Serves meat, vegan options available. Operating out of one of the oldest houses in the city and primarily vegetarian. Sources regional and seasonal produce. Offers various vegetarian dishes, and has a separate vegan menu with English translation. Example of dishes include wholegrain penne with veggies, vegan gnocci, vegetable stew, and sorbet. Has vegan cheese. Open Mon-Sat 11:00-00:00.

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45 Reviews

First Review by Petesternz


Points +79

03 Dec 2023

Super lecker

Wir waren zur Weihnachtsfeier mit 12 Personen dort. Es gibt viele vegan gekennzeichnete Gerichte zur Auswahl.
Alle, egal ob veggie oder vegan waren sehr zufrieden. Die Portionen waren ordentlich groß und schön angerichtet.

Ich bestellte den warmen Fenchel - Tofu - Salt mit Maronen, Champignons und warmem veg. Feta.
Absolut lecker. Das warme Gemüse mit Tofu und Feta war auf Salatblätter angerichtet. Also mehr Gemüse, weniger Salat. Kann ich sehr empfehlen und werde ich auch nächstes mal wieder bestellen.
Ich würde 5 Sterne geben, da sehr viel vegane Auswahl auf der Karte ist.

Pros: Total lecker, Gemütliches Restaurant, Essen kam schnell



Points +363

03 Jun 2023

Lots of vegan options in a nice location

The building is really nice, especially in summer. This is my favorite restaurant in old town. They have great salads, oven dishes and pasta


Points +1875

26 Sep 2022

Pasta with vegan cheese

Italian restaurant with few vegan options. All 4 pasta dishes can be made vegan by changing the cheese for vegan cheese. They also have salads. They haven’t gnocchi, rice or other Italian food with a vegan option. The food is good, but there are only 4 dishes to choose from. There are no vegan desserts.

Pros: Good food, Vegan cheese

Cons: Only 4 pasta dishes to choose


05 Jun 2023

Hello! It seems like the Italian restaurant you mentioned has a limited selection of vegan options. It's great to hear that they offer the option to modify their pasta dishes by substituting the cheese for vegan cheese, which allows vegans to enjoy those dishes. Additionally, they have salads available as well. However, it's unfortunate that they don't have vegan options for other traditional Italian dishes like gnocchi or rice. While the food itself is good, it might be a bit limiting for those looking for a wider variety of vegan choices. It's worth noting that they don't offer any vegan desserts, which could be a disappointment for vegan diners with a sweet tooth. Nevertheless, it's good to know that there are at least a few options available for vegans at this Italian restaurant.


Points +28

26 Aug 2022

Fast alles kann vegan zubereitet werden

Total viele vegane Optionen, fast alle vegetarischen Speisen können auch vegan gemacht werden. Dies ist auf der Karte auch sehr verständlich gekennzeichnet. Der Innenhof ist ein Traum zum draußen sitzen. Die Gerichte sind zwar teuer aber auch ziemlich groß (zumind. die Nudeln). Nach meinem Geschmack hätte es etwas würziger sein können, aber leider stand auf dem Tisch kein Salz Pfeffer… war aber trotzdem lecker☺️

Pros: Viele vegane Optionen, Richtig schöner Innenhof, Aufmerksames Personal

Cons: Teuer, Hätte etwas würziger sein können


Points +465

21 Aug 2022

Lots of vegan options

Almost all dishes are vegetarian and for a lot of them there are vegan options available.
Portions are quite big.
They also have outdoor seating and vegan ice cream for dessert.
This place is quite popular so better reserve a table.

Pros: Lots of vegan option, Big portions, Friendly staff


Points +1422

18 Aug 2022

Lockt vegan, mit Hunger verlassen.

Lockt mit Veganen und glutenfreien Gerichten, die viel zu klein portioniert sind. Der aufgerufene Preis ist daher nicht gerechtfertigt (Überbackenes Baguette = 2 halbe Semmeln, also 1. Mit etwas Gemüse und Käse überbacken). Die doppelte Portion wäre mengentechnisch ausreichend gewesen. Zudem die Bestellung falsch aufgenommen und bei der telefonischen Reservierung hochnäsig und unfreundlich gewesen. Die Online Reservierung hat drei mal nicht geklappt.

Pros: Vegane & Glutenfreie Alternativen

Cons: Zu kleine Portionen, Dafür zu teuer, Unfreundliches Personal


Points +1060

26 May 2022

Tolle Entdeckung!

