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Cologne is a beautiful big city in North Rhine-Westphalia and has some great vegan restaurants to offer. When you visit the beautiful city on the Rhine, you won’t have to look far for plant-based food. As big cities are wont to do, there is also a great selection of vegan food spots. In this article we show you our favorite vegan restaurants in Cologne.

Eating vegan in conventional restaurants

Of course, you’ll now find plant-based options on the menu at many “regular” restaurants. Especially if you are traveling with people who don’t eat vegan, you still have a good chance to order a delicious vegan meal in Cologne. Especially the well-known chains like Hans im Glück, Peter Pane, Vapiano, Extrablatt, Losteria and Café del Sol have several vegan dishes to choose from. Recently, even the well-known steakhouse The Ash has started serving a vegan steak from the 3D printer.

So, if you don’t mind that the restaurant serves animal dishes, you will find something vegan almost everywhere. In traditional Cologne restaurants and pubs, on the other hand, there will be less choice. You’ll probably have to settle for fries and salad there. Still, it’s always worth asking the staff about vegan options. Sometimes it’s not explicitly on the menu, but many restaurants can often prepare vegan dishes to order. Of course, this is highly dependent on the kitchen staff and the food available.

Vegan restaurants in Cologne - Our favorites

If you’re looking for a restaurant in Cologne that serves only vegan food, you’ll actually have a lot of choices. Apps like Happy Cow show you all the plant-based food spots in a city. We present you here only our 10 favorites of vegan restaurants in Cologne. But don’t worry, there are many more.

Vietnamese organic restaurant "Well Being

The Vietnamese organic restaurant Well Being is so popular that there are 2 of them in Cologne. Here you will find traditional Vietnamese dishes in vegan. In addition, no flavor enhancers are used. Everyone gets their money’s worth here. For example, there are vegan duck and chicken, tofu pockets, curries and salads.

Not only do they cook without glutamate – they also place a high value on fresh ingredients, organic to fu and vegetables. Of course, they do not use flavor enhancers; artificial additives and no genetically modified foods.

The ambiance is cozy and we always recommend making reservations in advance as both restaurants are very popular.

Our favorite dish:

#30 GOI VIT – Colorful organic salad* bowl with crispy veggie duck, organic mango*, herbs, peanuts, roasted carrots, in lime sauce.

The perfect mix for the summer. High in protein, full of fresh ingredients and a special taste experience.

Our rating:

4/5

Opening hours (Small Greek Market)

Tuesday 11:30-15:00, 17:00-22:00
Wednesday 11:30-15:00, 17:00-22:00
Thursday 11:30-15:00, 17:00-22:00
Friday 11:30-15:00, 17:00-22:00
Saturday 14:00-22:00
Sunday 14:00-22:00
Monday 11:30-15:00, 17:00-22:00

Opening hours (Brabanter Straße)

Tuesday
  • 17:00-21:30
Wednesday
  • 17:00-21:30
Thursday
  • 17:00-21:30
Friday
  • 17:00-21:30
Saturday
  • 17:00-21:30
Sunday
  • Closed
Monday
  • Closed

More info & reservation:

Address in Cologne: Brabanter Str. 48 or
Small Greek Market 23/25

Attention: The Well Being is available 2 x in Cologne!

Website: www.wellbeing-koeln.de

Pure vegan pizzeria in Cologne: Razzo

Pizzeria Razzo is the first purely vegan pizzeria in Cologne. Located in the Belgian Quarter, it offers you Neapolitan pizzas with buten toppings. The ambiance is modern and chic and perfect for a stylish Instagram post. Culinary Razzo has something to offer for every taste. There’s even vegan mozzarella, gluten-free pizza dough and tiramisu. In addition, the Razzo has a non-alcoholic bar, with delicious drinks for everyone.

