Berlin is an exciting city, and being a vegan there is a treat! It is a place where you can easily spend more than three days and not feel ready to pack it up (plus eating all that fantastic vegan food in three days is tough). If someone says they were bored in Berlin, I’d check their pulse.
I hope this Berlin vegan travel guide helps you find great food, plus things to do, suggestions on where to stay, and so much more. One last thing, if you’re feeling a little anxious about traveling as a vegan, be sure to check out my vegan travel tips!
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TIP: If you don’t mind the cold or bundling up, consider going in late November — December to check out the Christmas Markets. Also consider visiting other German cities, like Munich or Heidelberg they are easily accessible by train!
Is Berlin Vegan-Friendly?
Berlin is one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the world! It is a serious playground for vegans filled with an amazing lineup of vegan food, supermarkets, clothing stores, shoe stores, and more! Live Kindly estimates that there are over 50 vegan restaurants and 300 vegan-friendly spots throughout the city — it is definitely one city that you will have to visit more than once.
Fantastic Vegan Restaurants in Berlin
Vegans in Berlin have such a great variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops! This Berlin vegan travel guide just scratches the surface, I guess I will have to go back and eat more!
Kollwitzstraße 47, 10405 Berlin, Germany
You’ll find house-made burgers and salads at this spot in the cute neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg. These mouthwatering burgers are topped with house-made vegan cheeses like feta and other tantalizing toppings. If you’re looking for something healthier, try a giant salad with healthy quinoa, berries, and nuts. But, don’t miss their crispy sweet potato fries.
Krossener Str. 19, 10245 Berlin, Germany
One of the oldest vegan restaurants in Berlin serving up delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Dive into bowls of noodle, crispy tofu, fresh veggies, and so much more. All of the dishes stand behind the restaurant’s motto to provide “super delicious food with a clear conscience.”
Linienstraße 94, 10115 Berlin, Germany
This sleek cocktail bar with veggie-forward vegan dishes is the perfect place for a romantic dinner or a fun night out with friends. The menu highlights seasonal and local ingredients, focusing on making the veggies shine!
Kollwitzstraße 54, 10405 Berlin, Germany
Looking for a chic spot? Check out Lucky Leek! Enjoy a fine dining experience with a 3, 4, or 5-course seasonal chef’s tasting menu, with wine pairing.
Reuterstraße 85, 12053 Berlin, Germany
This colorful vegan tapas bar has a great lineup of Spanish and globally-inspired dishes, cocktails, and specialty coffee. Don’t miss their crispy house-made churros with chocolate sauce!
Boxhagener Str. 56, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Want to try Doner? Make a bee-line for this vegan hot spot(I know their name says vegetarian, but everything is vegan)! Their menu features vegan doner kebabs, but don’t miss their freshly-baked cakes and donuts.
Two locations in Berlin
The options are endless at these two fantastic vegan Asian restaurants in Berlin! The menu offers an extensive lineup of traditional Vietnamese dishes along with creative sushi — make sure you go hungry!
Two locations in Berlin
This welcoming Vietnamese spot is on a mission to create happiness through its food, and once you see the extensive menu you’ll not only be happy but also a little overwhelmed — there are so many things to try! If you’re visiting with friends, a great way to experience the diversity of flavors is by ordering a variety of tapas — bao buns, summer rolls, satay with peanut dip, and so much more.
Vegetarian Restaurants in Berlin
The veggie-friendly options in Berlin seem never-ending — you might not want to leave!
Rosenthaler Str. 23, 10119 Berlin, Germany
This charming vegan café has acai bowls to start your day, sandwiches when you need to refuel, and an amazing lineup of house-made sweets! Whatever you choose, don’t miss a delicious mushroom latte or matcha!
Schliemannstraße 15, 10437 Berlin, Germany
Everything at this lovely Middle Eastern spot is vegetarian! The Israeli & Palestinian-inspired eats include spinach pie, savory meatballs (like grandma’s, if she were vegan), mushroom shawarma, and more.
Chausseestraße 2, 10115 Berlin, Germany
You can never go wrong with plump dumplings! This vegetarian restaurant specializes in all things dumplings and has an amazing selection of vegan options — spicy seitan, mushroom lovers, and more!
Kastanienallee 62, 10119 Berlin, Germany
When the future is up to you, you’d be wise to choose eating at this fantastic Asian spot! The vegetarian menu features loads of dumplings, noodles, seitan duck, and more.
Behrenstraße 55, 10117 Berlin, Germany
This fine-dining vegetarian restaurant has been rated as one of the best in Berlin (2018 Michelin Guide), and for good reason! Their seasonal menu utilizes veggies from their farm in Krielow/Brandenburg to create gorgeous veggie-forward dishes. It’s a delight for the eyes and taste buds.
