Two Days in Germany´s Secret Pearl of the North
Just about a week ago I was visiting my friend Flora in Hamburg. She had invited me to her hometown with the promise of the city being a vegan mecca. I was curious to see what it really had to offer and followed her invitation happily. Flora didn´t exaggerate.
Here my personal must go/eat places in Hamburg!
Café Nasch – Rustic Chic and Creative Vegan Kitchen
Café Nasch is a small eatery in a part of Hamburg that is called “Gängeviertel”. We went there around the late noon and were starving! Good for us, Nasch was still serving their lunch menu of the day, which was vegan goulash with potatoes, plenty veggies and fresh cucumber salad as a side! I felt taken back to my childhood, when mom would make goulash on special days or weekends. This was my first vegan goulash experience and Nasch pretty much nailed it. Flora was really happy with her “vörek” – a plant based version of the turkish börek. They also offer paninis, vegan quiche, cakes, pies, cookies and of course coffee, but since we had other plans for the rest of the day, we decided to skip dessert. Everything looked delicious though!
Caffamacherreihe 49, 20355 Hamburg
Mo – Fri: 09:30 am – 06:00 pm
Sa: 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
Su: 12:00 am bis 06:00 Uhr pm
Mamalicious – Spicey, Sweet & Greasy
Mamalicious keeps what its name promises. If you are counting calories, then this is definitely not the right place for you. For all the others, embrace yourself and get ready for canadian vegan foodporn – Mama means it good with you.
This vegetarian restaurant with plenty vegan options is situated in the “Sternschanze”. Mamalicious is for all of those who love american style breakfast: pancakes, eggs benedict, vegan macaroni, sandwiches, chili and house-made burgers. And as you probably suspected it: They got some good-looking cheesecakes, too.
I ordered a vegan tuna-salad bagel with daiya cheese and was super surprised how close it came to the real think – or what it tasted like in my memory. Doesn’t it look very similar, too? I really enjoyed my visit and will definitely go back when in Hamburg!
Max-Brauer-Allee 277, Hamburg, Germany, 22769
Mon: 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Tue: 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
Wed-Fri: 09:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 07:00 pm
Happen Pappen – A Sweet Tooth´s Happy Land
First time I heard about this place was probably about a year ago. Since then I knew, should I ever make it to Hamburg, this would be a must-see! And I am happy to say, I made it! It was well worth the little hike. Happen-Pappen is situated in Eimsbüttel, a few minutes worth of bus ride from the city center of Hamburg.
Upon our arrival we were welcomed by the super hospitable girls working in the coffeeshop. Well, coffeeshop doesn’t quite describe it. It is more of a cozy living room where awesome vegan tarts, raw cakes and yummy muffins are served. Flora and me seriously had a hard time deciding what we wanted. It came down to a piece of raw avocado lime cake for me and sweet raw blueberry cashew cake for my friend. We had a house-made lemonade with it and enjoyed every bite of the delicious treats we got. Happen-Pappen is doing a great job and deserves a lot more attention! Definitely on of my favorite vegan spots in Hamburg.
BTW: Every day starting at 5 pm they offer plenty of savory dishes, too! Every night from Monday to Saturday is burger night, yay!
Check out their homepage for this weeks menu.
Mo – Fri: 12.00 am – 10.00 pm
Sa: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
Su: 10.00 am – 05.00 pm
Caffè Latte – Poppy Seed Pitstop
I was visiting Caffè Latte on my last day in Hamburg. Happy Cow indicated to me, that I could probably find decent coffee and poppy seed cake in this beautifully furnished café. And hell, I looove poppy seed cake. So of course, I had to hopp in and see if Happy Cow was telling the truth. I think the photos say it all. Though Caffè Latte isn’t fully vegan, nor vegetarian, they offer some great plant-based options and even a fully vegan breakfast including marinated tofu and veggies.
Only problem at this place? Wifi was limited to 30 min. Bummer.
Mon-Fri: 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
Sa: 09:30 am – 07:00 pm
Su: 10:00 am – 07:00 pm
I hope you enjoyed this article about my favorite vegan spots in the city of Hamburg. The German pearl of the North is a true gem for plant-based foodies and should be on top of your list when visiting Germany!