Vegan Food in Hamburg: The Ultimate Guide
As Germany’s second city, it’s no surprise that Hamburg has an abundance of vegan food. But where to start? With so much to choose from, and some not such high quality food out there, it can be hard to know where to get the best vegan food in the city. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights. Every one of them in walking distance from our hotel in the center of Hamburg.
A very popular and therefore busy option for lunches, this small restaurant serves generous plates of daily changing dishes. The main focus is around healthy but tasty food and high quality ingredients. At weekends, they serve from an all day breakfast menu. This consists of sandwiches, filled pancakes and porridge, and they also have a regular menu with several burgers, healthy bowls and salads. Their cakes are definitely worth trying and the modern design and cosy setting make it a hipster heaven!
Also known as The Vegan Musketeers, this cosy restaurant with a mix of seating options serves a good selection of pizzas, burgers, burritos, salads, soups, fresh smoothies and cakes. One nice thing about this place is that everything can be ordered with a gluten free option. This is something which can be tricky to find in Hamburg otherwise. On Sundays, they offer brunch, with just two timeslots for reservation. This means you can arrive and take your time to enjoy. You are therefore starting off the day without stressing about other customers hovering, waiting for you to vacate your table!
Though this place offers cow milk for hot drinks, it is otherwise completely vegan. It is a nice place to grab a Kaffee und Kuchen or a light lunch of quiche, a wrap, a sandwich or a salad. It’s a cute space, with some very quirky decorations (especially in the bathroom!). It feels a little more alternative than many other options in Hamburg.
Perhaps the most highly regarded vegan establishment in Hamburg. This is not only for the quality of its food, but for its social awareness. This place is primarily a pizza restaurant, but also much more. There is a set lunch menu every day, which uses produce that would otherwise be thrown away by market vendors. It is donation based. On weekends they serve breakfast and occasionally brunch. It is the evening pizza menu that most people visit for. They also have a nice range of homemade cakes and pies and always have excellent Italian coffee.
Finding an ice cream place that has more than sorbets as their vegan options can be difficult sometimes, but Eisdealer doesn’t disappoint. Though not fully vegan, many of their most popular flavours are, including the Snickers and tiramisu, and everything is clearly labelled. If that doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, they also sometimes have raw cakes and can always whip you up a coffee with soy milk on request.
The Vegan Eagle
Somewhat out of town, close to the airport, this tiny little place has a tranquil garden where you can really feel that you’ve gotten away from the city while enjoying their international changing food menu. They also have an extensive drinks menu, with homemade ice teas, local craft beers, soft drinks and of course wine, spirits and hot drinks. There is usually a theme to each different menu, such as Mexican, Thai or simply burgers, and everything is made with fresh ingredients and served beautifully, making for a nice option for something a bit special.