Warschauer Str. 33, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Price range: €10-12 per main, €3-5 per dessert (€€)
The Bowl has to be the number one clean eatery in the whole of Berlin. Everything on offer is not only cruelty free but also free from gluten, dairy and sugar, providing customers with a purely plant-based experience. Offering a wide range of delicious smoothies, juices, indulgent raw desserts and of course bowls of pure wholesome food, this restaurant is a must-see when in Berlin. Pictured above is the falafel bowl, featuring beetroot falafels, lightly fried carrot sticks, roasted aubergine and a hemp tabuli salad all topped with a cashew lemon cream. A must-have for dessert would be the indulgent white chocolate bowl, cacao and coconut based with maca powder, fresh fruit and cacao nibs. Delicious!
You can read my in depth review of the Bowl here!
Yellow Sunshine Burger
Wiener Straße 19, 10999, Kreuzburg, Berlin, Germany
Price Range: €4-7 per meal (€)
There is no better way to cure a hangover than a bit of fast food. Vegan fast food that is. Yellow Sunshine is an all Vegan and Vegetarian fast food joint that offers an incredible 18 vegan options. They offer cruelty free alternatives to hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken fillets, chicken nuggets, bacon, currywurst, you name it, they have it! They have sides of organic and lightly fried chips, dairy free milkshakes and cake too. I opted for the Lapland Burger, a seitan or tofu based patty that resonates with the texture of duck and pork. Served with a large portion of skin-on fries and a side salad, I was in fast food heaven. The fries were delicious, not too salty or oily, make them incredible moorish when dipped into their organic vegan mayo. Washed down with an organic rhubarb Biozisch drink, we were well and truly satisfied.
Vegan Bratwurst at Curry At The Wall
Zimmerstraße 97, 10117, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Price: €3-4 per currywurst (€)
You cannot visit Germany without tasting their well-known currywurst delicacy. Luckily for us Vegans, many bratwurst food stands offered a pork-free option. Seitan based and oozing with the famous curry ketchup, these little pieces of ‘bratwurst’ were herby and sausage-like for sure. To further enhance the curry flavour, they were topped with curry powder making one portion more than enough. This traditional treat is a must-try when visiting Berlin, especially to avoid feeling left out when immersing oneself in the culture of a new place.
NorVegan: Vegan cakes and desserts
Streetfood Market, KulturBrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin, Germany
Price: €3 per slice (€)
The NorVegan food stall can be found at the KulturBrauerei market every Sunday. They offer cruelty and gluten free cakes and desserts for a mere €3 per slice. We tried the carrot cake, a flavoursome, nutty and warmly spiced sponge topped with a dairy free buttercream icing. The cacao and peanut butter brownie was indulgent to say the least, layered high with rich chocolatey goodness topped off with a generous dusting of cacao powder.
Warschauer Str. 69, 10243, Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany
Price €3-5 for a smoothie, €2-4 for coffee, €3-6 for breakfast (€)
Located in the same building as the Bowl, we couldn’t ignore a breakfast visit to Goodies. To start Sophie and I chose the Get Up & Goji Smoothie, packed full to the brim with blended goji berry, pineapple, banana, strawberry and orange juice. Sweet and fruity, the strawberries and banana overpowered the other fruits giving it a mild yet full flavour. To get our caffeine boost for the day we tried the maple and cinnamon latte, a sickly sweet option that we couldn’t quite finish. To eat I chose the OMG chia superfood breakfast, a pudding like dish made from coconut milk, berries, chia, maca and camu powder. A vitamin packed, wholesome and chewy alternative to porridge, we would definitely recommend this one!
Fatoush: Arabian restaurant
Simon Dach Str. 41a, Berlin, Germany
Price: €7-9 mains, sides €2-4 (€)
Being a little falafel obsessed, we stumbled across this Arabian delight whilst exploring the Friedrichshain district. I dived straight in without hesitation and ordered the falafel salad, topped with a tahini dressing and a sprinkle of dark and light sesame seeds. The falafel were crunchy and tangy, powerfully flavoured with hints of lemon and cumin. We ordered the side of flatbread and hummus, dipping and spreading, intimately following the guidelines displayed on a large wall hanging that reads ‘how to eat your hummos’. Washed down with a half pint of Berliner beer, we were perfectly satisfied.