7 best vegan restaurants to visit in Berlin in 2024

Berlin is often referred to as the world’s vegan capital, and rightly so! The city has an abundance of fully vegan restaurants, from plant-based doughnuts to fully vegan Chinese restaurants and – believe it or not – even traditional German food. To make your visit to Berlin easier and ensure you’re enjoying the very best plant-based delights that the city has to offer, our Senior Communications Manager Eileen has put together this list of her seven favorite plant-based places to eat. Enjoy!

Brammibal’s Donuts: Vegan Doughnuts par excellence

If you have a sweet tooth like I do, you have to visit Brammibal’s Donuts. For years, this well-loved bakery has been a must-visit for anyone exploring the Berlin food scene. It’s frequented not only by people following a plant-based diet but by anyone who loves an indulgent treat. In addition to the classic flavors, such as Cinnamon Sugar and Boston Cream, there are also monthly specials so you can regularly experience new taste sensations. Be warned though – Brammibal’s is seriously addictive! 

Trying out their new flavor every month is one of the main reasons I love visiting Brammibal’s, but my favorite donut of all time is one of their classics: Bienenstich. Inspired by the classic German cake, it is filled with homemade vanilla custard and finished with vanilla glaze, and roasted slivered almonds. Pro tip: save money by getting a box of four doughnuts! If you visit during the summer months and need something sweet to help you cool down, Brammibal’s has got you covered. They also offer Oatly’s soft serve ice cream with various toppings, with or without a donut (all year long!). There are several branches of Brammibals’ around Berlin, so make sure to stop by!

Vöner: Berlin classic

You absolutely cannot visit Berlin without trying the German/Turkish classic, the kebab. Thankfully, there are plant-based options available, so you can get the full experience minus the meat. One vegan kebab pioneer is Vöner, which opened in 2006 and has been serving plant-based versions of the famous street food ever since. 

Vöner’s seitan kebab meat alternative is prepared daily on-site and is served on classic pita bread with veggies and a choice of three different sauces. There are a few tables to sit down at, or you can tuck in on the move – the way kebabs are supposed to be eaten! In addition to their classic kebabs, you can also get a vegan version of Currywurst (another Berlin classic, featuring chunky fries with sliced sausage and curry ketchup) as well as an assortment of burgers.

CAI Kitchen: Authentic Chinese cuisine

Are you desperate to travel to China but just haven’t had the chance yet? Well, if you want to try authentic Szechuan cuisine, make sure to visit CAI Kitchen. All dishes are prepared in the classic Szechuan style, so things can get pretty spicy. Trust me when I say that three or more chili symbols next to a menu item means that it’s really packing some heat. If you’re feeling particularly brave, some dishes even have five!

From noodles in Yuxiang sauce to silken tofu and potato dumplings, make sure to try more than just one dish. My absolute favorite is the vegan Tantan Noodles with marinated soy mince and crunchy vegetables, followed by the Udon Noodles in Sweet and Spicy TianShui Style Sauce. I haven’t had the courage yet to try the Very Spicy Peanuts Udon Noodles with the five chili icons, but I’m determined to do so one day. The restaurant is quite small, so you might have to wait a short while to be served, but the wait is totally worth it!

Sakura: Sustainable bakery & plant-based pâtisserie

Sakura combines artisanal baking and regional ingredients with a Japanese influence. The cafe takes a holistic approach to sustainability and looks at the impact of all aspects of their business, from the choice of ingredients to their distribution routes.

Alongside their decadent cakes and pastries, Sakura also offers a variety of breakfast options, including sandwiches and French toast, with everything freshly baked in-house. When visiting Sakura, make sure to take a peek inside the bakery, which is viewable from the café through a glass screen so you can watch the delicious treats being prepared. Pair your cake with coffee or – to complete the experience – Japanese matcha. Just make sure to arrive hungry!

Momos Berlin: Organic veggie dumplings
Dumpling lovers, this one’s for you! Founded in 2013 and located in the heart of Berlin, Momos is dedicated to dumplings. While not exclusively vegan, it is completely meat-free and has plenty of choices for plant-based guests.

At Momos, the eating experience is also a visual one, as all the dumplings are fun colors, from vibrant yellows to soft pinks. I’d recommend choosing the all-in option and trying one of everything. Just make sure to tell the employees you want the vegan version! This way, you can get the full Momos experience in a single visit! Thai: Tapas, but make it Thai

Located in Boxhagener Platz in the heart of the Friedrichshain neighborhood, this tapas-style Thai restaurant is completely plant-based. Vegan visitors to the area will be spoilt for choice, but make sure to stop by Thai for a unique experience.

With 20 different Thai tapas dishes on the menu, Thai is known for its sharing plates, so bring along some friends and order a selection!  From a refreshing papaya salad to crispy tofu in peanut sauce, there’s something for every taste. Whether you come for lunch or dinner, the restaurant is usually quite busy, but don’t let that stop you as the wait is usually short and definitely worth it!

Radikalecker: Combining food and politics
The collective Radikalecker is a political vegan café in the Berlin neighborhood of Neukölln. The café is a self-organised workspace that welcomes people interested in veganism, animal liberation, solidarity economy, politics, and – most importantly – cake. 

It’s the perfect place to get breakfast or a light lunch or to sit down for coffee and cake with like-minded individuals and immerse yourself in stimulating conversation. As well as various freshly baked cakes, they also serve a selection of bagels, scrambled tofu, and porridge. One of my favorite cakes at Radikalecker is their New York Cheesecake with a berry layer on top, paired with a delicious matcha latte.

Berlin: a must-visit for foodies

Regardless of whether or not it’s the world’s Vegan capital, Berlin has a high density of plant-based options across the city, especially in the  Neukölln, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, and Mitte neighborhoods. So, if you’re looking for a travel destination that won’t leave you hungry or eating side salads and fries, visit Berlin!

Eileen Valy

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