Traveling While Vegan: Vegan Food Tour in Berlin!

One of the best ways to learn about a city's culture and lifestyle is through their food. Sure you can go to museums and tours of buildings and monuments but by eating the traditional foods of a city, you can find out what the locals like to eat and what foods bring the people of that city together.

On my recent trip to Berlin, my cousin and I went on a food tour. This was one of my favorite experiences during my trip because I love to try new foods. I am definitely not one of those travelers who go to foreign countries to only eat at American fast-food chains like McDonald's and Burger Kings. I love to try foods that the locals eat and enjoy. Since this was my first time in Germany, I wasn't sure of what they ate and I was really skeptical on if they would have vegan options for me.

Luckily, we found the best food tour that Berlin has to offer! Bite Berlin food tour was amazing because they really take you to food spots where all the locals eat. This walking food tour lasted for about 3 hours and we ate amazing food while our tour guide, Sam, explained the history of the vibrant city and educated us on the people, architecture and culture of Berlin. Sam was amazing because she catered this food tour to being an 100% vegan food tour of Berlin!

Check out what the tour consisted of:

I learned that there is a huge Turkish community in Berlin. We tried traditional Turkish food which consisted of hummus, beans, eggplant and pita bread. It was so delicious! It was also interesting to learn that the Doner Kebab was invented in Berlin.

I learned that there is a huge Turkish community in Berlin. We tried traditional Turkish food which consisted of hummus, beans, eggplant and pita bread. It was so delicious! It was also interesting to learn that the Doner Kebab was invented in Berlin.

Next stop: Currywurst!

Next stop: Currywurst!

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Currywurst is one of the most traditional street foods in Berlin. This place was great because they had a vegan version (made from Seitan). It was delicious! Normally, a currywurst is pork sausage with ketchup and curry powder. However, being a former meat eater, the vegan version of this Berlin street food was just as good.

Currywurst is one of the most traditional street foods in Berlin. This place was great because they had a vegan version (made from Seitan). It was delicious! Normally, a currywurst is pork sausage with ketchup and curry powder. However, being a former meat eater, the vegan version of this Berlin street food was just as good.

Next up: Vietnamese!  This is one of their traditional teas (which was lovely because it was a rainy & cold day). The tea has mint, ginger, lemon and sugar and it was soothing and tasted so good.

Next up: Vietnamese! 

This is one of their traditional teas (which was lovely because it was a rainy & cold day). The tea has mint, ginger, lemon and sugar and it was soothing and tasted so good.

Vegan Vietnamese burger with a rice bun & sweet potato fries....amazing!

Vegan Vietnamese burger with a rice bun & sweet potato fries....amazing!

Fresh papaya salad. 

Fresh papaya salad. 

We then visited the first ever completely vegan supermarket. This was amazing to see because it is the first and only vegan supermarket in the world!

We then visited the first ever completely vegan supermarket. This was amazing to see because it is the first and only vegan supermarket in the world!

Sooo cute haha

Sooo cute haha

Our last stop was for dessert. We enjoyed a delicious vegan cake in the cafe of Veganz. This cake was very light and a great way to end the tour.

Our last stop was for dessert. We enjoyed a delicious vegan cake in the cafe of Veganz. This cake was very light and a great way to end the tour.

I highly suggest doing a food tour (vegan or not) when traveling. It's amazing how much you can learn about the history, culture and overall vibe of a city through their food!

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What are your thoughts about food tours? Let me know in the comments below.