anaveda

AnavedaHungry in Berlin Kreuzberg, but super tired of greasy fast food? Fret not, I got just the perfect lunch spot for you. Tucked away on busy Oranienstraße, between Moritz Platz and Görlitzer Bahnhof – a great area for the ardent foodie btw – anaveda lives up to its suggestive name.

The seasonal menu consists of organic ingredients from local farmers, which are carefully combined to create healthy, ayurvedic dishes with a special emphasis on balanced seasoning. I’m not going to lecture you about the benefits of an ayurvedic diet, but what I will tell you is that anaveda’s daily changing lunch menu is tasty, comforting, and most importantly, really good for you.

AnavedaAt this point it shouldn’t come as a surprise that most dishes anaveda offers are vegetarian, some even vegan. But they also cater for the gluten- and lactose-intolerant folks amongst us. Each dish is conveniently labelled accordingly at the counter, so no need for questions. Additional to ordering one of the warm dishes, you also have the opportunity to assemble your own fresh salad, munch on a piece of cake, sip a mango lassi or buy one of the ayurvedic spreads they sell in little glasses.

AnavedaDuring my four weeks working in Kreuzberg, my colleagues and I have already enjoyed many lunches at anaveda. Some inside at their community table, some outside at one of the little tables on the curb, and some in the office at our desks (yes, they conveniently do takeaway too) – but all had one thing in common: they were unfailingly excellent!

Anaveda

(First two pictures via anaveda, last picture via Stil in Berlin)

  • Beauty Follower

    Yummy post… aaaaa lentils, my faves!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hehe! Glad you like it :) xx

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    Aw this is the other lovely place that you share! Thanks, food looks great!

    xx

    cvetybaby.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      You’re welcome. Glad you like it :) xx

  • vanessaah92

    Everything looks sooo yummy, I really NEED to visit Berlin again and go there <3
    Have a wonderful weekend! http://www.stylenflowers.blogspot.mx

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      You won’t regret it 😉 xx

  • K.

    Just look at all of that amazing food. Okay I am definitely hungry now lol. I wish i could visit Berlin, I just know I will absolutely love it. Amazing post and photos.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    http://www.purecomplex.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      I’m sure you would! It’s a foodies heaven :) xx

  • http://www.felinecreatures.com/ Feline Creatures

    Wow now I want to visit Berlin even more with the scrumptious food! I’m a big organic food buff and this would be right up my alley! Thanks for sharing this Jasmin I hope you have a spectacular day! :) xo~ Lena

    http://www.felinecreatures.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hehe…Hows the food in Chicago then? I’ve heard so much about the yummy Pizza 😀 xx

  • Dominica

    Hiya hun, what’s up? Thanks for commenting on my last post.

    Omg lovely photos i love this place and the food portions look MASSIVEEEEE lovely post darling.

    Thank you for sharing.

    New post on my blog if you’re interested.

    ‘Memes by me’

    http://www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk

    Have a lovely week and see you again soon! (=

    Stay in touch.

    Kisses!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hehe…the portions look more massive than they really are 😉 xx

  • Ika

    The food look delicious. Like the concept that we don’t need to ask the price 😀

    Ika
    http://hautehardy.blogspot.com/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Glad you like it :) xx

  • http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/ Marlen

    mmm mango lassi- oh what I would give to have one of those in my hand right now. and all these wonderful restaurants you’re sharing makes me want to race to your part of the world. I never really seek out veggie dishes, but these all look and sound fantastic.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      They are indeed! It’s so easy to live a meat-free yet palette-tickling life here in Berlin. The variety of veggie places is incredible :) xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    Oh yum!! I especially am in love with the last plate of rice and green beans and tomatoes! I also spot chickpeas on the plate opposite to it, haha! You’re always making me hungry and inspired to cook something really simple yet healthy. How awesome is your city! The cuisines are oh so diverse – Germany you are in my dreams, hehe 😀 <3

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…Berlin is indeed a fabulous place for foodies. When I first moved here from London I though I was gonna starve, but I guess i was wrong 😉 xx

  • http://365hangers.com/blog/ 365hangers

    You literally have us drooling at our desks right now. This looks way too yummy. Bring one to California!! lol

    xx 365Hangers

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…I’ll try to convince them to open another branch 😉 xx

  • http://giana.ledesociale.com/ LeDeSociale

    Im totally in to try out this place when in Berlin.

    Do they do rotating menus?

    xx

    Giana.LDS

    http://www.ledesociale.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Yes, indeed they do :) xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    the dishes look so yummy….I have no doubt they’re as good as you say they are!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Oh yeah…perfect comfort food :) xx

      • Ivana Džidić

        thank God for the comfort food…I don’t know what I would do without it…Perhaps I’m too much of a foodie, but a good lunch can turn my day in the right direction most of the time. Like today, I was quite tired and then I made some cannelloni with cheese, eggs and tomato source and it really made all the difference! Traditionally they’re prepared either with vegetables plus cheese or meat…but I only had cheese and eggs at home and it turned out quite nicely….I do recommend it.

        • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

          Sounds yummy! I wish I could have had a bite :) xx

          • Ivana Džidić

            well, if you ever happen to visit Split or Mostar, I can prepare it for you.

            • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

              I’m so gonna take you up on that offer :)