Most Munich guidebooks tout the meat-intensive cuisine that is part of traditional Bavarian cooking. But that doesn't mean that vegetarian visitors to this world-class city don't have plenty of good eat-out options too. The restaurants below are all in central Munich, located near popular tourist attractions, and offer a range of prices and dining styles.
The "prince" among veggie restaurants in Munich, Prinz Myshkin is Munich's most upscale and centrally-located eatery. It offers wonderful, creative vegan and vegetarian food in a lovely setting just a few blocks from Marienplatz.
Perennially popular are the sushi, pizza and pasta selections. Where the restaurant really shines, however, is in it signature dishes, such as Tofu Stroganoff, in a red wine cream sauce, or Involtini, a sensational mixture of tofu, mushrooms and roasted nuts rolled in chard leaves and served either with an herb cream sauce or a vegan teriyaki sauce. They also offer an impressive range of desserts.
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Main course prices range from 9 to 17 Euros (US$12 to 22).
Walking distance from both Marienplatz and the Deutsches Museum, Vegelangelo specializes in meatless twists on traditional Bavarian food as well as international cuisine. There is an emphasis on vegan dishes.
For a meat-free taste of Southern German food, try the Linselneintopf, a lentil stew served with soy wieners, or the Knoedel (bread dumplings) with sauerkraut. The pasta dishes are also delicious and inventive.
Address: Thomas-Wimmer-Ring 16
Open for lunch and dinner (except Sundays and Mondays). Main course prices range from 5 to 19 Euros (US$6.50 to 25) and there is a daily price-fixed lunch special.
Visitors to Munich's Kunstareal (art gallery district) in the neighborhood of Maxvorstadt might want to try Lecker Bissen (translates from German as "yummy bites"). This is a small, simple cafe specializing in salads, soups and vegetable pies.
The selection changes daily, depending on the whim of the chef/owner and sometimes includes a fish dish; otherwise, the menu is vegetarian. Most impressive are the 8 to 10 creative salads, which can be ordered as sides or served in an assortment as a main course.
Address: Theresienstrasse 27
Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. Most dishes cost between 3.50 and 6 Euros (US$4.50 and 8).
A good place for a quick lunch around the Viktualienmarkt (one of Munich's top sights) is Sababa, a Lebanese take-out restaurant at the south edge of the market. While not a pure vegetarian restaurant--they serve poultry too--the majority of the menu is meat-free.
The highlight here is felafel (chick-pea fritters), served either sandwich style in pita bread or as a platter with side salads and bread. There are a few tables for those who want to eat on-site.
Address: Westenriederstrasse 9
Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Main courses range from 3.50 to 7 Euros (US $4.50 to 9).
Located in the heart of the Schwabing district, Cafe Ignaz has been around for more than 26 years, and …
With the modes of easy transportation in today's world, why do so many people in mainstream believe a homeschooled child does not get any socialization?
When people are pulling their kids out of public schools by the droves, what does this say?
Why are children raised in the same manner as someone's dog with exaggerated praises of Good Boy! or dislike of Bad Girl! Punishments and rewards for the "tricks" you want them to perform? Think about it, children are treated as you would treat a dog! Not all of course but there seems to be a trend there.
We live in a land of freedom yet children are and most likely always are a slave and servant within the household until reaching the age of 18 within many households.
If learning is natural and part of human nature, then why do so many feel it needs to be forced?
Where were we before all the "labels" for learning disabilities?
Why is it, the focus is on a child's negative behaviors rather than celebrating them for their individual being in their entirety?
If public schools are failing so miserably, then why are those who decide on alternative paths so criticized?
Where or who would your child be, if you simply got out of their way?
What would need to happen for public schools to thrive and be a success?
Is a child an invited guest in your home? A burden? A blessing?
When parents of public school children ask " How can you be with your child 24/7 and not go insane?" My adult daughter's reply is ........." How can you a public school parent with children in after school programs and activities and your work schedule afford to MISS so much time with them?"
Why is so much emphasis put on a child going to college or getting a job with the thought a homeschooled child will be unable to do so? There are other choices one can make in life as well and IF they decide on college and corporate jobs, they will be able to do those too!
Just a few thoughts to chew on this morning! Have an Amazing Day!…
So how do mom and dad accomplish a successful night out to eat with the kids? It’s not that hard, with a little key preparation beforehand.
Steps to Set the Family up for Success When Dining Out
To have a great evening out with young kids at a restaurant, parents can try the following ideas:
Some Great Toys to Keep Kids Busy at a Restaurant
Kids have short attention spans and can't sit still for long. Many won't wait patiently for their meals. Parents can keep them busy with some fun activities.
