I thought I’d start a series on my blog about all the food I eat while I travel because it’s actually pretty easy to eat vegan no matter where you are.
If you’re lucky to travel to a place where veganism is a thing you will get to try some super yummy foods, but if not fruit, veggies, rice, potatoes, oats an bread are your friend.
Let’s start with Hamburg.
I’m following quite a few girls from Hamburg on Instagram and was so excited to finally get to try out some of the restaurants I’ve seen them posting pictures of because the food looked amazing.
Here’s my selection:
Sashimi Sushi (Main station & Airport)
My friend who was so kind to let me stay with her and I got ourselves some take out at a sushi place and let me tell you, it was delicious! They have so many different types of sushi rolls and loads of other Japanese foods like edamame, miso soup, etc. I decided on radish maki, inside out rolls filled with goma wakeme and an avo roll that was wrapped in more avocado. I was in sushi heaven! The sushi is a little more pricey (well compared to Munich it was just a regular price for sushi) but so so so worth it! If you’re ever in Hamburg, try it!
Mamalicious (Max-Brauer-Allee 277)
Located close to the U-Bahn stop Sternschanze is this cozy café which has an authentic Canadian feel to it. When I came in I was instantly greeted by the owner. It’s a purely vegetarian café with quite a lot of vegan options. I decided on their vegan milkshake (something with mango I don’t remember what else was in it) and a bagel with peanut butter & jelly. The bagel was very good, the best one I ever had here in Germany it came very close to my favorite bagels from Brugger’s Bagels in the US. The milkshake was okay, it could have been a little more fruity I mostly just tasted the soy yoghurt in it. They also had superb looking cheesecakes but unfortunately I was too full to try any after my breakfast. If you’re up for a naughty but delicious Canadian/American breakfast, this place is for you!
Pizza Bande (Lincolnstraße 10)
I have heard a lot of people rave about the vegan pizza at Pizza Bande in the heart of St. Pauli and yes it is awesome. We’re not really blessed with vegan pizza in Munich. We do have a lot of great places to get cheeseless pizza which I love as well but a pizza that has cheese on it is just a completely different story. At Pizza Bande you can decide if you want vegan cheese (Wilmersburger) or a sesame sauce on your vegan pizza. I went with the Wilmersburger cheese and decided on mushrooms, red onion, corn and spinach as a topping. The pizzas are completely customizable so you can top it with almost everything you can think of even bananas (yes I was tempted ;D). My pizza was ready in no time and I loved it. The crust was perfect, crunchy at the edges and just a tiny bit soft in the middle, just how I love it! The cheese was perfectly melted and the toppings were generous. Would highly recommend!
Froindlichst (Barmbeker Str. 169)
Another day, another pizza! This time we went to Froindlichst. They offer a variety of foods like pizzas, burgers, burritos but also coffee and cake and all the food is vegan! I decided to go with a mexican pizza (nachos and guacamole on pizza with vegan cheese… why have I not thought of this before?). The cheese wasn’t as melty as the Wilmersburger one, I don’t know what brand they use, but therefore it tasted even cheesier if you know what I mean. I also tried their watermelon basil lemonade (I hope I’m remembering that right) and I have to recreate it at home, very refreshing. They also offer brunch on Sundays which I would have loved to try! If you’re ever in the area (in the North of Hamburg) then give it a try you won’t regret it.
Café Nasch (Caffamacherreihe 49)
I am not lying when I say that I had the best cookie – vegan or not – at Café Nasch close to the Gänsemarkt! And I have had a lot of good cookies in my life, but this vegan oat-raisin-cinnamon cookie topped them all. I wish I would’ve been able to try the other flavors as well but one of these cookies was enough to fill me up, that’s how big they are! They also offer different sandwiches,
(b)vörek and one dish for lunch which changes every day. Everything is vegan, but you can ask for regular milk for your coffee, they make wonderful foam with soy milk tho so who would need baby cow’s milk anyways?
Happenpappen (Lappenbergsallee 41)
Happenpappen is another all vegan restaurant I have been seeing over and over again on Instagram. Before I get to the food I have to talk about their interior first. It was such a cute place. A few little rooms with no more then 2-4 tables and the decoration was so cute and you could feel the love with which the owner decorated her restaurant. And the same goes for the food. They offer a weekly changing menu during the day and in the evening they serve a variety of burgers. I tried the Karate Kid burger which had a chickpea-coconut-patty, veggies and wasabi-mayo on it. The flavors were really complimenting each other. And as I always have room for dessert I tried a piece of their chocolate-coconut-berrie cake. Just look at it, do I have to say more?! Go there, no matter where you’re from, you have to go there!
Qrito (Grindelallee 79)
Sometimes fast food is great, too. And this burrito bowl I had at Qrito was just that. Nothing extraordinary but if you’re somewhere around the uni area and you want some Mexican food, go to Qrito. They make burritos or burrito bowls, quesadillas, tacos, etc. And they even have vegan cheese. What more could you ask for? If you’ve ever been to Chipotle and want something similar in Germany, that’s your place.
Another food that’s quite popular in Hamburg are Franzbrötchen by the bakery Kamps and guess what? They’re vegan!
Alright that’s all I was able to stomach in Hamburg but I will come back for sure! Not just for the food. 😀
If you have any more tips, let me know in the comments.