Berlin is a paradise for meat-lovers, with plenty of fast food options including burgers, bratwurst, currywurst and döners. But is there any chance of surviving for people who don’t fancy meat or those that are vegetarians?
The answer is…yes!
A couple weeks ago I told you I wasn’t very excited about the idea of eating in veggie places while in Madrid, until I discovered there are great vegetarian restaurants, some of them including even veggie tapas. Isn’t that cool? So now that I’m in Berlin I also wanted to know how the food scene is here for veggie people and I’m gobsmacked! They don’t just have veggie restaurants but also vegetarian and vegan fast food! So, here are some of the places that I’m planning to visit during my trip:
A nice little cafe offering fast food vegetarian options such as veggie burgers, fake-fish burgers and veggie bratwurst or currywurst. Food is served quick and at favourable prices, and it uses almost exclusively organic ingredients. This was the Germany’s first purely vegetarian fast-food restaurant and today it has made a name for itself beyond the city limits of Berlin. Address: Wienerstrasse, 19
Sun Day Burgers
I know how much Andi likes her food trucks, well Berlin has them too! The Sun Day Burgers shops sell one item only, the Sun Day Burger, which consists of a whole wheat roll, lettuce, tomato, beet root, gherkin, sprouts, coriander, fried onions, tofu strips marinated in ginger and soya, and topped off with a homemade Smoked Chipotle Chilli Sauce, Thai Peanut and Coconut Sauce and/or Pineapple Mint and Ginger Chutney. All for €3,80. The shop located in the Market Hall also offers vegan smoothies. Address: Markt Halle Neun, EisenBahnStrasse 42/43, Kreuzberg (at Gorlitzer Bahnhof): opens Fri 12-7pm, Sat 9am-4pm and Mauer Park Flea Market, Prenzlauer Berg/ Bernauer Straße: opens Sundays from 11am to 5pm.
Yoyo is a vegan fast food restaurant in Friederichshain, offering mainly a selection of fake meat sandwiches – such as chicken schnitzel or seitan burgers, with vegan cheese – and several kinds of pizza, all vegan, plus salads and weekly specials. Open daily from 12pm to 00am. Address: Gartnerstrasse 27
Voner is a best known vegan fast food in Berlin serving vegan and vegetarian versions of the traditional döner. Their house made vegan meat is cooked on a rotating kebab spit, just like döner meat, and is carved off to order. Hot slices of this meat are wedged between a piece of thick pitta bread and garnished with the sauce of your choice and some fresh veggies. All for 3.40€. They also have special chips with grilled onions, cheesy sauce and some spices (if you want vegan cheese you have to specify it), and also seitan nuggets with fires and salad, fish and chips or some daily desserts, like cookies or cake. All vegan except the cheese burger and the herb sauce. Open Mon-Fri 11.30-23.00, Sat-Sun 13.30-23.00. Address: Boxhagenerstr, 56
Vego Foodworld is a 100% vegan fast-food restaurant in Prenzlauer Berg. It offers veggie burgers, gluten free burgers, wraps, fries, pizza, salad, coffee and tea, beer and wine. Open daily from 12-11pm. Address: Lychener Str., 63
No doubt I’m trying these ones. Although I like meat I’m very interested about trying that veggie döner place. It really sounds delicious! I’ll let you know, but if you want to try yourself you just have to find cheap apartments in Berlin and join me on this experience!
About the author
Marta Mir has a degree in Journalism. But tired of listening to the stories of politicians in power she decided to flee to distant lands to, like the ancient troubadours, come back and tell her own stories. Now she has less money but is much happier.
How about you? Have you ever tried any of these vegetarian restaurants in Berlin?