Whether you want to call it the latest trend or a social awakening, the vegetarian scene in Berlin is booming. From hip celebrity dining venues to humble comfort food corners, it’s time to transition into the wonderful world of meat-free eating.
As one of Berlin’s classic vegetarian establishments since 2011, Kopps is an elegant venue in Mitte uses regional, bio-qualified ingredients to serve up healthy, creative, beautifully-presented dishes. They also have a nicely lit cocktail bar to enjoy a drink before or after dining, and on the weekends they serve a brunch buffet that goes on well into the afternoon.
If you find yourself on a deserted alleyway one evening, you shouldn’t worry about being lost – Cookies Cream should be hiding somewhere along that empty road. This restaurant serves vegetarian and vegan dishes that are simple but beautifully styled. The food tastes so good that even dedicated carnivores could fall in love with it, and the setting is underground and exciting. The service, atmosphere, wine, and food are all said to be equally great, but you will have to spend a little bit of money in order to experience them.
The veggie crowd is going bananas for Daluma, a raw food healthy eatery in Mitte. They serve yummy vegan food and fresh juices with alluring names. Try the run forest juice and the build-your-own-bowl with a rice base topped with almond and lime, or a smoothie and the acai bowl to kickstart the day.
Another vegan offering on our list, The Bowl belongs to Goodies, the successful take-away chain Veganz supermarkets, who decided to extend their vegan takeover with a bright and modern bio-certified restaurant. The food is fresh, simple and full of flavour, and are served in a bowl exactly as the name suggests, with ingredients cleverly combined and tossed together, without any gluten and sugar.
Located inside Adidas RUNBASE Berlin and described as ‘active food’, LAB Kitchen is all about healthy eating, superfoods and plant-based dishes. Raw food specialist Lisa Müller is the creative mind behind this kitchen. But it’s not only salads and split peas on the menu, she’s made sure to attract a crowd with a mouthwatering burger and sweet potato fries combo.
Inspired by the traditional preparation of dumplings in Tibet, Nepal and North India, Momos serves delicious pockets of organic and vegetarian joy. Their dumplings can be ordered either steamed or fried, and come with a variety of fillings and yummy dipping sauces, including a dessert dumpling option. They also have a great selection of soups, fresh juices and ginger lemon teas. If you’re looking for a fresh, tasty, vegetarian meal made with love, head to Momos for an authentic taste of the Far East.