It’s been a few days since I’ve brought you a sugar-coma-inducing blog post. I know my review of vegan ice cream options in Berlin was a lot to handle. I’m hoping you’ve all recovered and are ready to take a look at some of the vegan baked goods Berlin has to offer.
Cupcake Berlin is famous for being the city’s first cupcakery. Each day, they have at least one vegan cupcake option. We visited their Friedrichshain location several times and tried their chocolate cake with raspberry frosting, as well as their vanilla cake with strawberry frosting and coconut flakes. The cakes were always moist and the frosting was always rich, creamy and full of delicious fruit flavours.
These gourmet cupcakes will cost you €2.50 Euros ($3.27 USD) each. Their generous sizes makes them a lot to eat on your own but the perfect size for sharing. I was really hoping we’d have a chance to try a vegan version of their carrot cake or peanut butter cupcakes but sadly they were never available when we visited. If you want to try the vegan version of some of their more interesting flavours, you may have to get a group of friends together and order a dozen of your choice to share.
In addition to vegan cupcakes, Cupcake Berlin also sells vegan brownies and pie. John tried the peanut butter brownie and really liked the rich peanut taste and dense cake texture.
Krossener Strasse 12
10245 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 030 25768687
We spent a lot of time at Cafe Morgenrot hanging out on the internet and enjoying huge slices of their awesome apple crumble pie. It may look a little dry but it has just the right amount of sweetness and a moist layer of baked apples. This is one dessert you don’t want to miss, especially considering the price, which is about €1.50 Euros ($1.96 USD), and worth every Euro cent.
Cafe Morgenrot also sells vegan milkshakes. However, the tastiness factor totally depends on which staff member makes it. We ordered milkshakes three or four times and each time they were different. Sometimes thick and creamy, sometimes with banana, sometimes indistinguishable from a glass of vanilla soy milk. It was always a surprise.
10435 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 030 44317844
On Saturday afternoons we often visited the Boxhagener Platz food market to pick up local, organic vegetables, fruit and herbs. We also made a habit of buying fancy bread from the folks at ufaBäckerei. This bakery, which has locations all over town, also makes some vegan baked goods. We bought a walnut pear square for €1.80 Euro ($2.35 USD). This fruit and nut combo made for a light dessert that paired well with a cup of tea. At their Boxhagener Platz stall, ufaBäckerei also sells vegan rhubarb pie. We didn’t have a chance to try a slice because they were all sold out.
For a list of the ufaBäckerei locations, scroll down to the bottom of this page and select the neighbourhood closest to you.
Vital der Bio-Markt
Boxhagener Str. 68
10245 Berlin, Germany
Tante Horst is a small cafe and bar run by a collective. This community space is a great place for small events, hanging out with friends and enjoying a slice of vegan pie. They’re located in Mitte, a bit out of the way, but definitely worth visiting if you’re in the neighbourhood. I had a lovely slice of cherry and apple crumble pie. What made it unique was a layer of soy yogurt, which kept all of the fruit filling moist and creamy. The cafe had a very relaxed vibe and was the perfect place to sit, chat and chill on a Sunday afternoon.
10969 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 030 3950902