Salzburg is home to Mozart, the Sound of Music and in my books, really tasty vegan food. And so I’ve listed a few of my favourite restaurants in the local area which are super easy to access as everything’s within walking distance.
Easily one of the best finds, GustaV is the only vegan restaurant in Salzburg. This tiny restaurant/cafe offers breakfast and lunch meals such as tofu scramble, french toast (must must must get) and an assortment of cooked meals and sandwiches. They also do excellent coffee and seem to be able to create coffee-art which kind of blows my mind (n.b. most plant-based milks don’t offer such illustrious properties). The only downside is that the menu is pretty much all in German but the girl who worked in the restaurant was super accommodating and explained everything to me.
How to get there: The restaurant is pretty central and is located just off the main road, Franz-Josef-Straße so it’s pretty hard to miss. GustaV, Wolf-Dietrich-Strasse 33, Salzburg, Austria, 5020.
Heart of Joy (Vegan/Vegetarian)
Despite largely catering to vegetarians, Heart of Joy offers simple and tasty vegan breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts for a reasonable price. The coffee is ace and the cakes are awesome. What’s more, your meal comes with a semi-spiritual and deep quotation (sometimes in German). It’s also worth checking out the weekly specials menu as I recall a few meals being vegan on there.
How to get there: Heart of Joy is pretty close to the Mirabell gardens and like pretty much every restaurant in Vienna it’s hard to miss. Heart of Joy, Franz-Josef-Straße 3, Salzburg, Austria, 5020.
BioBurgerMeister (Vegan/Vegetarian options)
BioBurgerMeister is a local burger joint which prides itself on wholesome, organic ingredients and fresh meals. Having eaten there, I can vouch for the latter as I had a freshly made tofu steak burger (though on the salty side). The take-away opens late so it’s perfect for late-night junk food hunger pangs (guilty).
How to get there: BioBurgerMeister is located directly in Salzburg’s old town near Mozart’s birthplace. Despite being easy to find I still managed to walk past the take-away about threes times. Oops. BioBurgerMeister. Linzergasse 54, Salzburg, Austria, 5020.
My Indigo (Vegan/Vegetarian options)
After having eaten at Heart of Joy every evening I decided to visit My Indigo which is pretty nearby. The chain mainly serves curry and noodles and follows a make-your-own-meal format. I ended up opting for a spicy peanut noodle soup which was fairly decent.
How to get there: As mentioned it’s close to Heart of Joy. The restaurant runs parallel to Franz-Josef-Straße on Auerspergstraße. My Indigo, Auerspergstraße 10, Salzburg, Austria, 5020.
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 Salzburg (and elsewhere!).