A Veggie’s Paradise in Berlin

Words by:

Nyssa P. Chopra

Followers of the vegetarian diet probably do not look to Berlin, or Germany in general as a provider of vegetarian restaurants, as the German cuisine is largely meat-based. But in recent years, the capital city has seen a refreshing change in its dining scene—more multicultural restaurants, healthier dining options, and a wider selection of vegetarian food. There are loads of vegetarian restaurants scattered throughout the city, catering to all tastes and budgets.

Cookies cream

Tucked away in a winding back alley of Berlin, Cookies Cream is a high-end gourmet vegetarian restaurant with a glamorous, trendy ambiance. The portions are smaller and the prices are higher, but the food is impeccably prepared. You choose one item each from the appetizers, main course, and desserts at the beginning, which are then served to you at timely intervals. The food is so delicious and innovative that it might even tempt non-vegetarians to cross over.

Restaurant Samâdhi

Located in the heart of Mitte on Wilhelmstrasse, Restaurant Samâdhi offers a wide range of delicious items from Southeast Asia. You can expect to find loads of curries, pad thai, soups, sates, and many other tasty treats on their extensive menu. Everything is cooked to perfection with 100% vegetarian ingredients.

Photo Credit: BerlinVegan.org

Yellow Sunshine

This vegetarian diner is the veggie alternative to McDonald’s. It’s a fast-food joint that offers a wide selection of organic vegetarian and vegan burgers. It is not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you enjoy burgers enriched with soy, tofu, and wheat, then I highly recommend it. Prices are comparable to other fast-food restaurants, but the food is much healthier and guilt-free.

La Mano Verde

Literally meaning “the green hand” in Spanish, this tasty treasure offers the highest quality and environmentally-friendly ingredients. You can find vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and raw food options. The cuisine is typically Mediterranean, primarily serving Greek, Spanish, and Italian dishes. For those with a sweet tooth, I highly recommend the Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake dessert…mmm, mmm good!



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