Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sweet Berlin; Ice Cream Galore & a Cupcake Video!

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As if the savory selections of Berlin weren't enough, there's plenty of sweet treats to be found in Berlin as well! When I wasn't loading up on candy from the local bio markets, you could find me consuming sweet treats all over the city!

ufa Bäckerei is an organic bakery with everything from breads, pastries, & cakes available in Natural Food Shops & markets throughout Berlin. Not everything is vegan, but some items are labeled & the staff is knowledgeable. The "Walnuss-Birne" was delicious with chunks of sweet pears laced with walnut pieces, wrapped in a flaky, sweet pie-crust like pastry. I found ufa Bäckerei stands at two separate weekend markets, as well as in Viv, my favorite bio market, so I had to have this treat more than once!

ufa Bäckerei is located throughout Berlin, for a list of locations, go to their webpage.

One thing I consumed a whole lot of was Eis, aka ice cream! Having missed out on Caramello Eis last time I was in Berlin, I made a point to make it there this time around. Imagine by surprise when it was closed for the season on my 1st attempt to visit! Luckily, by the end of my time there they had re-opened & I snagged some strawberry & chocolate soy ice cream. While the strawberry was a bit seedy for my taste, the chocolate was rich & decadent, some of the best I've had!

Caramello Eis is located at Wühlischstr. 31, 10245.

Finding myself in Prenzlauer Berg after brunch, I had to make a return to the darling Maja's Deli, home of 100% vegan goodies! If the adorable cow logo doesn't bring you in, the hot meals & full range of desserts will. I opted for the super tall Citron Cake which I found to be a bit bready & the large pieces of lemon rind were a bit off putting, but the lemony glaze was downright delicious! Next time I'll just have to opt for something else.

Maja's Deli is located at Pappelallee 11, 10437.

Tanne B is the home of delicious vegan ice cream & treats, so delicious that I went there no less than 3 times! They have daily rotating flavors of vegan soy ice cream, as well as sorbet, & crepe-like vegan waffles, made to order, with various topping options! While the vanilla, strawberry, hazelnut, & chocolate ice creams I tried were good, my heart was stolen by a little gem named Limetta! You see, I was a major Rainbow Sherbet fan my whole life. I battled my mother often for scoop at the local Thrifty's & when I struck out on my own I was known to polish off a multi-gallon bucket in a week. Being a fan of lime, I decided to try Limetta & it was L-O-V-E at 1st.. lick? Over the course of a few trips, I had 6 scoops, & I would eat one every day for the rest of my life, if you let me!

Tanne B is located at Eisenbahnstraße 48, 10997.

Der Eisbärliner is a a new shop in Friedrichshain serving ice cream made by Tanne B. While they don't quite have the same selection, they're a nice little spot to hit if you find yourself in the area. They actually opened while I was in town, so they may have expanded vegan options in the future. I grabbed a scoop of vanilla to go & ate it at the Sunday 2nd hand market in Boxhagener Platz.

Der Eisbärliner is located at Gärtnerstraße 11, 10245.

Of course, no trip to Berlin would be complete without a visit to Germany's 1st cupcake shop, Cupcake Berlin! Home of daily vegan selections, you never know what yummy treat you're going to get when you pop in to this 50's Americana styled shop! I took some carrot cupcakes to my ladies in Copenhagen, but every day in the shop I saw something new from Chocolate Mint to Raspberry, all beautifully piled high with frosting. In celebration of this cute shop with a bit of rock & roll edge, I had to make a video. Enjoy!


Cupcake Berlin is located at Krossener Straße 12, 10245.

Whether you like sweet or savory, Berlin is the place to be! It remains to be one of my favorite cities in the world, go check it out!

36 comments:

halfeaten said...

ZOMG!ZOMG!ZOMG!ZOMG!ZOMG! All these sweets! And all those fucking cupcakes!!! Gaaaah! I need to go eat something sweet now!

And I need to go to Berlin, ASAP!

