Like most people, I would’ve never imagined that Germany has much to offer to the vegetarian & vegan community. Well, surprisingly enough, it’s one of the best places to visit for those adhering to the lifestyle. Indeed, the kingdom of sausages has been home to a polarizing shift in social conscience, with now over 7 million vegetarians and counting, which comes close to 10% of the country’s population! Not bad compared to Canada’s 4%. And the movement appears to be consistently gaining momentum.
This translates into an impressive offering of ethical products. I personally jumped into vegetarianism while I was living in Quebec, without ever fathoming that I would one day take that extra step towards veganism, but now that I’ve been living in Germany for almost a year, things are so simple that the completion of the transition happened almost all on its own. Vegan products are generally marked with a green V in cafés and restaurants. Traditional German restaurants, where the definition of a vegetable doesn’t extend beyond potatoes and cabbage, are the exception to the rule….