Red - Die grüne Küche roughly translates to "Red - The green kitchen/table." It's a mix of bar, take-away, buffet, and gourmet restaurant. Everyday there is a main dish for approx. 7€ and a colorful buffet. Waiters don't bring the food to the tables. Also offers pastry and freshly pressed juices. Vegan and allergy friendly options. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, Italian, Juice bar, Buffet, Take-out
Poststrasse 42 (short work from Hauptstraße)
Heidelberg, Germany 69115

Open Mon 11:30am-8pm, Tue-Sat 11:30am-10pm.

  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by turion

Lovely and Mostly Vegan

5 Posted on 07 / 23 / 2014

This restaurant has a different concept than most: it is buffet style. You help yourself to the very well marked vegan and vegetarian items, both hot and cold, and your plate is weighed and you pay accordingly. My rough estimate is maybe 75% of the items are vegan. The place is very clean and appealing, and there is plenty of inside and outside seating. The vegan food I tried was varied and delicious, and very fresh. I loved the dessert options, and there were plenty of juices to choose from as well. It was lovely sitting outside and there was no one rushing us to leave. I would be thrilled to go back there any time. Warmly recommend!

Pros: Many vegan options, polite and helpful staff, lovely location

Lovely restaurant

5 Posted on 12 / 09 / 2012

This is a great restaurant, especially good for cold salads. The idea is that you get a plate, load up and then weight it to see the cost. Each salad tasted amazing by itself, even the spinach leaves. There were some hot foods as well, but I didn't have those. I then had fresh fruit for afters, and the mango tasted as good as it would for being flown around the world. The only thing is you must be careful not to spend lots of money by loading up too much!

Pros: Tasty food, Friendly
Cons: Busy, Can be expensive

Not for vegans

2 Posted on 01 / 17 / 2012

This place might or might not have good options for vegetarians (I wouldn't know) but for vegans it really is mediocre at best. The salads are fine but the choices of warm vegan food are limited to side dishes. It's all very expensive.
We tried the dish of the day (which is freshly prepared but not always vegan) once. The potatoes where half raw.
They have a very limited choice of vegan desserts too. They are good but the coffee isn't.

Pros: good salads, nice atmosphere
Cons: vegan options limited to side dishes

best vegetarian food in heidelberg

5 Posted on 11 / 27 / 2011

I really like this restaurant, the modern young style, the nice warm athmosphere and the really good food! There are always specials where they create new meals! ;) I always ask the cook whats new, and he tells me with a big smile about his new inventions!

Pros: vegetarian food, good quality , good service

Really tasty vegetarian food

5 Posted on 11 / 12 / 2011

Beautiful place; cosy, warm, friendly as well as fantastic food. The vegetarian meals are in the league of gourmet quality with lots of vegan choices. The food is prepared fresh in front of you really fascinating.
The athmosphere was really friendly and the owner also stopped by for a chat and was fascinated when she found out we had come especially from England due to Happy Cow. Overall, an excellent vegetarian establishment and once a very close contender for my top 10 of all time.

Pros: excellent food, good value, tasty


Superb find

5 Posted on 08 / 19 / 2011

Europe has some excellent vegetarian buffets, and this is one of the best. The choices are extensive (but not overwhelming), and everything was prepared superbly with a good mix of healthy and comfort food. The presentation is a delight. Enough variety to support several meals.

Pros: big selection, excellent preparation, very nice ambiance
Cons: pricey

Definitely check this out when you're around!

4 Posted on 03 / 10 / 2011

I ate here several times already and I was never disappointed. The salads are all very interesting and the warm buffet is great. Waiters are very friendly.

Pros: excellent, healthy, friendly
Cons: small choice of deserts, a bit expensive


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