Our favorite dish:

The Pizza Hangover with Tomato Sauce, Capers, Red Onions, Olives and Almond Parmesan

Our rating:

4.5/5
Monday
  • 17:00-22:00
Tuesday
  • 17:00-22:00
Wednesday
  • 17:00-22:00
Thursday
  • 17:00-22:00
Friday
  • 12:00-23:00
Saturday
  • 12:00 – 23:00
Sunday
  • 12:00 – 22:00

Address in Cologne: Brüsseler Str. 38

Website: eat.razzo-pizza.com

Vegan Sushi: Maki Maki Sushi Green

If you like vegan sushi, you’ll love the Maki Maki. Here you can find fresh, fancy sushi of the extra class, as well as Poké Bowls and other Japanese specialties. Sushi creations like the California Roll with vegan cream cheese, seasonal fruits, baked sweet potato, banana, baked coconut flakes, pistachios, agave syrup are worth seeing, sweet ginger and goji berries in soy paper. Maki Maki Sushi Green advertises a previously undiscovered flavor dimension.

They want to show that sushi doesn’t have to have anything to do with real fish. In addition, the Maki Maki Sushi Green offers catering services and sushi classes.

Our favorite dish:

No more bacon for me (sweet marinated baked seitan, avocado, coated with Vegan warm BBQ bacon, fried onions, sweet sauce, Japanese yuzu syrup.

Our rating:

5/5
Monday
  • closed
Tuesday
  • 17:30-22:30
Wednesday
  • 06:00-22:00
Thursday
  • 06:00-22:00
Friday
  • 18:00-23:00
Saturday
  • 18:00 – 23:00
Sunday
  • 17:30 – 22:00

Address in Cologne: Mauritiussteinweg 2

Website:
https://sushigreen.de/

Vegan Junk Food Bar

You like it really fancy? Then the Vegan Junk Food Bar is perfect for you and your Instagram feed. The Vegan Junk Food Bar exists in metropolises all over the world and now also in Cologne. Here you’ll find burgers, fries, finger food and desserts that all look super unusual and colorful. In addition, the restaurant is a social media magnet. The food and location are perfect for the coolest photo in your Instagram Story.

From 3D furnishings, to colorful burgers and stylish packaging – just about anything lends itself to being posted on social media. On top it also tastes damn good.

Our favorite dish:

The Mc Cruelty Free with smiley fries

Our rating:

4/5
Monday
  • 12:00-23:30
 
 
Tuesday
  • 12:00-23:30
 
 
Wednesday
  • 12:00-23:30
 
 
Thursday
  • 12:00-23:30
 
 
Friday
  • 12:00-02:00
 
 
Saturday
  • 12:00 – 02:00
 
 
Sunday
  • 12:00 – 23:30

Address in Cologne:
Hohenzollernring 21-23

Website: veganjunkfoodbar.com/en

Colorful burgers

If you love burgers, you have to make a detour to Bunte Burger in Ehrenfeld. Here you can find delicious vegan burgers, e.g. with vegan cheese, bacon and co., but also kebabs, chili cheese fries and hot dogs. The desserts can also be seen. In addition, you can have a vegan brunch every Sunday morning at Bunte Burger. The focus is on regionality, seasonality and organic food and beverages. There is also a nice children’s play corner with vegan children’s books, puzzles and games.

Our favorite dish:

The camembert burger with truffle fries

Our rating:

4.5/5
Monday
  • closed
Tuesday
  • closed
Wednesday
  • closed
Thursday
  • 17:30 – 22:00
Friday
  • 17:30-22:00
Saturday
  • 13:00 – 22:00
Sunday
  • 09:30 – 12:30

Address in Cologne: Hospeltstraße 1

Website:
bunteburger.com/restaurant/

Asian vegan cuisine: Mei Wok

Asian vegan cuisine can be found at Mei Wok in Ehrenfeld. The homemade dishes are all regional and organic quality. In addition, no additives are used. Curries, soups, summer rolls and other classic Asian dishes can be enjoyed here in a plant-based way. So if you love fresh, healthy, Asian food, this is the place for you.

Our highlight is the Green Spirulina Fried Garlic Ramen, the Thai Yellow Curry and the Mole Cake.

