Budget Berlin Vegan: 10 Places to Eat Vegan in Berlin for Less Than €10

Meat-free Momos, Mexican, and more!

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Looking for the best Berlin vegan restaurants where you can eat on a traveller’s budget? Here’s our guide to our favourite budget Berlin vegan food!

In 2013, when we were last in Berlin, there were a couple of good places for a budget Berlin vegan food. Since then, the Berlin vegan scene has gone totally insane, in a good way.

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There are signs for vegan food wherever you look and it would be a year’s work to try all the options available. As with any food scene that goes trenderiffic (curry wurst, I’m looking at you), bad apples are popping up everywhere, threatening to spoil the bunch.

We made it our mission to find the best vegan cheap eats in Berlin and taste them for you. We also scoured the streets for nearby alternatives, in case your chosen Berlin vegan restaurant is mysteriously closed when you get there.

(This happens all the time in Berlin! Plan ahead!!)

From least expensive to most, here’s all the budget Berlin vegan food we tried, with honest opinions about each option.

10 Places to Eat Berlin Vegan Food on a Budget

Looking for the best Berlin vegan restaurants where you can eat on a traveller's budget? Here's our guide to our favourite budget Berlin vegan food!

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Tutti Island, Kreuzberg

Vegan & Vegetarian
Zossener Str 17, U Gneisenaustr.

On our first night in Berlin, this hole-in-the-wall falafel place caught our eye with a huge Vegan & Vegetarische sign in the window. While it’s not hard to get a vegan falafel in Kreuzberg, the Tutti Island folks do things a little differently. Namely, instead of the usual tahini, they make a spicy peanut-based sauce which adds a unique flavour to your falafel (I never knew a peanut butter falafel sandwich would be so good!).

While it’s not the best falafel I’ve ever had, Tutti’s food is fresh and tasty, perfect for a quick bite when you’re in the neighbourhood. The only non-vegan item on the menu is halloumi, a popular pita sandwich option in Berlin.

Price for a vegan meal:
Falafel Sandwich: €3,50
Falafel Plate/Teller: €6,50

Did you know? Tutti Island is an island in Sudan where the Blue Nile and the White Nile merge to form the (brownish) Nile.

Nearby:
The falafel and babganoush stand at Gneisenaustraße 66 does a better falafel sandwich for just €2.50, but you will also have to watch as they slice meat from one of those giant shwarma meat skewers. Not for the faint-hearted Berlin vegan.

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Glück To Go, Kreuzberg

Vegan & Vegetarian
Friesenstr. 26, U Gneisenaustr.

Gluck To Go vegan berlin

Photo via Glück To Go.

This burger imbiss is one of our favourite quick Berlin vegan meals (partly because we always stay just around the corner). Glück To Go focusses on fresh, organic, and healthy food — in the form of burgers and fries! A winning combo in my book. They serve a tasty homemade burger patty on a light spelt sesame bun with an interesting array of toppings like beetroot carpaccio and Dubai chutney. They have vegan cheese and vegan mayo, but they also serve the animal version of these items, so make sure you order the vegan option.

Price for a vegan meal:
Vital Burger with a side of Flying Fries: €7,70

Did you know? Glück (or Glueck) means “luck” or “happiness” in German.

Nearby:
Upstairs inside the Marheineke Markthalle, Goodies serves breakfast, lunch, and various vegan sweets.

Check the latest reviews of Glück To Go


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Chaparro, Kreuzberg

Vegan Options, Serves Meat
Wienerstr. 14A, U Görlitzer Bahnhof

Chaparro vegan tacos Berlin

After reading outstanding reviews online, I was excited to visit Chaparro for my first real Mexican food since leaving LA in 2013. They offer three vegan fillings — chorizo, nopales, and verduras — which you can have in tacos, burritos, and tortas. Not being a fan of chorizo or nopales (cactus paddle) I went for verduras.

It was obviously the wrong choice.

The veggies they used were cauliflower and carrot, undercooked and dry, slapped on a decent corn tortilla with no sauce or any flavour. Luckily, they have a choice of three homemade salsas on the table, so I added a bit of spice to make the tacos more palatable.

Other vegans love Chaparro, so maybe I was just there on an off day? Or maybe, having lived in LA, I just have high expectations of Mexican food? Let us know if you’ve tried Chaparro and had a better experience. Not my top choice for vegan Berlin!

Price for a vegan meal:
Vegan Burrito: €5,90 to €6,50
3 Vegan Tacos: €5 to €5,50

Did you know? Chef and owner of Chaparro, Raul Arraiga comes from Mexico City.

Nearby: Just across the street is Quy Nguyen Vegan, a homey-looking Vietnamese vegan spot, which offers traditional Vietnamese dishes vegan style. I wish I had gone there instead!

Check the latest reviews for Chaparro

Momos, Mitte

Vegan & Vegetarian
Fehrbelliner Str. 5, U Senefelderplatz

Momo vegan berlin

Photo via Momo.