Die Optionen sind vielfältig und köstlich. Die Portionen stimmen und das Personal ist sehr freundlich. Die Gerichte sind auch eher ausgefallen und nichts, was man in einem 08/15 Restaurant bekommt. Für jeden war etwas dabei.

Wenn ich mam wieder in Dresden bin komme ich vorbei!

Pros: Mehrere vegane, leckere Optionen, Ausgefallene Gerichte, Freundliche Bedienung

Cons: Teuer


Points +142

20 May 2022

Viele vegane Optionen

Leider gibt es keine von sich aus begaben Gerichte, aber für sehr viele eine vegane Option. Geschmeckt hat es uns trotzdem.


Points +29

Mostly Veg
15 Apr 2022

5 Star Experience

The app doesn't let you put 5 star rating here, but let me tell you, this is a 5 star review.

The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere, very friendly and attentive staff and loads of vegan options. You can order a vegan version of almost every meal on the menu.

All dishes are made fresh, with high quality ingredients and lots of herbs and spices. Each meal tastes unique and looks appetising.

I had baked potatoes with sunflower seeds and cherry tomatoes. The herb sauce was phenomal! My partner had the pasta with mushrooms and tomato sauce. It was fantastic too.

I can only highly recommend this place.

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-15

Pros: Many vegan and vegetarian options, Meals can be made vegan and/or gluten free, Good portion size

Cons: A bit more expensive but nothing crazy


Points +43

05 Nov 2021


Lots of delicious vegan and gluten free options. Charming atmosphere.


Points +107

22 Aug 2021

Delicious and cozy

Food is amazing, I had the gnocchi, it was so good. Also the lemon sorbet is to die for. The atmosphere is really cozy, and the staff friendly and funny. It's a bit outside the centre so you wouldn't typically pass by, but worth a little detour.


Points +223

30 Aug 2020

Viele vegane Optionen

Wir haben Penne Arrabiata (lecker!) bestellt und Kartoffel-Brennnessel Auflauf (sehr Brennnessel-lästig)

Pros: Möglichkeit alle Gerichte Vegan zu machen

Cons: Lange Wartezeit, Etwas Teuer


Points +81

22 Aug 2020

Most dishes are available in vegan

A cozy place not far from the old town of Dresden. Most dishes are available as a vegan version. Staff is quite friendly and prices are reasonable. We went there for lunch with no reservation but at night they were all booked so reservation is recommended.

Pros: Many vegan options. They also have outside seating


Points +2766

26 Jul 2020

Big portions and mainly vegetarian

BrennNessel seems to be a very popular place, so you should call in advance and reserve a table, especially if you would like to sit outside. They are not a fully vegetarian restaurant, but close (I remember seeing one meat dish on the menu), and there are sufficient vegan options. I had the gnocchi with peanut sauce, which sounds a bit strange, but was actually really good! And the portions are huge!

Pros: Mainly vegetarian, Large portions , Tasty

Cons: Can get crowded


Points +1751

25 Jul 2020

Good. a lot of food!

The garden is very very nice to sit in. It was crowded and portions where very very big. Food was good, not special and vegan options labeled clear. Make sure you book your table. It seems to be fully booked all of the time. It is a 10 min walk from the centre of the city. The menu has a lot of info. Even a bit confusing

Pros: Nice outdoor seating.

Cons: The starters where in same menu as desserts


Points +101

19 Mar 2020

Amazing vegan dishes! Better reserve a table.

Great experience! There are so many vegan dishes out of local ingredients! I tried the vegan gnocci and they were just amazing! Very good ratio of the price and the size of the meals. Also the white grape juice was super tasty!
Funny, very friendly waiter and nice atmosphere in the whole restaurant. You should reserve if you come at „normal dinner times“: we coincidentally came at 5:30pm where they had just opened so it was fine, but after 6:30/7pm the whole restaurant was reserved and crowded.

Pros: Very creative vegan options, Local & regional & seasonal


Points +559

20 Feb 2020

Excellent vegan food

We ate here early Feb 2020 for dinner several nights. The place is tiny, quaint, crowded and noisy. Despite these, the food makes up for it. We had the bruschetta, gnocchi mushroom bake, and potato smoked tofu pan.All were excellent. We will be going back the next time we visit.

