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Ultimate Munich Vegan Guide: Where to Eat, Sleep, & Explore

As surprising as it might sound, I didn’t plan our trip to Munich around food — I figured there’s got to be at least a few vegan options, right?! Luckily, I was right!

A foodie trip to Munich is no longer just for beer and giant pretzels — the Bavarian capital has a growing vegan scene. It’s nothing like it’s Berlin or Hamburg but it’s nothing to shake a stick at either!

This vegan guide is filled to the brim with loads of vegan and vegetarian restaurants, vegan-friendly hotels, things to do, and much more! It has everything you could need to plan your entire adventure (you’re welcome)!

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Munich City View

TIP: Unlike in the US, where everything is open all the time, Germans appreciate time off. So take note, many shops, including supermarkets are closed on Sundays.

Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Munich

Get ready to eat! Munich has a great assortment of vegan options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course, dessert!

Max Pett

Pettenkoferstraße 8, 80336 München, Germany
Max Pett has been delighting diners for years with its mix of traditional veganized German fare and globally-inspired cuisine. If you’re looking for somewhere to try vegan Schnitzel, come here!

colorful vegan veggie bowl with cabbage, cauliflower, greens, and more in munich
Credit: Max Pett

Ahimsa Restaurant

Sommerstraße 41, 81543 München, Germany
This sophisticated Asian fusion spot has considered every detail from the hip starburst lighting to the colorful cuisine! The menu is filled with inspiration from Japan, Indian, Vietnam, and more. To start, try their vegan calamari with chili soy dip!


Ligsalzstraße 23, 80339 München, Germany
There is something for everyone to love at this vegan restaurant! Their eclectic menu has everything from Gyros to Goulash, along with super yummy house-made desserts! They also serve a gorgeous vegan brunch buffet on Sunday.

one person holding three plates with vegan onion rings, cauliflower wings, and fried cheese in munich
Credit: Bodhi

Padme Hum 

Adlzreiterstraße 16, 80337 München, Germany
I love finding spots with creative sushi — I don’t know about you, but I don’t only want cucumber avocado rolls! This spot has an eye-popping lineup of rolls filled with all kinds of fish-free fish like tuna, salmon, and shrimp! Their creativity doesn’t end with sushi, you’ll also find pho, hot pot, curries, and much more. The menu is massive!

Cat Temple Munich (Katzentempel)

Türkenstrasse 29 80799 Munich
Ok, I know this one is not for everyone, but if you love cats and vegan food, you need to check it out! This cat sanctuary is the first of its kind in Munich, and aside from having furry greeters, they also have a great café menu filled with vegan cakes, sandwiches, smoothies, and much more!

two orange and white cats at a cat cafe in munich
Credit: Cat Temple Munich

Erbil’s Restaurant

Breisacher Str. 13, 81667 München, Germany
Middle Eastern cuisine is almost always veggie-friendly, but it’s all vegan here! From falafel to seitan doner kebabs, you get to sample everything. Just make sure you save room for their house-made baklava.

SOY Vegan

Theresienstraße 93, 80333 München, Germany
This hip vegan Vietnamese spot has a fantastic lineup of traditional dishes along with other Asian-inspired dishes — you can’t go wrong with a steamy bowl of Pho or a giant hotpot, perfect for two people!

a beautiful display of multiple plates of vegan vietnamese dishes in munich
Credit: SOY Vegan


Thomas-Wimmer-Ring 16, 80538 München, Germany
There is a little bit of everything wrapped up in the menu at this charming vegetarian spot! The 3-course chef’s menu features an appetizer, main dish, and dessert — they can accommodate vegan and gluten-free diners; send them an email ahead of time.


Marsstraße 13, 80335 München, Germany
This fast-causal vegetarian spot features a mix of globally-inspired bowls filled with tofu, avocado cream, curry, and more. The menu is also very gluten-free friendly.

a small bowl filled with tofu, greens, carrots and more on an outside wood table next to a soda bottle in munich
Credit: Frischfutter

Deli Kitchen

Two locations in Munich
With a name like that, I’ll bet you thought, wait, they’ve got vegan options? I thought the same thing! I actually almost didn’t check it out (shame on me). The Giesing location has a few more vegan options because they have a small breakfast menu in addition to lunch. You’ll find sandwiches, salads, and even cheesecake!


Buttermelcherstraße 17, 80469 München, Germany
This vegan spot is for you if you’re craving a giant bowl of hearty pasta or a loaded burger. You can even wash it all down with a house-made milkshake. 

a large white plate filled with creamy vegan raviolli topped with tomatoes and cheese in munich
Credit: SIGGIS

Chay Vegan

Volkartstraße 70, 80636 München, Germany
This vegan Asian spot has a great menu with Vietnamese and Japanese favorites. You can’t go wrong with an order of crispy duck with fried noodles or flavorful salmon avocado rolls!

