HappyCow has named Berlin the number one city for vegans, and it’s pretty clear why: From vegan grocery store chain Veganz to an entire “vegan street” lined with yummy plant-based restaurants and vegan clothing shops, Berlin is brimming with compassion. Be sure to follow PETA on TripAdvisor for tips on ways you can be kind to animals when you travel.
We have to give some credit to PETA Germany for making compassion so cool. With offices in Berlin and Stuttgart, the group has made tireless efforts to help spread a cruelty-free message far and wide across the country.
In this two-part video (in Spanish with English subtitles), an intern for PETA Germany explains why Berlin is becoming an epicenter for cruelty-free living:
Let’s take a tour, shall we?
1. Café Vux
The Sunday buffet-style brunch is not to be missed.
Wipperstraße 14, 12055 Berlin
This entirely vegan pizza place serves up Neapolitan pizza made in a wood-fired oven, pasta, and salads.
Leykestraße 18, 12053 Berlin
You can never have too many vegan doughnuts.
Maybachufer 8, 12047 Berlin
The Sunday brunch sells out quickly, so be sure to make a reservation ahead of time.
Czeminskistraße 10, 10829 Berlin
This 100 percent vegan café serves delectable desserts, coffee drinks, and lunch dishes.
Nostitzstrstraße 33, 10965 Berlin
6. Fast Rabbit
The name of this café is adorable, and the food is quite impressive. Menu items include wraps, gyros, desserts, salads, and more.
Eberswalderstraße 1, 10437 Berlin
Rawtastic is Berlin’s first entirely raw vegan restaurant. Hint: The cheesecakes look out-of-this-world delicious.
Danzigerstraße 16, 10435 Berlin
You might gasp when you peruse the entirely vegan menu. Vegan quiche, massive sandwiches, adventurous desserts, and vegan cocktails are served up at this cocktail bar and restaurant.
Schliemannstraße15, 10437 Berlin
9. Let It Be
This 100 percent plant-based crêperie also serves vegan burgers that might take you a couple of hours to eat.
Treptowerstraße 90, 12059 Berlin
Using 100 percent organic and local ingredients, Amaranth is situated in the solar-powered Essentis Biohotel and offers beautiful versions of classics such as pasta, tacos, burgers, and a full breakfast menu to boot.
Weiskopffstraße 16–17, 12459 Berlin
Dishes like quiche, ravioli, cabbage carpaccio, and orange-sesame tofu medallions are presented beautifully at this plant-based paradise.
Pestalozzistraße 8, 10625 Berlin
Serving cuisine described as Indian soul food, this restaurant focuses on combining foods for their medicinal properties, according to the Hindu-based ayurvedic diet.
Hohenstaufenstraße 64, 10781 Berlin
13. geh Veg
The smoothie bowls and other brunch options are to die for, plus the restaurant serves gluten-free bread, if that’s your thing!
Birkenstraße 30, 10551
The pancake towers are on point at this vegan café and catering company.
Stephanstraße 46, 10559 Berlin
Cobbler, cheesecake, and pie—oh, my! And the breakfasts just couldn’t get any prettier.
Gustav-Müller-Straße 15, 10829 Berlin
16. Kiez Vegan
When in Berlin, it makes sense to try the vegan Flammkuchen (German pizza).
Körtestraße 22, 10967 Berlin
17. Planet Veganus
Gyros, falafel sandwiches, and colorful desserts are just the beginning here.
Schenkendorfstraße 1, 10965 Berlin
Goodies serves a vegan brunch every Sunday that looks absolutely divine.
Warschauerstraße 69, 10243 Berlin
Warschauerstraße 3, 10243 Berlin
19. Chay Umi
This vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese restaurant offers a wide variety of colorful, vegetable-filled dishes without the fish sauce.
Stargarderstraße 2, 10437 Berlin
20. Vegan Tiger
Vegan Tiger offers burgers, raw cakes, smoothies, salads, pie, and more. There’s so much to munch on, but so little time.
Lettestraße 5, 10437 Berlin
Schivelbeinerstraße, 10439 Berlin
Warschauerstraße 33, 10243 Berlin
With three locations in Munich and one in Berlin, DearGoods carries clothing for children as well as adorable trinkets and accessories such as jewelry, wallets, purses, and more.
Schivelbeinerstraße 35, 10439 Berlin
This Berlin-based high-fashion brand uses innovative eco-materials such as SeaCell, soy fibers, bamboo, protein fibers, energear, smartcel, and Tencel to create gorgeous, minimalist designs.
Linienstraße 40, 10119 Berlin
Completely fair trade and vegan, Loveco sells on-trend clothing staples to the chic Berliner.
Sonntagstraße 29, 10245 Berlin
Veganz Grocery Store
What could be more awesome than an entirely vegan grocery store? We can’t think of much. The Veganz chain has locations across Europe, including two in Berlin. (The Schivelbeiner Straße store is smack in the middle of Berlin’s “vegan district,” Prenzlauer Berg.)
For any Americans reading this, Veganz has reported that its products will be available in select U.S. grocery stores by late 2016, and it’s even promising to open stateside stores soon.
Schivelbeinerstraße 34, 10439 Berlin
Warschauerstraße 33, 10243 Berlin