Sattgruen

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Rathenaustrasse 2, Essen, Germany, 45127

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. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-11:00pm. Open daily. Only takes German EC cards.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Western, Buffet, Salad bar, Take-out, German

18 Reviews

First Review by Moehritz

Great concept - Edit

What I like best about the concept of Sattgrün is, that it constantly offers a wide and changing choice. Who wants to be offered the same menu over and over? High quality dishes are being nicely being presented in a self-service buffet. Great choice, friendly service. Good Location.

Pros: Wide and changing offering, Good food, Friendly staff

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I want one in my city! - Edit

I loved this place, the food is fresh and delicious and it is just a pleasant and perfect option. You can just go for a large bowl of soup with bread and it is really reasonably priced. The plates are priced by size but for the range and taste of the food I think it is worth it. We went twice in Germany and I really wish we had one in London!

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My Favorite Vegan Restaurant - Edit

Plenty of options. Not cheap, but delicious--- good for a date night or introducing friends to vegan food.

A minor quibble; at two different locations, I've found at least half of the cakes dense and heavy--- more like a so-so homemade cake than a restaurant-quality dessert. At those prices, the cakes should be better.

Still, I'd be happy to eat there every day for a week or more.

Pros: Variety

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Something is missing... - Edit

I just came here for a coffee and cake and was pleased to find an all-vegan place in Essen city centre. The cake I chose (Zupfkuchen, some vanilla custard cake with chocolate crumbles on top) was extremely sweet and way too large for me to finish. The espresso was okay but not great.

I cannot say anything about the quality of the hearty food, but when you go here, be aware that you don't choose a meal and get it prepared but that they have something like a salad buffet where you choose what you want from pre-prepared foods. And the prices are not particularly cheap either. Also, the interior of the place is very clean and cold, the opposite of cozy for me. This feels like a franchise or chain restaurant to me.

Still, as an all-vegan place in the city centre this is obviously a good place to check out for vegans. They also have a nice outside seating area.

Pros: Everything vegan

Cons: buffet style restaurant, feels cold, cake too sweet

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Sehr gut - Edit

Super leckeren veganen Kuchen.

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loved it - Edit

Really good concept. For €6,90 you have a fresh plate for lunch!

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great as always - Edit

All vegan, good location, clean, friendly, variety of hot and cold dishes, soups, desserts, drinks, coffee. We drive for 2 hours to come here, reasonable prices

Pros: everything great

Cons: none

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Close to train station / central part of town / gold standard - Edit

Nice buffet with with local favorites gone fine like Brussel sprouts with mustard seeds, red cabbage with cinnamon, cauliflower, vegan goulash, etc.
All types of coffee including grain coffee, plus Fritz lemonades, lemonaid, wines...
Three plate sizes that are not weighed like in Switzerland but based on trust (and inspection ;) )
Very hard to find since regular entrance of shopping mall is deserted. Walk around the whole house instead, it's next to 'va piano'.
Pretty large space. Realistic prices. Very, very good: "No garlic" is clearly labelled. Good coffee.
Very clean restroom, vegan and anti-racist info material. Gold standard.

Pros: very good taste, central in middle of town, huge choice

Cons: no internet

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Self-service vegan buffet - Edit

Very tasty options for the three possible plate sizes. Take away also possible at 1 € discount per portion, but seats in front of the restaurant invited for some time in the sun. Definitely worth visiting!

Pros: self-service buffet, seats inside and outside, really tasty

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Something for anybody! - Edit

After several visits at Sattgruen in Essen i can tell that it's quite great.

The diversity and freshness of the dishes is great, pricing is really okay and the staff is friendly. There's lots of space to sit inside and outside and the opening hours are just a blast (i've been there after 10pm or so, still open, still very fresh - very uncommon in Germany if you expect quality food). The location is just in downtown Essen, very close to the central station but not overrun by people because seating and entrance are in a side street of the main shopping street. If you don't finish you can take the remaining food on your plate with you in plastic containers they offer (for free if you ask nicely).

It's not super-cozy but the atmosphere is nice anyway. Although you possibly "stand in queue" the food bears no resemblance to "fast food" because of it's diversity, freshness and overall quality.

If you're in a group and don't know where to go for lunch/ dinner in downtown Essen because everybody's got his*her own taste go there, they serve something for anybody.

