When I went to Mannheim, I had lunch at the vegetarian restaurant Heller’s. It is very nearby the train station. You have a cold and a warm buffet, ingredients are clearly marked and you have vegan labels for quite a lot of dishes.
I had rice, carrots and some kind of vegetables pancakes. To be honest, I did not like it very much. It was not tasty and quite “oily”.
So I went to VogelFrei for dessert and I had a wonderful tart with lemon and almonds… so delicious. it saevd my day 🙂
It is called Extravegant and I love it! Located in the great area of Bornheim Mitte, this is a very cosy cafe, quite girly in terms of colors. They offer amazing breakfasts, sandwiches and desserts, all fully vegan.
I took a sandwich with bread with olives, marinated tofu and salad. I loved it although there was no enough tofu.
Later on, I went to Veganz for a yummy vegan mandarin cake. I then went for a big walk into town to digest!
I love my colleagues – they are very open to new ideas and when I proposed them to go to the vegan cafe VogelFrei in Mannheim, they were very excited.
We had a good time there. This is a cosy place to relax and to work (free wifi). And of course, there is the food…
We had pasta, pizza and tarts – all vegan and all delicious.
For desserts, we shared a strawberry cake, a brownie and a cheesecake with organic teas and vegan beers. I’d like to organise more business lunches like this one 🙂
I went to London for one week of holidays. I was so happy to see my friends, to go to my favorite veggie places and to use again my umbrella (…)!
In Covent Garden, I saw this complete surreal house called “Take my Lightning but Don’t steal my Thunder” from the artist Alex Chinneck. Just look at the pictures and try to figure out…
We then had lunch at Manna V restaurant, in Primrose Hill. This is a 100% vegan restaurant. In three words: posh, delicate and delicious! We went for the nachos, the californian plate with marinated tofu and the sausages with mash potatoes.
And because it was a very special occasion, I did enjoy this customised sticky toffee pudding.
I went to Lausanne in Switzerland for the weekend. The weather was stunning! The Cathedral is so beautiful. Each night, from 10pm to 2am, there is a lookout who yells the time each hour from the top of the tower and if you are in a quiet street in town, you can hear the guy.
On the Place de la Palud, you can also see an animated clock which rings every hour with stories, little characters and music. Very entertaining… but I don’t know how the neighbors cope with that.
In the evening, we went to Nil Bleu ethopian restaurant. As you might know, they fast 5 months per yer with animal-free meals. So we ordered a vegetarian plate – 100% vegan. Lentils, carrots, beans with spices and herbs… you eat them with the bread called injera. This is quite sour on its own so you really have to eat it with the vegetables. We had a yummy and pleasant evening in a very welcoming place.
Last day in Cologne – they also have their “love bridge” with tons of locks. This reminded me Paris of course 🙂
In the evening, I wanted to go to The Vegan Garden but it was closed (on a Saturday evening!). So we went to Osho’s Place – same owner but this is a vegetarian restaurant. I did not have lots of choice for vegan food so I ordered the orange-carrots soup and the spring rolls. I was not that great to be honest.
J’ai passé un super week-end à Cologne, c’est une ville agréable et grande, avec plein de choses à y faire. Il y a encore 2 ou 3 restaurants vegan donc j’espère bien revenir très vite.
Petite astuce : si vous prenez le train depuis Mayence pour vous y rendre, placez-vous du côté droit du train, la vue sur les villages et châteaux en bordure du Rhin vaut le coup !