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Feb 20th, 2010, 11:13 PM
oi david! tudo bem?

you could check http://www.happycow.net/europe/germany/leipzig/ for food or a separate german forum which lists loads of vegan stuff you can get at supermarkets (http://produktanfragen.foren-city.de/). OK, that one is in German, but if you need a hand - give me a shout any time. I could practice a bit more on my portuguese, too LOL

Mar 12th, 2010, 10:28 PM
Hi David, you could visit the German forum www.vegan.de (http://www.vegan.de) which has got an "English & French" subforum. What kind of clothes do you like? Some days ago, I found a real cool store in Leipzig, but the clothes are not especially marked as vegan and some even contain sheep's hair (in German "Wolle" - wool). The address is www.gehbunt.de (http://www.gehbunt.de), if you want to have a look. Enjoy your time and I hope that you will meet many nice and interesting people! :)

Apr 3rd, 2010, 06:44 PM
Hello, I can see this is an old thread, but I just found it. I am a vegan living in Germany. Although I am American and do not speak the language. I'm glad I found this thread!

May 16th, 2010, 10:16 PM
Hi, everyone. Can you tell me where I can buy vital wheat gluten in Germany? I'd really appreciate your help.

Jul 14th, 2010, 09:42 PM
Hello from the South of Germany! I´m a German new vegan :D.

tissierlou, Have you tried veganbasics.com? They´ve got a bilingual website but are based in Germany. Or vegan-wonderland.de. Or if you don´t want to shop online you could try Asian food shops? I think what you´re looking for is called 'Gluten' or 'Seitan-Basis' in German.

Sep 5th, 2010, 12:47 PM
Hello from the South of Germany! I´m a German new vegan :D.

tissierlou, Have you tried veganbasics.com? They´ve got a bilingual website but are based in Germany. Or vegan-wonderland.de. Or if you don´t want to shop online you could try Asian food shops? I think what you´re looking for is called 'Gluten' or 'Seitan-Basis' in German.
Sorry to take so long to reply. I had a bit of a computer crisis.

Thanks so much for the suggestions. I appreciate it very much!

Oct 28th, 2010, 03:54 PM

just wanted to say hi!
Am new to the forum and living in Hannover, Germany.
Have been vegetarian for 20 years and vegan for 1 and find that moderately easy so far.
Happycow is a great place to search, and if you know some vegan places that are not there yet, make sure to add them!!!!

Best regards,

Nov 24th, 2010, 05:23 PM
We've just been on a short trip to Frankfurt and although we took the precaution of booking self-catering accommodation we found we only ate breakfast there. We went to a very nice veggie restaurant, Naturbar, which has plenty for vegans, and also ate in Thai and Lebanese places and also a sausage restaurant, Culux, which does a tofu version of its currywurst. We went to a wholefoods supermarket, Alnatura, which had a very impressive tofu collection. So that was easier than I expected :)

Mar 4th, 2011, 11:14 PM
[QUOTE=Kuklasmom;2023]Hi! I'm from Chicago. I've never been to Germany, but I do know of a German vegan Web site. (They have an English and French forum, too.)

Here's the address:


If anyone is in Berlin on a Sunday, try the Vegan Sun Day Burgers at Mauer Park Floh Markt (Flea Market). They are in an old school wagon, on the right side of the flea market, about half way into the market. Great taste and good value. Check the out at happycow.com

Good eating

Mar 7th, 2011, 09:15 PM
Hi Kukla's Mum,

Just to let you know that not only do I have a vegan Sun Day Burger wagon in Berlin, but I also have a room to let on a night to night basis for vegans only, or at least vegetarians who don't eat eggs, (cannot stand the smell since going vegan). Only €20 per night. I will also guide you to the best of vegan in Berlin, and other things to see that are not in the guide books. So come and enjoy a new Vegan kitchen where no animal products have been used at all.

Best wishes

Mar 7th, 2011, 09:23 PM
Try here: http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=14605
Berlin is supposed to be the vegan capital of Germany it seems...
sad Berlin doesn't seem to be made for me :(

Mar 7th, 2011, 09:26 PM
I will apreciae this very much. I will stay in a hostel near orianenburgstrasse. when I arrive I´ll send you a message.
thanks. Try here: http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=14605

Mar 7th, 2011, 09:27 PM
Try here as well: http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=14605
Hi IndeR. Berlin does sound very good for vegans.

There was a news item about how keen Berliners are on currywurst on the BBC website the other day (is that true?), and after trawling the internet I found that Yellow Sunshine does tofu currywurst, which made me want to hop on the next plane (or more environmentally friendly alternative :D ). Have you tried that?

Jul 17th, 2011, 03:08 PM
In addition to happycow, you could also go to http://en.veganguide.org - it's a guide mostly used by Germans, so there is a lot information about vegan restaurants, shops etc. for almost all bigger cities in Germany.

