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Berlin: The Vegan Capital

Berlin, 17 August 2016 The vegan lifestyle is becoming more popular every day in Berlin. As of this summer, there are 43 restaurants in the German capital that use no animal products in their cooking. That’s 31 more than five years ago. More than 340 restaurants in Berlin also feature animal-free dishes on their menus. Vegan ingredients are not only the basis of the latest food trends in the German capital, but the city’s also becoming a centre for designing and making fashion, shoes, and cosmetics without animal products.

New Food Trends: Raw Foods, Super Foods, and Clean Eating

One of the latest trends is raw food. At Rawtastic in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin’s first raw vegan restaurant, the food is not heated above 42°C (108°F). The careful handling of the food ensures that it not only retains its nutritional value, but also gains flavour. The menu includes such things as Koodles (noodles made from carrots and zucchini) and a ‘shroom burger made from mushrooms.

Daluma in Mitte works with super foods with higher nutritional content than other foods. In addition to detoxifying power smoothies, the menu includes dishes based on lentils, pasta, rice, or quinoa. Just a few doors down at Super Foods & Organic Liquids, there are plenty more nutritious things to enjoy on the spot or to take away. Liquid Garden in Prenzlauer Berg, meanwhile, specialises in super food juices and smoothies.

Clean eating, which focuses on natural, unprocessed food, is offered at The Bowl in Friedrichshain – on a vegan basis. Whether you choose an Italian bowl with vegetable noodles and tomatoes or a Mexican bowl with avocado and corn, every dish is 100% sugar- and gluten-free.

Vegan Living in Berlin: Fashion, Make-up, and Markets

Fashionable without animal products: Umasan Healthstyle in Mitte is the world’s first label offering only organic vegan goods under fair trade conditions. Instead of leather, twin sisters Anja and Sandra Umann experiment with innovative fibres. The matching vegan shoes to an outfit can be found at avesu in Prenzlauer Berg.

Und Gretel produces high-quality make-up with natural ingredients, dazzling colours, and durability. Founders Christina Roth and Stephanie Dettmann use only natural materials, without synthetic preservatives, chemical ingredients, and, of course, no animal testing.

The latest vegan trends in food and lifestyle can be checked out every year at Berlin’s Vegan Summer Festival held on Alexanderplatz (19-21 August), at Green Market Berlin in the old Kindl Brauerei (autumn event being held 17-18 September), and the VeggieWorld trade fair (26-27 November) at Station Berlin.

Information on Vegan Berlin

1. Food and Drinks: Selection of Restaurants/Diners/Bars

Vegan restaurant mentioned in the Guide Michelin: Lucky Leek in Prenzlauer Berg
Vegan food at Kopps in Mitte
Super food at Daluma and Super Foods & Organic Liquids in Mitte
Organic liquids made from super food at Liquid Garden in Prenzlauer Berg
Raw food at Rawtastic in Prenzlauer Berg
Clean eating at The Bowl in Friedrichshain
More vegan and vegetarian restaurants at visitBerlin.com
Berlin‘s first vegan butcher and diner in Friedrichshain: L’herbivore
Vegan diner Dandy Diner in Neukölln
First vegan donut shop in Berlin: Brammibal’s Donuts in Neukölln
Tapas bar Alaska in Neukölln
Beer garden Wilder Hase im Nirgendwo in Friedrichshain
Vegan and vegetarian döner at Vöner in Friedrichshain
Cocktail bar Chaostheorie in Prenzlauer Berg
Ice cream at Kontor Eismanufaktur in Mitte und Prenzlauer Berg
Tofu manufacturer TofuTussis
Cooking classes at Goldhahn & Sampson and Kochhaus

2. Lifestyle: Fashion, Make-up, Events and more

Veganz, Europe’s first vegan supermarket, three shops in Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, and Prenzlauer Berg
Shoes at avesu in Prenzlauer Berg
Fashion at Umasan Healthstyle in Mitte
loveco – vegan fashion and make-up in Friedrichshain
Und Gretel: Natural make-up
Veganes Sommerfest at Alexanderplatz, 19-21 August 2016, with more than 50,000 visitors
Lifestyle market Green Market Berlin at old Kindl Brauerei, autumn edition on 17 und 18 September, winter edition on 17 und 18 December
Europe’s largest vegan fair VeggieWorld on 26 und 27 November at Station Berlin
Tour with Vegan Tours Berlin
Vegan tattoos at Little Bird Tattoo in Rummelsburg
Vegan sex shop Other Nature in Kreuzberg

3. Apps and Websites, making a vegan lifestyle easier

Website Berlin-Vegan with a map of vegan restaurants
App Berlin Vegan Guide with more than 300 restaurants, diners, and cafés and more than 200 shops
App und website Happy Cow
Offers for vegan and vegetarians at visitBerlin.com

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