The classic German dietary cliché hinges upon sausage and beer. The Octoberfest festival, which takes place in Munich, is explicitly celebrated in honor of these twin German cultural cornerstones. Nevertheless, in recent years Berlin - being the cosmopolitan, avant-garde capital and all - has become quite content to reject their Bavarian neighbors traditional ways. In search of alternative yet healthy, more sustainable ways of sustenance, the population of Berlin has increasingly turned towards strictly vegetable-based culinary traditions.
In this way, then, vegetarianism and veganism have been rapidly gaining momentum as attractive and dare I say, even trendy, dietary options. Often times, such diets metamorphosize into complete ways of being, as the certitude of the ethical and moral underpinnings fueling such decisions are quite passionate. Indeed, what the German's call bio – in a word, "organic" - has become a veritable obsession in Berlin and restaurants catering exclusively to bio-crazed herbivores are blossoming across the city.
This list is intended to give you a comprehensive overview of the tastiest vegetarian and vegan restaurants that Berlin offers – and rest assured, these are in no short supply. Per usual, the selections from this 10 Best list run the spectrum from fast food places (Yellow Sunshine, Vego Foodworld) to more gourmet options (Cookies Cream, La Mano Verde). Whatever your particular fancy, know that the food is so good at these select establishments that sometimes you will forget you are even eating vegetarian or vegan (read: especially helpful for those stubborn carnivores who don't take vegetarians seriously).
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