Vegan in Vienna?
Does anyone know what vegan eating is like in Vienna?
I've been wanting to visit Vienna for so long and hope to plan the trip for some time this year or next. Thank you for your help.
i'm going there next month for a conference but have no idea where to eat! anyone been?
There's a good list at Happy Cow and another one at vegan.at (http://www.vegan.at/veganelebensweise/restaurants/restaurants.php - click on "Wien").
Some comments on the Happy Cow list:
- Landia isn't a vegan-only restaurant, it's vegetarian and vegan. If you want to go there, don't pick Saturday night. It's closed on Sundays and when we went there one Saturday night, most items were already sold out.
- I always thought Formosa was a vegan restaurant, though I might be wrong. I haven't eaten there though, because they rely heavily on meat substitutes and I'm not interested in those.
- Köstlich's opening hours have been changed: Mo-Thur 11:30-16:00, Fr 11:30-15:00. Their menu changes weekly and you can check it out at their homepage (www.koestlich.biz - "Speisekarte"). They usually offer one vegetarian and one vegan item (or an item that can be veganized), but it's best to check beforehand.
- It's probably a good idea to take a look at the restaurants' websites to get an idea of the kind of food they serve (and also to see if they still exist ;) ). Note that not all of the websites are mentioned at Happy Cow, e.g. Rupp's website is at www.rupps.at. Unfortunately most of these websites are German only, so if you need to get translations because babelfish doesn't make sense, feel free to ask!
I hope this helps!
We use the word vegan, too. It's pronounced ve'GAN in German ( the "e" as in vegetarian, the "a" as in father, stress on the second syllable). You can listen to the pronunciation here (you need to scroll down a bit).
"no meat, eggs, dairy or animal products" = "kein Fleisch, keine Eier, Milchprodukte oder andere tierische Produkte" Instead of "tierische Produkte" you can also say "Tierprodukte".
thanks so much. i'm going to check out happy cow now