Emmi’s Kitchen

Buttermelcherstraße 11-15, 80469 München, Germany
This bright, vegan garden café has a fantastic mix of house-made burgers, fully loaded veggie bowls, and decadent sweets! The menu is also well-marked for gluten-free options.

a large green bowl filled with spiced tofu, greens and rice on a blue table in munich
Credit: Emmi’s Kitchen

The Gratitude

Türkenstraße 55, 80799 München, Germany
This beautiful vegan restaurant is a delight for the eyes and taste buds! The chic surroundings set the stage for a veggie-packed menu of global inspiration. This is a great place to go for something unique.

Prinz Myshkin

Hackenstraße 2, 80331 München, Germany
This chic and modern vegetarian restaurant has been delighting diners for years with its creatively styled veggie plates. Their menu takes inspiration from around the world and is well-marked for vegan and gluten-free options.

a large bowl filled with vegan soba noodles and veggies in munich
Credit: Prinz Myshkin

Secret Garden

Heiliggeiststraße 2 A, 80331 München, Germany
If you love sushi, you can’t miss this hot spot! Forget about basic cucumber avocado rolls and get ready for maximum creativity — these rolls are delicious and gorgeous! And don’t miss their lineup of creative cocktails!

Swing Kitchen

Gabelsbergerstraße 63, 80333 München, Germany
This vegan burger spot is peppered around Europe — we’ve had the opportunity to visit other locations in Switzerland. It’s a definite can’t miss if you enjoy a little junk food. In addition to burgers, you’ll also find chili cheese bites, nuggets, fries, and more!

swing kitchen vegan burger with french fries in bern

Doctor Drooly

Häberlstraße 7, 80337 München, Germany
Vegans really get creative with their names, am I right? If you’re wondering what you’re going to be drooling over, it’s pizza! This vegan pizzeria knows how to create a gorgeous pie! You can stick to the basic with marinara and cheese or get creative with ricotta, avocado cream, hot bee-free honey, kimchi, and more!

a small round vegan pizza topped with cheese and small pepperoni sitting on a marble counter top at doctor drooly in munich
Credit: Doctor Drooly

Vegan Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Munich


Ligsalzstraße 23, 80339 München, Germany
Every Sunday, this popular vegan spot breaks out its excellent vegan brunch buffet filled with apple pie porridge, pancakes, house-made baked goods, and so much more. Since this is popular, it’s best to make reservations.


Buttermelcherstraße 17, 80469 München, Germany
On the weekend, pop in for a globally-inspired mix of breakfast favorites. From a stack of American pancakes to their savory brunch mix with sausage, hummus, Baba Ghanoush, veggies, and more!

a large vegan breakfast with yellow tofu scramble, toast, and veggies in munich
Credit: SIGGIS

Cat Temple Munich (Katzentempel)

Türkenstrasse 29 80799 Munich
If you love cats and breakfast, this will be your happy place! This charming cat sanctuary has a full vegan breakfast lineup, including a mouthwatering banana bread sandwich! Breakfast is served every day.

Emmi’s Kitchen

Buttermelcherstraße 11-15, 80469 München, Germany
This vegan spot is open all week for breakfast! Start your day with their savory breakfast burger, tofu scramble, or pancakes!

a large vegan breakfast spread with tofu scramble, toast and veggies on a wood table in munich
Credit: Emmi’s Kitchen

Vegan & Vegan-Friendly Bakeries & Ice Cream in Munich

Boogie Donuts

Volkartstraße 79a, 80636 München, Germany
Whether you’re in the mood for a chocolate cookie donut or a plain bagel, you’ll always find something at this vegan-friendly bakery!

a yeasted round ring vegan donut topped with chocolate and chooped nuts on a white plate at boogie donuts in munich
Credit: Boogie Donuts

Tushita Teehaus

Klenzestraße 53, 80469 München, Germany
This gorgeous Japanese teahouse is not only the best place for a cup of tea but also organic vegan cakes! The teahouse has a variety of house-made cakes and desserts, along with a small food menu.

Eisbrunnen Plant-Based Creamery

Lenbachpl. 7, 80333 München, Germany
The only fully vegan ice cream shop in Munich! Enjoy a decadent mix of house-made ice cream scoops and consider pairing it with a fudgy brownie or crispy Belgian waffle!

a vegan ice cream cone topped with three scoops of cookies and cream ice cream at Eisbrunnen Plant-Based Creamery in munich
Credit: Eisbrunnen Plant-Based Creamery

Echt Jetzt

Barer Str. 48, 80799 München, Germany
This gluten-free bakery and café always has multiple vegan options, from house-made bread to sinfully sweet cinnamon rolls!

Vegan Market in Munich

Mutter Erde

Amalienstraße 89, 80799 München, Germany
This cute little spot is doing double veggie duty as a natural market and casual dining spot. You can pop in and grab fresh produce and chocolate along with a mix of globally-inspired options that change regularly.

Vegan-Friendly Hotels in Munich

There are also many more vegan and vegan-friendly hotels throughout Europe! Just incase your travels are taking you to other destinations.

