Berlin: Vegetarian and vegan food on the cheap
By C H Kwak in Berlin—
I stopped being a vegetarian when I came to Germany as an exchange student in a provincial town—otherwise I might have lived on salad for a whole semester. Things are a little different in Berlin. Many restaurants offer vegetarian options, and there are plenty of joints that are completely meat-free.
Here are some vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Berlin worth checking out:
Wiener Straße 19
Tel: 030 695 987 20
You can have your döner and eat it too. Kreuzberg’s vegetarian/vegan fast food joint does Berlin staples meat-free. Currywurst? Check. Hamburgers? Of course. Don’t let the title “fast food” fool you, though. The wait can be quite long–it’s that popular.
Die Rebellion des Zimtsterns
Schlesische Straße 38
Tel: 030 612 888 98
This tiny bad-ass cafe on action-packed Schlesische Strasse is vegan. Grab that butterless, dairy-free apple strudel and down it with soy latte. Daily lunches are €5.
Tel: 030 224 888 50
Samadhi serves vegetarian Thai and Vietnamese dishes–whoop de doo, you may say. But, notice the prime location–right by the Brandenburg Gate.
030 49 787 384
This 100% vegan joint is a stone’s throw away from the Boxhagener Platz flea market in hip Friedrichshain.
More advice: If you’re also hunting down the perfect hotel for your trip, be sure to swing by our city guide to read our reviews of our favorite cheap Berlin hotels, all of them inspected and photographed by our editors.