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Featured in “new apps we love” by Apple and well known from Huffington Post and PETA. Discover the best plant-based venues in your area with vanilla bean! Stay fit and healthy wherever you are!

Find unique health- and sustainability-related information about every venue. Is it vegan? Is it local, fair-trade and organic, or raw, lactose- and gluten-free? vanilla bean offers the widest selection of US, UK, and German locations for anyone who eats consciously but does not want to miss out on anything.

Whether you are in L.A., New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami or Washington D.C. – vanilla bean knows which places will make you happy: anything from gourmet venues to snack bars, from Chinese raw food temples in secret side alleys to this amazing Italian place where handmade gluten-free Bruschetta is soaked in olive oil.

If you are traveling in Germany, Austria, Switzerland or France – vanilla bean has you covered, too. The guide includes cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Zurich, London, and Paris.

With self-explanatory indicators for each restaurant, you can immediately spot what each location has to offer. The chosen photos and detailed descriptions, including reviews from the community, will help you decide which restaurant to visit.

Information such as addresses, opening times, and telephone numbers are constantly reviewed.


• Have you spotted a vegan-friendly restaurant that is not yet in the app? You can suggest a new venue in less than 20 seconds. Thanks to automatic suggestions of places around you, sometimes you even don’t have to type a word.
• Filter according to your criteria and to price categories. For example, let vanilla bean show you only completely vegan venues with gluten-free options using organic ingredients.
• Through the map, you can easily find all the green location highlights in your city. You can tell at first glance which places offer completely vegan options, where one can find vegetarian options and where meat dishes are served.
• Your opinion, your personal experience counts: add your personal review and photos of the venue or the menu. If you like, you can share your newly discovered places with others on Facebook.
• Search for ZIP codes, places and specific locations, or discover restaurants with mouthwatering treats near you.
• You can find a wide range of information about all the entries. Photos, in-depth descriptions, restaurant indicators, directions and comfortable calls directly from the app. In addition, you can find links to the restaurant website and Facebook page.
• All the information is regularly reviewed. Should you still find any obscurities, then please feel free to send us feedback directly via a restaurant’s app entry. We will make the adjustment as soon as possible.
vanilla bean is an app for vegans, vegetarians, and flexitarians. Whatever your motivation – health, climate change, compassion for animals – switching to plant-based meals is a healthier, more sustainable way of living. And with vanilla bean, it’s also easy and delish.


Would you like to support the release of vanilla bean in other countries or add more restaurants? If so, send us a message at heroes@vanilla-bean.com. A service like vanilla bean would not be possible without the great work of our voluntary helpers.

We are constantly developing vanilla bean further. That is why we look forward to hearing from you. Nobody is perfect. However, we are working hard so that we can offer you the best possible service. You can get in touch with us directly at feedback@vanilla-bean.com. We try our best to respond to every message as expeditiously as possible. We hope you enjoy your plant-based meal and have a great experience with vanilla bean!

What's New

Version 1.6.1

We found some bugs and fixed them.

Thank you for all your feedback and for letting us know about your new venue discoveries!

Leave us a kind review if you want to support the app. We will love you forever!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Love this!


Compared to other apps like HappyCow, this is by far my favorite vegan restaurant app. This app is so easy to navigate! I also like how it shows places where items can be altered in order to be vegan-friendly. Every restaurant has little icons to show whether it’s vegan and vegetarian-friendly, has gluten-free dishes, serves raw food and fair-trade ingredients, and many other things. This app is a must have for people with specialty diets!! And it’s free😱

Best app for vegans


When you google “vegan food near me” you what appears is literally just any restaurant near you, vegan or not. This app is nothing short of brilliant, it will sort out what’s vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, organic etc, and a detailed description of each restaurant and will even go on to break down what vegan options you may find there. Where has this app been my entire life????

Developer Response

Thank you so much for your review, SopheAnn. It made our day here at vanilla bean!

Lovely app but needs bookmarking!


This is my favorite app for my vegan lifestyle. I love that I can see completely vegan restaurants! I would like to see a bookmark feature added though/ability to make lists like "Want to Go To" or make lists for a trip to a city. Of course, you could do that on Yelp, but having it all in one would be great!

Developer Response

Thank you very much for your review. We’re glad you like vanilla bean. Your idea of a bookmark feature is great! We definitely want to integrate this as soon as possible. However, we’re afraid this might take a couple of months as we’re working on various things at the moment. Unfortunately, we can’t do all of them at once - although we’d like to. Due to your request, this feature has been moved further to the top of our priority list.


Grunzeug GmbH
15.8 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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