This tiny lunch spot is hidden away on a residential street. It’s popular with office workers on their lunch break, so expect the tables to be busy if you go between noon and 1:30pm. Inspired by a trip they took to Nepal, Marc and Martin serve plates of small dumplings called momos. Veggie-friendly adventurers, our favourite kind of people!

The dumplings come in six flavours (2 veggie, 4 vegan) with a choice of three dips and three plate sizes. The piping hot little pockets were tasty and filling; a medium plate of 14 momos made a terrific lunch.

Price for a vegan meal:
Plate of 14 fried momos with dip: €6.90

Did you know? If you like tall, fit German men with friendly smiles, you will want to visit Momo. Trust me.

Nearby: Cold-pressed juices, healthy shakes, and vegan salads are on offer at Daluma, Weinbergsweg 3.

Check the latest reviews for Momos in Berlin

Il Casolare, Kreuzberg

Vegan Options (if you ask), Serves Meat
Grimmstr. 30, Berlin, Kottbusser Brücke

If you have a hankering for a traditional Italian pizza, but the closest you can get to Italy is Berlin, then Il Casolare has your back. Il Casolare is staffed by exceptionally grumpy waitresses, who give the impression that speaking to customers is way below their pay grade. Fortunately, the food makes up for the unpleasantries. It’s not a vegan pizza place and you won’t find anything vegan on the menu, but just order one of their selection of veggie pizzas ohne käse and you’ll be transported straight to Italia with the first bite. This is one of our favourite omnivorous places to eat in Berlin.

Il Casolare has two sister branches in Berlin. Il Ritrovo in Friedrichshain (Gabriel-Max-Str. 2) and I Due Forni in Prenzlauer Berg (Schönhauser Allee 12).

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Price for a vegan meal:
Generous personal pizza: about €7

Did you know? Rumour has it that Quentin Tarantino eats at Il Casolare when he is in Berlin.

Nearby: Just across the river at Erkelenzdamm 49 is Viasko, which will break your budget, but is also one of the highlights of Berlin vegan food.

Check the latest reviews for Il Casolare

Sushi Cube, Kreuzberg

Vegan Options, Serves Fish
Zossener Str. 18, U Gneisenaustr.

Packed out pretty much every time I’ve been there, Sushi Cube won’t win any awards for swift service or relaxed dining. But, it does have an amazing selection of veggie and vegan sushis on the menu at a terrific price. We found it impossible to ask our busy waitress for a glass of water, let alone to find out if the tempura batter has eggs in it, so ask before you order. If it does, there are lots of options that don’t involve any batter at all.

Did you know? In summer, you can enjoy your sushi out on the sidewalk tables — oh so European.

Price for a vegan meal:
Two filling sushi rolls: around €8

Nearby: Planet Veganus is a small vegan bistro just around the corner on Schenkendorfstrasse 1.

Check the latest reviews for Sushi Cube in Berlin

Pêle-Mêle, Neukölln

Vegan
Innstr. 26, Geygerstr.

Pele Mele vegan Berlin

After failing to eat at Sfizy (randomly closed until some day in February) and Let it Be (doesn’t open until 4pm), I found myself at Pêle-Mêle, a homey little restaurant on a side street in Neukölln. What was going to be just a back-up plan turned into one of the best Berlin vegan meals I’ve had.

The veggie-burger is a homemade green spelt patty topped with fresh, crisp veggies on a sesame bun. And it was damn tasty. After lunch, I treated myself to a slice of hazelnut chocolate cake for dessert, which was iced with a caramel-like peanut butter topping. Yum.

Did you know?
Pêle-Mêle does an organic vegan gourmet brunch every Sunday from 10am to 3pm. This is a must-eat on my list for next time we’re in Berlin.

Price for a vegan meal:
Veggie burger: €6.50
Side of potato wedges: €2.50

Nearby:
The pizza at all-vegan Sfizy is supposed to be great. Next time we’re in Berlin, maybe I’ll have an update for you.

Check the latest reviews for Pele-Mele

Tianfuzius, Schöneberg

Vegan & Vegetarian
10777 Berlin, U Viktoria-Luise-Platz

Tianfuzius vegan Berlin

There was a time, about three months into our cycling trip through China, that I thought I would never be able to eat Chinese food again. That time has passed, so I was excited to find out about Tianfuzius, a vegetarian Chinese restaurant in Berlin’s upmarket Schöneberg neighborhood. Tianfuzius is decked out to impress the well-to-do locals, with a modern, chic take on an ancient Chinese villa. You could easily spend €50 per person on a splash-out meal here.

But, just like the upscale vegetarian restaurants in China, the dim sum section of the menu offers affordable filling options on a budget. They have a range of dumplings including Xiao Long Bao, Bao Zi, and Jiao Zi for less than €5 a plate. While my order of Bao didn’t compare to the fluffy cloud-like buns of perfection that came from street vendors in remote villages in China, they were pretty good. At least I could be sure I wasn’t going to bite into a bun full of pig!

If you want to splurge, come and try the Mapo Tofu and Green Beans with Mountains of Chilis (my name for them) that we so fondly remember from our time in China.

Did you know? Tianfuzius also offers a lunch box special (Japanese Bento style) for less than €10.

