21 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Weidkamp 5, Essen-Borbeck, Essen, Germany
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.
Rathenaustrasse 2, Essen, Germany
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Western, Buffet, Salad bar, Take-out, German
Sattgruen operates multiple restaurants; this one is in the city centre. Serves vegan food and drinks, from salads, antipasti, soups, and currys, to pasta, cake, and organic wine and beer. Buffet is priced by the size of the plate; no refills.
Limbecker Platz 1a, Essen, Germany
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Food stand inside Limbecker Platz shopping center offering the Turkish dish made from vegetable pate (bulgur, tomato puree, ground chilli peppers, herbs and spices) instead of the traditional meat. The pate comes in slightly spicy and normal (which is already spicy) is also available in take out packages.
Witteringstraße 41, Essen, Germany
Cuisine: Lacto, International, Italian, Organic, Beer/Wine, European
Next door to its other eatery, this one is more sit-down dining style. Offers vegetarian and vegan dishes from different countries: pasta, Asian rice dishes, Romanian bean dishes, and salads with organic ingredients.
Witteringstr. 43, Essen, Germany
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, International, Italian, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out
Next door to its other restaurant, Zodiac Die andere Kuche, this one is small and mostly take-away with a few tables. Serves primarily pizza, lasagna, pasta. 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.
Margaretenstr 71, Essen, Germany
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Indian, International, Japanese, Delivery, Take-out, Asian, Catering, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small South Asian restaurant offers some vegan and vegetarian dishes and many dishes are also gluten free. Vegans can order the tofu curry, biryani, dosa and the South Indian meal, plus all main dishes have vegan alternatives. Halal. Wi-Fi. Floor seating. Note: Appears to be associated with the one in Dortmund.
Zweigertstrasse 3-7, Essen, Germany
Cuisine: Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. A small restaurant run by two brothers. Serves Oriental food, of which some is vegan, includin falafel, some sauces, and all sides like the tabbouleh salad and hummus.
Ruttenscheider Strasse 203, Essen, Germany
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Western, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan 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.
Alfredstrasse 64, Essen, Germany
Cuisine: Organic, Fast food, Take-out, Catering, German, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small place with a few seats, opened Feb 2016. Uses organic and regional produce. Variety of hot dogs, including a made-in-house vegan sausage. Three out of four menus are available as vegan menus. Makes chips/crisps and sauces (many vegan). Has soy and cashew milk.
Trentelgasse 2, Essen, Germany
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Beer/Wine, European, German, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan 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.
Hedwigstr 5, Essen, Germany
Cuisine: Indian, International, Beer/Wine, Asian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe, bar, and restaurant offering mostly Asian dishes like curries, dal, and Indian pizza but also soups and salads. Veg items are labelled.
Witteringstr. 99, Essen, Germany
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Western, Fast food, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan 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.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakery and Catering, Vegetarian B&Bs, Organizations
Humboldtstr 323, Essen, Germany
Organic supermarket selling everything from food (including lots of fresh organic produce) and beverages to toiletries and magazines. Large selection of tofu and meat substitutes as well as vegetarian and vegan cheeses. The bakery offers some vegan products.
Haedenkampstr 21, Essen, Germany
Organic supermarket chain, selling everything from food (including lots of fresh organic produce) and beverages to toiletries and magazines. Large selection of tofu and meat substitutes as well as vegetarian and vegan cheeses, has vegan baked goods.