München is Bavaria's capital in Germany and has a few explicitly vegan places, even if in general the city doesn't seem to be so vegan-friendly. The local Bavarian cuisine is actually exactly the opposite.
The extremely high rent all over the city, and the loss of more alternative culture to populate such locations, makes it really hard to keep a restaurant up, so often it's just a matter of time before it has to shut down - like the fantastic Kopfeck, the Kaede, the Zerwirk, or Fräulein Müller Brotzeitladen, all gone by now.
Restaurants and Cafés
- SIGGIS next to Viktualienmarkt in the city centre serves breakfast, snacks like sandwiches and soups, starters and some full main courses. They focus on organic and fair trade ingredients and try to work as sustainably as possible e.g. by using organic and vegan detergents and green energy. Once in a while they do events supporting the animal shelter Erdlingshof.
- Bodhi claims to be Bavarias only vegan Wirtshaus (inn). They don't only offer vegan versions of traditional Bavarian dishes such as Waldpilz-Ragout, Kässpatzn, Wiener Schnitzel, Rouladen, Apfelstrudel and Kaiserschmarrn, but also burgers, starters, desserts and cakes. Bodhi is located in Schwanthalerhöhe close to Theresienwiese.
- Gratitude Eatery, located in Maxvorstadt, offers organic main courses and snacks from all over the world.
- Max Pett in Ludwigsvorstadt has an extensive offer of dishes and flavours from Indian to Italian to German / Bavarian cuisine. You can also have breakfast there and get some ice cream to go.
- The cosy café 5 vor 12 – Deine Feldküche in Milbertshofen serves several hot dishes in addition to their cakes. It's operated by an organization that provides food on a big scale during protests or during humanitarian crises, for example for neglected refugees.
- AnSa Vegan offers Vietnamese cuisine for quite moderate prices in Maxvorstadt.
- Erbils (Erbils Orient Lounge) at Ostbahnhof is a diner offering Mediterranean cuisine such as döner kebab, dürüm, lahmacun and falafel. A special treat are their sweets like baklava, sütlac and kadayif.
- Rebella Bex Cafe in the city centre (Altstadt) serves food for a "wholefood pant-based diet" which comes as bowls, salads, sandwiches, cakes, fresh juices and more. They also do events related to health, body and nutrition in cooperation with a Yoga & Move Studio.
- Tushita Teehaus, with a wide selection of great teas, all of them organic. There is always at least two dishes, one dish of the day and one sandwich, different every day (sometimes even pizza). A lot of cakes, also smoothies. Everything is vegan. It's in Klenzestr. 53, D-80469 München (Glockenbachviertel/Isarvorstadt), open Mo-Fr from 09:00 to 20:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 20:00.
- The bookstore Lost Weekend is a vegan café and co-working space at the same time. Apart from coffee and cake they offer soups, salads, sandwiches and lunch boxes. In Maxvorstadt.
- IceDate is an organic vegan ice cream parlour in Maxvorstadt serving the best ice cream in town.
- Super Danke! serves organic juices, smoothies and bowls in Glockenbachviertel.
- If you are fond of cats Cafe Katzentempel is your place. In this vegan café-restaurant in Maxvorstadt there are six cats living with whom you can interact. The Katzentempel ("cat temple") is mostly vegan, but serves dairy milk, so make sure which food is actually vegan. They mainly focus on cakes, but you can also get breakfast and some rather simple main dishes.
- Emmi's Kitchen serves mostly vegan food in their two restaurants in Glockenbachviertel and Haidhausen. You can get main dishes (some of them gluten-free), salads, bowls, sweets like cinnamon rolls and muffins, and smoothies. They also emphasise sustainability and use recyclable or biodegradable packaging.
- Cafe Ignaz in Schwabing is a vegetarian restaurant which has an extra vegan menu. They have a wide variety of good vegan cakes, cookies, bakers' confectionery, and various second dishes. The café's owner has a very family-like way to treat his customers. All in all it is a cute, small café with a nice location.
- Ballabeni next to the Pinakothek der Moderne is a popular place and therefore it is always crowded there, one has to wait up to 15 mins till one can order. But the ice cream is excellent, vegan and self-made.
- Some of the ice cream at the ice cream parlour Das Eismeer in Glockenbachviertel is vegan. You can get it in vegan cones and with vegan cream or just opt for their vegan waffles. The ingredients are organic and the parlour is certified to Fairtrade.
- There are more restaurants like Charlie with Vietnamese cuisine, and Roecklplatz where they aim to support "socially disadvantaged" teens through training and work - these places are not vegetarian or vegan at all, but have some OK selection of vegan food nonetheless. Sababa has good falafel.
There are two places doing vegan Vokü (= Volksküchen, "public kitchen", i.e. there is inexpensive food on a regular and non-commercial basis in a casual surrounding) in Munich.
- Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Kafe Marat in Isarvorstadt. It's all run by volunteers who sometimes take a break (especially during summer) so visit their website in advance. They also do interesting events such as films, lectures or open meetings for queers and are a major leftist / alternative / political landmark in Munich.
- Every second Thursday of the month at the trailer park Stattpark Olga in Obersendling, drinks on donation, often accompanied by a free concert or event.
- Holzinger is an entirely vegan delicatessen in Schwanthalerhöhe.
There are four vegan fashion stores in Munich:
- Dear Goods is a small chain of vegan, organic, and fair trade fashion. They operate three stores in Munich, two in Glockenbachviertel and one in Schwabing.
- Veganista is a vegan, fair trade and organic fashion store in Maxvorstadt where you can also sit down and get some coffee and cookies.
Much of vegetables and fruits in this city can be acquired by practice of dumpster diving. See Trashwiki for more info.
- Vegan Guide München; don't miss their map (in German)
- List of vegan and vegan-friendly places at Happy Cow
- List of vegan and vegan-friendly places at Vegpool (in German)
- List of vegan and vegan-friendly places at Veganice (in German)
- Restaurant and café guide at Vegalife Rocks (in German)
- Vegan Guide München on Facebook (in German)
- The Kafe Marat has also a collection of vegan recipes on its website, in German: http://kafemarat.blogsport.de/volxkuechen-kochbuch