Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Bye-bye, Brunch!

... at least for the next two months, the potluck-style vegan brunch that I've come to love in the last months will be closed.

One thing I like best about veganism is socializing with other vegans, though the capitalism-critical little punk in me tells me not to do so in commercial places. Plus, I consider myself a good home cook so I'm mostly dissappointed by the bland, hippy-reminiscent food most vegetarian places in Germany sell for mucho €€€.

In January, I discovered the monthly vegan brunch in Düsseldorf, which is organized by a former VoKü group (something like the German FNB, though I'll talk about FNB later). It's non-profit, though they charge 2.50 € (which is nothing compared to another vegan place in town that takes 12.90 € O_O !!!), and anybody can bring their own stuff as long as it's vegan.

The venue is the sort of run-down autonomic leftist centre which also has a lovely yard where you can sit when the weather is great- as it was last weekend, also perfect lighting for food pictures (we tried photographing the buffet inside, but it was waaay to dark).

Beware of messy food pics!

Kick-ass tiramisu. Must remember not to mix it with couscous and chickpea salad on a plate next time. The recipe is the best! You can find it on their website (among other recipes, if you read German), but I plan on making it myself sometime soon and posting about it.

Rachel knew better and got herself tiramisu AND streusel cake:

A small relief considering the summer break is that they had a little zine with recipes on offer- post to come for sure (yeah I didn't mean to promote Vegan Fire & Spice again, but so what?)!

It was an amazingly hot spring day, so we decided to walk through the infamous Altstadt and by the Rhine, where I took the picture of the day:

On Sunday night, we're off to Bochum to see what their Food not Bombs group is up to (anybody who'd like to join us is more than welcome!).

Now do tell me all about your brunch/potluck/whatnot non-commercial vegan thingies, I'd love to hear about it!


Alice (in Veganland) said...

I'm so jealous! I wonder if there's something similar around Darmstadt or Frankfurt... How did you find out about it?
And about mixing tiramisu and chickpeas... what can I say...? hahaha

VeggieGirl said...

wow, what a lovely, delicious way to end vegan potluck meetings! I do hope that you will be able to attend more, soon!

that tiramisu looks fabulous! yum!

Rachel said...

hooray for punky potlucks! I had so much fun! Like our food in Heidelberg, I pretty much have the exact same photos as you....

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Looks delicious!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Aww too bad they're closing! I'm definitely going to go check out that Tiramisu recipe right after this.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Hmmm ok, well it won't let me view the recipe. Oh well. I'll have to live vicariously through your picture.

Erin said...

Vegan tiramisu??? Whod've thunk it. If only I could read German!