Munich Vegan

Viktualienmarkt

This huge market has been for more than 200 years in the heart of our city. The Viktualienmarkt is one of Munich’s biggest attractions and offers a huge variety of products. It’s a tourist-y place and therefore prices are rather high. Still – if you’re searching for an exotic fruit, gourmet foods, colourful veggies or just a chill place to enjoy a fresh juice, coffee or cold beer, this is where you should go.

Sadly you won’t be able to overlook the many butcher shops (some are famous for selling horse meat) and fish restaurants. Places like Sababa will make up for it, though. They offer some of the yummiest falafel in town in my opinion, served with amazing veggies, hummus and salads. The soup kitchen often offers delicious vegan soups and the coffee house there serves a mean espresso.

There’s also a whole market stall dedicated to vegan spreads, dips, pestos, delicious breads, and so on. It’s called ‘Lebe Gesund’ and they grow all their products on farms without any keeping of animals. It must be noted that they’re a religious cult called ‘Universelles Leben’, though. I haven’t made up my mind yet how I feel about buying their stuff. One thing’s for sure, it’s definitely delicious.

Vegan-friendly
Price range: moderate – expensive
Opening hours: may differ, but usually Mon – Sat 9 am – 6 pm

Address: Viktualienmarkt, 80331 Munich

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4 thoughts on “Viktualienmarkt

  1. Great post! I used to live in Munich – now in Los Angeles. We have farmersmarkets here as well, but the Viktualienmarkt is so impressive because of its size and history. Hate those horsemeat butchers though – quite unimaginable for Americans (horsemeat is illegal here). Such a stain on an otherwise lovely spot.
    Please don’t hesitate to buy products from ‘Lebe Gesund’ though – they are genuine, caring people. I visited their ‘Gnadenhof’ where they care for animals rescued from slaughterhouses and cruelty cases. They have a magazine ‘Freiheit fuer Tiere’ which is very informed. They do believe in the original christian believe of live and let live. They don’t proselytize visitors, so calling them a cult is a bit unfair and playing into the hands of the anti-vegan, anti-animalrights crowd (they love calling vegans a cult). So please be careful with labels or hearsay. They have a tough stand in the rural region where they rescue farm animals and need all the support from our community, which they get by selling their products. Thank you.

    1. Thank you! Well I love humans as much as animals, and I heard that some of the members have to work the fields for a nearly non-existing wage. And it is definitely a cult. I didn’t want to get into that too deeply, though, but I felt obligated to mention it. Thank you for your input, though!

  2. Having meat stalls really makes me not like farmer markets. I think sometimes the cheese stands bother me more. But this farmers market looks like it is in such a pretty setting. Most in the USA are just in parking lots.

    1. This one has a lot of tradition and is in the heart of the city. It’s really beautiful. Luckily the meat stalls are all at one spot, so it’s easy to avoid them.

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