Kempinski Blog Article
In a world looking for healthy, animal-friendly and climate-conscious diets, vegetarianism and veganism are being observed by an increasingly large number of people.
While most cities offer a number of vegetarian restaurants for supporters of meat-free eating, it is difficult to find a place that comes close to offering the same selection of vegetarian and vegan cuisines as Germany's capital. If you are heading to Berlin soon and want to broaden your culinary horizons, here are the places to visit!
Vegan Summer Festival
Being Europe's largest, the city's Vegan Summer Festival is the place to visit if you love street food, want to try cutting-edge vegan cuisine, or to learn a little more about the event's central dietary philosophy.
Taking place every August on Berlin's Alexanderplatz, there is always a wide range of foods to sample – from delicious tofu creations to tasty falafels and vegetable stews, all the way to scientific and innovative imitation meats made from various vegetable proteins. Even if you are meat-eater you are sure to find a dish that suits your tastes.
The Green Market Berlin
Even if you love dining on vegan and vegetarian street food, there's something very satisfying about being able to create vegetarian and vegan dishes in your own kitchen. If you are staying in a suite or apartment and want to try cooking some of this food yourself, ensure you visit The Green Market.
Each month Berlin's thriving vegan community comes together to offer a fabulous weekend of street food, clothing stalls, cookery classes, live music and an ethical market – a perfect place to spend a morning or afternoon before serving your own vegan creation back at home.
Not only a popular hangout for meat-free diners, the elegant and hip Cookies Cream restaurant has seen stars such as George Clooney and Robbie Williams pass through its doors, looking to sample the exceptional dishes cooked up by resident chef Stephan Hentschel.
Serving up dishes that are more high-end than the typical vegan dishes, here you can dine on pearl barley, aubergine and pine nut ratatouille; chicory with baked walnuts and grapes; and beetroot gnocchi – proving that vegan isn't just all about salad and falafel.
Affiliated with Cookies Cream, Chipps serves an all-day vegetarian and vegan menu. In the morning you can enjoy French toast with vegan bacon and waffles with blueberries and cream, before enjoying lunch and dinner dishes that include baked fennel with gorgonzola and truffle risotto with oyster mushrooms and chestnuts. Rich, delicious and healthy!
Another addition to Berlin's blossoming list of vegan restaurants, the Lucky Leek is good example of what happens when gourmet chefs move their focus away from meat. Seitan dumplings, pumpkin-filled ravioli, miso pecan blondies, lentil wontons and many other elegant and delicious dishes are on the menu here.
These are just some of the best bits of Berlin's vegan and vegetarian culinary scene, there are lots more located throughout the city to try. Whether you are staying at Hotel Adlon Kempinski or Kempinski Hotel Bristol Berlin, the concierge will be on hand to point you in the right direction.