A guide to the top vegan places in Berlin 2018
Every year 50 restaurants close and about 50 new ones open in Berlin. With the rising popularity of vegan food and other current food trends, many of them are very modern offering a range of cuisines like Hawaiian poke bowls and Vietnamese vegan food. In this food guide, you’ll find a list of my favourite spots in Berlin as well as a list of (partly) vegan places I was recommended but couldn’t manage to visit during my visits.
Whether you’re a vegan or not, I hope you’ll like this guide and find a place to visit on your next Berlin trip. The order of restaurants presented in this post doesn’t have any meaning. In my opinion, all places are equally awesome and offer their own set of unique dishes.
My Berlin visits
I was in Berlin for 6 days (29 December to 4 January 2017) and I visited about 10 different cafes and restaurants. All of them were either fully vegan or vegan-vegetarian. Additionally, I received many more recommendations from other Instagrammers who have either been to Berlin in the recent past or live in Berlin. You will find a big list with all tips I received at the bottom of this post.
My second visit took place during the third week of August. My friend and fellow blogger Annelina who’s been living in Berlin for a year eating our frequently, showed me her favourite places in Berlin. During my last visit I also received a bunch of additional recommendations which are added to the list below.
In the following, you’ll find an elaborate description of all restaurants I have visits including pictures and personal recommendations.
As you can guess from the name, this place specialises on doughnuts. And believe me, these guys know how to make tasty ones. I’ve never been a huge fan of them, but these doughnuts were seriously the best I’ve ever tried.
I took these sorts (from top left to bottom right): Roasted Coconut, Peanut Butter Fudge, Hazelnut Caramel, Red Wine & Cacao Nibs.
My personal favourite? Definitely PB Fudge! Chocolate makes everything 200% better. 😛
My sister liked the hazelnut and coconut ones the most. The least special one for us was the red wine doughnut because it didn’t have such a distinct flavour as the others.
They also sell VERY delicious bagels with lots of healthy veggies, homemade hummus, sprouts and other healthy ingredients.
All in all, it’s a very nice café to hang out in the morning or in the afternoon so head over there if you want to try the tastiest doughnuts in Berlin. 🙂
Chaostheorie is a cocktail bar and restaurant with a unique alternative atmosphere. Also, they are very dog-friendly so bring all your puppies! 😀
Their dinner menu changes every day but I’m pretty sure all of their dishes taste amazing. They’re not necessarily healthy but could be defined as vegan foodporn… 😉
I had the BBQ burger, seriously one of the best vegan burgers I’ve tried in my life:
They also sell luscious beverages… And yes, everything is 100% vegan.
The literal translation of this place’s name is ‘oat(meal) tomcat’. Isn’t that cute?
This place is rather small but it has a sweet ‘hipster’ atmosphere.
I bet its many students’ favourite place because of the extremely cheap prices:
I took porridge with dried berries and apple butter. IT WAS FANTASTIC!
If you visit Haferkater, make sure to try the hot chocolate – it’s seriously the best I’ve ever tried. It’s extremely chocolatey and the temperature is perfect. Don’t miss the chance to taste a PERFECT vegan hot chocolate! ❤️
Valladares is another fully vegan AND cheap place – perfect for hungry tourists. Go there when you’re really hungry and try one of their burritos or special plates (Spezialteller). If you’re not so hungry, try one of their vegan hot dogs – they have three different kinds and they’re all vegan!
I had the turmeric rice & black bean burrito – SO GOOD!
Valladares is a restaurant AND health food store in one! You can eat breakfast/lunch/dinner and also stock up on vegan products if you need anything.
The also sell RIDICULOUSLY delicious looking cakes!
As the name says, this place sells food made from lots of superfoods.
They have lots of ready-to-go takeaway salads, chia pudding, juices and coconut yoghurt. Literal heaven!
We decided for smoothie bowls – a good choice! These superfood bowls actually look as if they were made for Instagram! All of them were very good (we tried 4 in total): Acai, matcha, mango and chocolate.
