A Vegan Eating Guide to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany: The Best Restaurants & Cafés

Vegan Eating Guide to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany: The Best Restaurants & Cafés

Everything you need to know about finding the most delicious vegan and vegetarian places in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria
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Are you a vegan or vegetarian visiting Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

Germany’s highest mountain and vegan food? Count us in!

We’ll be honest: We didn’t have great expectations for the vegan offerings of the small mountain town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Having just eaten our bellies very full and satisfied in nearby Munich, our standards were also pretty high.

But to our delight, there were plenty of great restaurants and cafés offering plant-based dishes.

Read on to discover the best vegan and vegetarian food options in GaPa.

Find all of the mentioned restaurants and cafés on a map at the bottom of the article.

Where to stay in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?


  • Budget: Hotel Atlas Sport – One of the cheapest options for ensuite double rooms in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Free parking.
  • Value for money: Biohotel Garmischer Hof – Amazing views, organic food and a spa and wellness centre. Our favourite hotel in GaPa.
  • Luxury: Bader Suites – Luxurious, spacious apartments with everything you need.

Search for the best value accommodation in Garmisch-Partenkirchen here.

Café Max – Breakfast all day

Café Max opened in 2021 and is thus one of the newer cafés in town – and it’s such a nice addition.

The cute interior is bright and the service was smiling and welcoming. We really liked sitting here.

Healthy breakfasts is the focus on the menu, but there are also great lunch options.

Almost everything is vegetarian (most of which can be veganised). There are also marked vegan options which is always fantastic to see.

If you don’t wish to eat at the café, it’s possible to order a “frühstücksbox” (brunch/breakfast box). We tried the vegan box and enjoyed it a lot.

Café Max isn’t 100% vegan but has a few marked vegan options on the menu.

Griesstraße 10A, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Café Max in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Café Max is located in a very typical GaPa-house.
Café Max in Garmisch-Partenkirchen interior
The interior is bright and modern.
Café Max in Garmisch-Partenkirchen smoothie bowl
The smoothie bowl was delicious!
Frühstücksboxen from Café Max
We can also recommend ordering their “frühstücksbox” – perfect for a picnic or similar
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Garmischer Hof – Veggie-friendly brewery

Biohotel Garmischer Hof‘s (adlink) restaurant doubles as a delicious eating place and a brewery serving up their own beer.

As we were already impressed with the vegan offerings of the breakfast at the hotel when we stayed there the second time we visited Garmisch-Partenkirchen, we were excited to also try their evening offerings.

The menu is very much classical German food reinterpreted in a modern way.

We had the vegan bowl and a vegan loaf – both bursting with flavour, veggies and creativity.

The dishes were of very high quality and the whole experience of eating at Garmischer Hof was just great. If you’re looking for a nice sit-down restaurant in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with rich-tasting vegan options, look no further.

Garmischer Hof serves meat but have several marked vegan and vegetarian dishes on the menu.

Chamonixstrasse 10, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

The vegan bowl
The vegan bowl was filling for both the eyes and the stomach.
Vegan dishes at Biohotel Garmischer Hof
Meat eaters could probably eat some of the vegan dishes here without noticing the absence of animal products.

Berge – Vegan breakfast options

Berge is a nice little café in the eastern part of town.

“Berge” means mountains in German, so unsurprisingly, the café has a mountain theme.

We ordered the açaí bowl and a rice porridge made with coconut milk with apple sauce on top. Victoria, of course, had a cafe latte with oat milk.

The atmosphere at Berge is quaint and charming. The kind of place where you just want to hang out and talk about anything or nothing at all while drinking a hot cup of coffee.

Berge isn’t 100% vegan but has a few marked vegan options on the menu.

Bahnhofstraße 13, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Açaí bowl with coconut flakes, blueberries, chia seeds and fruit
Açaí bowl with coconut flakes, blueberries, chia seeds and fruit. You can choose between toppings yourself.
Rice porridge with apple sauce
We really liked the rice porridge with apple sauce.
Berge Café in Partenkirchen
Berge is a great café for a cosy plant-filled breakfast or lunch break.

Pano – Vegan-friendly café

Pano is a cute little café on the pedestrian-only street in the middle of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

We didn’t have big expectations walking in but were happily surprised that they served freshly baked vegan croissants.

We also ordered a fruit-filled açaí bowl and a serving of oat porridge.

Pano has plant milks for coffee and also serve some simple vegan sandwiches with hummus.

Pano isn’t 100% vegan but serves a few vegan dishes.

Am Kurpark 27, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Pano in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
There are a few nice vegan options at Pano in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Oat porridge with lots of fresh fruit
Oat porridge with lots of fresh fruit.
Açaí bowl at Pano
Açaí bowl at Pano.
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Shaka Burgerhouse – Vegan burger

If you’re vegan, it’s very easy to choose at Shaka Burgerhouse as there’s just a single vegan burger on the menu.

Thankfully, that’s enough!

The patty was crunchy and moist at the same time. The vegan cheese was great. The vegetables seemed just right. The bun was tasty and held everything together.

Oh – and perhaps the best part: They serve sweet potato fries. And they’re friggin’ good.

We don’t know if it’s a Covid-19 thing, but we were served ketchup in single packets which isn’t ideal. Also, it was so packed and busy that the waiters seemed a bit overwhelmed.

Anyhow, if you’re in the mood for a vegan burger fix while in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Shaka Burgerhouse just might be your place!

