The Vegavero Guide To: Surviving Oktoberfest

Wait… Isn’t it still September?

Correct! 10 points for you, observant as you are. It’s a common misconception, but the truth is that Oktoberfest starts in mid-September and always ends on the first weekend of October!

We can understand the confusion, especially if you have ever had the misfortune of trying to book a hotel in Munich at any point during that month.

Here in Berlin though, things are a little bit more relaxed than they are with our Bavarian colleagues and our #MondayMotivation is more about coffee runs and cat gifs than aspirin and sunglasses.

If, however, you do choose to partake in the festivities and you want to celebrate like a real German. We’ve got a few insider tips for you… from Vegavero with love.

Lederhosen

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If you’re celebrating Oktoberfest in England, this is definitely optional. Not that we’re advocating nudist parties but you really don’t have to get the whole outfit.

Real lederhosen are made from leather and the price for an authentic pair and can run into the hundreds of pounds.

Luckily for you we’ve found you a much cheaper and 100% plant based alternative

The Beer

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Honestly, I really think that Iris Murdoch put it best:

Then I quenched my raging thirst… The quenching of thirst is so exquisite a pleasure that it is a scandal that no amount of ingenuity can prolong it.

This one is of vital importance (obviously) and it is imperative that you get it right. Only beer that is brewed with in the municipality of München is acceptable to drink at Oktoberfest and there are only 6 breweries that fit the bill.

We know for sure that Augustiner is vegan friendly and we’ve  found you a handy guide you can use to check here if your other favourites are vegan friendly!

The Music

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Oompah. Polka. Waltz. Nothing else is acceptable. Neither to Vegavero, nor to the city of Munich and the fine tradition of Oktoberfest.

The Food

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Is it even Oktoberfest without Sausage & Schnitzel & Strudel & Spätzle & Knodel & Pretzel? No, not the names of Santa’s reindeers in German.  These classic Bavarian dishes are exactly as meaty and cheesy as you would expect.

Veganic is your one stop shop for 100% vegan alternatives to every german food you can think of. Yes the website is in English, and yes, they ship to England.

The crippling…nauseating and absolutely inevitable hangover from hellmug-1669467_1920

Listen, we’re not going to sit here and tell you it’s all going to be okay. You know better than anyone else what it’s like to wake up on Saturday morning feeling like a slice of wafer thin ham freshly peeled from the comfort and security of the shrink wrap plastic that is sleep.

You’re sweating, you’re sick, you’re thirsty.  Your every waking moment is an endless contradiction refracted into a thousand delirious frames through the kaleidoscopic eye at the bottom of an over-sized stein.

All is not lost. Help is at hand, our superfood mix contains all the essential nutrients to get your jellied brain back on the right track. Blend it into a wholesome, fresh, verdant smoothie that is guaranteed to help bring back some of the nutrients you lost the night before.