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Olive Dolci – vegan ice cream shop Rome

I can’t believe it that I didn’t checked Happy Cow good enough to find out that Rome has a whole vegan ice cream shop!! Luckily I had still a free day left as I was teaching nearly every day yoga and stretching classes ๐Ÿ˜…

This place is not only awesome because it has only vegan ice cream, but of its special way to produce it!! It’s all made of olive oil!! And as I am the biggest olive oil lover this place was heaven for me!!

Of course the different tastes are not all olive oil flavored! Actually you’ll taste nothing of olive oil in it! But it makes such a creamy consistence for flavores like Lolla Nonna, which is like Nutella, peanut or steccialtella! 

It took me a quite while to choose my flavors because there where a lot i never tried before, like white wine, red wine, black sesame and and and ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚

So I decided for Goji, green tea, Lolla Nonna and coconut! Later I got to taste a bit of the olive oil ice cream and it was sooo delicious only with a really soft taste of olive oil! For me it could even have been more ๐Ÿ˜œ

But that’s still not all! They have ice cream on a stick and a few different cakes, made of olive oil base as well ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

I don’t have to mention that I had to take also an ice cream on a stick ๐Ÿ˜…

This by far is my favorite ice cream place in Rome and I can’t wait to come back to taste a lot more of all these, I guess over 30, different flavored ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

Find it: 

Via Emanuele Filiberto 140/142 &

Via Vittoria Colonna 20, Roma

Facebook: Olive Dolci

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Sixty Degrees

That’s the thing with Berlin: there is such a huge amount of ever expanding vegan discoveries to be explored that it’s difficult to keep up with it all sometimes.

That’s why we are quite happy if people get in touch with us about suggestions, letting us know about new vegan spots or new vegan dishes on the menu.

This is how we found out about Sixty Degrees, who are a vegetarian coffee shop, serving speciality coffee, breakfasts, lunch, sandwiches, smoothies, cakes and a lovely typical Berliner atmosphere with a book exchange corner and changing art exibitions. ย  Continue reading Sixty Degrees

Ms. Cupcake, London

Checked out this vegan hot spot in Brixton last week end. If you’re a Vegan you most probably heard of Ms. Cupcake vegan Bakery and their almost world famous vegan cupcakes. They are even that amazing that the Whole Foods Market chain has taken them into their repertoire.
We tried the Mango and Strawberry Cupcake, the double Chocolate Swirl and the salted Caramel Ice cream pot.
Would have loved to try more but it was already more than enough to leave us tumbling around Brockwell Park on a sugarhigh, lovestoned and satisfied in the sunshine. It was indeed a very naughty day, because after the park we went to Herne Hill and ate chips with ketchup in a pub, tehehe. Lovely!

So if ya wanna please your tastebuds like us go find Ms. Cupcake in Brixton
408 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton London SW9 8LF –
Open on Sunday-Wednesday 10-7 and Thursday-Saturday 10-8.

Or just pick one up at any Whole Foods Markets in London!
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Black Cat Vegan Cafe, London

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So here we are, hungry vegan food hunters tracking down a colorful flyer promise of non profit, 100% vegan food that we found hanging on the blackboard of our favorite of all yoga studios: Jivamukti. Arrived in Hackney with roaring stomachs we don’t get disapointed of the menu – no we are in sheer delight of all the variety that is offered here! There is so much that we want to try, so we decide to take three main menus and starters and share them between us. Whilst we eagerly eye the cakes on the counter we know It will take a looong time until we leave this place and we get comfortable with a Hot Chocolate topped with marshmallows.

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While we are waiting for our orders we explore the shop and find lots of bargains like a lovely Jutebeutel for 5 Pounds and a pizza cheese for 1.50.  You can find snacks, chocolate bars, faux meat and cheese, vegan household items and there is also a lot of interesting books about Veganism, Vegan cookery books or also anarchy literature. Everything is really cheap, of course because it is a non profit shop. Yeah!

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The Main dishes are all really tasty and we feel that everything is homemade and fresh. We find out that we all three think that the Seitan Sandwich tastes outstanding good and we like the Lentil Pie with Mashed potato and Kale. The Burger is of course amazing as well. Its the first time for us to try a sausage baked in a bread roll and we wonder how this could happen?!

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We can’t behave and order our cakes and brownies with whipped cream and large scoops of ice cream and have an amazing munch on the end of an amazing munch! Life is good with places like these! We are grateful to have found such an affordable, graceful, pleasure bringing institution and plan a return as soon as we can. meoooow!

