Good bank vertical farming Berlin

Vertical farming at Good Bank in Berlin

Good Bank is, as far as we know, the world’s first vertical-farm-to-table restaurant! The salad and vegetables that are served in the restaurant are actually grown and harvested there – you can’t get much fresher than that! Less transportation and packaging are just two of the benefits of this way of eating. They also don’t use pesticides or genetically modified seeds so there’s another couple of benefits! We ventured in for a closer look at this novel concept.

**Update – Good Bank has relocated to. INVALIDENSTR. 65, 10557 BERLIN

Good Bank is located in the shadow of the TV Tower just a short walk from Alexanderplatz so near to Alexanderplatz S and U stations and a number of bus and tram lines.

Good bank vertical farming Berlin

First of all, Good Bank isn’t a bank in the money sense. Well, think of safety deposits full of fresh leafy veg and you’re on the right track!

We decided to sit outside as it was a lovely day and because inside there is only counter seating.

Good bank vertical farming Berlin

It’s also very bright inside, with rotating lighting above the plants helping the food to grow! Behind the counter, you can see the various varieties of lettuce which are being grown there.

Good bank vertical farming Berlin

Good Bank, Berlin Menu

Good bank vertical farming Berlin

Food and Drinks

We decided to try out their selection of homemade drinks. All natural tasting with natural colouring and no added nasties.

Good bank vertical farming Berlin

Homemade Ginger Lemonade 0,33L €3,40 – Lemon, Ginger, Rosemary, Sugarcane

Homemade Mint Lemonade 0,33L €3,40 – Lemon, Mint, Chlorophyll (for natural green colouring), Sugarcane

Homemade Ice Tea 0,33L €3,40 – Earl Grey Tea, Cinnamon, Lemon, Sugarcane

Salad Bowls

GIN-SALMON AVOCADO €10,90 Homegrown Yacht Lettuce, Organic Brown Rice, Gin-cured Raw Salmon, Half Hass-Avocado, Organic Cherry tomatoes, Raw Carrots, Pickled Onions, Roasted Almonds and Sriracha-Yogurt Dressing.

Good bank vertical farming Berlin

These bowls aren’t your typical onion, tomato, olive oil and/or salad dressing affairs, they have a more interesting mix of vegetables, this one with the ever-popular avocado and a spicy dressing. It should be noted that although all the plants are grown there, some items are from further away. The salmon is actually from Scotland, specifically for the good name and guarantee of quality that is known throughout Europe regarding Scottish salmon, so coming from Glasgow we were chuffed, especially as it tasted really good!

BURN THE AVOCADO, HONEY! – VEGETARIAN €8,90 Homegrown Chocolate Oak Lettuce, Burnt Hass Avocado, Burnt Goat Cheese, Organic Cherry tomatoes, Pepper, Cucumber, Marinated Black Beans, Roasted Sunflower Seeds and Honey-Lemon Dressing

This veggie bowl wasn’t boring either with loads of fresh ingredients, such as lettuce, tomato, diced pepper, ripe avocado, seeds, beans and a thick sweet dressing.

VEGAN TRUFFLE MUSHROOMS €8,90 Homegrown Yacht Lettuce, Organic Brown Rice, Roasted Organic Tofu, Roasted Champignons, Roasted Cauliflower, Roasted Sunflower Seeds, Cranberries, Roasted Chick Peas and Homemade Truffle-Dressing

Good bank vertical farming Berlin

This was the only vegan bowl of the three, which was also the ‘earthiest’ with truffle and a number of roasted items including tofu, mushroom and cauliflower. It was also topped with roast chickpeas, roast sunflower seeds and dried cranberries for an unexpected tart fruitiness. Of course, it came with plenty of lettuce too!


Outside of breakfast and brunch in Berlin we usually find ourselves eating kebabs, burgers or more typical hearty German food so it’s good to find something fresher, lighter and different that is available right up until 10 pm at night! Is this the future of sustainable and ethical eating? We’re not sure but it’s a great idea and I’m sure the concept will catch on to other areas, cities and countries as it’s fast food but it’s actually healthy fast food. We enjoyed our visit and would like to return to try the soup, warm bowls, flatbreads and dessert next time! You can also order online for pickup. Staff were very helpful and polite. Toilets not checked on this visit.


+ Fast, friendly service
+ Genuinely fresh food
+ Bowls are big and healthy
+ Centrally located for public transport access


Good Bank
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 5

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday from 11:30 to 22:00

Good bank vertical farming Berlin

Disclaimer: we ate for free as Good Bank were very keen to let us try a few dishes to promote the concept to visitors from Scotland, and elsewhere!

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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