrito place with two vegan options.
Cupcake Cafe – Lots of vegan cupcakes, cakes and cookies.
Mio Matto – A gourmet veggie/vegan restaurant.
Goura Pakora – An all-vegetarian eatery with many vegan options.
There are so many more all over Berlin, you would need a month to try them all!
Go and visit because Berlin is a perfect weekend break destination for vegans. Have you been to Berlin? Is there somewhere else we should try or have missed out of this brief guide? Let me know in the comments below.
Big Vegan Love,
A version of this article has already been published in the TeenVGN MiniMag Summer Edition.