The new year is traditionally started with (good) resolutions. Since 2014, a New Year's resolution has been proclaimed worldwide and it is: Veganuary - Try vegan! Do without animal products completely for one month! In Berlin, this is easy. Numerous Berlin restaurants, cafés and ice cream parlours have been spoiling us with wonderful vegan dishes for a long time. And of course you can also find vegan fashion and cosmetics in the capital. We've put together a few tips for you here. Try it for - just one month. It's not that hard!
Restaurants and more
Tip 1: Das Försters
At Försters, the classics of German home cooking are reinterpreted for you - 100% vegan. Of course, regional and seasonal products are used here as well. You can enjoy delicious vegan dishes - just have a look at the dish of the week, and maybe you'd like to order one of the wonderful desserts at the same time. By the way: To avoid disposable packaging, you can also take your food home waste-free at the Försters via #Vytla.
Where: Dunckerstraße 2A, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tip 2: AtayaCaffe
Start Sunday with a cosy brunch and don't have to prepare anything yourself - it's the perfect start to the day. Simply book in advance and then enjoy homemade bread, fresh salads and fruit and more: 100% vegan and organic food - from traditional, bold Senegalese cuisine.
Where: Zelterstraße 6, 10, Prenzlauer Berg
Tip 3: 1900 Vegan Living
Vegan moments of pleasure - that is the restaurant's slogan. Here, too, the focus is on fresh ingredients of the highest quality. Vietnam is known for its varied vegan cuisine and this is wonderfully realised in 1990 vegan Living. Enjoy delicious tapas creations, crisp salads and soy with wonderful dressings and nuts.
Where: Krossener Straße 19, Friedrichshain
Delivery and pick-up time: 12 to 9.30 p.m.
Tip 4: La Stella Nera
Italian cuisine also likes to cook vegan. Try original Neapolitan pizza from the wood-fired oven, homemade pasta and fresh salads. The finale is a typical Italian dessert. The matching vegan wine is a must and is also available for pick-up or delivery at La Stelle Nera.
Where: Leykestraße 18, Neukölln
Tip 5: Vöner
The dispute over the invention of the doner kebab has still not been settled. It is not clear where it was first sold and by whom. But it is certain that the kebab came from Berlin. Developed ten years ago for a mobile vegan sales stand, it is enjoying ever greater popularity today. In the meantime, there is a permanent sales stand and a small vöner factory from which other cities are supplied with the vöner spit. Enjoy the mix of conscious, vegan lifestyle and Turkish street food. Fast food: healthy and ethically correct!
Where: Boxhagener Straße 56, Prenzlauer Berlin
Tip 6: Brammibals`s Donuts
Now in five different locations in Berlin, Brammibal's Donuts enjoys great popularity in the vegan community and beyond. The exclusively plant-based café serves classic donuts and letter donuts in all colours. You can have them delivered or pick them up yourself in Mitte, Neukölln, Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain and Potsdamer Platz.
Tip 7: Chimneys - icecream
A Baumstriezel wonderland where you can get the most delicious chimney cakes in different flavours: freshly baked pastries filled with ice cream, cream and various toppings. Now all you have to do is choose a flavour. Order to go or have it delivered.
Where: Brunnenstraße 173, Mitte
Fashion and cosmetics
Tip 8: Loveco
Sustainable jumpers, fair sneakers, down jackets made from recycled PET bottles, without down feathers but still cosy and warm, comfortable fabric trousers, vegan boots, ecological, fair and vegan fashion, you can find it all at loveco. And also beautiful jewellery. In the current winter sale you can get the fair fashion style at reduced prices. Order online now.
Good to know: Loveco gets its electricity from renewable energies and the shipping of goods is climate-neutral.
Tip 9: Und Gretel
The two founders of the Berlin label Und Gretel have really taken off with their make-up products - and rightly so! Their secret: intensive colours and long-lasting adhesion based on natural ingredients. Because even if you want to be beautiful, you don't have to compromise on sustainability.
Tip 10: Wertvoll Berlin
The slow fashion store where you can shop sustainably and draw on many years of experience. Since 2009, the store has only worked with brands that are transparent and authentic. So you can be sure that only sustainable materials are used and that ethically responsible production is behind it. You can order online and pick up the goods in the shop.
Where: Marienburgerstraße 39, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by appointment.
Tip 11: Wesen Berlin
The focus is on quality and durability. They only use products that are ecologically and ethically sound. In addition to the house brand format, which presents itself mainly through casual fashion with refined details, you will find vegan shoes and handmade, fine jewellery, also from Berlin labels.
Where: Tellstraße 7, Friedrichshain
- Food and things for everyday use are available at Veganz. The vegan supermarket has three branches in Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg.
- Liquid Garden - homemade soothies from organic ingredients in Prenzlauer Berg.
- L'herbivore - seitan specialities made to their own recipes and with ingredients from organic farming in Friedrichshain.