Vegan Breakfast & Brunch Options in Berlin
These are just a few spots to get your day started, for more options, check out my lineup of the best vegan brunch spots in Berlin.
Prenzlauer Allee 208, 10405 Berlin, Germany
Wednesday – Sunday, this charming vegan restaurant is serving up breakfast bagel sandwiches, granola bowls, and even house-made desserts! The restaurant also doubles as a bookshop, they even have their own cookbook.
Multiple locations throughout the city
This is a great place to start your day! Their menu is full of delicious smoothie bowls and hot veggie-packed bowls for lunch. I recommend the Acai bowl with granola and a superhuman smoothie —you’ll feel just like Hulk! They also have an extensive lineup of specialty coffee, tea, and sweet treats!
Käthe-Niederkirchner-Straße 10, 10407 Berlin, Germany
Everyday, except Monday, you can roll in here for a specialty coffee, a stack of fluffy pancakes, tantalizing cinnamon rolls, and so much more deliciousness.
Triftstraße 37, 13353 Berlin, Germany
This casual vegan café is delighting customers everyday with its incredible lineup of golden pancakes, toast, muesli, smoothies, and much more! They are also super gluten-free friendly.
Merseburger Str. 15, 10823 Berlin, Germany
Whether you’re craving savory or sweet, you can do it here! Start your day with Mana’s special house-made pancakes or savory vegan shakshuka, just don’t forget to wash it down with one of their immune boosting smoothies!
Vegan Bakeries, Donuts, & Ice Cream in Berlin
There are six locations throughout Berlin
An entire shop dedicated to vegan donuts! And, not just boring cake donuts sprinkled with sugar, I’m talking Biscoff filled, cookie dough, chocolate peanut butter fudge, and much more. There is a gluten-free donut option too!
Fichtestraße 3, 10967 Berlin, Germany
Located in hip Kreuzberg, this vegan café is one of the best places for vegan brunch or breakfast in Berlin. Enjoy cinnamon rolls, smoothie bowls, oatmeal, along with cakes and cookies!
Schönhauser Allee 52A, 10437 Berlin, Germany
If you’re gluten-free you MUST go here! There are so many things to try — cakes, breads, muffins, and more. They have ingredient lists readily available to share which is super helpful if you need to avoid other things. Ingredients are also listed on their website, so you can plan ahead. Many things are vegan, but you will have to double-check — I really enjoyed the marble cake!
Tieckstraße 8, 10115 Berlin, Germany
A gorgeous sustainable plant-based patisserie — their menu features pastries, cheesecakes, cookies, and more!
Gartenstraße 9, 10115 Berlin, Germany
This vegan bakery has so much to love, seriously you might not leave! Their menu features freshly baked bread, flaky pastries (they are so gorgeous!), along with breakfast and lunch options.
Weinbergsweg 23, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Another jaw dropping spot for vegan pastries in Berlin! This charming café is baking up a storm with its selection of gorgeous flaky pastries, decadent cakes, tarts, and more. This is one of the many spots not to miss!
Lenbachstraße 13B, 10245 Berlin, Germany
This cozy little vegan bakery is filled with a great variety of cake — cheesecake, chocolate cake, tarts, and more! There can never be too many vegan cakes!
Gabriel-Max-Straße 17, 10245 Berlin, Germany
You’ll be spoiled for choice at this vegan ice cream shop! They feature 18 rotating flavors made with soy and oat milk, like cheesecake and hazelnut. Another bonus, all of the toppings are free!
Rykestraße 40, 10405 Berlin, Germany
This hip little vegan spot in Prenzlauer Berg features some of the creamiest ice creams made with coconut, almond, and cashew milk. Some of their house-made flavors include lemon poppy seed, whiskey chocolate, and blue coconut.
Vegan Markets & Stores in Berlin
Get ready to shop! You don’t want to miss a fully vegan supermarket, vegan shoes, and loads of fabulous thrift stores in Berlin!
Multiple locations throughout Berlin
A fully vegan supermarket with multiple locations throughout Berlin sounds like a dream, right? Well you can stop dreaming and get shopping! Whether you plan to do some cooking or just want to see what a vegan supermarket is like you have to check out Veganz.
Warschauer Str. 33, 10243 Berlin, Germany
You can’t leave without checking out Berlin’s first vegan shoe shop! Here you’ll find a giant selection of vegan shoes — sustainable sneakers, boots, sandals — seriously, they’ve got everything!
Manteuffelstraße 77, 10999 Berlin, Germany
This Fairtrade and eco-friendly shop is stocked with gorgeous men’s and women’s fashions along with cruelty-free and vegan accessories!
Linienstraße 205, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Curious how to make and prepare tofu perfectly? Then consider taking a tofu workshop!
Schivelbeiner Str. 35, 10439 Berlin, Germany
Fast and cruel fashion is a problem that Deer Goods is fighting with their eco-friendly and vegan lineup of clothing and hand-made jewelry.
Vegan-Friendly Hotel in Berlin
Prenzlauer Allee 4, 10405 Berlin, Germany
This budget-friendly hotel is perfect if you’re not looking for anything fancy, want to be in the middle of the city (there are other locations too), and have a few vegan breakfast options! This European hotel chain is always a safe bet for a fantastic stay that won’t break the bank. All of the locations offer a breakfast buffet that you can add on that often times has a few vegan options.
TIP: Don’t worry so much about what neighborhood you base yourself in unless you have a very specific itinerary. Public transportation in the city is plentiful and efficient, no matter where you stay you can get around easily.
One More Great Berlin Hotel Option
Grolmanstraße 41-43, 10623 Berlin, Germany
We chose this spot for its excellent location — very close to S Bahn, U Bahn, and the bus. The rooms were spotless and quiet. The hotel is very close to many shops and restaurants and a short walk to the Tiergarten.
What To Do in Berlin
Take a walking tour
There is so much to learn and see in Berlin! A walking tour is a great way to see the sights and learn about various topics — WWII, Cold War, art, food — there is something for everyone. We did a half-day WWII tour, and it was well worth it. You also get the opportunity to talk with someone who lives there and get their feedback on things to do and see. Here are a couple of tour options, including the one that we did:
Berlin walking tour recommendations
Visit the Topography of Terror
This exhibition is in the former headquarters of the Secret State Police, the SS, and the Reich Security Main Office. Multiple permanent collections examine through photos and documents the site’s history, the crimes the SS and Third Reich committed, and propaganda used to perpetuate terror. Guided tours are available; if you go on your own, don’t miss the audio guide. It’s essential.
Pay tribute at The Berlin Wall
Located on Bernauer Straße, this memorial is the last piece of the Berlin Wall that once divided the country. Also, consider adding on a half-day tour of East Berlin.
Check out beautiful works of at at The Pergamonmuseum
One of the most popular museums in Berlin — which means buy your tickets in advance! Many are drawn here to see the Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate, but there is a lot of beautiful Middle Eastern art and antiquities to check out.
Wander the Berlin Botanical Garden
A beautiful place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is the second-largest botanical garden in the world and is filled with over 20,000 plant species. Fun fact: the park started as a kitchen garden, growing vegetables and hops, and has since evolved into a vibrant collection of plants, including some that are endangered!
Grab lunch or a snack at Markthalle IX (Market Hall Nine)
A historic market in the heart of Kreuzberg filled with a variety of gastronomic delights! There is a weekly market Tuesday – Thursday and Saturday that features a wide range of produce, baked goods, and more. Every Thursday evening, there is an international street food market. It’s a great place to grab a snack or have dinner — we did find some tasty vegan tacos and a stuffed tofu dish.
A Few More Things To Do in Berlin
- Shop and people watch at one of the many outdoor markets
- Visit the first and only Ramones Museum in the world.
- Visit the historic Reichstag Building — If you want to head to the top of the Reichstag, it is free, but you must register ahead of time. A warning, it is popular; don’t wait to reserve tickets.
- Take a walk through Tiergarten
- Consider taking the train to Dresden
- Grab a bike and explore Berlin on your own or join a bike tour
How to Get Around Berlin
Getting around Berlin is a breeze! Their public transportation system is efficient and well planned. If you’re coming from the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport you have a few options.
The Airport Express regional trains (RE7, RB14) go between the airport and Berlin Hauptbahnhof twice per hour. It will take about 30 minutes to get to the city center. You can also grab the #9 S-Bahn, which runs more frequently than the express trains. The train station is located directly below Terminal 1. Another option is the Express Bus and X7. Both often travel throughout the day to multiple U-Bahn stations throughout the city. Train and bus tickets cost €3.60. Taxis can also be found outside terminals 1 and 5 and cost about €45 – 50.
While you’re in Berlin, you have a couple of options for transportation. You can purchase a day pass for travel on all public transport for €8.80 – 10 or buy a 7-day pass for €36 – 58 (prices range depending on the zones you are traveling).
Another option to consider is a Berlin Welcome card; it includes free public transportation and discounts to many attractions. A 3-day pass is €23, and you can go all the way up to 6 days for €50 (if you want to add on travel to the airport and Potsdam, the price is a little more).
Want to Explore More Vegan-Friendly Cities in Germany & Europe?
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