THE HUNGRY CAT – About Us
Our culinary and gastronomic history – Nina Kränsel and Red Hübner – started back in 2013 when we opened the vegan restaurant ‘Let It Be’. Within a short time we were able to establish this small restaurant firmly in the heart of Berlin’s vegan scene and way beyond its borders as well.
Sophia Hoffman’s book ‘Vegan Queens’ featured Nina and pretty soon we were being mentioned here, there, and everywhere; from the ’40 days of Eating’ section on the ‘With Vergnügen’ blog, to being highly recommended by Zitty and Tipp. We were also featured in the Icelandic Inflight magazine ‘Air’ – which brought us a flood of Scandinavian guests, including the Metallocker guitarist from Hammerfall, who became a regular customer – alongside the Kreator singer Mille Petrozza.
We always had a big heart for musicians and bands, which is why we named our dishes after vegan artists. Nina is a resident DJ at the vegan Green Market and has also written recipes for Vegan Living Magazine, Vogue and many other publications. Red learned brewing from Johannes Heidenpeters, brewed his own bock beer under the name ‘Hübner Bräu’ and launched the pop-up restaurant ‘Senor Lehmann’ with Heidenpeters and the chef ‘Eddielicious’ in summer 2020.
The Hungry Cat is now our youngest baby and here we are realising our latest inspirations in plant-based cuisine – here it should be said that we no longer emphasise the word vegan or use it conspicuously, but rather let the recipes just speak for themselves.