Ugh, and you should be. I’m seriously so damn envious. Last time I was in Europe I ended up going three times and spending about a month there because it was just too awesome. It is! Also, all of the best stuff is in East Berlin. Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, and Prenzlauer Berg are the neighborhoods to be, aside from visiting Tiergarten, which is on the west side past Mitte. I don’t know what kind of scene you like but there’s a really great outdoor popup market that opens in Revaler Straße only on weekends on what are kind of the ruins of an abandoned building that is a whole little complex. There’s a vegan restaurant called Emma Pea there too and a couple of clubs along with a biergarten/outdoor bar, which is adjacent to an area that’s an outdoor movie theater. That’s perfect! I was there around that time too. Look for Shakespeare in the Park happenings around that time. Oh! And look up Die Weinerei. There’s actually two places by the name that are affiliated and across the street from each other. One is a wine shop and the other is the wine tasting room, which is down the street and over on the corner of the block. There you pay 2 euro for use of a glass and then it’s a tip-what-you-can/want for each pour of the wine available that night. Oh! And around that time there was also a language exchange boat party literally right next to the East Side gallery on the Spree. It was a lot of fun and the had a live three piece band. And sign up for a Sandman walking tour! They’re free and you tip the tour guides after. I forgot his name but the guy I got was amazing and he was from Portland. He was maybe 2 meters, thin, and wore glasses so you’re lucky if you get him. They divide groups when you get there and meet at Pariser Platz. And be sure to check out the museums. There are 8 in Museum Island, which is near where you’ll end the tour, and 48 or so total. Where are you staying?
Aaah, it really sucks you’re not going there sooner. I just remembered that this weekend is the International Berlin Festival all along Karl-Marx-Allee.
;lajsdfl;a sdf TAKE ME WITH YOU. I’m dying, dying, dying to go back. I’m just in love with that city and it’s seriously, I think, surpassed Portland as the best vegan city. They also recently got their own vegan tattoo shop, Little Bird Tattoo, which I think was the only thing missing to match Portland in terms of amenities. Though I don’t think they have a vegan strip club but still. The food scene there is amazing, especially since you can find great shows on stressfaktor.squat.net. It’s all the music/movie/art shows on the underground scene and a lot of them have food that’s free or very little cost and the food tends to be vegan. When are you going? I’ll give you some tips for when you do so I can live vicariously through you and cry over being so far away.
Um so there’s a VEGAN SUPERMARKET in Berlin… What?!💕💕
Last night’s yummy meal at Pan Asia in Berlin - delicious and we got to sit outside on pillows so extra points for that! And the the ‘best vegan chocolate sorbet’ in Berlin from a little ice cream place. I’ve not tasted any others yet so I can’t comment but it was pretty damn good…
I 💗 Berlin! Most vegan friendly City in the World? If you’re out shopping or running errands, it’s almost impossible NOT to run into a smoothie shop. They are almost EVERYWHERE 👌 so as a vegan you will always have the chance to fuel yourself with amazing fresh fruit or veggies. Here’s a picture of a smoothie shop in the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden. They sell different sizes of smoothies and you can choose between green smoothies (with spinach or others greens) or fruity smoothies. This gives you a kick during the day when you feel like ypur energy levels are running low. Even raw vegans can enjoy 😄🍌🍓🍐🍊🍏🍉🍑🍇
Vegan Goodies? All food pictures above are vegan! Berlin is amazing when it comes to plant based foods, since there are multiple cafes that only serve vegan goodness.
Goodies Cafe, is absolutely amazing and one of my favorite places to relax at. They serve anything from raw vegan fresh smoothies, cooked vegan snacks, and raw vegan cakes!
The smoothies vary by green🌱 and fruity🍌🍇🍑🍉 mixes and in winter they even offer special “warm smoothies”. So if you ever need a little pick-me-up, then grabbing one of those fresh mixed drinks really does the trick 👌
If you ever feel like having coffee and cake, then you absolutely must have one of goodies raw vegan tarts! They are completely uncooked and free from all animal products. Can you believe it? You would think that the taste wouldn’t be remarkable, but think again… these cakes aren’t missing anything when it comes to taste! They are heavenly 💗👌
If you just want to grab a small lunch, then you also have an amazing variety of different lentil salads, chia puddings, wraps, pasta salads etc. The list is endless and anyone can find something they desire!
There are 4 Goodies Cafes in Berlin,
- and 2 at Warschauerstr
So keep these places in mind next time you’re in Berlin City 💗💗💗
So excited to be in Berlin in 3 weeks time!
Before I went vegan, I had never experimented with dates and peanut butter, never realized that dark chocolate is so much tastier than milk chocolate and so much more satisfying. Never knew how ice cream and yummy cookies can be made out of a bunch of over ripe bananas, which you got for free. Never guessed how magical cashews are and how they can be turned into cheesy sauces or dips, or that almonds make the best white crumbly cheese. I had never really appreciated hummus, delicious homemade pesto and the yumminess of smoothies.
I discovered chia and flax seeds, which are excellent egg replacers and thickeners, Who knew oats left to soak overnight could be so good?
No, vegetarianism and veganism are not limiting. They just open you up to a whole new world. And the awesome feeling of knowing that you’re living healthily while leaving less marks on mother earth, and hurting no animals is irreplaceable.
|—||Mary Lyse (via fightingforanimals)|