Top 7 Vegetarian Eateries in Vienna

Being a plant-based foodie is increasingly easy – and delicious.

Gone are the days when being vegetarian in Vienna was a solitary ordeal – once scarce in the land of Schnitzel and Kümmelbraten, dozens of new vegetarian and vegan eateries have sprung up to promote the myriad benefits of a meatless diet  – here are seven of our favorites vegetarian eateries in Vienna!

1. Harvest Cafe Bistro 

Perfect for a cozy meal after touring the inner city, this popular eatery specializes in hearty classics – but without the meat. Decorated like an archtypical cafe with comfy leather armchairs and a glittering chandelier, their menu includes seitan doner, vegan burgers, soy Gulasch with bread dumplings and soy schnitzel with potato salad. Both locals and tourists will enjoy what can only be described as a Wohnzimmer environment, directly across from the scenic white facade of the Karmeliterkirche.

2., Kamerliterplatz 

Mon-Fri 11:00 – 23:0

2. Die Kochdame

Tucked between two storefronts on the busy Wiedner Hauptstraße, this tiny one-woman kitchen run by chef Judith Ausserbrunner is full of tasty vegan surprises. Comprised of a few small tables and some pleasant courtyard seating, the menu changes daily to accommodate whatever inspires Ausserbrunner comes that day, and guests can choose between pasta, the daily special, soup, salad, and dessert. With seasonal ingredients – some directly from the nearby Naschmarkt – cooked right in front of you, Die Kochdame’s fare is hearty, healthy, homemade – and eminently instagrammable.

4., Wiedner Hauptstraße 37

Mon-Fri 11:30 – 15:00

0660 862 90 01

facebook.com/diekochdame/

3. Vegetasia

One of Vienna’s first purely vegetarian establishments, this Asian restaurant has been serving meatless menus since 1988, taking pride in their wide variety of healthy dishes, including desserts from their own patisserie. Now 100% vegan, Vegetasia also offers takeout, a buffet, and many delicious variations on tofu, meat substitutes and vegetables, as well as sushi and maki sets. Currently under renovation, its prime location near the Belvedere is sure to welcome many more visitors once it reopens.

3., Ungargasse 57

Tues-Thurs  11:30 –15:00 & 18:00 – 22:00

Fri-Sun  11:30 – 22:00

0660 656 88 55

vegetasia.at

4. Tian

Offering meatless haute cuisine expertly paired with organic wines and non-alcoholic homemade drinks, Tian has garnered numerous accolades, including a Michelin star, a Gault Millau score of 17/20 and a recommendation by Falstaff as one of the top five vegetarian establishments worldwide. Their 6- or 8-course meals have a reputation for depth, and with dishes named after their components – like “Kefir; birch, fig” –  they let their ingredients do the talking. 

1., Himmelpfortgasse 23

Tue- Fri 18:00 – 0:00 

Sat 12:00-16:00 & 18:00-0:00 

 (01) 890 46 65

tian-restaurant.com 

5. Hollerei 

Come for the art, stay for the food at this gallery/restaurant near Schönbrunn! Hollerei’s most obvious strength is its environment – its quaint interior is gemütlich, and its leafy, secluded garden is perfect for basking in the late summer sun. The food on offer is just as attractive: ranging from burgers to samosas to ravioli and curry, there’s something for everyone.

15., Hollergasse 9

Mon-Sat 11:00 – 23:00

(01) 892 33 56

hollerei.at

6. The LaLa 

Founded by the creators of the popular Veganista ice cream chain,  this sunny café offers respite with freshly squeezed juices and aesthetically pleasing, sugar-free vegan food inspired by So-Cal diets: mac & cheese, tempeh, acai bowls and variations of avocado toast tailored to social media influencers. 

7., Neustiftgasse 23

Mon-Sun 9:00 – 21:00

(01) 660 750 68 00

7., Neubaugasse 1

Mon-Sat 10:00 – 20:00

(01) 660 722 51 46

www.the-lala.com

7. Tolstoy 

Technology, taste, and transparency – these are the pillars upon which this pioneering vegan establishment stands, allowing customers to order sustainable vegan fare conveniently, either online or at their flagship restaurant on Naschmarkt. Need groceries? Their 24-hour vending machine has everything from tabasco to oat milk.

4., Rechte Wienzeile 1B

Every day 10:00 – 23:00

(01) 670 555 96 35

tolstoy.at

Julia Ceccarelli
Julia Ceccarelli
Having just completed high school, Julia was stuck in gap year limbo until she became an intern at Metropole. When she’s not playing the cello or petting her dog, she enjoys writing about Vienna’s arts and culture scene - with the goal of absorbing as much of it as she can.

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