I’m sure you know about Veganz, one of the first vegan only supermarkets, that already has two markets in Berlin and one in Frankfurt. (Vienna is coming soon, I heard.) Furthermore, they offer a brunch in their show kitchen, where you can also join workshops and cooking classes and I finally! made it there over the Easter weekend.
I’m not a brunch person, I like my food served, skillfully arranged on a plate and not mixed by myself on a huge buffet with no clue about what goes best with what. Nevertheless, knowing about Veganz high quality approach and my personal affinity to vegan food, I overcame my brunch-aversion and went to Prenzlauer Berg to join their Sunday food feast. Nevertheless, although I tried my best in selecting and arranging, the pictures don’t do the food justice, so please excuse.
Their buffet is not huge (like you might know it from other brunch places), but very well selected and plenty enough with a choice of bagels, vegan butter and other spreads like vegan cold meats, chia pudding, waffles, müsli, salads and even many raw food treats, as well as several warm dishes, like scrambled tofu, seitan steaks, Spätzle, pan roasted vegetables and much more. Everything sourced from Veganz, so most of it is local, seasonal and of course, organic.
There’s not much to say about the atmosphere there, the brunch is served in rooms next to the supermarket, you order and pay the brunch as well as your coffee choice in the supermarket and then walk over with a pink wristband to get your table. It’s quite busy so a reservation (firstname.lastname@example.org) is very recommendable. The interior is more like a canteen or workshop/ show-kitchen, white walls, beamers and grey curtains, simple chairs and tables, but, luckily, also not the rather hippie-ish, amateurish style one is used from too many vegan places in Friedrichshain (walls painted with a sponge in orange, empty crates used as stools etc). Anyway, I recommend sitting with a view on the kitchen, where you can watch the chefs spin around to prepare and refill the buffet with even more delicious food.
And as with every brunch, you will end up having eaten way too much but hey, it’s vegan and some of it even raw, so no bad feelings necessary.