Vegan Food Guide: Berlin

Adventure, Yummy

Wow, wow, wow, Berlin. This city must be the capital of vegan food! Amazing. Since there’s soooo much for a vegan to eat while in Berlin and I only had a few days there, compiling a vegan food guide seems pretty difficult. But, I just had to try, as I’ve eaten so much delicious plant based food. It was amazingly easy to get hold of, it was almost more rare that they didn’t have vegan options at restaurant than the opposite. And the feeling of going in to a completely vegan place, knowing you can order anything you want – and that everything is free from pain, suffering and murder! As I said, amazing.

So, without further ado, this is my (quite long) list of some places to eat vegan food in Berlin, complete with short reviews and pictures of the food I had! Use it as inspiration, a small guide or just pure eye candy!

lighter food:

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Whenever I go to a place to eat twice when traveling, that’s a real indication that I enjoy the food tremendously. This was probably our favourite place, they had amazing açaibowls (and probably a lot of other amazing dishes) and I found it to be the best place to go and grab a healthy but super delicious breakfast/lunch/snack. We LOVED it. They do both take-away and mega cute nooks to stay and eat your bowl of heavenly goodness. A bit expensive but so so worth it.

 

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Okay, I probably shouldn’t write this right after Daluma, since they have kind of the same type of food… Smoothies, juices, salads, etc. It’s still delicious but I think I preferred Daluma… Although they do actually offer a few different stuff so it’s great to get bigger variety. But still, we went back to Daluma instead even though I loved my juice and smoothiebowl here.

 

 

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Again, smoothies and juices galore, and amazing as well! But they also serve salads and soups (not all vegan) which looked great. And cool aesthetics! I just had a juice, and it was good. Love everything fruity and juicy.

 

 

 

 

more foody food:

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So cool, amazing “rolls” and everything is completely vegan. My friend also had a plate of cheese fries, which was quite good. I wanted to eat all the rolls, I believe the pricing was alright! Also close to mauerpark (see below).

 

 

 

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A Mexican place with huge, delicious burritos – and if I remember correctly the price was really good! Quite a few vegan options, and the burritos are very customizable. The picture isn’t really doing the food justice.

 

 

 

 

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This is a bit of a tricky one. My friend didn’t like the food here at all but I loved it. They have crepes and pancakes as well as burgers (even though we didn’t try those). As I said, in my opinion, really great crepes and pancakes, everything completely vegan of course.

 

 

 

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This is more of a dinner-place and it was so so good. It’s an Asian restaurant that has got a more classy atmosphere and when we asked, our waiter said “yes, everything is vegan, except maybe the espressos”. So yeah, so cool and so tasty! We also had drinks (yeah, also vegan) and I think we had a Hugo and it was great.

 

 

 

CHEN CHE – TEEHAUS

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetSo many delicious vegan options, and you can just ask the nice waiters and they will tell you exactly what vegans options they have. And the little backyard thing was so cozy and cute, and furthermore – the drinks! I had like a cinnamon, spice tea lime drink and it was sooooo good, just as good as the food. Amazing place, all in all.

 

 

 

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We’d heard a lot about this dumpling place so we wanted to try it out when we were in the neighbourhood even though we just ate. My friend got a small plate of dumplings and they were amazing. I have some bad experiences with dumplings but I really liked these. So crunchy and full of flavour.

 

 

 

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Small, hole-in-the-wall type of place. So retro and cool, that there was an old Nintendo 64  with Mario Bros with the correct old school controllers and an old thick TV-screen… Oh, right, the food! The vegan burger was really good, and the curly fries too! Loved it.

 

 

 

other food tips:

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We met a few really nice people on a bar/club (more about that later, I hope), and we told them about our plans to go to mauerpark flea market and they recommended it. We asked them if there were vegan food there and they kind of laughed a little and said “yeah… loads.” And that was correct. I had korean pancakes (don’t remember the korean name..) which were okay but a lot of food, but there were also a lot of other food. So go here and eat all the food! The japanese waffles looked amazing…!

 

RANDOM FALAFEL PLACES
Berlin have a lot of really nice, small, hole-in-the-wall-types of places and there were lots of small falafel food kiosks. One really close to us, and we wanted to eat there but didn’t have time (I will have to go back… maybe with K and M? plz, lets go). And after a long night out, my friend ate at a falafel place and they seemed to know everything about vegan food and even had vegan sauces and everything! Love falafel ❤

EVERYDAY IS SUNDAY
A cute restaurant we kinda ended up at by sheer luck, we were tired and dehydrated, so we stopped here to recharge (not only ourselves but also our phones). Had some really nice lime coolers, and we also saw that they had vegan dishes (asian style I believe!).

VEGANZ
You have to go here. Amazing. We are not used to this kind of luxury. They had EVERYTHING when it comes to vegan groceries. A big grocery store (and bakery attached), I wanted to buy and try everything. Loads of exciting food and also a lot of unusual stuff, like vegan marshmallows and vegan “nutella” (my friend bought this, so good). As I said, GO HERE.

 

Oh wow, this post is a real monster. I didn’t mean for this to be this extensive, but I mean… The food tho! It deserved it. And it’s not really a bad thing. So yeah, hope you enjoyed this! And I can almost promise there will be more posts like this one, since we traveled some more lately…!

~J

(I’m sorry if this post looks a bit weird, trying to figure out how to make it look even better!)


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Changed 

Words

About a month ago I returned home from a trip. I left as K, the ordinary me but it was not that K who came back. It was a different one. Or at least a changed one. 

I spent a week in Beit Jala, Palestine. A country which many people does not acknowledge as a real country. A country which is largely occupied by another. A country which is not free. 

There I met a lot of new people. Youths. Men and women who are full of dreams, just like me. Men and women who are limited. Men and women who are not free. 

They cannot leave their country whenever they want to. They need special permits to enter places that once was their own. 

I cannot begin to describe the state of the situation in which a Palestinian lives. It is unbearable even to think about. But through the humiliation of having to remove ones’ clothes in a checkpoint something survives. A smile. My friend Elias said: “We’re still smiling”. 

Hope. It is a curious thing. It seems to come and go through societies. For the Palestinians it has left some and for some it has never once been questioned.  

I cannot do my expirience in Palestine justice. Words are not enough. But what want to urge is that everything you see on TV is only one picture. And it is a generally false one. Because the Palestine I saw was not a demolished one. I saw no stones being tossed at military carrying   heavy automatic weapons. I met no terrorists, only people. Youths that were just like me. 

My stay in Palestine was amazing and never once frightening. It changed me. The way I look at the conflict and the way I look at myself and others. After all we are just people, all of us.

⇝K

music to my heart

Words

It’s always the same thing, the same musical love story.

Out of the blue, you suddenly find a new favourite song. The sound, the vibes, the lyrics – you become obsessed and it becomes your everything. You fall in love with the way the drums match your heartbeat and how every word touches your soul. 

And then, just as suddenly as you fell in love, you fall out of it. The song starts to feel outdated and off-pitch. You can’t hear the beat anymore and the words just sound soulless.

You were my new favourite song.


~ J