Berlin: A Hidden Treasure of Delicious Dines
Updated: Apr 4, 2019
Heading into my trip to Berlin, I really didn’t have any expectations. Unlike before my trip to London, I didn’t have any ideas of things I wanted to do in Berlin. Especially, when it came to fine dining. I didn’t know anything about the food culture in Germany. However, now when I look back on my trip this past summer, I crave the delicious cuisines I experienced in Berlin.
Little did I know, Berlin is actually a hot spot for vegans and is filled with tons of vegan-friendly meals. I’m not a vegan, but my family and I don’t eat meat outside of the home, and are basically pescatarians at restaurants, so learning about this fact was awesome. The first vegan restaurant we went to, one of my favorite restaurants in Berlin, was called Chaostheorie. This was a super hip and trendy restaurant with edgy decor. We went for nighttime drinks and dinner, and there was an assortment of unique cocktails that we all enjoyed. I ordered a banana in pajamas which is by far my favorite cocktail I’ve had (in my little experience of drinking)! For our meal, I had a cheese hotdog, the hotdog not being real or the cheese, but I was pleasantly surprised. My family ordered a German inspired vegan dish which was exciting since we would’ve of been unable to try it otherwise. After that we all shared different vegan milkshakes which just didn’t compare to the real thing. Besides that I loved Chaostheorie, and wish there was something like this by me. Even if you’re not vegan, the unique cocktails and German hipster environment is worth it!
The next restaurant that we went to wasn’t vegan, but had a lot of vegetarian options. Soho House Berlin was the fanciest and chicest place we dined at on this trip. Funky and glamorous interior design enhanced the classiness of the restaurant. The risotto is my personal suggestion based on what the group and myself ordered. This was definitely my favorite on the menu. However, this restaurant was pricey, so it was definitely a splurge of a meal.
In Berlin, we dined at an Indian restaurant called Speisen & Getranke which was really good. We did family-style dining where we just ordered a bunch of things to share, this is my recommended form of dining here. Here are some pictures of the table of food we had, and ignore my awkward crop of our faces lol…
Lias Kitchen was another vegan restaurant we enjoyed. It was run by Israelis. This restaurant wasn’t a sit-down. There were seats, however, it was fairly limited especially if you don’t want to eat outside. The food here was a vegan inspired BBQ, and had lots of tasty options. I had a chicken cheese burger and a chocolate milkshake, and it was so freakin good!! Even my family members that eat meat out and didn’t have to eat any vegan food on the trip really enjoyed these faux meat sandwiches. I would suggest going to these vegan restaurants even if you aren’t vegan/vegetarian because this restaurant as well as Chaostheorie were in really cool areas that differed from the areas of Berlin that we were in for most of our tourist activities. I don’t think I would’ve witnessed these areas if we didn’t plan on going to these restaurants (they were a bit of a drive from where we were staying).
On our last night of the trip, we tried a Vietnamese restaurant called Quy Nguyen Vegan Living. We ordered great appetizers, and big bowls of soups filled with rice, curry, tofu, and veggies. This was such a tasty meal, and was almost everyone’s favorite restaurant on the trip! Overall, I was shocked and impressed by the amazing meals we had on this trip, and writing about them is making me miss them more!
I wish I took more pictures of the food at all of these restaurants though...
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