♦ Vegan ♦ Burgers ♦ Raw Cakes ♦ Homey ♦
Eimsbüttel, Hamburg: It’s finally time to write about Happen Pappen, the vegan “Wohnküche”. Sorta means living room kitchen; which describes it perfectly. Nestled in what looks like an apartment with three different dining rooms, even a couch area. The food equally fits its title. (Short explanation: I get fed up with going out to eat too often. I couldn’t be fine-dining every evening. When coming home from traveling for example, what I most look forward to is a home-cooked meal – something that feels healthy, homey and not overdone). But Happen Pappen doesn’t have this too rich, dining out feel; I could eat here everyday…
3 meals in 24 hours seem to be right
That only happened once. I went for their daily lunch, burger dinner and brunch the next morning.
Lately I’ve been going here at least once a week, devouring either their burgers or weekend breakfasts. Sometimes I check by if I crave a smoothie or need a raw cake to pep me up. Weekend or Weekday – they always have a salad and quiche. Just today I heard a girl say that vegan quiches aren’t as abundant as the non-vegan, though she got something wrong. These quiches are creamy, juicy and rich. The daily lunch menu has offered anything from zucchini noodles, filled sweet potatoes, eggplant stews, kale bowls – to the most vegan it can get: Mac ‘n Cheese…
However my favorite reason to come is for BURGERS – and their accompanying mayos of course. In a fluffy spelt bun it’s somewhat inedible without making a mess; so you can get a burger bowl too. Either way you’ll get a pattie (my favorite is the seitan) amazing vegan mayos, that range from wasabi to Fritz-Cola®-BBQ (a hamburg coke brand that has become internationally successful) layered with different veggies. The Bowl replaces the bun with salad and a side of oven-baked potatoes in Harissa-cocktail sauce. But I recommend getting a side of those if you opt for the messy option. (I’m assuming everybody agrees that burgers are finger-food.) They’re – all of it is – scrumptious, and never gets old!
On weekends they offer unique breakfast menus. Three different triple decker sandwiches with smoked tofu or seitan, avocado, (sun-dried or fresh) tomatoes, the mayos! and more… Those have been my favorite lately. However the buckwheat pancake – either savory – with almond butter, avocado, tomatoes – or sweet – with banana, chocolate, powdered sugar are quite notable as well.
“COFFEE” & CAKE
Well I prefer the Bangok Lime tea, lemonades, and smoothies. Coffee isn’t my thing. Though cakes are always scrumptious. They bake two raw ones: strawberry-cashew and avocado-lime, a sugar free apple-bread, a really rich juicy carrot cake with cashew cream cheese frosting… or for the more decadent versions I love the swedish apple cake and chocolate mousse cherry torte. The latter two have a special creamy vegan frosting that I’ve never tasted anywhere else before.
I really could go on forever here, but should get to an end. Happen Pappen is my favorite option for eating out. I know what I like – it hits the spot and never gets boring. Always vegan, fun, cozy and relaxed!
Where? Feldstraße 36, (across the street from U3 Feldstraße)
When? Mo-Fr: 12-22 (lunch till 17, burgers from 18) Sa: 10-22, Su: 10-17