Vienna is home to some extremely un-vegan dishes such as schnitznel and apple strudel. Nevertheless the city is renowned for having a growing vegan scene offering traditional Viennese food as well as other cuisines.
Swing Kitchen (Vegan)
Swing Kitchen is a ‘fast’-food burger joint near the city centre in Vienna. They offer two main patty choices ‘Soya’ or ‘Schnitzel’ and sides such as fries and nuggets as well as an assortment of cakes. Swing Kitchen can get pretty busy so if you’re in a rush bear in mind you’ll probably have to wait a few more minutes than regular fast-food outlets. That said, it’s well worth the wait!
How to get there: There are two Swing Kitchens in Central Vienna: Schottenfeldgasse (Swing Kitchen Schottenfeldgasse 3, 1070, Vienna) right next to Zieglergasse underground, Operngasse (Swing Kitchen, Operngasse 24, 1040, Vienna) near the Naschmarkt and Karlzplatz underground. There’s also one in Vösendorf (Swing Kitchen, SCS Shopadresse 269, 2334 Vösendorf, Vienna) quite a while outside of the city.
Loving Hut (Vegan)
Loving Hut restaurants in Vienna offer Asian-style dishes as well as local Viennese delicacies such as ‘Schnitzel’. There are also a wide variety of cakes and smoothies on offer so I’d say there’s something for everyone. Like most Loving Huts worldwide, the food is affordable which is a definite win as Vienna is renowned for being pricey.
How to get there: There are two Loving Hut restaurants in Vienna. One in Neubau (Loving Hut, Neubaugürtel 38, 1070 Vienna, Austria) which is easily a 20-minute walk from the bustling Westbanhof underground and train station. Alternatively take the underground to Burggasse-Stadthalle and walk for 10 minutes. The other Loving Hut is located just south of the city centre (Loving Hut, Favoritenstraße 156, 1100 Wien, Austria) and is accessible after walking from Reumannplatz underground.
Velobis (Vegan/Vegetarian options)
Probably my favourite meal was had at Velobis during my time in Vienna. Conveniently located near the infamous Schönnbrun Palace, Velobis is the perfect place to stop for brunch (I had a super filling vegan platter for only 10 euros). They also do fantastic coffees and offer a variety of plant-based milks. Even cooler, they’re sell bikes, not that you’d want to buy one as the Citybike system is pretty well established.
How to get there: Take the underground to Johnstraße or Schönnbrun. Alternatively take the 10,52 or 58 tram in the direction of Schönnbrun. Velobis, Johnstraße 1-3, Vienna, Austria.
http://velobis.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/velobis/
Simply Raw Bakery (Vegan)
After trekking around Vienna’s city centre for the day, I was pretty insistent on stopping somewhere for a sweet treat and coffee and Simply Raw Bakery was within arm’s reach. Though pricey, it helped my guilty conscience knowing that the chocolate sundae I was engulfing was better for me than half the desserts I had consumed in the past. Besides ice creams of course, they also do raw cakes and bites. Worth a visit if you’re desperate for something sweet.
How to get there: Simply Raw Bakery is just around the corner from the famous Stephenplatz (which also has an underground). Alternatively you can also access the bakery from Herrengasse underground. Simply Raw Bakery, Drahtgasse 2, Vienna, Austria.
ANKER (Vegan/Vegetarian options)
ANKER is a bakery chain found in most of Austria’s train stations. Admittedly it’s not anything special but what really surprised me is that they have apple pastries such strudel labelled as vegan. Crazy.
If none of the above interest you, why not look at Happy Cow which provides a comprehensive list of all the vegan/veggie eateries in Vienna (and elsewhere!). P.S. I highly encourage you to as my trip to Vienna was short and I only ate near to where I was staying (in Westbanhof) or visiting.