Serves meat, veg options available. Organic cafeteria above the city-center Basic Shop. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, International, Buffet, Non-veg
Westenriederstraße 35 (near Viktualienmarkt)
Munich, Germany 80333

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cash only


First Review by hack_man
Vegan since 1990
Vegan since 1990
  • vegan

Okay if you need something to eat

2 Posted on 02 / 26 / 2014

This can only receive two stars since it is rather bland food and in contrast to all the amazing vegan food that is available, it does not shine at all. In addition, when we asked down in the bakery counter what was vegan, the person behind the counter was dismissive and unfriendly. It is an okay place to eat if you need something and nothing else is open or available. The servers upstairs in the cafeteria area were friendly and helpful.

Pros: Quick
Cons: The food is bland and with little imagination
  • vegan

Everyday Eatery

4 Posted on 08 / 06 / 2012

I eat here about 75% of the time when I am in Munich. Despite the fact that it is expensive (in particular the food that is weighed), I love the concept of this restaurant. They have daily vegan soups which, for which the large size is MASSIVE. My favourite was always the lentil-pumpkin (linsen kürbis) cream. Yum! They have a vegan special of the day, but I would always go for the food by weight. There is a hot bar and a cold bar, with many vegan preparations of fresh organic vegetables, grains, sauces, salads. Everything is really nicely seasoned and it is nice to be able to choose the amounts you want of everything that you eat.

The best part is that the cafe is conveniently situated on the first floor of an amazing, two-story bio (organic) supermarket, where you can do all of your shopping for later. A Munich staple!

I would give this place 5 stars, but Happycow wouldn't let me because it is not fully vegan.

Pros: Great Food, Little to No Wait, Self-Service
Cons: Pricey
  • mostly-vegetarian

Good organic Cafetiria

3 Posted on 12 / 02 / 2008

Basic Bio Bistro is an organic cafeteria in the second floor of the Basic Supermarket. It has two salad/anti-pasta bars and usually a selection of 4 dishes: two vegetarian, two with meat/fish and a selection of 3 grains to go with that. The salad bar is good (but not excellent) and the dishes are all very yummy. The salad bar is weighed (expensive) but the dishes are fixed price (affordable). I like the food quality alot as it is all organic and tastes good.

Pros: Organic Food, Taste Good, City center location
Cons: Not cheap, Salad bar is ok

  • vegetarian

Great shop but sells meat

3 Posted on 10 / 31 / 2008

Basic Bio is a colourful veggie / vegan paradise but it sells organic meat and fish. Apart from that there are some amazing products on offer that are hard to find in other smaller wholefood shops.

Pros: massive range of foods, sells meat, sells fish


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Last updated: 2013/04/04


Added: 2008/10/27


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