Germany is known for its commitment to sustainability, and this is reflected in its thriving green dining and coffee scene. From plant-based restaurants to specialty coffee shops, there are plenty of options for those looking to enjoy guilt-free meals and drinks. But with many options also comes the hassle of knowing which ones are truly good for our planet, and which ones aren’t.
To make things easier for you, we have selected a number of different green restaurants and coffee shops, so that you can simply enjoy food and drinks without the stress of having to find the places! These 18 brands are leading the way in sustainable and healthy food, reducing their CO2 footprint and offering delicious, eco-friendly options for diner and coffee lovers alike.
FREA is a sustainable and healthy restaurant that offers delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients. They consistently use regional, seasonal and vegan ingredients. 100% of the food is processed, including peelings and leftovers! Their commitment to sustainability extends to their packaging, which is made from biodegradable materials.
Momos is a popular Tibetan dumpling chain with a focus on environmentally friendly practices. They offer a variety of dumpling options, including vegan and gluten-free options. And the dumplings are free from genetically modified ingredients and without any additives. On top of that, everything is made on site with 100% renewable electricity.
Oukan is a Japanese vegan dining restaurant in Berlin. They have a menu full of flavorful, organic and nourishing dishes, which features a range of international dishes, all expertly crafted to be both tasty and healthy.
Populus Coffee is a specialty coffee shop that sources its beans from ethical and sustainable sources. Opened in 2015, Populus roasts and brews exceptional, sustainable and ethically sourced coffee from some of the best producers in the world. Their dedication to sustainability is reflected in their partnerships with fair trade and organic coffee producers.
Deli by SPRK
Deli by SPRK is a vegan deli and café that serves up tasty sandwiches, soups, and salads. They use food surplus to prep and cook all their meals, which in turn protects the climate and reduces food waste. SPRK’s mission is to redistribute the global food oversupply and eliminate food waste. They also offer a selection of grab-and-go snacks and desserts, perfect for a quick and healthy meal on the go.
The Barn is a Berlin-based leading coffee roaster in Europe and represents the Specialty Coffee Movement at the highest level since 2010. They are committed to sourcing and roasting some of the best coffee available and by paying premium prices to their suppliers, they enable coffee farmers to create sustainable businesses.
Goodbank is a cooking box subscription supplying you with local, organic ingredients and recipes. Select your diet, order a box and wait for it to be delivered to you. Their subscriptions are super-flexible, so you can always skip a box or cancel. If you want to simply focus on cooking a delicious, sustainable meal without any prior research, then Goodbank is perfect for you!
Isla Coffee Berlin
Isla Coffee Berlin is a specialty coffee shop that focuses on sustainable and ethically sourced beans. They practice and preach circular economy by reusing food leftovers and minimizing water and packaging waste. Additionally, they offer a selection of vegan snacks and treats, making it a great spot for a quick and healthy meal.
Hermann’s Berlin is a vegetarian restaurant that serves up a range of tasty dishes. Its mission is to experiment with food to create a healthier and more sustainable food system. You can go there for dinner or also be part of their experimental food sessions. Their menu features international flavors, with a focus on super fresh, seasonal and colorful ingredients.
Bunte Burger is a vegan and vegetarian burger joint with a focus on sustainability. They use organic and locally sourced ingredients in their burgers to maintain high sustainability standards.
Katzentempel is a café and bar that offers a truly cozy and welcoming atmosphere. They serve a range of organic and fair trade drinks, as well as a selection of vegan snacks and meals. And to make things better: they are also a home for stray cats thanks to their partnership with a local animal protection organization, so you can pet cute cats while enjoying your meal!
Gratitude Eatery is a plant-based restaurant that focuses on nourishing and wholesome dishes. The restaurant is famous for its delicious, healthy and experimental vegan dishes ranging from vegan watermelon steaks to cashew cheesecakes.
Kopps is a popular fine dining vegan restaurant in Berlin. Not only do they use seasonal, regional and organic ingredients, but they are also creative masters when it comes to the composition of their dishes. Pass by to enjoy a culinary experience and fall in love with the variety of vegan products used!
RefuEat is a restaurant and catering provider working with refugees towards the goal of integration into work and society. They focus on sustainable, organic and regional suppliers. If you love Arabic cuisine and want to support a good cause, try out RefuEat.
Lokal Berlin is a restaurant serving German dishes. Located in Berlin, they change their . menu every day and only serve you dishes with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Their taste and freshness is guaranteed by the fact that Lokal buys its ingredients from farmers in and around Berlin.
Pure Origins Estate Coffee
Pure Origins Estate Coffee is a specialty coffee shop that focuses on sustainability and ethical sourcing. They offer a range of high-quality brews, as well as a selection of vegan snacks and treats. Their food is freshly home made and their coffee comes from certified suppliers.
Brammibal’s Donuts is a popular vegan doughnut shop with locations in Berlin and Hamburg. Their mission is to bring high quality donuts with great taste, all while only using vegan products! Brammibal’s is really transparent about their suppliers, so that you will always know what you are eating and from where it came from.
Swing Kitchen, also named Real Vegan Burger, is a vegan burger restaurant based in Berlin, Germany. They offer a range of tasty and satisfying dishes, including burgers, sandwiches, and salads and give you a fantastic soulfood alternative if you aren’t inclined to eating meat.