Everyone knows how vegan Berlin is: very vegan and then some. But do you know where to get the best brunch on a budget or breakfast (sometimes) served by a gorgeous drag queen? Whatever time of day you are looking to dine, here are some of the best experiences vegan Berlin has to offer.
Berlin has a reputation for many things, some a little more pleasure-centric than others. But the thing we must talk about today is where in vegan Berlin you can you find a carrot that looks like salmon and is that something we are willing to entertain?
The German capital is regularly cited as one most vegan-friendly cities in the universe and whatever you may need, it surely awaits down a certain Straße. While many restaurants will be very accommodating in any part of the city, why not give some coins to the ones crafting an all vegan future where nothing on the menu is off limits?
Here is a place I discovered the old fashioned way: looking up to the sky and praying. No: While walking down the street looking at posters. It read ‘Vegan. Homosexual. Café.’ with a picture of a drag queen promoting a lunchtime giddy over Swedish buns and pastries. Not being one to stay out too late, daytime drag sounded very appealing.
The performance day had sadly passed when we got there but the food was patiently abundant in this café reminiscent of your aunt’s living room circa 1988 complete with a disco-rock soundtrack. The cakes were perched above the countertop in varying forms groups sat chatting at the sides as if awaiting the arrival of the resident drag superstar.
On the menu is a variety of Swedish-inspired breakfast and lunch options including tofu
The cakes generously filled the gold-rimmed plates and once I again I was reminded of days gone by with heartwarming deserts my gran once made. The chocolate was richer and much smoother than a 1980’s stockbroker trading in denationalised livelihoods. Deliciously
Cafe Valentin is open Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m – 6 p.m and Sunday 11 a.m– 6 p.m
Before moving to Berlin I thought I knew what brunch was: French toast before midday with a slightly nicer coffee than during the week. Wrong. I now
The competitors at Vux are a gentile and gregarious group and as long you make it there for 11:45 AM before doors open at midday, you should bag yourself a table and be awaiting your turn to dish up shortly after.
The Vux brunch was recently increased to a still reasonable €12 after the demand for an insanely delicious and cheap €9 brunch seemed difficult to keep up with. The price, along with the decor and adorable staff keep, me coming back every couple of months. The food has a rich
The buffet table is a
After at least two rounds and something sweet from the buffet, if you can handle it, try jostling with someone for a piece of cheesecake
Café Vux is open Wednesday to Saturday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. serving bagels, soups, and cake and Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. for brunch and their usual offerings. Please note they will be closed for a well-deserved repose from 21 Feb. – 21 March.
Much more likely to stuff myself at brunch or save the appetite for dinner, lunch is not a meal I frequently dine out on. But for the weekend days where your overworked body needs a little treat, that is when a late lunch at Vöner comes in. As the name suggests, they specialise in döner kebab-style concoctions as well as other indulgences such as currywurst, hotdogs, burgers and
The vöner itself comes in three varieties: a teller platter, a dürüm wrap and, having tried all three, my personal preference, in
I have yet to try a the vish here or anywhere else, my apprehension stemming from an erroneous fear it will contain a little fish. But, as the smoked carrot salmon showed, this is a risk worth taking and next time I will order that vish. And if it doesn’t work out, there are some chocolatey cookies available
Vöner is open for your afternoon or late night delight Monday – Thursday 12 – 10 p.m and Friday – Sunday 12 – 11 p.m
There is no shortage of Vietnamese restaurants in Berlin. Among them are several
The brothy pot arrives along with your very own burner and
SOY is open Monday – Friday 12 – 10 p.m and Friday – Saturday 1 – 10 p.m and you can book a table very easily on the website.