Jul 17th, 2011, 04:06 PM
Hello Nickname, thanks for posting the veganguide link.

It seems the difference is that the veganguide also offers omni restaurants that have a few vegan options. Different concept, in my opinion definitely helpful for a vegan searching for food.

Better to have many choices and limit yourself to the vegan ones than not having the choice (but it's happycow's policy and I accept it as that).

Best regards,

Aug 4th, 2011, 12:51 PM
I went to Dortmund last month to visit the vegan supermarket (I don't think we will have one in France until a few years so it was really a touristic attraction for me) and we ate at this place: http://en.veganguide.org/place/cakesntreats and the cakes were really impressive. Also, the people who work there are really really nice and the pastry chef is amazing! He gave us a lot of advices on how to make better cakes.

I'm moving to Bergisch Gladbach near Köln at the end of the month for an au-pair stay, I haven't found anything about vegan-friendly places in Bergisch Gladbach yet but as it is not a big city, I wondered if you could recommend some places in Köln itself? :)

Aug 4th, 2011, 08:55 PM
I haven't been there myself, but I've heard good things about a store called Goldene Zeiten, which is a small vegan food shop in Köln (Weyerstrasse 63, 50676 Köln). They also have a vegan shoe store in the same street which is called Vegane Zeiten. Here's a list with other places in Köln: http://en.veganguide.org/local/germany/koeln

Sep 13th, 2011, 07:34 AM
Hi everyone,
just wanting to check in with you all. I'm currently living in Italy but am a German National, visiting my parents 2x/year in Germany (Regensburg), and we're planning on retiring in Germany (Bavaria area possibly) in 2 yrs.
I love the links a few of you have provided here, thank you! Looking forward to connect with a few more Germans and finding more vegan restaurants for the time when we visit and later live there! :lol:

Sep 13th, 2011, 10:23 AM
We had a weekend in Munich last year, and that seemed reasonably vegan-friendly - didn't have time to go anywhere else in Bavaria. But all over Germany they seem to have those health food/organic supermarkets which are excellent, with all sorts of weird and wonderful variants of tofu :)

Sep 13th, 2011, 11:47 AM
that's good to know! I only need to find out which kind of cakes (if any) are vegan friendly as I seriously love the German bakeries and their goods! Well.. I used to love them!.. Now I'm not sure what's possible to eat for me but we'll see. In worst case I can always bake it myself! :lol:

Sep 13th, 2011, 12:22 PM
Can't remember if we had any cakes in Munich, but I was in Berlin recently and had a superb chocolate torte thing in a vegan cafe that's attached to a vegan supermarket - this one http://veganz.de/ Almost worth a special trip, but there are vegan shops springing up all over the place I believe.

Sep 13th, 2011, 12:52 PM
Sounds great, Harpy!
Berlin is an area I doubt I'll ever go (again). Been there with my husband pre-kids time, do the typical tourist thing etc. but other than that, Berlin doesn't really appeal to me. (No offense to anyone coming from there!!!)
I'd hope that over time vegan shops will really be more available everywhere in Germany. :thumbsup:

Nov 11th, 2012, 11:48 AM
In two weeks I'll go back to Germany to visit my family. Now I'm wondering what vegan products I can get there? My grandparents live in the countryside, but I know there is a Reformhaus in the next city. They usually go shopping at Rewe. I haven't been vegan when I still lived in Germany so I have no idea about the products you can get there. What about Rice/Nut milks? That would be the most important one for me, I don't really like soy milk. I hope somebody can help me out ^^

Nov 16th, 2012, 07:16 PM
Hello bunnyturtle,
I'm still in Germany *sigh* and there are quite a variety of vegan items here. Rewe now carries smoked tofu (delicious cooked or on toast), vegan sausages and soy joghurt. DM (alverde)and Rossmann (alterra) carry so many vegan products:shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, hair gel and mousse, all kinds of soy, rice and oat milks, and on and on...DM also has many different types of tofu, puddings, sauages and TVP type stuff in different sizes. The bigger the shop, the more vegan products. Stands to reason...
The vegan 'V' flower symbol has been adopted here, so should help. I don't usually go the Reformhaus too much, there is an Altnatura shop nearby which I find better a better selection. If you need any more info, I will try to help. Gute Reise!

Nov 21st, 2012, 04:27 PM
Oh thank you so much! :-) As I remember there is no DM nearby, only a Sclecker. But maybe that has changed meanwhile, since last time I visited my grandparents. I had a look at REWE online, which is not the greatest, but it looks like they might have almond milk. I'd be so happy to get some! I just have to secretly veganise all my food lol. I won't bother explaining to them what veganism is.