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
- 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, open Mo-Fr from 09:00 to 20:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 20:00.
- Princess SchokoBar: awesomely homemade pralines, cupcakes, tartes... huge variety! Also workshops to learn how to make all that foodstuff yourself. The whole shop is vegan, lactose-free, organic and fairtrade. Address: Haimhauserstr. 3a, 80802 München.
- Pavesi Picnic, in Schwabing, friendly people, all vegan, local ingredients for the big part, menu depends on a season, really good Indian food like Masala Dosa.
- Cafe Ignáz in Schwabing, also lists vegetarian dishes on its menu, but has a wide variety of good vegan cakes, cookies, conditory, and various second dishes. Cafés owner has a very family-like way to treat his customers. All in all it is a cute, small cafe with a nice location. There is a happy hour on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 15:00 to 18:00, all main dishes for 6,90 Euro.
- Royal Veggie Doener at the central station has a vegan kebab.
- 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.
- 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 vegan Voküs (= Volksküchen, "public kitchen", i.e. there is free food on a regular basis) in München.
- Every Wednesday and Friday at Marat.
- Every second Thursday of the month at the trailer park Stattpark Olga, drinks on donation, often accompanied by a free concert or event.
Much of vegetables and fruits in this city can be acquired by practice of dumpter diving. See Trashwiki for more info.
- The Kafe Marat has also a collection of vegan recipes on its website, in German: http://kafemarat.blogsport.de/volxkuechen-kochbuch
- http://www.veggie-love.de/2011/05/food-love-muenchen - German article on vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Munich
Among vegetarian and organic supermarkets there is one only-vegan supermarket called Radix, which has also an online-shop.