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First Review by Merciless666

Satisfying - Edit

I came here with my vegan bf and non vegan sister and friend. We all enjoyed the food here, especially my non vegan friend.
The wraps were fresh and full of flavour. The restaurant was tidy and cute. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

*Visited May, 2016

Pros: Tasty, Friendly staff

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good food, awful business hours - Edit

So, on top of the generally awful opening hours (tues-sun 12-6pm), this place is often randomly closed for NO REASON. This is frustrating because I've gone out of my way to eat there on several occasions only to find it closed with no note. The opening hours according to their website have now been further reduced to mon-fri 12-6, even though the board outside says differently.

Having got that out of my system, the food, price, and service here is fantastic. The interior is comfortable enough though not exactly cosy.

They have a selection of cakes and teas/coffees and their daily soup is good from experience - I especially love that they have a small portion option.

The main dishes are really tasty and VERY CHEAP for that area/a vegan place. I can recommend the salad bowls - and people next to me got the quesadillas and scrambles and those looked really good too.

If you can catch this place when it's open you will probably be really happy with your choice.

Pros: price, portion, taste

Cons: business hours, randomly is shut sometimes, atmosphere inside

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Really delicious! - Edit

Rootz is a vegetarian eatery in Berlin Kreuzberg, that offers almost every meal also as a vegan option and a big choice of yummy food. Rootz also has an outside area, perfect for summer wheather! I discovered this place on a the 'vegan tours berlin' foodtour, so I had the chance to try many different things on the menue and share it with the other people. My favorite was the quesadilla. Normally it is hard to find a vegan quesadilla in Berlin, but here they even had 3 kind of them, and my favorite one was the "breakfast quesadilla". Also the potatao rosemary balls with some dip were amazing. They are also serving some healthy bowls, like the quinoa bowl, hummus bowl, guacamole bole, mexican bowl. And they offer wraps, burgers, and a daily soup. The prices are good. I saw that they have some huge pieces cakes as well, but I did not try any, this time. But I will come back here for sure, because some of the cakes looked so yummy and I want to try the "scrumbled tofu" for breakfast and some of their burgers one day, as well!

Pros: big choice, almost everything can be ordered vegan as well, good prices

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Excellent! - Edit

I loved this place! The food was really good, the bbq seitan burger was delicious and I had a spiced orange cheesecake that was heavenly. They have gluten free options and the menu has symbols for stuff they can make gluten free instead. The service is good, people are nice and friendly, and they have outdoor tables which are quite nice in the summer. I'd totally recommend going there!

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Great Burgers - Edit

I went there with my (omni) boyfriend, we both took vegan options of their burgers. Unfortunately, cannot remember the exact name of the burger we took but it was definitely really tasty and the price was more than ok for us. Totally worth a visit. Moreover, the restrooms are really clean and nice, which is always a plus.

Pros: Delicious, Friendly prices , Nice venue

Cons: Portion size ok,could be bigger though^^

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Fantastic place! - Edit

Rootz was one of my favourite finds in Berlin! I was there in August and was able to take advantage of the outdoor seating - the front of the building is painted with lots of colourful root vegetables and looks very inviting. The burgers are great, and I think all of them can be veganised. Always check for the daily specials as well - I had the spicy Mexican burger from the menu, but my boyfriend got the special and it was amazing! The cakes are also fantastic and there are plenty of vegan options. We tried the peanut butter devil's food cake and a salted caramel cupcake which was sublime. Highly recommended for a quick lunch or a leisurely tea and cake break.

Pros: Excellent vegan cakes, Great atmosphere

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great place - Edit

rootz is located in a pretty decorated building with lots of room. it has a very nice relaxed athmosphere. the girl who was serving us was very friendly and joyfull. we ate wrap and bagel and they were both hot and tasty. a nice variety of food, with soups and also a daily changing dish.

it is located very close to the Schlessiger Tor station

they also serves breakfast but apparently only in the weekend.

Pros: great atmospehere, friendly staff, good food

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Decent food - Edit

I've had a lot of vegan sandwiches and burgers in my life. This place is good, but not impressive or outstanding. Decent price.

They also advertise "best cake in Kreuzberg". Maybe I haven't had any other vegan cake in Kreuzberg, but I didn't think the cake was the best. It was good, but not best.

Overall, if your friends are going, don't say no, but I wouldn't cross town to go here.

Pros: All-veg

Cons: Not impressive

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Great food! - Edit

I was there earlier this month (July 2013) and loved it! It was really close to my hostel, the boat hostel near the wall. It was walking distance and I fell in love with the food. Finding veggie options in Europe has been a challenge sometimes but not in Germany. It's a little hard to find the place as the sign is painted on the wall, but it's a self-service all veggie menu. I had the veggie wrap and it was one of the best meals I've had in Europe this summer in my backpacking adventures! There was also free wi-fi! GREAT PLACE!

Pros: all veggie, good price, free wi-fi

Cons: hard to find

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toll - Edit

Ich bin Veganerin und komme extra aus Berlin-Spandau raus nach Kreuzberg für das Rootz. Es gibt hier vegan und vegetarische Gerichte, die in der Karte ganz klar gekennzeichnet sind. Lasst euch einfach überraschen, selbst meine beste Freundin (sie ist Alles-Esser) ist begeistert vom Rootz und kommt gerne mit, vegan schlemmen.

Weiter so.

Pros: vegan fast food, lecker, freundlich

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"Currywurst"? - Edit

My friends and me came here especially for the Rootz "Currywurst", the vegan version of a typical - and famous - German fast food dish. We were pretty curious because we had never tried anything similar. Unfortunately that very day there was a problem with the delivery service, so: no "currywurst"!

