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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (13 Listings)

Cafe Fleischlos

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 4 reviews
Weidkamp 5, Essen-Borbeck, Essen, 45355
Closed time: Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat 10:00am-1:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Western, German

Vegan cafe and shop, since 2013. Offers lunch food, coffee, shakes, and cakes. Has seitan and vegan schnitzel. Saturday is breakfast only. Its small retail area sells veggie products. Cash only. Inexpensive.


  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 6 reviews
Breslauer Str. 86, Essen, 45145
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Cuisine: Vegan, Fast food, Western, American, Beer/Wine

Open Mar 2014. Vegan pub in the Rhur area, also known as Eat without Meat. Menu includes vegan burgers, pizza, hot dogs, sausage, sweet pastries, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash only. Moderate.



  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 8 reviews
Holsterhauser Str. 32a, Essen-Holsterhausen (at Nieberdingstr., near Gemarkenplatz), Essen, 45147
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, German, International, Take-out

Vegetarian Snack bar serving food that is accommodating to vegans upon request. Dishes include salads, rice, pasta, snacks, and pizza. Limited indoor seating. All veg as of Oct 2010. Moderate.

Der Kleine Zodiac

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 10 reviews
Witteringstr. 41, Essen, 45130
Closed time: Mon-Sat 12:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 3:00pm-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Pizza, Italian, International, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Located in the city center in an ordinary residential house that has been designed to look like a jungle with green plants and wooden accessories. For the interiors and the menu the owners have chosen zodiacs as a theme. Mostly a take-away place with a few tables and serves primarily pizza, lasagna, pasta. Note: next door is their other restaurant, Zodiac, which is more of a sit-down place. Cash only. Moderate.

Zodiac - Die andere Kuche

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 3 reviews
Witteringstraße 43, Essen, 45130
Closed time: Mon-Sat 12:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 3:00pm-10:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Organic, International, Italian, Beer/Wine

Vegetarian and vegan dishes from different countries. Ingredients are organic. Pasta, Asian rice dishes, Romanian bean dishes, and salads with organic ingredients. Moderate.

Hans im Gluck

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
Ruttenscheider Strasse 203, Essen, 45131
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Western, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A small chain of burger restaurants. Offers several organic and vegetarian burgers, one vegan burger, as well as a variety of salads. The house sauce is also suitable for vegans. Call for hours - tell us. Moderate.

Pizza Funghi III

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
Rellinghauser Straße 177, Essen, 45130
Closed time: Mon-Fri 12:00pm-2:30pm, 5:00pm-10:30pm, Sat-Sun 1:00pm-10:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Italian, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Standard pizzeria but with possibility to get vegan cheese and vegan salami for your pizza. Relaxed atmosphere. Wheelchair accessible. Moderate.


  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 2 reviews
Trentelgasse 2, Essen, 45127
Closed time: Mon-Sun 9:00am-11:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, German, European, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Menu utilizes seasonal ingredients and changes every 2 or so months. On Sunday evenings from 5-11pm a 3-course menu is offered and a vegetarian version is available. Relaxed dining. Has outdoor seating. Moderate.

Sweet Coffee Pirates

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
Rüttenscheiderstr. 218, Essen, 45131
Closed time: Mon-Sat 9:00am-7:00pm, Sun 10:00am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Western, Bakery, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Coffee roastery and cafe. Vegan choices include a breakfast, a cake each day, and soy milk. Has outdoor seating. Cash only. Moderate.


  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
Witteringstr. 99, Essen, Germany
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Cuisine: Lacto, American, Western, Fast food, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Crowded burger place in the Südviertel/Moltkeviertel area, named after Tofino in Canada. Expect a wait. On the menu you will find a vegan and a vegetarian burger, a vegan salad (Blumensalat). Order the fries with ketchup or try it with vegan burger sauce. Call for hours - tell us. Has outdoor seating. Inexpensive.

Why So Serious

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 5 reviews
Kölner Str. 3, Essen, 45145
Closed time: Mon-Fri 12:00pm-9:30pm, Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-9:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Western, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Fast food style food with menus for vegans as well as vegetarians. Different vegan burgers, chili with tofu, fries, tofu wurst, salad, and lasagna. Established 2012 with change of management Oct 2012. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Moderate.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (5 Listings)

Veganz - Essen

  • Health Food Store
  • Vegan
4.5 stars 2 reviews
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 55, Essen 45127

Opening Aug 2014 all vegan supermarket with multiple locations; first one is in Berlin. Has deli and bakery. Stocks a large range of vegan products from chilled and frozen food to fresh organic produce to packaged snacks to personal care products.

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