Vegan Berlin

September was a busy month for the veganpeasants.  We catered Sea Shepherd’s 35th Anniversary Fundraiser at Bush Music Hall.  A lovely wedding that took place at Chaucer Barn, Norfolk.  Another wedding that included a group of vegans, vegetarians and two guests with a gluten intolerance who embarked at Lambeth Pier for a reception party.

We also had the pleasure of being hosted by Kristina and Patrick, who have moved back to Berlin.  Our mission was to eat our way through Vegan Berlin.

Vegan Berlin – Part 1

I should mention that this was not our first trip to Berlin.  In the summer of 2008, we spent a weekend in Berlin back when we were active Couchsurfers.  As we arrived in the middle of the day, we decided to meet our host at a Russian Tea Room that he and another Russian friend had opened not to long before.  The tea menu was a book so we just let our host, the tea master, choose the teas for us as we watched him meticulously check the temperature, measure the tea and explain the various properties of the tea, like you would a fine wine.  We didn’t have a chance to visit this time, but if you’re heading to Berlin check out Tee – und Kunsthaus Tschaikowsky

Käthe-Niederkirchner-Straße 15, Prenzlauer Berg
Tue-Fri 5 p.m.-midnight; Sat-Sun 2 p.m.-midnight

I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Berlin is a paradise for vegans; especially those that love to eat.  Every year more and more vegan eateries open, but even if you are eating at a non-vegan establishment they seem to have at least one or two vegan, not just vegetarian, options.

First things first

Before we arrived, Kristina and Patrick organized our bike hire. There was no way we were going to get from one end of the city to the other on foot.  We only had three full days so we had lots of ground to cover.

Velomondo Fahrräder,  Neukölln vegan Berlin

Velomondo Fahrräder, Neukölln

As you would expect just like in Barcelona Berlin has many bike hire places.  Velomonde also doubles as a workshop.

Velomondo

Pannierstr. 13, Neukölln

We cycled over to OHLáLá, a French patisserie that serves vegetarian and vegan food, in Friedrichshain, but they were closed L.  Closed and not opening until 18th September.  I thought Europeans took August off for the holidays.  Shame, I was so looking forward to this, as there is no place in London to get great vegan patisserie.

So, no tarts for breakfast then.

Ohlàlà V Tartes

Ohlàlà V Tarte

OH La La Closed

OH La La Closed

OHLáLá V Tartes

Mainzer Straße 18, Friedrichshain

Next stop Cupcake

Cupcake Berlin is not 100% vegan, but they do have a selection of vegan cupcakes.  We sat down to a breakfast of tea, coffee and cakes.  I ordered a cupcake with blueberries on it and Adrian order the one with a peanut butter frosting.  Kristina ordered a huge brownie.  I could barely eat half of my cupcake, but Kristina polished off her entire brownie.

I found the cupcake to be dry and the frosting too sugary and grainy.  They are not a patch on Ms. Cupcake, I’m afraid.

Cupcake Berlin

Cupcake Berlin

Cupcake Breakfast

Cupcake Breakfast


Cupcake Berlin

Krossener Str. 12, Friedrichshain

We arrived at Yoyo Foodworld an hour after we left Cupcake Berlin.  This was all my doing as I insisted in trying a Currywurst.  Anyway, we had a vegan food eating mission to accomplish, remember.  Kristina did suggest that I try a veggie burger instead as this is what Foodworld are know for.  Let me say the Currywurst it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting.  Gladly, Adrian and Kristina were on hand to help me finish it.  See the photo below.  Enough said.

Yoyo Foodworld

Yoyo Foodworld

Yoyo Foodworld

Yoyo Foodworld

Currywurst

Currywurst

Yoyo Foodworld
Gärtnerstr. 27, Friedrichshain

We took a break from eating and headed over to the East Side Gallery.  Well for two and a half hours, anyway then we made our way to Canadian Pizza.

Canadian Pizza
Ron Telesky Canadian Pizza Dieffenbachstr 62, Kreuzberg

Canadian Pizza usually have one or two vegan pizzas by the slice on offer, but they sell out quickly so if you are happy to hang tight he’ll make you a pizza pie to your specifications.  Can’t remember what we ate because in true veganpeasant fashion we ate the pizza before we could take any pics.  Take my word for it they were delicious with or without the hot chilli maple syrup.

Ron Telesky Canadian Pizza

Ron Telesky Canadian Pizza


Canadian Pizza Berlin

Canadian Pizza Berlin

I’ll leave you here as I’m getting kind of full.  If you want more vegan Berlin, you’ll have to wait for part 2.

Vegan Berlin Part 2

Next up Viasko, Café Vux, and Sfizy Veg

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