Whenever I am visiting a new city, I make sure to visit some of the vegan restaurants and/or coffee shops around the area. Sometimes they are none, sometimes I find some average good ones, and sometimes I get completely overwhelmed by a beyond perfect place. This is what happend yesterday when I was visiting THE GREEN in Nuremberg.
I was spending the weekend in Nuremberg with two of my girlfriends and we had the most wonderful girls weekend. On Sunday morning we went out for breakfast in THE GREEN and before going there I was saying to my friend Louise that I am not going to take any blog photos or anything there, because I just to want to enjoy the time with my two friends instead of thinking about the blog. Well, the minute we arrived I changed my mind and I even changed my entire blog schedule to post this one here today.
Even before entering the place, when I saw the sign saying they have homemade chashew milk and baobab smoothie, I knew that I was about to fall in love.
Well, I wasn’t disappointed! And just to say this in advance: I was not paid for this post and I did not even get my food for free. As I wrote above, it was not even planned to post about THE GREEN. But then I thought I have to, so that everyone of you who is travelling to Nuremberg knows where to find the best, healthiest, all organic vegan and even raw food 🙂
All food in THE GREEN is organic, the entire shop is certified organic, and almost everything is vegan (there are two vegetarian options including cream cheese) with loads of raw options (smoothies, juices, raw vegan cakes, salads…).
And everything is beyond yummy!
We started by ordering matcha latte and three different breakfast options. The banana toast with almond butter and coconut chips was AMAZING and for sure something I am going to copy at home (if you are interested in the recipe, let me know and I will share it here on the blog whenever I figured out how to make my perfect version), the hearty breakfast was homemade spelt bread with homemade spread and carrots (eeeeeverything is homemade, actually!) and the acai bowl that my friend Cathrin was eating, was not only looking super beautiful but was the sweetest, fruitiest, I ever tried.
We continued our little feast with raw matcha cake and hot chocolate. THE GREEN is making their hot chocolate almost like I do it at home: all they use is cashews, dates, raw cocoa powder and some sea salt. At home I make it slightly different; I do not use sea salt because of the micro plastic that can be found in sea salt, and I always add a little bit of spices such as cinnamon, vanilla, or even turmeric or chili.
Now to the only point of criticism I can come up with: plastic straws in the hot chocolate! Why? Straws are producing sooooo much waste and yet they are the most easy to avoid and hence, to reduce waste. Besides the straws, THE GREEN is very conscious about sustainability and all to-go-containers are from compostable materials. Maybe the straws are too? I forgot to ask but even if it’s compostable, it costs ressources to produce a straw that noone actually needs in a hot chocolate.
After raw cake (I am going to try to copy that one too by the way… so keep on checking my insta stories for more 😉 ) we left for a little walk around Nuremberg downtown but only two hours later, we came back for lunch.
I had the BEST ever buddha bowl with a homamde mango chutney, lentils dal, salad, hummus… yum! And melon-lemon-ginger-juice. I was in heaven, believe me, I was.
If ever you are in Nuremberg and looking for some healthy vegan food. THE GREEN is your address. If you go, make sure to send greetings from me so maybe next time I go I get a free smoothie 😀
For address, phone number and more, check out THE GREENs facebook page