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Guide to Eating Vegan in Munich

Munich, the capital of Bavaria, as a city is perhaps a city best known for its beer and sausage. But fear not! There are actually some pretty good vegan places in this southern German city, which we discovered on a recent trip there for the wedding of friends.

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This is the key to rough opening times and prices for the guide, which will appear below the name of each restaurant or café mentioned.

Which meals are catered for

  • breakfast: typically 09:00-11:00
  • lunch: typically 12:00-15:00
  • dinner: typically 17:00-22:00

A rough price range (based on prices of mains)

  • cheap: up to €8
  • moderate: €8-€12
  • expensive: €12+

Here is our vegan Munich guide with the highlights from our recent trip.

So Ham

vegan / breakfast, lunch & dinner / moderate

Attached to a yoga studio, this colourful restaurant with open kitchen serves delicious soups and generous “yoga plates”, which change daily and are easily enough for two to share.

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The one we had consisted of home made hummus, salad, rösti and baked cauliflower wings with courgette. It was satisfying without leaving us feeling stuffed, and everything was super fresh and tasty.

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Gratitude Restaurant

vegan / lunch & dinner / moderate

With the feel of a fine dining restaurant, but a somewhat more laid-back atmosphere and reasonable prices, this place is a great place for a bit of a special lunch or dinner date.

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Portions are decent, the presentation is excellent, the ingredients are clearly very fresh and the recipes are unique without being weird. The grilled avocado with salad (including blueberries, pumpkin seeds and sprouts) with rice felt both decadent and healthy!

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Lost Weekend

vegan / breakfast & lunch / cheap

A book shop and vegan café, this place is a popular hangout among students to socialise, or perhaps more likely, study. There’s a range of sandwiches, pastries, cookies and cakes, and at lunch time there are soups and sometimes salads. Hot drinks can be made with soy, oat, almond, hemp or lupine milks, and pastries are served with a paper bag in case you want to take part of them with you.

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It’s the perfect place to rest for a while, browse the books or get our your laptop and work with the crowd. Staff are friendly (and cute!) but will leave you be to sit for a couple of hours if you feel like it.

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Café Katzentempel

vegan / breakfast, lunch & dinner / cheap

Though they serve cow milk for drinks, everything else at this cat café is vegan. It has six cats who were rescued from a local animal shelter, and are free to wander around, climb their scratching posts or sit on your lap if they wish. The cats also have their own dedicated room where they can retreat to if they want alone time.

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The food is decent, with the cakes standing out. The seating is not as cosy as you might expect from the mental image of “cat café” with wooden chairs rather than sofas, but the atmosphere is pleasant and the staff friendly. Nice for something a bit novel.

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Bodhi

vegan / dinner / expensive

For typical Bavarian fare, made vegan, this is the place to come. It’s also a pretty cool bar with some interesting cocktails and a nice, laid-back vibe.

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There are books to browse and swap, and the design has some interesting features. The menu features several burgers, salads and more typical Bavarian dishes such as Käsespätzle and Kaiserschmarrn. The soup and brezel I had were fresh and filling enough for a light evening meal.

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Rebella Bex Café

vegan / breakfast & lunch / moderate

With a focus on healthy food, this café with attached yoga studio is the perfect place to stop for a bite on the go. Generous sandwiches, wraps, bowls and freshly made smoothies are available to satisfy your fruit and veggie cravings, all served in a simple yet well designed setting.

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Hot drinks (including their incredible “golden latte” made with turmeric) can be served with your choice of soy, almond, hazelnut, oat or rice milk. And for your sweet tooth, they have some excellent no-bake balls, which are full of nutty goodness!

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Where to stay in Munich

For a comfortable place to stay in Munich, we can recommend the Motel One near the Deutsches Museum. It’s a well designed, modern hotel with small but comfortable rooms, good wifi and though it’s in a quiet street, it’s well connected with public transport and also easy walking distance to most of the central city.

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