After two years of Berlin abstinence, I finally made it back to our capital a month ago, and I was amazed how easy healthy eating in Berlin can be these days. Berlin is probably the best city to live in if you are into healthy, clean or plant based food. I was invited to spend an incredible weekend with the online women’s magazine SisterMAG, Grundig Germany and Schott Ceran, but I also got to check out a few healthy places while I was in the capital. The list is not as long as my other healthy eating city guides from Amsterdam or London. I will continue to update this list, depending on how often I’ll be in the capital in the near future. If you’re interested in what I did besides eating during my weekend with SisterMAG, you can check out my German post with a more detailed re-cap of this fabulous weekend.
I only visited three restaurants in total on my last trip to Berlin. Two of them are your typical healthy eating delis, and one is something completely different, using only groceries that would have gone to waste otherwise.
Restlos Glücklich (roughly translates into „Wasteless Happiness“)
I visited Restlos Glücklich with Toni, from SisterMAG, and a couple of other bloggers including Klara from Klara’s Life, Mia from HeyLilahHey und Pauline von Living the Healthy Choice. We had a lovely evening with a delicious 3-course menu. „Restlos Glücklich“ is a charity that only cooks with ingredients that organic supermarkets such as Denn’s oder BioCompany could not sell anymore due to wrong labelling or other EU norms. They also use „misfits“, which are fruits and vegetables that do not fulfill the EU shape-norms. So you might find a heart shaped potato or a carrot with „fingers“ on your plate.
The fascinating thing about this restaurant is that all service staff, except for the chefs and bar personel, are volunteers and do not receive any compensation for their work. What you should know, when you order a dish in this cute place in Berlin-Neukölln, is that you HAVE to finish your food. Which makes sense given the restaurant’s name and philosophy.
Daluma – Clean Eating Deli in Berlin Mitte
Daluma is one of your typical clean eating places. It serves juices, smoothies, breakfast and lunch bowls, as well as coffee and other hot drinks. Compared to Berin prices, Daluma is a bit pricey, but it is definiely worth it. I tried the buckwheat porridge with acai and blueberry topping, and I loved it. The interior is also very inviting, and a place for hipsters and students with money to work and meet up with friends. It also has a great outside seating area, from where you can definitely do some people-watching.
The Bowl – The IT-Restaurant in Berlin Friedrichshain
I met with the lovely Sandra from Beerenlecker when I was in Berlin and we grabbed lunch at The Bowl, which I have been wanting to visit for the longest time. The Bowl is probably THE healthy eating place in Berlin. It is located on top of the vegan supermarket Veganz, and it is a dream for health concious, vegans and people with food intolerances alike. Their entire menue is plant based, with many gluten free options. Trying one of their „Bowls“ is a must, especially when they look this this:
I tried their Zucchini Carbonara and Sandra tried a Superfood bowl, if I remember correctly. We topped the food with some delicious drinks of raw chocolate smoothie and a turmeric latte. I couldn’t recommend The Bowl more, though it is also a bit pricey for Berlin standards. Just remember that it’s all organic and will definitely make you feel awesome afterwards. The Bowl proves that healthy eating in Berlin is super easy and fun!
Do you know any other healthy places in Berlin?
Can’t wait to add more delis, restaurants or juice bars to this list.
Many photo credits in this post go to A Tale of Two Hearts! Thank you for the wonderful photos!