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Complete Vienna Vegan Guide: Restaurants, Hotels, + More

Updated February 21, 2024

A visit to Vienna comes with no shortage of tradition and history. If you’re interested in the long-reigning Habsburg family and the life and sounds of Mozart, you’ve come to the right place. But, if you’re also looking for beautiful gardens, cozy cafes, a diverse assortment of vegan food, you’ve also come to the right place!

Over the years, Vienna has steadily increased the number of vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants throughout the city — from ice cream to schnitzel and everything in between! This vegan guide to Vienna will help you find all of it and much more!

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Is Vienna Vegan-Friendly?

While traditionally known for its hearty Austrian cuisine, which is heavily meat and dairy-based, the number of vegan options have steadily been growing! Vienna boasts a variety of dedicated vegan and vegetarian restaurants, bakeries, and even ice cream shops. You can find everything from delicious ice cream sandwiches to fine dining spots throughout the city.

Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Vienna

Veggiezz

Multiple locations throughout Vienna
This casual vegan restaurant aims to impact the animals and the environment. The entire globally-inspired menu focuses on utilizing seasonal and local ingredients as much as possible while using biodegradable packaging and being conscious of waste.

two black bowls on a wood table with vegan paella at veggiezz in vienna
Credit: Veggiezz

Karma Food

Multiple locations throughout Vienna
These hip vegetarian cafes are all about creating delicious food in a really fun and welcoming environment. You’ll find a rotating weekly menu of dishes with a heavy Indian influence — you’re guaranteed to find a flavorful curry a couple of times a week! They also sell their own spices, sauces, and dips (incase you’re looking for something tasty to take home).

Vegetasia

Ungargasse 57, 1030 Wien, Austria
You’ve got to visit Vienna’s first vegetarian Taiwanese restaurant for its savory cuisine. Their menu features a fantastic selection of noodles, soup, and salads — some with inspiration from other Asian cultures.

a pile of golden vegan dumplings on a bed of green cabbage on a white plate at vegetasia in vienna
Credit: Vegetasia

Velani

Schönbrunner Str. 235, 1120 Wien, Austria
Curious about traditional Austrian and Viennese cuisine (of course, vegan)? Come here! The team behind this charming cafe is showing diners that traditional cuisine doesn’t have to be laden with cruelty. On their menu you’ll find specialties like, liver dumpling soup, fried cheese with lingonberry jam, potato fritters, and more.

Vinavegana

Koppreitergasse 28, 1120 Wien, Austria
Come enjoy the flavors of Vietnam at this family-run spot! The couple behind this restaurant is on a mission to showcase the beautiful flavors of Vietnamese cuisine but in a healthy and plant-based way. You’ll find tons of traditional dishes infused with creative ingredients like vegan tuna (ThunVisch) and shrimp!

Sattva Vegan

Apostelgasse 29-31, 1030 Wien, Austria
It’s easy to see why this spot is well-loved by locals! Their European and Indian-inspired menu seeks to bring harmony and balance into all of its dishes. The menu changes regularly and features flavorful curries, hearty goulash, and many house-made sweets.

giant rectangle plate filled with vegan meatballs and salad next to an orange soup on a light wood colored table in vienna
Credit: Sattva Vegan

Pepper and Ginny

Ballgasse 5, 1010 Wien, Austria
This vegan Viennese deli is the place for the best sandwiches, cheeses, antipasti, and carrot lox! Don’t miss the triple grilled cheese with nonstop layers of melty vegan cheese.

Swing Kitchen

Schottenfeldgasse 3, 1070 Wien, Austria – five locations throughout Vienna
This vegan burger joint has a fantastic selection of burgers (duh), salads, chick’n nuggets, along with vegan schnitzel! But, my favorite part is their running tally of how many animals and resources they’ve saved!

Tolstoy – Plant-Based Eatery

Rechte Wienzeile 1B, 1040 Wien, Austria
I hope to see a Tolstoy Eatery in every town! This modern and innovative cafe is leading the scene with its casual concept built around a super flavorful and fun lineup of food. You’ll find hearty bowls, pizza, pita sandwiches, and more. One more super awesome thing about this spot — they have vegan vending machines! I haven’t see that anywhere else.