We had vegan wraps and fries instead, the latter made of fresh potatoes . The wraps were pretty good, although not very special.

My friends had smoothies which were quite icy (probably great in the summertime, on a cold winter day not so), myself a good soy cappuccino.

Among the cakes there was just one vegan version, a chocolate cake with some type of peanut butter on top. Not bad, but after testing a couple of vegan places in Berlin not super-super-delicious.

Informal atmosphere, very friendly staff, low prices.

Pros: good value, friendly staff

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Liked it... - Edit

The staff were nice and the food was pretty good. I had a vegan currywurst, which I wasn't overjoyed with, but I'm glad I tried it, to get an idea of what a lot of people were eating.

It was clean, friendly and had a good selection. Nice one!

Pros: Good selection, Affordable, Friendly staff

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Pleasant space + vegan-friendly :) - Edit

The place is spacious and pleasant and also has outdoor sitting, plus they have free wifi :)

The staff is friendly, they have an English menu and all the vegan options are clearly marked on the menu.
I had the grilled veg wrap which was good.

The only thing missing was a better selection of vegan cakes.

Pros: spacious, tasty, wifi

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Great experience at Rootz! - Edit

We had breakfast on a sunday at Rootz, the food was amazing and the prices were just right. The staff is lovely too! Nicely decorated and very clean. Nothing bad to say about this place! We would be regulars if we lived in Berlin.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff, Nice atmosphere

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stylish cafe/bistro with lots of vegan options - Edit

This cafe situated in lively Kreuzberg SO36 is a nicely designed and laid-back place that features a very well laid-out menu that caters to vegetarians and vegans alike.
Breakfast is served till 5, there's burgers, burritos, soups, scrambled tofu "eggs", cakes , fries, tasty coffee, friendly staff, what is there not to like?
prices are fine, too...

Pros: tasty, vegan options clearly marked, comfortable

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beautiful place, such a tasty food - Edit

my friend and i enjoyed a good breakfast at rootz, of scrumbled tofu and bagel sandwiches, which were so good to our stomach!
the service was perfect, the sellers were very nice to us, showing the english manu and explaining about every dish in a good english.
the place is designed so sweetly, especialy the restroom!
to the vegans out there- all the vegan dishes are marked in green, and there are lots of vegan options.

we definitely recommand!

Pros: excellent food, good value, friendly staff

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Fast food in chilled-out, stylish surroundings - Edit

Rootz seems to be run by a couple of very friendly people who know how to make a place look interesting and stylish.
The food is mainly fast food but there is a soup of the day, if you don't like burgers and the like. Disappointingly, only about a quarter, if at all, of the menu is marked vegan which is pretty poor for an all vegetarian place. I hope they will improve on that.
The food itself tasted very good, but in fast food terms, of course, so don't expect haute cuisine. I had the Wheaty Burger which came with a small salad and the ROOTZ fries which were very interesting to taste. For drinks I tried the strawberry-blueberry smoothie which was more of an iced smoothie than fruity, but it's out of season so of course they'd use frozen fruit. And it tasted delicious nonetheless.
The prices could indeed be a bit more budget.

Pros: friendly staff, tasty food, relaxed atmosphere

Cons: a bit pricey, few vegan options

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The Root of all Goodness - Edit

I like this place a lot. It's hip, cool and fresh. Full of young ideas and a progressive 'in the know' atmosphere. The thai curry soup I had was amazing. It had a kick, was full of colour and nice and chunky the way I like my soup. There is plenty of seating and a nice outdoor patio when it is warm. There is a strong vegan choice including cakes. I can imagine chilling out here for hours with the wi-fi on my netbook. It's a tad pricey but Berlin is becoming that way I suppose. Located right next to Schlesisches Str. U-Bahn on U1, in a part of Berlin that is supposed to be a great new area for nightlife. I look forward to going back.

Pros: location, food, staff

Cons: prices

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Nice cafe - Edit

Lovely friendly cafe with a gorgeous interior and relaxed atmposhere. I don't agree with the first review which states that there are already too many places like this in Berlin, there are so many omnivourous restaurants, meat eaters have the choice of many fast food style cafes so why shouldn't vegetarians. Whether the restaurants serve mainly fast food or gourmet food surely to have the option to go to more purely vegetarian restaurants is a good thing, and there are plenty of non fast food style vegetarian restaurants too- Cafe V, La Mano Verde , Hans Wurst Vegan Cafe and Samadhi etc. As for the taste of the food I can only comment on the dish I had which was thai curry soup and it was delicious, it was full of wonderful fresh vegetables. I also had tea with soya milk and the soup and tea were presented excellently. The toilets have to be visited, they are decorated wonderfully and there are a range of toileteries that can be used.

Pros: Good Value, Lovely interior, Tasty soup

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lots of space for lots of ideas to come... - Edit

yet another fast food thing in Berlin. . .
Lovely decorated place with plenty of seating options. Still the menu lakes innovation. Though anything is prepared with love it's not very close to a restaurant. Hopefully they're going to use all of their space and ideas more effective to seek more costumers. Even Vegetarians need some real food sometimes, like good old German Hausmannskost :) or likeweise. There is already to many places like this one in Berlin, to make it any more special and therefore survive. Looking forward to see some more progress in future. Good luck anyways!

Pros: close 2 my home, spacious , reasonable prices

Cons: burger again, again burger, 2 many burger shops already

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