Marijke said...

I AM A VIDEOSTARRRRRRRR!

Love Berlin...

veganfoodism said...

and again i am asking myself: why have i never been to berlin?? that video is so lovely!!

Mihl said...

They should put your video on their website!
I am going to Berlin sometime soon, do you want me to eat a cupcake for you? :)

shelby said...

The little carrot cake cupcake = perfection.

Sal said...

I can't believe I've never been to berlin - it's so close! I think I need to convince my friends to do a weekend away!!

VeggieGirl said...

**sugar coma**

Macie said...

Yummy!!!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I can't believe all those ice cream options! Amazing! And I know I'd love that awesome crepey waffle thing. Yum!

herbstsonne said...

Eisbaerliner is such a cute name!! And that Walnuss-Birne is making me drool all over myself. Yummm! Take me in your suitcase next time! I'll fit! Though maybe not for the flight home after I eat my way through Berlin. :P

JennShaggy said...

Hell yes...dog party!

I'm moving to WeHo this weekend, which means I'm much closer to all the action (finally), and walking distance to many of my favorite booty-shakin' bars.

See you soon, lady.

Hannah said...

Okay, I need to start planning a trip, right now. Love the video!

Adriana said...

OMG!!!! I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU!!!!

The Vibrators?!?!?! Pete's a friend of mine.

You are awesomeness squared times a jillion.

karaxcupcake said...

whoa..hold the phone..was that just a bad brains cupcake shirt in your video?!

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

I LOVE YOUR VIDEO!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Totally cute video! All of that food looks amazing!

Ashley said...

I'm dying to go to Berlin! Even more so now after reading this. By the way it was very nice meeting you at Rainbow today :)

Lotta @ Silverknuten said...

I just got home from Berlin, and I just found your blog. Will return to this post before I next return to Berlin. Thanks!

Lauren said...

im going to be in europe this summer..i need to go to berlin!!! those cupcakes look great! :)

quarrygirl said...

your europe posts are TORTURE!!! i wanna goooooo!

berlin sounds amazing. i LOVE the video. badass.

jodye said...

Everything look so good! Ahh sugar craving!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Great video! It really makes you feel like you're there. And thanks for the nice comment on my blog about giving me the inside scoop on visiting San Francisco. I'll take you up on it next time!

Mandee said...

Everything looks amazingly good but I really want to try the Walnuss-Birne, sounds delish!

Love the Cupcake video, such a cute lil store!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

What fun! Between you and Bazu, I NEED to goto Berlin!!

Bethany said...

you're killing me w/ all the ice cream and sherbert pics. mmmmmm... sherbert, it's been many years.

the video is too cute.

I heart cupcakes said...

Cupcake in Berlin is one of my favourite places to visit!

Thanks for the other suggestions of where to go when I visit again in Nov!

aTxVegn said...

Fun fun fun! Cute video! I want cake and ice cream.

DJ said...

Planning a trip to Berlin later this year so thanks for the travel guide!!

PB and Jess said...

I'm sooooo jealous of all that awesome vegan food! I'd die for some great ice cream right about now!!

tofuparty said...

Thank you for your great Berlin posts. We're planning a trip this summer. I really liked the cupcake video; it almost feels like I'm already there.

Liz² said...

haha video!! :D
you make me want to go to Berlin, like, right this second. I was just talking to someone today about how awesome the city is, I should show her this!

Glauce said...

Berlin is one of the best places for vegan people and Cupcake Berlin is the best cupcake shop ever (I also did a post about them!) Did you go to Yoyo? Best burgers and pizza ever =D

Kristina said...

Makes me feel even more grateful for living in Berlin! Just moved here in January, and totally loving it. I never want to leave this awesome city again!
Isn't Cupcake just fantastic? One of my favorite weekend activities is to browse the flea-market at Boxi on Sundays and then stop by at Cupcake for a full load of sweet vegan goodness. Can't wait to try out some of your other suggestions that I haven't been to yet!

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