Waiting and sitting still can be really hard for younger kids. By doing some preparation before-hand mom and dad can make a meal out a successful event. Younger children do better when they know what to expect, so be sure to go over expectations well before leaving the house.
In addition, make sure to have a bag …
What you will need: 2 cups of berries (I like to use a mixture of blackberries and blueberries), 2 cups of water, 1 cup of flour, 1 and 1/3 cups of sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 stick of butter, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, milk and salt as needed, ice cream.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon with one tablespoon of sugar and a pinch of salt. Cut the butter into these ingredients. Add milk little by little and stir until the dough is firm and doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl. Set this aside. Pour and stir the water, berries, and the sugar into a large pot. Heat this mixture until boiling. Use a tablespoon (a teaspoon if you want smaller dumplings) and drop the dough pieces into the boiling pot one by one. Put a lid on the pot, reduce the heat, and let it cook covered for 20 minutes.
Unless you want a quick ice cream soup, give your dumplings some time to cool down before pouring them over your ice cream. Once you have it prepared though, dig in! It is oh-so yummy!…
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken
4 boneless chicken breast fillets (approx. 4 oz. each)
6 stalks fresh asparagus
¼ cup diced sweet onion
4 oz. goat cheese
1 tsp. black pepper
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup olive oil
1 tsp chopped fresh basil
Slice thickness of chicken breasts ¾ of the way through. Blend marinade ingredients together, place in Ziploc bag along with chicken breasts, shake till well coated. Marinate for 1-2 hours, shaking occasionally to evenly coat. Meanwhile, blanch asparagus and dice. Blend diced asparagus with goat cheese, diced onions and black pepper. Stuff each breast with cheese/asparagus mixture. Grill or broil for 15-20 minutes (until internal temp of chicken reaches 165 degrees). Serves 4.
Black Pepper Pasta with Asparagus
3 cups Penne Rigate pasta
10 stalks fresh asparagus, chopped into 1" pieces
1 tbsp. black pepper
¼ cup olive oil (preferably extra virgin)
3 fresh roma tomatoes, diced
¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
2 tsp. chopped fresh basil
Blanch asparagus and set aside (do not rinse in cold water). Prepare pasta as directed on package, stirring black pepper into water before adding the pasta. Drain pasta, do not rinse, return to pan. Stir in tomatoes, olive oil and basil. Top with shredded parmesan before serving. Serves 4.
Variation: To turn into an entrée, add 6-8 oz. of thinly sliced grilled chicken or steak.
Asparagus with Lemon Butter
Approx. 1 lb. fresh asparagus, break stalks in half
1 lg. clove garlic, thinly sliced
1 tsp black pepper
3 tbsp. butter, softened
3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Blend lemon juice with butter until as smooth as possible. Blanch asparagus, drain. Saute asparagus and garlic in lemon butter until well coated (2-3 minutes), season with black pepper. Serves 4.…
This is the series of steps I took to get past wanting fast food, but I imagine you can find other ways that work as well as other steps to take with these. Kicking the habit of eating fast food didn't start with addressing my diet; but instead with picking healthier habits to push myself out of it.
Take Away Bit by Bit
You've heard those jokes with the obese person pulling up to the drive-thru, ordering a pile of fast food, and then ending the order with a diet soda. I started by replacing my soda habit with nutritional drinks: milk, water, and fruit juices. Sodas and fast food go hand-in-hand.
Once I stopped feeling highs and lows from caffeine and sugar rushes, I needed a new habit buff my energy. I took up exercising first thing in the morning. 30 minutes of cardio followed by 30-45 minutes of weight lifting to start my day triggered an excellent endorphin rush that woke me up made me hungry, and fast food wasn't enough for my diet.
Pay Attention to What Makes Your Body Feel Better
I discovered that a lot of food - especially fast food - was often made with high fructose corn syrup. When I formed a habit of working out, my body just did not crave nutritionally bereft foods anymore. I needed something in my diet that would power me. Once you start putting lean muscle on your frame, that muscle burns energy all on its own. Your body will slowly reject fast food because of the lack of nutrition.
Eat More Nutritional Instead of Less Unhealthy
I didn't cut back on how much I ate, either. In fact, I eat more and more often now. Even if you end up going for those "pre-made diet meals", you will still notice a difference in how you feel.
Set Positive Habit-forming Goals
At the very least, set a goal of how long you will go before having some fast food. Habits can form in 21-28 days on average. Swear off fast food for a month. By the end of that month, chances are you will find yourself feeling too good to want to go back to your old diet.…