Pros: Lovely vegan food on own menu in English, Beautiful ancient building, Clean restrooms

Cons: A bit expensive, Some servers don’t speak English


Points +123

02 Nov 2019

Big vegan menu, super tasty, big portions

It‘s a rather small restaurant with low ceiling, wooden furniture and many pillars. Cozy and familiar feeling - however can get quite crowded and there is an unpleasant table right at the entry. Make sure you reserve a table and rather eat before the lunch rush. Wait times can be long according to the menu, however we experienced the opposite - food came fast, it was freshly made and super tasty.
We ordered entry soups, which might have even filled as a main course, they made us quite full. Also got the bruschetta, very tasty!
For main course we got chilli con tofu (vegan), pasta and gnocchi. All very viable options, filling and tasty. Even my meat eating family didn‘t choose a meat dish. :-)
Staff were friendly, toilet was clean. Highly recommended.

Updated from previous review on 2019-11-02

Pros: super tasty, separate vegan menu, big portions

Cons: space gets very crowded, long wait times but freshly made food in exchange


Points +25

13 Sep 2019

Delicious vegan meals!

Large selection of vegan meals, very tasty!


Points +4145

01 Jun 2019

Good and traditional

The restaurant was cosy with candles on every table and completely packed so good that we made a reservation.
The decoration and food gave me the feel of those tradtional vegetarian reataurants 15 years ago.

The menu changes seasonally and seems to adapt the vegetables in some of the standard dishes like gnocci.
The menu is quite extensive and we enjoyed the dishes we ordered. They are quite traditional and presentation and flavours are not that special but the meals were good.

Pros: good option in the old city centre

Cons: make sure to reserve a table


Points +73

02 May 2019

Amazing food

Amazing vegan and vegetarian food ! 😍 we tried different dishes and I couldn’t tell which one was the best - all were just delicious and the backyard is very nice.

Pros: Delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes, Nice seats in the backyard , Creative and new food combinations


Points +24

21 Mar 2019

Very rude

We tried to go there yesterday, and the restaurant was full. When we asked how long the wait for a table of 2 was, the waitress simply said 'No' three times and walked away. I'm hoping this was a language barrier thing, but it definitely made us feel unwelcome and we left without ordering anything.


Points +191

08 Feb 2019

Really Good Find in Dresden

The restaurant has a separate vegan menu (german and english available) which was much appreciated. I saw quite a few vegetarian options on the main menu also so there will be something for everyone. I found the prices to be reasonable for what I bought. Wait time was a little long so if you're looking for quick food - maybe don't choose here. But if you're after a leisurely lunch or dinner - look no further!

Pros: Quality of Food, Menu Choices, Prices


Points +206

14 Jan 2019

creative vegan and vegetarian food!

decent place with a lot of vegetarian and some vegan choices. The waiting time was long, but the food was made from scratch so it was worth it. I had a pasta dish, quite standard, a tiny bit underspiced for my taste, but still enjoyable. My mealmate ordered a casserole and I totally regretted I had not done that too, it was delicious and much larger, though it costed the same as my pasta dish. ne thing I didnt understand is that you have to pay for tap water, but apparently that's the standard in Germany. I recommend!


Points +146

15 Jul 2018

fabulous vegan choices.

Separate vegan menu with excellent dishes like baked Gnochi with sweet potatoes or Gnochi with mushrooms pan fried. But the Lemongrass with Coconut milk Panna Cotta was Divine.

Pros: excellent choices and ambience for sitting outside


Points +173

26 Dec 2017

lovely place with a lot of unusual dishes

I can highly recommend this lovely place in the umweltzentrum (environmental center of) dresden! Even for christmas with my (non-veg) family they offered so many lovely dishes that no one chose the meat! Great!

Pros: vegan menue, loads of different vegan and vegetarian dishes, tasty

Cons: serves meat, no organic food


Points +19566

09 Sep 2017

All freshly prepared, many vegan options

Separate vegan menu. All freshly prepared. Stews, potatoes, noodles, salads, vegan ice cream. Offers more choice of dishes than many local vegan restaurants because garlic etc. can be removed from dishes. Good coffee, too. Clean, old-fashioned 'bio' (organic). Easy to reach by public transport (station 'Dresden Mitte'). Not a hipster environment. Clean. Deserves five stars.

Pros: Very good quality, good opening hours, easy to reach by public transport

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