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Ginkgo

  • Veg-friendly
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Berger Strasse 81, Frankfurt, Germany,

Serves meat, vegan options available. Changing lunch menu with labelled vegan items. Dinner menu always has two labelled vegan and two labelled ovo-lacto main courses, and a vegan dessert (e.g. apple crumble with almond rosemary ice cream). Also vegan cake in the afternoon, coffee optional with soy milk. Vegan breakfast. Has gluten free options.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Western, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Reviews (9)

First Review by Tofuschnecke

5 Sterne der Herzen. - Edit

Mehr als nur vegan-freundlich...
Im Ginkgo läuft es einfach für vegan lebende Menschen, hier ist man nicht die wenigen, zwangsweise eingeführten Gerichte der Karte, sondern bekommt den Eindruck, dass es fast schon anders herum läuft und man Omnivoren noch toleriert ;-)

Aufgrund der tollen Auswahl auf der Karte (auch bei Aktionen außerhalb der festen Karte), der guten, veganen Kuchenauswahl, der zwei veganen Milchsorten für den hervorragenden Kaffee würde ich diesem Ort als bisher einzigem "Omni"-Ort in Frankfurt 5 Sterne geben.
Für "veggie-freundliche" Plätze sind vier Sterne das Maximum bei HappyCow. Einen habt ihr bei perönlich gut!

Die veganen Gerichte sind mit Liebe gemacht und halten in Qualität und Geschmack jedem Vergleich stand.


Macht weiter so, es ist nur noch ein kleiner Schritt in die richtige Richtung!


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Go-to restaurant - Edit

Love going to Gingko when I invite non-veggie friends for a slightly fancier dinner than what I can cook at home. Ambience is good, even better in summer when you sit out on the sidewalk and watch the Bornheim passers-by, sometimes with live music!


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Perfect - Edit

I've visited "Ginkgo" many times and I've never been disappointed.
The menu changes, but there are always many vegan dishes, sometimes it's even hard to decide...
The food is appealingly garnished, plenty and tasty.

Usually it's a lively atmosphere, especially on weekend mornings. Possibly you will wait for your breakfast up to an hour, but the nice staff will inform you about the waiting time and meanwhile, you can enjoy your coffee, fresh ginger mint tea or fresh orange juice or whatever as well as the atmosphere of the "Berger Strasse".

They offer various vegan breakfasts (e.g. 2 bread rolls, avocado, chickpea-spread, beetroot-spread, homemade jam, soy-joghurt with fresh fruit).
In the afternoon, you can choose between several wonderful cakes, often still warm from the oven.

I especially love sitting outside in spring or summer : )

Although it's a non-vegetarian restaurant, Ginkgo is a great place for vegans.
It offers more vegan meals than some vegetarian places & vegan dishes are clearly labelled (the staff knows what's vegan too).

Pros: Tasty food, rich in variety, vegan dishes clearly labelled, friendly staff

Cons: sometimes long waiting


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Long-time favourite - Edit

I love Gingko-restaurant. There are always several vegan choices for every taste, and the food tastes great! They even have 3 different vegan breakfast options!
As Gingko is very popular, it is often crowded and you have to wait long, but it is worth it! So, bring some time, enjoy the atmosphere and the food!

Pros: many options for vegans, great food, nice atmosphere

Cons: waiting time


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Great :) - Edit

There are about 3 different vegan options on the manu, some vegetarian options and also meat/fish options. There was only one desert option (which was vegan).
I had pumpkin from the oven and it was great, enough and not too pricy (10,50 I think). But I've also seen vegan plate that wasn't so big, but bread is served while waiting.

Pros: Tasty, Good price, Nice environment

Cons: Tables quite close to eachother


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very nice place - Edit

Great atmosphere, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and nice decor. Relaxing and friendly, not cramped.

Pros: clearly marked vegan meals, atmosphere, friendly staff

Cons: only a few vegan options


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recommendable place! - Edit

The vegan options on the menu are clearly labelled and they all sounded tasty. We had a soup and burger, which was very good. The waiter was friendly, even the place was very crowded. Unfortunately, we had a long waiting time for our main course (25 min). But over all, we can definitely recommend this place. The prizes are a little high but are worth the food!

Pros: tasty food, several vegan options, vegan options labelled, good service

Cons: waiting time, crowded


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Good burgers, pricey, messy - Edit

We had their vegan burgers for a late lunch on a Sunday. The burgers were very nice, especially the patties were good and "home made". Service was alright as well and quite quick considering how crowded it was.

The prices seem to be a bit on the expensive side, and at least this time the place wasn't very clean. The most uncomfortable thing was that small fruit flies kept bothering us - their amount seemed to keep increasing so we decided to go elsewhere for coffee and tea. The flies could've been waken up by the very warm weather for October - we don't know.

Pros: Good vegan burgers, Friendly and quick service

Cons: Flies, Overall messiness


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Varying, tasty vegan food - Edit

So far, I've been there three times for dinner and one time for coffee and cake. One main dish was excellent (pasta with asparagus in a creamy tomato sauce), one was pretty tasty (pearl barley risotto with grilled vegetables) and one was so-so (farfalle in avocado-walnut sauce with sesame-tofu, the sauce lacked flavor and the tofu itself was very good but lacked salt). I also tried two dishes from friends, which were very delicious (the bean burger and an avocado spelt risotto). The first time I've been there I also had a great dessert (apple crumble with almond rosemary ice cream). The apple pie is tasty, too, but so far it is the only vegan cake I've seen.
So, what I like: The food tastes good and even though there are limited options (most of the times three different main dishes on the lunch and dinner menu and one dessert and soup on the dinner menu), the menu changes every few weeks, so I can try something new every time. They also offer a vegan breakfast and if you ask, you can get creamy vegan cocktails normally made with dairy. Moreover, they use some "special" products like soy cream, but mostly cook "naturally vegan" dishes which is a nice variation from soy-cheese-burgers etc. The outdoor seating is very nice, too!
What I don't like: The prices are a bit high (around 10€ for a main dish) while the portions are ok but not generous. And they charge extra for soy milk in coffee and cocktails. If you are a bit picky or can't have soy it can also be hard to find something on the limited menu. Sometimes they don't offer a vegan dessert and the one vegan cake they make is normally sold out in the evening. When it's crowded (and it's crowded when it's dinner time) it can take some time, especially when you want to pay.
So I substract one cow for the limited vegan options and one for the portion-price-ratio.
Updated from previous review on Saturday August 24, 2013

Updated from previous review on Saturday August 24, 2013

Updated from previous review on Saturday August 24, 2013

Updated from previous review on Saturday August 24, 2013

Pros: Clearly labelled vegan options, Also vegan cake and dessert, Friendly staff

Cons: A bit expensive & extra charge for silk, Long waiting time when crowded, Also sells meat etc., limited options


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