Pros: fresh, diversity, everything vegan

Cons: relatively big place, right next to a Vapiano franchise

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This is it! - Edit

Tnx 2 Happycow visiting Sattgruen in Essen Germany! After our vegan shopping in Veganz and Edeka Essen, we visits Sattgruen.
First impressions? WAAAW! Sattgruen looks very beautyfull inside, very spacy, relaxing to...outside there is a big nice terras. Very very tasty quality food! Cold, warm a lot to choose. Cheap prices for what you get. Big plates or small ones it's your choise. Nice drinks, very nice tasty alcohol free beer, nice cakes, nice coffee's. If I could it was 11/10 points! Perfect for us vegans and even perfect to all kinds of people. Especially very perfect for inviting people trying a first time veganfood. I wish there is a +1000 Sattgruen where we live! lol
IT WAS A PERFECT VEGANDINNER! First time we feels a little sad going back home that evening! lol



Updated from previous review on 2016-08-24

Pros: Many Vegan Choices., Cheap prices, big choices., Friendly enthousiastic staff even untill 23h!

Cons: Couldn't find any cons?, Oh, find it could be a little better!, Depends from the street you came from.

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It's all about choices - Edit

Sattgruen is in the heart of Essen. We were there to visit the theatre and the Christmas market, and were looking for some quick food.
Usually I am the limiting factor for choosing a restaurant, but not in Essen.
We choose Sattgruen to see what it would be like.
You can choose three different plate sizes (small, medium, large) and there are two counters with food you can choose from. The first counter contains the 'salads', or rather, anything not warm/hot, because there is a lot more than just salads to choose from!
The second one is the warm/hot dishes. Pasta, rice, beans, tofu, cauliflower, you name it, it's there.
It's not expensive, and you have a lot of choice (which, for a vegan is not often the case).
I liked it very much, and my non-vegan boyfriend enjoyed his meal as well!

Pros: Choices, Friendly staff, Value for money

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Delicious and great value - Edit

Everything about this buffet restaurant was great. Great taste, variety, prices, mood, decoration. And it's all vegan. Go there!

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So delicious! - Edit

Nice restaurant with delicious food. We tried nearly everything on the buffet and most of it was great. We were totally amazed, about how delicious it was.

For dessert we had some walnut-carrot cake, which was like the best cake I've ever had! Fluffy, a bit crunchy and not too sweet!

The staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is nice, very light and modern.

Unfortunately I'm living a bit too far away from Essen to go there more often, but I can recommend this place 100 % and I will definitely come back!

Pros: excellent food, friendly staff, nice atomsphere

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Superdelicious - Edit

Friendly tasty stylish awesome Vegan Restaurant in Essen i love the Buffet And the Friendly ppl there !!!! A
"Must eat " in Essen

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Mhhhh - Edit

I can recommend this place a 100%. The food I tried was super delicious. The staff was very nice. And the prices are moderate.

The space is very open in the front of the restaurant with high ceilings, huge windows and large wooden tables. There are a couple more places in teh back were you get more of a cosy and darkish feel. You can even sit outside if you like since its located towards an open space - like a mikro park - a green eye in Essens rather grey inner city.

I tried some of everything that looked appealing to me. So I had my platter full of little bits and nibbles, which was a good way to try myself through the menu. There was only one thing that wasn't to my taste, but the rest was all like "gimme more of that".

I also had a huge piece of chocolate cherry cake as a desert and apart from filling me up after my satisfying dinner it was really good. Fluffy, moist, chocolatey, sweet yummyness.

A big yes to Sattgrün (> lush green, while satt also means full)

Pros: excellent food, good athmosphere, nice staff

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the best - Edit

Everything I tried was delicious and afterwards I was in a food coma. It is the best place to show non-vegans how good vegan food can be. Because there is a buffet, everybody will find something they'll love.

Pros: incredibly delicious food, nice staff, very good prices

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Delicious food - Edit

Located in a quiet side street right in the city centre, Sattgrün offers an amazing vegan buffet!
There are two soups (a small bowl is 4,90 €, a big bowl 6,90 €), several salads and a large selection of warm dishes. The best part is: you can try all of them (if you are very hungry that is). You choose between three plate sizes (small for 5,90 €, regular for 7,90 €, large for 10,90 €) and combine any number of cold and warm dishes. We went for two regular plates and every single dish we tried was delicious. Afterwards I had a (gigantic) slice of coconut cake and a small coffee with almond milk for 6 €. The coconut cake was one of the best vegan cakes I ever tried. And the staff were very helpful as well.
We will definitely be back!

Pros: excellent food, good value, friendly staff

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