Prices are rather expensive but I mean you get what you pay for: High-quality superfoods, beautifully presented and made with love.
Hum Vegan Cuisine
This place is a fully vegan Vietnamese place. SAY WHAAAAT? Sounds like a perfect dream, right? The Vietnamese cuisine is one of my all time favourites. So hard to decide for a dish!
I went for seaweed wrapped mushroom tofu on a bed of steamed veggies – a great choice! The crispy tofu actually reminded me of salmon skin. Weird but incredibly tasty! If you like fish – don’t miss out on this!
The atmosphere could be described as a perfect cozy merge between traditional Vietnamese decoration and modern design.
TIP: Book a table beforehand!
This place sells 100% raw vegan food. The interior design is chic and modern.
Have you ever tried WARM raw food? This is your unique chance to do so 😉
I had the spring rolls with orange sauce and the mushroom burger with pickles and tasty crispy kale chips (the kale chips were the best!).
If you love golden milk, definitely try this one as well. But make sure to tell them whether you want it sweet or not.
Prices are rather high; so make this restaurant visit a special treat!
1990 Vegan Living
Some of my friends literally urged me to visit 1990 Vegan Living. It’s an Asian-style restaurant that serves plant-based food only. You’ll find meat and fish inspired dishes as well as tofu, vegetables and classics like summer rolls, papaya salad, and dumplings. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed.
My personal favourites: The big portion of homemade seaweed salad, summer rolls and the crispy tofu coated with wasabi flavoured rice flakes.
If you’re looking for a quite place to have brunch or lunch with a friend, Yoga Cafe is the place to go. We loved the chickpea buddha bowls with a generous dollop of homemade hummus, the acai smoothie bowl and the vegan cakes. This place offers vegan as well as vegetarian dishes.
My favourite: You can order a custom juice. I went for the green smoothie they had on the menu without apple but mint instead. Liquid health!
Die Wilde Küche
This cozy place is perfect for a summer evening with friends. There is a huge outdoor area and the menu is entirely vegan. We absolutely loved the Asian-inspired buddha bowl! There are vegan cakes and a variety of healthy starters as well.
My favourite: The homemade kombucha! It’s very light and only subtly sweet like a mild lemonade. We had 2 litres of it.
Bowls, bowls, bowls! Compile your own buddha bowl at the good bank with a large variety of ingredients like lettuce, raw veggies, sweet potato, croutons, mushrooms, black beans, corn, tomato salsa, avocado, crunchy chickpeas and seeds.
My favourite: The generous serving of avocado.
Last but not least, here’s a list of awesome places I was recommended but couldn’t manage to visit:
- Dolores (burritos)
- Black Sheep Cafe
- YAAM (vegan club and bar)
- The Bowl
- The Juicery
- Kontor’s Eismanufaktur (waffles and icecream)
- geh Veg (cafe)
- Satyam (Indian food)
- Shiloh (vegetarian cafe bistro)
- SOY (Asian food)
- Chay Viet (Vietnamese vegetarian food)
- Daluma (juice shop)
- La Stella Nera (100% vegan Italian food)
- Chay Village
- Neue Liebe (vegan waffles and croissants)
- Lia’s Kitchen (vegan burgers)
- Ataya Cafe
- Nora’s Garden
- Liquid Organics
- Vöner (vegan döner)
- Mitho Chai
- No Milk Today
- Hawaiian Poke Bowl
- Hasina Eatery
- Hako Ramen
- Si An
- Jivamukti Cuisine (Kombucha and banana bread)
- Attila Hildmann (vegan junk food)
- Datscha Kreuzberg
- Con Tho
BERLIN = VEGAN PARADISE
Go convince yourself… And let me know what places & dishes you tried on Instagram by tagging me @laurafruitfairy ❤️
Do you have additional recommendations? I would love to expand this list with your tips. Simply drop a comment and tell me about the best dishes you’ve tried in Berlin.