The Finest Vegetarian Restaurants Around Boxhagener Platz, Berlin

Friedrichshain is a wonderland for vegetarians and vegans
Friedrichshain is a wonderland for vegetarians and vegans | Courtesy of Goodies
Kim Clayden

Let’s take a look at the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants around Boxhagener Platz, affectionally known as ‘Boxi,’ one of Berlin’s trendiest areas.

The Bowl

The Bowl is not even a year old yet, but it’s already made a name for itself as the clean eating hotspot in Friedrichshain. The premise is simple – big, healthy portions served in the humble crockery after which The Bowl is named. The buddha bowl (with Sumatra curry, asparagus, and beetroot carpaccio) and the macrobiotic bowl (with tempeh, pink kimchi and quinoa) in particular are heavenly heaps of vegan goodness. The décor strikes the perfect balance between stripped-back cool and effortless class, making The Bowl ideal for both a laid back lunch or an evening out.

The Bowl, Warschauer Straße 33, Berlin, Germany

The superb buddha bowl and The Bowl, piled high with asparagus and Sumatra curry

Yoyo Foodworld

It’s not easy to find a fast food joint with more than just a token meat-free option, but Yoyo Foodworld is going a long way towards righting that wrong. It has a grungy dive bar aesthetic and – at last count – 29 varieties of vegan burgers. Plus there’s pizza, schnitzel, and currywurst, served with a person’s bodyweight in fries, and salad – but let’s be honest, it’s all about scratching that junk food itch here.

Yoyo Foodworld, Gärtnerstraße 27, Berlin, Germany

Chay Village

Understated and unpretentious, Chay Village is a Vietnamese restaurant located in a quieter part of Friedrichshain, between Boxhagener Platz and Frankfurter Tor. Meat’s off the menu, of course, as is alcohol, but that in no way holds it back. Vegetarian versions of many Vietnamese classics can found, from Bahn Xeo (savory fried pancakes) to Pho (noodle soup), and there’s a hint of a Thai influence as well, with delicious red curries and spicy salads. It’s definitely worth hunting out.

Chay Village, Niederbarnimstraße 10, Berlin, Germany

Chay Village’s veggie take on Xot Lac features seitan, peanuts, and oyster mushroom sauce

Goura Pakora

Currently undergoing refurbishment and due to reopen in the coming months, Goura Pakora is a veggie and vegan paradise for those who love Indian food. Lentil dahl and masala dosa (big rice batter pancakes crammed full of fluffy potato curry) are the order of the day, alongside filling and delicious thali platters to share or enjoy all to yourself. Goura Pakora makes regular appearances at the Green Market Berlin, too, where it often offers imaginative twists on its staple dishes.

Pakora, Krossener Straße 16, Berlin, Germany

Goura Pakora offers all-veggie Indian food.

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