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Vegan brunch at Laauma

Happy that I had the opportunity to be at the first brunch of new vegan cafe Laauma in Friedrichshain!!
Many cute things to eat like little mushrooms made of tomato, some vegetable cream and mushroom ๐Ÿ˜‰
Self made bread spreads and warm dishes and also sweet things like French toast, crepes, self made chocolate cream, cake and fresh fruits with rise whip :))))
Super healthy stuff like quinoa salad and raw vegetables!
For coming brunches there will be even more raw food and you can take your brunch with a picnic basket and go in one of the two parks next to Laauma!
The brunch is taking part every second Saturday of the month!
To be sure to don’t miss one just check their homepage:
http://www.laauma.com

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Pistachio basil ice cream


This is a really easy recipe for homemade delicious ice cream without sugar. It is great for a supernice special desert for when you invite friends for dinner because you can prepare it earlier and keep it in the freezer. My guests were really surprised how well the flavours harmonised. The basil freshens the creamy coconut and pistachio flavour and gives it a nice twist. Moreover it makes the color go nice and green. I really love this ice cream because it’s so easy to make but is sooo special. Everyone will love you if you treat them with this ๐Ÿ˜‰
For three portions:

  • 3-4 ripe bananas (they have to have brown spots!)
  • handful of pistachio nuts
  • 3-5 tablespoons coconut milk (take care to not make it to liquid!)
  • small handful fresh basil
  • Maple syrup


First you need to freeze the bananas for approximately 6 hours. I peel and cut them and freeze them inside a tupper box. Then you just put all the ingredients, except half the amount of pistachio, into your food processor and blend. You’ll have to stop and scrape down the sides for a few times. When everything is really creamy you take it out and fill in a tupper box and freeze it for about 1 hour.ย Add the other half of the pistachios after half an hour. You’ll have to stir the ice cream for a few times so that everything freezes equally and stays creamy.
ENJOY!!!!!!
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Universo Vegano Italia

A new vegan place to eat in Rome ๐Ÿ™‚ !! And it’s actually the first vegan fast food chain with shops in different italian cities like Milan, Verona, Turin and Rome ๐Ÿ™‚
With their philosophy of respecting all animals and nonviolence for all life, they use only natural products, strictly vegan products of course, and give also importance to regional products.
You’ll find there bagels, burger, focaccia, sandwiches, hotdogs, vegan kebab, Piadina which is there called Veghina and is filled with various things! One of my favourites, directly after the Saitan Tonnato, which is something like a tuna sandwich, is the Veghina chocolate !!!
There are 2 shops in Rome, on in Trastevere, in Piazza di Santa, Rufina 6 , and one in Campo de’Fioro at Piazza del Patadiso 18.
For the other cities watch out:
http://www.universovegano.it

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Potpourri Kassel

The first all vegan spot in my hometown Kassel opened! That’s great and I’m really sure soon more will follow!! Cafe Potpourri is a vegan cafe which serves many different cakes, coffee, hot chocolate and also different dishes for lunch time! There is also a little corner with books all about vegan subjects! There is a big outdoor area where you can sit nicely on warmer days. So if you are around in Kassel and have cake cravings this is the place to be!! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s in PestalozzistraรŸe 10, near to Bebelplatz

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good dEATs Potsdam

Finally I made the way from Berlin to Potsdam and of course directly to the all vegan cafรฉ ‘good dEATs’ They have amazing cakes, cupcakes, shakes, coffee variations, bagels and and and!! You can sit inside or outside in a nice and cozy backyard. For this place I definitely will leave Berlin a few more times!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I especially fall in love with the hot chocolate with big cream topping and marshmallows and with the lemon coconut cream cake !!! actually I had to go there another time the same day to get more of these yummy cakes for home before leaving to Berlin again ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s located in KurfรผrstenstraรŸe 9, directly in the center of Potsdam, near to the Nauener Tor

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The Grand Appetit in Paris

Thinking of Paris and if I should go there for a couple of days this summer, makes me also think of its vegan restaurants!
And I came to see that I didn’t introduced the macrobiotic restaurant, the Grand Appetit, till now !!
In this cute little restaurant we were served of a even cuter old lady who only talked French but offered us after a few attempts of me to speak French, at the end nice things to eat ๐Ÿ˜‰
We had vegan sushi, vegetable tarts and chocolate cake.
A really authentic and nice place to eat nicely ๐Ÿ™‚
Especially if you like macrobiotic food!
And now after thinking of all the nice vegan places in Paris I think I actually really should visit this beautiful city again ๐Ÿ˜‰
The Grand Appetit is in 9 Rue la Cerisaie (near Bastille)

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