Hollerei

Hollergasse 9, 1150 Wien, Austria
This upscale plant-based spot is a terrific place for a special night out. Their menu focuses on seasonal and mostly organic ingredients to create a mix of globally-inspired fare from curry to burgers.

white bowl filled with orange cream sauce and two pieces of vegan light yellow bread in vienna
Credit: Hollerei

Garbanzo

Brunnengasse 70, Brunnenmarkt Stand 112, 1160 Wien, Austria
This vegan Middle Eastern spot will have you coming back for seconds! Zesty house-made sauces top their crispy falafel, French fries, salads, and much more. 

Pizzi’s & Cream

Burggasse 25, 1070 Wien, Austria
Is there anything better than an authentic slice of cheesy ‘za? Heck no! Check out Vienna’s first vegan pizzeria and enjoy delicious pies topped with cashew mozzarella, salami, garlic mayo, pulled pork, and more.

vegan tomato and basil pizza with one slice pulled to the side on a red tray in vienna
Credit: Pizzi’s & Cream

Tau

Erzherzog-Karl-Straße 38, 1220 Wien, Austria
This vegan-inspired spot has everything from hearty dumplings to crispy vegan duck! Their extensive menu features many incredible dishes you might want to visit more than once!

Venuss Bistro

Herrengasse 6/8, 1010 Wien, Austria
If you love tasting a little bit of everything, you must check out this vegan buffet! The seasonally-inspired dishes feature a mix of global cuisine, including Viennese specialties.

light blue rectangle plate filled with a yellow grain, veggies, and pomegranate seeds next to a bowl of tomato soup in vienna
Credit: Venuss Bistro

Xu’s Cooking

Kaiserstraße 45, 1070 Wien, Austria
This vegetarian Asian restaurant focuses on classic dishes loaded with veggies and meaty additions. The menu is well-marked for vegan items, and some things can easily be made vegan.

Gaia Kitchen

Praterstraße 68 1, 1020 Wien, Austria
Get ready for meaty Middle Eastern (with a little Greek inspiration) flavor fest! There aren’t many places where you’re going to find vegan kebap, but this is one! On top of that they’ve got a lengthy menu (come hungry) — moussaka, cigkofte, dolma, and more.

a round blue bowl filled with beans and a red based sauce with falafel at gaia kitchen in vienna
Credit: Gaia Kitchen

Vegan Fine Dining in Vienna

Tian

Himmelpfortgasse 23, 1010 Wien, Austria
This sophisticated vegetarian spot has one Michelin Star and a Green Star, making it a great place to go for a fancy night out! Their menu features 6 or 8-courses of veggie-forward dishes that can be easily made vegan. 

fancy vegan course dinner at tian in vienna
Credit: Tian

Vegan Brunch & Breakfast Spots in Vienna

These vegan and vegetarian restaurants don’t exclusively serve breakfast or brunch, but their morning offerings are stellar and deserve a separate call-out! Plus, I don’t know about you, but sometimes it’s hard to find vegan breakfast spots.

Superfood Deli

Wipplingerstraße 3, 1010 Wien, Austria
When you feel like you need a nutrient boost, come here! This vegan spot is inspired by the healthy and fresh acai, poke, and porridge bowls in Hawaii, Brazil, and Bali.

two coffees topped with white foam next to two bowls filled with coconut, fruit, and a peanut butter sauce in vienna
Credit: Superfood Deli

The LaLa

Neustiftgasse 23, 1070 Wien, Austria
It’s hard to miss this bubble-gum pink vegan café — there is no better place to start your day! For breakfast, enjoy a comforting bowl of warm porridge with a sweet latte, but you also can’t miss lunch or their incredible guilt-free desserts.

a golden stack of three vegan pancaked covered in maple syrup and berries at lala in vienna
Credit: The Lala

Vegan & Vegan-Friendly Bakeries in Vienna

Veganista

There are multiple locations throughout Vienna.
We all scream for vegan ice cream! Don’t skip this vegan ice cream shop and its creamy delights! Many of their ice creams are made with soymilk, but some are made with almond, rice, and coconut to create unique flavors like poppy seed and Linzeraugen (inspired by Linzer torte cookies).

two vegan ice cream cookie sandwiches held with one hand on top of each other on a city street in vienna
Credit: Veganista

Bröselei

Strudlhofgasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
You can’t miss this spot for absolutely stunning vegan and gluten-free desserts. The lineup changes regularly, but some all-stars you might find include apple strudel, cheesecakes, chocolate tarts, and more.

one large round vegan cheese cake topped with a light purple blueberry sauce, blueberries, black berries, and a white cream in vienna
Credit: Bröselei

Allergiker Café

Wiedner Hauptstraße 35, 1040 Wien, Austria
Gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free friends, when you want a treat, come here! This vegan-friendly café is free from gluten, lactose, nuts, and soy! Their lineup of cakes, pies, and loads of other sweets is mouthwatering!