Our favorite dish:

Ginger Red Udon Noodles

Our rating:

3.9/5
Monday
  • 12:00-22:00
 
 
Tuesday
  • 12:00-22:00
 
 
Wednesday
  • 12:00-22:00
 
 
Thursday
  • 12:00-22:00
 
 
Friday
  • 12:00-22:00
 
 
Saturday
  • 13:00 – 22:00
 
 
Sunday
  • 13:00 – 22:00

Address in Cologne: Venloer Str. 384

Website:
koeln.meiwok.de/menu/

Asian vegan cuisine: Udum

The Udum is another food spot for vegan Asian cuisine. Here you can expect delicious vegan dishes like the “chicken” wings or the crispy vegan “shrimp”. You’ll also find vegan sushi and rich bowls on the menu. The lunch specials are very worthwhile. Otherwise, the card is very versatile and healthy design. Be sure to try the “dino eggs” and the papaya salad.

Note: Only cash payment is possible here.

Our favorite dish:

The Buddha Bowl

Our rating:

5/5
Monday
  • closed
Tuesday
  • 11:30-23:00
Wednesday
  • 11:30-23:00
Thursday
  • 11:30-23:00
Friday
  • 11:30-23:00
Saturday
  • 11:30 – 23:00
Sunday
  • 11:30 – 23:00

Address in Cologne: Am Rinkenpfuhl 55

Website:
udum.com

Café Hibiscus

Café Hibiskus has a seasonal menu that changes weekly. Delicious vegan quiches, soups and hot dogs, but also cakes and desserts make Café Hibiskus so unique. In addition, special emphasis is placed on fresh and healthy food . If you need a vegan wedding cake or baked goods in general for an event, you can order them individually at Café Hibiskus.

Our rating:

3.5/5
Monday
  • closed
Tuesday
  • closed
Wednesday
  • closed
Thursday
  • 12:00-18:00
Friday
  • 12:00-18:00
Saturday
  • 14:00 – 18:00
Sunday
  • 14:00 – 18:00

Address in Cologne: Ritterstraße 52

Website:
cafehibiskus.com

Vegan Vietnamese food: Veggie Vu

Veggie Vu serves delicious Vietnamese food prepared with great attention to detail. On the menu, you’ll find dishes like grilled tofu with oyster mushrooms, coated in aromatic betel leaves. The homemade iced tea is also recommended! The ambience is cozy and inviting. In Veggie-Vu it becomes clear how versatile vegan cuisine can be. The large selection of fresh dishes convinces even every “non-vegan”.

Our favorite dish:

Bun Veggie Vu

Our rating:

4/5
Monday
  • 12:00-22:30
Tuesday
  • 12:00-22:30
Wednesday
  • 12:00-22:30
Thursday
  • 12:00-22:30
Friday
  • 12:00-22:30
Saturday
  • 13:00 – 22:30
Sunday
  • 14:00 – 22:30

Address in Cologne: Aachener Str. 31

Website:
veggie-vu.business.site

More vegan restaurants in Cologne:

At HappyCow you will find a wide selection of vegan, vegetarian restaurants and restaurants with vegan options:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Are there gluten-free options at the best vegan restaurants in Cologne?

Yes, many of the best vegan restaurants in Cologne also offer gluten-free options. It’s best to check their websites in advance or contact the restaurants directly to be sure.

Are the prices at the best vegan restaurants higher than conventional restaurants?

Prices can vary depending on the restaurant, but in general, the prices at the best vegan restaurants are comparable to other gastronomic offerings. However, it is worth investing a little more for the quality and creativity of the dishes.

Are there vegan desserts at the best vegan restaurants?

Yes, many of the best vegan restaurants also offer delicious vegan desserts. From cakes to ice cream to puddings, there’s everything for those with a sweet tooth.

Is it necessary to book in advance?

It is recommended that you reserve a table in advance, as popular vegan restaurants are often busy. This will ensure you get a seat and enjoy your culinary experience.

Do the best vegan restaurants offer take-away or delivery services?

Some of the best vegan restaurants offer take-away or even delivery service. It’s best to check their websites or call them directly for more information.

Is there parking near the best vegan restaurants?

Sometimes there is parking near the best vegan restaurants, but this can vary from place to place. It is better to use public transportation or look for parking in advance.

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