Price for a vegan meal:
Soup plus an order of dumplings: €9

Nearby:
It’s a bit of a trek, but Chay Village on Eisenacher Str. 40 does veggie and vegan Vietnamese food and is the closest good option in the area.

Check the latest reviews for Tianfuzius

Cat Tuong, Prenzlauerberg

Vegan
Kastanienallee 89, Schwedter Str.

Cat Tuong might be our favourite Berlin restaurant. We were excited to have the chance to sample some Vietnamese delights without having to pick through our food for random bits of pork or tiny dried shrimp! The menu made us want to come back multiple times, because there was so much we wanted to try.

The crispy Banh Xeo pancake was as tasty as we remember from the market in Ha Noi and our main courses were rich and flavourful, while being completely different from each other. The best part about Cat Tuong’s meals is how they use thin slices of seitan and mushroom to recreate the delicate pieces of pork (or chicken or dog) so prevalent in Vietnamese cooking.

Price for a vegan meal:
One main dish: €9

Did you know?
Cat Tuong is a famous Vietnamese actress (but the word also means something like “Fortune”).

Nearby:
Fill up on vegan salads, wraps, and scrumptious fries at Fast Rabbit on Eberswalder Str. 1.

Check the latest reviews for Cat Tuong in Berlin

Bonus Listing: Berlin Vegan Supermarket Veganz

Vegan
Locations in Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, and Prenzlauer Berg

As proof that Berlin has been possessed by vegan insanity (hooray), there is a chain of vegan supermarkets in Berlin. Yes, you heard that right. A CHAIN of VEGAN supermarkets!! Anyway, they sell every vegan product you’ve ever heard of but can’t get in your town back home. So if you need vegan groceries, Veganz Berlin is your one-stop shop!

Gardein? Yup, with more varieties than we could ever find in Canada, where the stuff is made! Beyond Meat? You betcha? Veganaise? Yes, again with more different kinds than I knew existed. Plus, there are oodles of types of European vegan cheese slices and yogurts which are actually good!

While there is a minor snobbery among Berlin’s vegan populace about vegan “products” (yes, yes, we should all eat raw beans and kale the whole time) for travellers with access to a kitchen, Veganz is tha bomb! Combine some of their non-meat products with a plate full of veggies from the Turkish market and you have a tasty, nutritious vegan meal for well under €10.

(Find locations for Veganz in Berlin)

Want even more budget vegan Berlin restaurants?

There are about 476 (give or take) budget vegan restaurants we didn’t get to try in Berlin, not to mention all the fancy vegan restaurants in Berlin.

Check out these blogs for even more Berlin vegan restaurants (including some fancier ones for splurge nights):

13 FANTASTISCH Vegan Restaurants in Berlin Not To Miss
The 10 Best Places to Eat in Berlin for Vegetarians & Vegans
Guide to Vegan Berlin

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  Happy adventures (in vegan Berlin), Stephen & Jane

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  3. Comment by Sam | Alternative Travelers

    Sam | Alternative Travelers Reply January 17, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Omg!!! This post is sooo amazing!! I’m glad to see we’re not the only ones out there that always look for **budget** vegan food while traveling. A lot of vegan travel guides to places always list the fancy high end ones that we just can’t afford, nor are super interested in eating at!! This guide is seriously great, I love how you structured it with the nearby options. I was super excited to try Chaporro as I’ve been missing some good vegan Mexican food since moving to Spain, but now I’m not so sure! Maybe I’ll go for their $1 taco wednesdays to just have a taste. Headed to Berlin for a week in February and so so excited to try a lot of these places. Thanks again!

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane January 23, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Hey Sam,
      You’re welcome. It was hard work to eat all that food but somebody has to do it. We don’t like the fancy schmancy places either. They are almost always disappointing. If you get to Chaparro, please let us know what you think. I may have just visited on a bad day.

      J

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane January 23, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Hey Maria,
      Yes, how could I have forgotten Yellow Sunshine. We have eaten there a few times – very good place to grab a quick budget burger!

      J

  4. Comment by AB

    AB Reply March 7, 2016 at 1:45 am

    My suggestion is Quynguyen.de
    Amazing food

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane March 7, 2016 at 2:06 am

      Yes, I really wanted to try that while I was in town! Next time.

  5. Comment by Julia

    Julia Reply March 7, 2016 at 1:24 am

    There are three other low places where you could try vegan food next time in Berlin.

    1. Sala (http://www.sala-berlin.de/speisen.html) it’s a vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant in Charlottenburg which is mainly vegan. There are only two non-vegan dishes on the menue (containing egg).

    2. Nil (http://www.nil-imbiss.de/en/index.html) a tiny Sudanese place that serves meat but offers also great budget vegan food.

    3. If you are interested in doing an excursion to Potsdam you will find there a family friendly vegan café called Madia (https://mapove.wordpress.com/vegan-meals-and-fairtrade-products/)

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane March 7, 2016 at 1:42 am

      Thanks Julia! I’ve never heard of any of these and we will be back in Berlin in April, so your suggestions will come in handy then!

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