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New in town? Hungry? Vokü for you!

in Food/Leipzig tips/My Leipzig

There are lots of places to eat in Leipzig, but did you know there are Voküs? That’s short for “people’s kitchen”, and there are lots of them in town.

Basically a group of people get together and make a huge pot of something and other people come and eat it. Sometimes it’s on a donation basis. Sometimes it’s 3-5€.

It’s always non-profit.

The food ranges in quality and flavour and is usually vegetarian, if not vegan. Usually there is a super interesting and friendly crowd to mix with and meet.

Sometimes, like Küche für Alle at Japanische Haus, there’s a movie or some kind of entertainment. That’s probably the best part. They have them on Thursdays and Saturdays. They start cooking at 4 and serving at 7.

Sometimes they are for special occasions, like Helmut‘s Kohldampf // Herbst 16 November. Helmut is a bit different because it is run by a group of 30 people, mainly students, and many of them bring a dish. It’s super super yummy, and on a donation basis. Anything left over after expenses goes to their community programs aimed at ending racism, sexism and homophobia and empowering the arts.

Voküs started in the 90s in squats.

They were the leftist counterpart to soup kitchens. Today many are in housing or social projects.

These vokü’s are either found on a flyer for October or have asked to be included:

Mon
7.00pm
Casablanca (Bäckerei), Josephstr 12
8.00pm
Atari, Kippenbergerstr 20 / corner Täubchenweg

Tue
7.00pm
KulthuM, Demmering str. 74 with film in German (usually with English subs)

Wed
7.00pm
Manfred, Stockartstr 3
KulthuM, Demmering str. 74
8.00pm
Liwi, Stockartstr 11
Plaque, Industriestr 101

Thur
7.00pm
Japanisches Haus, Eisenbahnstr 113b
8.00pm
Plaque, Industriestr 101
Manfred, Stockartstr 3

Sat
10.00am
Hinz & Kunz, Georg-Schwarzstr 9
7.00pm
Japanisches Haus, Eisenbahnstr 113b
8.00pm
Sublab, Karl Heine 93
Libelle, Kolonnadenstr 19

Sun
8.00pm
Liwi, Stockartstr 11

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