It means ‘Courtyard’ in German.

‘Hinterhof‘ is the new vegan German-style Biergarten opening this month in Highland Park.


The restaurant was conceived by long-time vegan, first-time restaurant owners Matthias Brandt and Eric Funk. The Biergarten will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. LA Eater reports that the restaurant will have 12 German beers on tap, an espresso machine, and a spacious patio.

German-born Brandt wanted to make a restaurant that wasn’t just vegan, but one that incorporated his authentic German Biergarten design. “Back in Berlin there is always a place to have a coffee and beer with tables on top of sand,” He told LA Eater. “The idea of doing sausages and beer turned into a bigger project than we had in mind. It turned out more beautiful and better than we thought.”

The breakfast menu will include vegan omelets, waffles, schnitzel with vegan cheese, potato pancakes, and a traditional German breakfast. Lunch and dinner will include vegan takes on bratwurst, currywurst, wienerschnitzel, and bratling, an ancient German dish that happens to be vegan. Strudel, vegan ice cream, and more are on the dessert list. All vegan sausages will be manufactured on site, along with the bread.

Your Own Vegan German Delights

You don’t have to go to a Biergarten to have delicious vegan German food. Try out these recipes, courtesy of the Food Monster App.


Homemade Sausage 
Vegan Homemade Vegan Sausage

Source: Homemade Vegan Sausages

These Homemade Vegan Sausages by Elinor Kugler are perfectly infused with spices and flavor, have the perfect texture, and the best part is you don’t need any foil to make them! The hardest part is waiting for them to cook. These are SO worth it though! Bursting with flavor in every bite, these beat store-bought sausage by a long shot.

German Plum CakeVegan German Plum Cake

Source: German Plum Cake

Get festive with this beautifully presented German Plum Cake! Sweet and moist, you can either serve Katharina Boden‘s cake with finely shredded dried coconuts or powdered sugar.


Sausage Rolls
Vegan Sausage Rolls

Source: Sausage Rolls

If you’re looking for a vegan finger food recipe for your next dinner party or weekend appetizer, you’ve come to the right place. Iva Mrdjanov‘s vegan Sausage Rolls are straightforward to make, and the taste is highly reminiscent of the real thing. The filling includes vital wheat gluten, with various fresh spices added to simulate the true sausage taste. The rolls come out of the oven super crispy, and the smell that fills the kitchen makes it hard to wait until they’re cool enough to eat. Regardless of whether you enjoy them dipped in a sauce or not, they won’t disappoint.


Need more sausage? Check out #SausageDay: Ditch the Meat and Make These 10 Plant-Based Sausages! And try downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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