Louis Hotel

Viktualienmarkt 6, 80331 München, Germany
This eco-friendly hotel is located right in the heart of Munich between Viktualienmarkt and Marienplatz. Aside from ditching single-use plastic and taking steps to combat food waste, the hotel offers vegan options on its breakfast and dinner menus — there’s no better way to start the day than with vegan pancakes, right?

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Relexa Hotel

Schwanthalerstraße 58-60, 80336 München, Germany
Just steps from the Munich main train station is this fabulous vegan-friendly hotel! Not only do they offer delicious locally-sourced, vegan options on their breakfast buffet, but they also ensure animal-free alternatives are used in their rooms. You can snuggle up with a down-free comforter and rest your head on silk-free pillows!

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What To Do in Munich

There are plenty of unique and fun things to do in Munich, but if you happen to find yourself with a little extra time, consider taking a day trip to the gorgeous Neuschwanstein Castle.

Wander The English Garden (Englischer Garten) & check out the surfers

Bigger than NYC’s Central Park or London’s Hyde Park, it is considered one of the largest urban parks in the world. You can do the usual things — walk, nap, rent bikes, or a paddleboat but the English Garden sets itself apart with other fun activities. After a nice stroll, you can take a break at the Chinese Tower, a giant beer garden that can seat up to 7,000 people, or check out the Schönfeldwiese, a large area known for nude sunbathing. If this interests you, I encourage you to wear sunscreen! If not, don’t gawk.  But, before you head out of the park, you must check out the Eisbachwelle — an urban surfing spot. Yes, you heard that right, a place to surf right in the heart of Munich. This man-made spot hosts a yearly surfing competition.

Munich English Garden Eisbachwelle

Explore Marienplatz

The heart of Munich — its Alstadt (Old Town) square is a popular gathering place filled with many shops, restaurants, and markets and, in the winter, is the home to their Christkindlmarkt. The Neues Rathaus (Town Hall) is also located here, which houses its very interesting glockenspiel — a huge mechanical clock with 43 bells and 32 life-size figures that come to life.

the busy munich old town from high above the city at dusk

Take a walking tour

There is a lot of history in Munich especially related to WWII, and the best way to learn about it is from an expert on a walking tour. We took a Hitler and the Third Reich Walking Tour which explored the rise of Hitler and his fanatics, the propaganda they pushed, and the significance of some of the sights. It was also helpful because the guide pointed out things that we might have missed, like the Weiße Rose Pavement Memorial, a memorial to those who opposed the Nazis. If this isn’t your thing, there are other tours, including a beer tasting tour!

Munich Vegan Guide City Architecture

Grab a pretzel and hang out in the Viktualienmarkt

While in Marienplatz, you need to check out the daily food market, Viktualienmarkt — even if you only have one day in Munich, don’t miss checking out this lively market. There are 140 shops with fresh produce, flowers, and wine, and of course, there is a beer garden! It’s also a great place to have lunch or grab a fun handmade gift to take home. 

Munich Vegan Guide Giant Pretzel

Stroll through the hip Glockenbachviertel neighborhood

If you’re interested in shopping in chic boutiques and grabbing a coffee in a cute café then is the place to go. Make sure you stop at the Tushita tea house, which has 150 blends of tea and a vegan bakery!

A Few More Things To Do in Munich

More Vegan Spots to Visit in Germany

If you’re considering visiting other German cities, make sure you check out these other vegan travel guides!

Complete Vegan Travel Guide to Cologne
The Best Berlin Vegan Travel Guide
Vegan Travel Guide to Gorgeous Heidelberg
Where to Go for Vegan Breakfast or Brunch in Berlin
The Ultimate Hamburg Vegan Guide: The Best Restaurants, Sights, & More
The Best Vegan Bakeries to Visit in Hamburg
Rise & Shine: The Best Vegan Breakfast Spots in Hamburg

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  1. We really enjoyed Munich thanks to your helpful guide! Veganism is spreading so quickly in Germany that there were already new vegan-friendly restaurants in Munich since you were there. We ate at Planty Sandwiches TWICE! The food was soooo good, and there service was unmatched! Several residents of Munich recommended Bodhi, so we ate there and were glad that we did. It was fun to try a delicious vegan schnitzel. We wish we tried Kansha, but instead we went to Secret Garden for vegan sushi. The service at Secret Garden was so rude that we left before even ordering. I’m glad that Kansha is another vegan sushi place. I have to give a shout out to Dr. Drooly for pizza! I talked about it for a week before we went, and it was everything I’d hoped for! They sometimes sell out certain pizzas, so we called in an order early in the day, and it was ready on time for pick up. We enjoyed a day trip to the Newschwanstein Castle, although I was saddened to see all of the horses enslaved to haul people by carriage up and down the mountain. It’s a strenuous walk, but there are buses for those who would be unable to complete the walk. By the way, a renowned artist friend recommended the Alte Pinakothek Museum, and we really enjoyed it. Thank you for helping to design our wonderful vacation!

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