Deli Bluem has herbivores covered. Andrea Vaz-König – former finance expert, turned chef and owner of Deli Bluem – just wanted to do things right. And she did, which is clear upon the first look at the menu. “We work with what the soil gives us right now. Which is why our menu changes throughout the year,” she explains.
Everything you eat at Deli Bluem is organic, seasonal, fresh, natural and vegan. On top of this, all of the dishes look to benefit you, following the traditions of Chinese Medicine, e.g. the thermal qualities of the ingredients. “Orange cools you down, while fennel is a rather warm vegetable. By combining the two, we create a soothing and balancing dish.”
Everything served at Deli Bluem is well thought through, with your body first and foremost in mind. And there’s so much to choose from, even if you’re not hungry for a big meal. You can grab a chilled matcha shake with homemade cashew milk, or get yourself a few slices of Gragger’s wood oven baked bread (the white one harmonises beautifully with the various spreads, while the darker ones overpower them). We also tried the sweet Congee – a thick Asian rice porridge, with roasted hazelnuts and maple syrup.
If salad is your thing, the variations are almost endless. The grilled eggplant with saffron yoghurt, pomegranate and pine seeds, and the quinoa with red cabbage, dates and peppermint – this salad creations are colourful and flavoursome. And if you’re still hungry – or at least a bit frisky – buy a choco chip rosemary cookie on your way out. You won’t regret it.