Top Vegan Ice Cream Spots - May 2018 Update
Last year I wrote the below piece on my favorite Ice Cream places that serve Non Dairy/Vegan Ice Cream. A few places have closed or been sold and I have a few new places to add in their place. I will periodically add places as they are discovered.
Spring has sprung, the time when the ice cream shops around Berlin open for the ‘Eis Season’. Ice cream is an important part of the German culture but for those of us who are vegan or physically can’t have dairy in their diet, it’s the time we wonder if there will be more choices of the creamy variety or the usual fruit sorbet that we have always had available. Below are 5 of my favorite Eis shops I frequented last year along with some of their tasty varieties on offer for those who don’t eat dairy.
Early Bird Gelato - New addition
Winsstrasse 68, Berlin
+491590 183 1615 / Website
Monday to Friday 7:00am - 18:00 Satruday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Early Bird has been open for a few years, but it came to my attention only this year. They do artisinal gelato out of natural ingredients and offer a lot of vegan flavors that are not just fruit flavors but tasty creamy options.
Favorite flavor: Cardamom Almond
Other flavors worth trying: Pistachio, Guidina, other fruit flavors
Süß Sünde - New addition
Weinbergsweg 21, Berlin Mitte
Niederbarnimstrasse 21, Berlin F’hain
Am Goethepark 17a, Berlin Schöneiche
Mitte: Monday to Sunday 12:00 - 22:00/ F’hain Monday to Sunday 13:00 - 22:00 / Schöneiche Monday to Saturday 12:00 - 20:00, Sunday 11:00 - 20:00
Süß Sünde is known for their tasty ice cream made out of regional bio milk and vegan sorbets all made out of natural ingredients. The vegan assortment is mainly sorbets with a very rich chocolate one that is almost always available.
Favorite flavor: Cocounut Rasberry
Other flavors worth trying: Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Mango
Meine Kleine Eiszeit (My Little Ice Age) - New addition
Weserstraße 45, 12045 Berlin
+49 30 68050633 / https://www.facebook.com/MeinekleineEiszeit/
Monday to Sunday 13:00 - 18:00
I stumbled upon this little gem when we where walking down Weserstrasse and where pleasantly surprised by the creative flavors on offer and the use of Oatmilk and Hemp milk in some of the Vegan offerings. Their fruit sorbets are also some of the best I’ve had in the city.
Favorite flavor: Lime Cucumber Mint Sorbet
Other flavors worth trying: Decadent Chocoalte, Blood Orange & Campari, Pomegranate Sorbet, Hazelnut Oat Milk Ice Cream
Gelateria Mos Eisley
Herrfurthpl. 6, 12049 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 64498900 | Website
Monday to Sunday 13:00 - 18:00
Mos Eisley is a great place in Schillerkiez with great dairy flavors, but just as amazing flavors for the non dairy lovers. I like stopping here after riding thru Tempelhofer Feld.
Favorite flavor: Soya Erdnuss Crunch
Other flavors worth trying: Apricot & Thyme , Banan & Chocolate chips, Campari & Grapefruit, Grapefruit & Estragon, Passionsfruit & Cocunut, Soya Haselnuss, Soya Matcha, and Spicy Mango
Kontor Eismanufaktur Berlin - PERMANENTLY CLOSED
Danziger Str. 65, 10435 Berlin, Germany
Eis Azzurra - NEW OWNERS (not as good as before but plenty of vegan options.)
Kottbusser Damm 1, 10967 Berlin
+49 30 8329835 | Website
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 21:00
Eis Azzurra was a pleasant surprise to me when it opened last year on Kottbusser Damm. It’s an unassuming spot, but it has my favorite vegan ice cream in the city at the moment. They usually have 3 creamy options and the rest are fruit based, but all worth tasting.
Favorite Flavor: Fleur de Sel (A rich dark chocolate ice cream with caramel topping, you wouldn’t believe it’s vegan) and Pistachio
Other flavors worth trying: Hazelnut, Pear, Blackberry and Mango
Cuore Di Vetro -
Max-Beer-Straße 33, 10119 Berlin, Germany
+49 176 84362199 | Website
Monday 12:00 - 23:00, Tuesday to Friday 09:00 - 23:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 23:00
Cuore Di Vetro is a gelateria but also is a full fledged cafe. Most of the ice cream on offer is not vegan, and they do not offer any of the vegan creamy variety of Eis that I prefer, but their Chocolate Sorbet is one of the best in the city. The last time I went they even did a new variety of the chocolate sorbet which included peanut and chilli. If you are in Mitte this is worth checking out.
Favorite Flavor: Chocolate Sorbet, or any other versions of it
Other flavors worth trying: Their very refreshing fruit sorbets are worth tasting
Markthalle Neun, Eisenbahnstraße 42, 10997 Berlin
Hufelandstraße 7,10407 Berlin
Pasteurstraße 32, 10407 Berlin
+49 163 8082002 | Website
Opening times vary, please check on their website.
Rosa Canina is a Bio Eis shop that is known for their full milk ice cream and specialty flavors, but worth noting is their non dairy Chocolate Ice Cream called Zotter Edelherb, this is a very creamy and flavorful chocolate non dairy ice cream with cacao nibs in it. Any time I am at Markthalle Neun, and the weather is nice outside, I always make a beeline here to have a scoop. Also note there are two other standalone shops elsewhere in Berlin.
Favorite flavor: Zotter Edelherb
Other flavors worth trying: Rhubarb, Strawberry with Mint, Rasberry with Basel