Shaka Burgerhouse definitely isn’t vegan but they have a marked vegan burger on the menu.

Marienplatz 11, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

The vegan burger with sweet potato fries at Shaka Burgerhouse
The vegan burger with sweet potato fries at Shaka Burgerhouse. Not exactly a vegan-friendly place but a tasty burger!

La Baita – Italian pizza & pasta

La Baita is a very popular Italian restaurant in walking distance from the town centre.

The menu has a few clearly labelled vegan options.

We ordered a vegan pizza with eggplant, onion and tomato as well as a portion of spaghetti with eggplant and cheeseless pesto. Both tasted delicious.

We liked the service. The food came quickly and our waiter was funny and attentive.

It’s possible to sit inside as well as outside at La Baita.

La Baita serves meat but there are a few marked vegan dishes in the menu. Make sure to confirm with the staff that there isn’t egg in the pasta, cheese in the pesto etc.

Zugspitzstraße 16, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Spaghetti with eggplant and cheeseless pesto
This portion of spaghetti with eggplant and cheeseless pesto was huge and tasted great.
Vegan pizza with eggplant, onion and tomato at La Baita
Vegan pizza with eggplant, onion and tomato at La Baita.
La Baita restaurant
A great end to another perfect day in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Der Laden – Mostly vegetarian café

When we visited the all-organic café “Der Laden” in central Garmisch-Partenkirchen, they were all out of vegan soup and sandwiches, but thankfully, they still served a few vegan cakes.

We ordered a chocolate cake and a cafe latte made with plant milk.

There were quite a few options for the cakes and we would have loved to try some of their other vegan offerings as well.

The space is quite large and is suitable for an afternoon break. Der Laden also sells local products.

Der Laden isn’t 100% vegan but most of what they offer is at least vegetarian. There are also marked gluten-free options.

Chamonixstraße 12, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Vegan chocolate cake at Der Laden
Vegan chocolate cake at Der Laden.
Raw vegan passion fruit cheese cake
The second time we visited Der Laden, we had this super tasty raw vegan passion fruit “cheese”cake.
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Thang Long – Asian restaurant

While there are no explicitly marked vegan dishes at Thang Long, we noticed that their menu had a vegetarian section.

We asked if the “Dau phu xao curry” (tofu with vegetables in coconut milk and spicy curry sauce) was vegan, and they confirmed that there was no fish sauce or oyster sauce in the curry used.

Perfect! We ordered two of those.

The flavourful curry was just what we needed after a cold day, and both the tofu and vegetables were cooked deliciously. The curry taste mostly reminded us of Thai red curry with added lemongrass.

All in all, Thang Long delivered on a tasty curry and we would happily return.

Thang Long serves meat but has a vegetarian section of the menu of which some of the dishes can be veganised.

Bahnhofstraße 26, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Vegan curry with vegetables, tofu and rice at Thang Long
Vegan curry with vegetables, tofu and rice at Thang Long.

San Marco Da Claudio – Italian restaurant

San Marco Da Claudio is located north a bit outside town in Burgrain. We visited the Italian restaurant as we returned from a day trip to Neuschwanstein.

The waiter was very polite and confirmed which dishes were vegan – so we ordered a tomato soup and a pizza (without cheese) with eggplant, olives, artichoke and squash.

Although we wouldn’t necessarily drive out of town for the experience, both the pizza and the soup did the job perfectly well.

San Marco Da Claudio serves meat but there are a few marked vegan and vegetarian dishes on the menu. Make sure to confirm with the knowledgeable staff.

Schloßwaldstraße 2a, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Vegan pizza and tomato soup
You can never really go wrong with vegan pizza and tomato soup.

Vegan-friendly supermarkets in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The all-organic supermarket chain denn’s Biomarkt has a store in central Garmisch-Partenkirchen and it’s awesome.

Not only is everything organic, but all products are also clearly labelled vegan, vegetarian and/or gluten-free – so you don’t have to fine-read every single ingredient list. Thank you!

The options for vegan food here are just great. No, that’s a definitive understatement. They’re magnificent. We would so love if denn’s opened up a store in Copenhagen.

There’s also a dm in Garmisch-Partenkirchen – a huge chain in Germany with 2,000 stores. Though the selection isn’t as good as denn’s, there are a lot of great vegan and organic products for sale here.

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Bonus: Wildkaffee Café

We visited the Wildkaffee Café and were so impressed with their coffee that we thought they deserved a place here.

Though not especially vegan-friendly, their black coffee was super delicious. They roast the beans themselves and then prepare them for you however you like.

The café is located at Bahnhofstrasse 40 + 42, Garmisch-Partenkirchen. There’s also a show roastery at Bahnhofstrasse 8.

Wildkaffee Café
Wildkaffee Café in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a serious contender for the best café in town.
Wildkaffee Café coffee
We had both a cold brew and a super tasty pour over.


Here’s our Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany map with all of the restaurants and cafés mentioned in the vegan eating guide. They’re all marked with a light green icon.

Click the icon in the top left corner of the map to navigate using a list.

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Hungry for some vegan food?

We hope this restaurant & café guide has made you hungry for the vegan and vegetarian food in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria.

Check out the Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany map on Happycow for an updated overview of all the animal-friendly places to eat in town.

Have you tried any of the above-mentioned places?

Or do you know of any restaurants or cafés in GaPa that we should eat at the next time we visit the city?

Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading and happy eating!

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