I am so very happy about the growing vegan scene in Berlin – we already got many options to chose from, but can there ever be enough?
Yesterday I cycled down Weserstraße, that incredibly long stretch in Neukölln, where new cafés, shops and restaurants seem to open every week, to reach one of the recently opened contenders: Let it Be. The small eatery serves vegan crêpe and gluten-free galette with sweet or savory fillings, burgers and sweet treats to health-conscious people coming here from all over the city.
I had a hard time choosing from the big menu that features sweet crêpes like the Fiona Apple (filled with fresh fruits and agave syrup) or savory ones like Erykah Badu (filled with chickpea curry and homemade chutney), and sandwiches titled Johnny Marr and prepared with caramelized tofu, apples, walnuts and homemade chutney. In the end I chose Ted Leo, a hearty galette with soy meat braised in red wine. It was huge! And delicious! I was almost surprised how well balanced the savoury taste of the soy meat was, the salad side were fresh and tasty as well.
Their kitchen concept surely is promising. And I didn’t even get to the burgers… Let it Be offers vegetable, Seitan and Soy patties, either combined with beet root and hummus, cucumber and tomato (the classic), or caramelized onions and BBQ sauce. Probably a strong contender in Berlin’s veggie burger scene. I have to come back to try them.
Only downside – Let it Be is currently only open from 3pm, which means you won’t be able to lunch here. But then, late burger dates sounds like a very fine option to me.