Zeus Pizzeria is very small restaurant located near Boxhagener Platz in Berlin-Friedrichshain. The inside looks like a typical Italian pizza place with red and white chequered tablecloths and a big stone oven.
You are welcomed by a big smile of the crew – they really love what they are doing, that’s for sure! You can choose between a normal menu and a vegan menu. That’s like heaven for me!
We ordered three vegan pizzas – Hawaii with vegan ham, pineapple and vegan cheese, a rocket pizza with tomato, onions, mushrooms and vegan cheese, and the third was a Zeus pizza with mushrooms, vegan salami and ham, pepper, and of course vegan cheese. The main ingredients of the vegan cheese are vegetable fat and starch. You can buy it in (almost) every supermarket in Berlin. The ingredients of the vegan ham and salami were difficult to guess because they do taste a little bit like real meat. It could have been smoked seitan… Next time I’ll ask the chef, I promise!
The best thing about the pizza at Zeus definitely is the crispy thin pizza base and the size of it. We all thought we couldn’t make it, but of course, we did. The toppings were fresh and tasty and the price (round about 9 €) is absolutely fine. The vegan cheese doesn’t exactly taste like gouda cheese, but that’s okay, because it really is delicious.
They also have pide, a typical Turkish dish: dumplings filled with all the good stuff we had on our pizzas. We will definitely try this next time.
Fun Fact: My grandma visits me once a year since I live in Berlin. I think four years ago we had dinner at Zeus Pizzeria for the first time. Since that day we have to go back to Zeus every year! I tried to explain to her that there are other good restaurants as well, but no chance! Grandma wants her Zeus Pizza, that’s how delicious it is.
ON THE MENU: Pizza! Two menus for vegans and non-picky-eaters, as well as pide.
VIBES: Chilled Italian vibes. Not too fancy, but that makes it even cosier.
DOWNER: The toilet is not my favourite place, I guess.
PICKY NOTES: Vegan, vegetarian, meat options, wholemeal dough available.
Boxhagener Straße 29-30, 10245 Berlin. Website.
Evie worked in the hotel business for a few years before moving to Berlin. She studies Digital Media Culture at the Filmuniversity in Babelsberg and is interested in film, fashion, and food. Two years ago, she decided to swap Schnitzel for Tofu – and is still more than happy with it! You can follow her on Instagram @evie.efeu.