Anker Brot

There are multiple locations throughout Vienna
This vegan-friendly bakery has excellent options — freshly baked bread, Danish pastry, Viennese dumplings, and much more. Everything is well-marked, so there are no surprises or guessing games!

Vegan Market in Vienna

Maran Vegan

Stumpergasse 57, 1060 Wien, Austria
You can’t miss Vienna’s first vegan supermarket! Even If you don’t need fresh produce or vegan essentials, it’s still fun to check out all the products. They also have a small takeaway and food bar with salads, desserts, sandwiches, and more.

Vegan-Friendly Hotels in Vienna

The Harmonie Vienna

Harmoniegasse 5/7, 1090 Vienna, Austria
A sustainable and vegan-friendly Viennese hotel centrally located in Vienna. They have a wide range of organic and vegan products for their gourmet breakfast and have also received the Austrian Ecolabel seal of quality. It is also a great place to stay if you suffer from food allergies or other allergies — they have unique rooms for allergy sufferers and food options.

Book Your Stay
inside of a modern guest room with dark linen and the drapes pulled at the vegan-friendly harmonie hotel in vienna
Credit: The Harmonie Vienna

Boutiquehotel Stadthalle

Hackengasse 20, 1150 Vienna, Austria
Vegan-friendly and eco-friendly right in the heart of Vienna. This is the city’s first net-zero hotel — they utilize solar energy and photovoltaics to offset as much as they produce. One other bonus, their roof is green — it’s filled with lavender; the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine.

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inside of an eclectic guestroom with colorful drapes and bedding at the vegan friendly hotels boutique stadthalle in vienna
Credit: Boutiquehotel Stadthalle

What To Do in Vienna

Overwhelmed by the massive amount of things to check out in Vienna and only have a few days? Then, check out this 3-day guide to prioritize all the major sights!

#1 Enjoy the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt as well as many other amazing artists at The Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere)

A beautiful palace and art gallery with a great collection of Monet and Van Gogh as well as the world’s largest collection of paintings by Austria’s Gustav Klimt, including The Kiss. Audio guides and tours are available, or you can browse on your own. When you leave, be sure to stroll through the beautiful gardens.

#2 Marvel at the beautiful St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom)

The beautiful gothic cathedral graces the cover of many guidebooks and postcards for a good reason. During WWII, it avoided significant damage from overhead bombings but unfortunately suffered damage due to a fire during the unrest. To peek inside, climb the tower, view the catacombs, or enjoy a classical music concert; you will need a ticket. Getting an up-close look at the beautiful architecture and the zig-zag tiled roof is well worth it.

St Stephen's Cathedral

#3 See the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn) and don’t miss its gardens

This was the primary summer residence of the Habsburgs; this 1441-room palace is full of opulence and grandeur. Not all rooms are open to the public, but a grand tour includes 40 of them with an audio guide. Don’t miss the beautiful gardens, which include an orangery, a maze, a labyrinth, a palm house, gorgeous fountains, and greenery.

schonbrunn palace vienna

#4 Do some shopping, grab a snack, and more at Naschmarkt

This is the largest and most popular market in Vienna. It is the perfect place to sample various international foods, shop, and soak in the culture. There are over 120 market shops, restaurants, and a flea market on Saturdays. If you happen to be traveling with a furry canine friend, the market is dog-friendly!

More Things To Do in Vienna

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About Author

Rebecca is the founder of the vegan travel company Veggies Abroad. In 2021, she bid her 15-year career goodbye and ventured into the world of ethical business with the launch of a vegan travel blog (the one you’re reading!). As the blog flourished, Rebecca expanded her vision to encompass personalized travel planning services and launched Veggies Abroad's inaugural vegan tour to Thailand, marking the beginning of many more eco-conscious, plant-powered adventures to come. Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad