Hungry in the capital? We have put together 11 tips for vegan bakeries so that even the vegans among you don't run out of breath on your tours through Berlin. Here you can enjoy a hearty breakfast, have a quick snack or fortify yourself for your next adventure with biscuits and donuts. Animal-free, of course, and guaranteed delicious. So off you go to the best vegan bakeries in Berlin.
Tip 1: Sustainable and local at the FREA Bakery
If you want to eat with a clear conscience, there's no way around FREA Bakery. The small bakery in Gartenstraße not only bakes 100% vegan and with local ingredients, it also utilises all leftovers with Gersi, its own composting machine. Gersi won't have much to do, however, as there is rarely anything left over from the delicious croissants, bread rolls and homemade kombucha. Another way to achieve the zero-waste goal.
Where: Gartenstraße 9, Mitte
When: 8:00 to 17:00
Tip 2: Float on cloud nine with Round & Edgy
Crispy on the outside, soft and delicious on the inside. At the vegan cookie bakery Round & Edgy, you get simply heavenly biscuits. You won't want to miss out on these tasty treats in the style of the legendary New York cookies. And you don't have to. As well as being sold directly in KaDeWe and the store in Mitte, you can also get your biscuit supply conveniently delivered to your home. Simply order and look forward to the next delivery.
Where: Rochstraße 3, Mitte
When: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 18:00
Tip 3: Vegan steamed buns at the VUX Café
The VUX Café has been the place to go for vegan gourmets since 2009. The cosy café in Wipperstraße near the popular Körnerpark will spoil you with one of the best coffees in Neukölln. It also serves vegan cakes and sweets that you shouldn't miss out on. You can also get steamed buns here. These are made from yeast dough and are filled with all kinds of vegan treats - the perfect snack between meals.
Where: Wipperstraße 14, Neukölln
When: Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00
Tip 4: There's nothing good unless you do it - at the Good Bakery
Sometimes making things yourself is simply best. Freda and Friedrich Gilsa thought the same thing during their unsuccessful search for a gluten-free bakery. No sooner said than done: they founded the Jute Bäckerei (Berlin dialect for "Good Bakery"), which is 100% gluten-free and also bakes most of its products vegan. Here you can get everything you need for your next big breakfast with friends, a burger night or a quick snack in between. Freda and Friedrich's love of experimentation is unrivalled and will give you many a tasty surprise.
Where: Schönhauser Allee 52a, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Monday to Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tip 5: Addictive vegan cake at Café Velicious
It's going to be dangerously, dangerously good. Because at Café Velicious in Friedrichshain, you can throw all good intentions overboard and feast unrestrainedly on the large selection of vegan cakes and tarts. Owner Steffi is fulfilling a long-cherished wish with her café. The trained chef and pastry chef works wonders with spelt flour. So don't be upset if you end up with one more piece of cake than planned. We've warned you.
Where: Lenbachstr. 13B, Friedrichshain
When: Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
Tip 6: Delicious bread at the Mehlwurm organic wholemeal bakery
One mill, three branches and 16 sales outlets - the Mehlwurm organic wholemeal bakery supplies the capital with delicious baked goods. Mehlwurm grinds the flour in its own mill and presents the fresh products directly in the shop window. All of them bear the organic seal, and many are vegan or gluten-free. Keep your eyes peeled on your next discovery tour through the capital. Because Mehlwurm's delicacies are not to be missed.
Where: Pannierstraße 2, Neukölln, and other branches
When: Monday to Friday from 7.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tip 7: Try vegan donuts at Brammibal's
The story of Brammibal's is too good to be true. Just like the vegan donuts you can get there. In 2015, Bram and Jess tested the perfect recipe for vegan donuts in their kitchen. A few years later, their team grew to 120 people and today you can get the hippest donuts in the hippest corners of the city. Have you ever tried a bee sting donut or do you know what Boston cream is? It's high time you found out. Treat yourself to several donuts at once and make your choice easier with one of the donut boxes from Brammibal's.
Where: KaDeWe, Potsdamer Platz, Neukölln and other locations
When: Different opening hours depending on location
Tip 8: Honest craftsmanship at Zeit für Brot
Selected ingredients, traditional craftsmanship and passion - Zeit für Brot seems to have fallen out of time and yet is exactly how a bakery should be. The aroma of fresh bread hits you as soon as you open the door. And by the time you look at the display, you'll have forgotten what you actually wanted to buy. Preferably everything! So take some time for the bread and enjoy your purchase on the spot with a cup of coffee. For vegan pastry fans, we recommend the hummus sandwich or the Mediterranean Stadtweck and the vegan cinnamon bun is also a hit.
Where: 5 branches in Berlin
When: Different opening hours depending on location, usually from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tip 9: Cupcakeladen - the name says it all, it's a Cupcake shop
Attention cupcake fans: Paradise awaits you at Frankenstraße 15. What's on display here really deserves its place. Because only 10 to 12 cupcakes make it there every day, including a vegan selection. The cupcake shop has many more delicious varieties in its repertoire. The only thing to do is come back and keep trying. You can see what awaits you here on social media before your visit. They say that anticipation is the greatest joy, but at Cupcakeladen the real flavour exceeds all expectations.
Where: Frankenstraße 15, Schöneberg
When: Wednesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 18:00 and Sunday from 13:00 to 18:00
Tip 10: British Tea Time at SPRO Scones Bakery & Coffee
No tea time without scones. The classic British afternoon pastry is now also available in Berlin. With tea or delicious coffee, of course. SPRO is a slang term for espresso. The SPRO leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to scones. In addition to the classic version with jam and clotted cream, there are scones with plum and walnut or cinnamon and sugar. Of course, there are also vegan scones on offer. It's best to ask directly at the counter for the vegan recommendation of the day.
Where: Schönhauser Allee 50A, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 17:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
Tip 11: Geh Veg, but in that case you better go there
The vegan café Geh Veg (Pun for Go away) has long been a favourite meeting place for vegans in Berlin. It serves bagels, toasties, cakes and pancakes. A lot of effort and love goes into it, as everything is homemade. In the warmer months of the year, homemade vegan ice cream also sweetens your day. On top of that, dog lovers can look forward to the two four-legged friends Myscha & Monka, who look after the shop every day.
Where: Triftstr 37, Moabit
When: Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm