Salzburg is usually Number 1 on people’s Austria itineraries and rightfully so!
This travel guide does not contain any Sound of Music tours or Mozart birth house visits, because there are enough of those out there. This one contains beautiful architecture, outstanding vegan cuisine, and cute little boutiques.
Let me show you how to enjoy a day as a vegan in Salzburg!
Vegan Breakfast in Salzburg
This all-vegan restaurant close to Mirabellplatz has a variety of breakfast options. We chose the tofu scramble, the weekly special sandwich (Tomato, homemade vegan mozzarella, and pesto on toasted bread), and french toast.
Everything was exceptionally tasty!
Okay, so maybe we did some Sound of Music tourism. But in my defense, I just realized it now after googling it.
Apparently, part of the movie was shot in Mirabell Garten.
It really is a gorgeous backdrop for sugar-coated Musicals an Instagram content alike.
I advise going early in the morning since it gets quite crowded in the summer.
Mirabell Palace and Gardens
Schloss Mirabell, Mirabellgarten
This beautiful little café offers vegan sandwiches, cakes, and, of course, coffee and other hot beverages with plant milk.
St. Peters Cemetery
Petersfriedhof or St. Peters Cemetery is situated at the foot of the Festungsberg atop which sits Hohensalzburg Castle.
I know, not everyone finds beauty in cemeteries like the little undercover goth I am, but this one has more of a hopeful ambiance, rather than a sad one. It really is an exceptionally peaceful place.
If you’ve read my Vegan in Taipei post, you saw me referencing the book on Green Escapes I always consult before traveling anywhere. St. Peters Cemetery is actually the only entry in Austria.
Also, fun fact: Another scene in Sound of Music was filmed here!
St. Peters Cemetery
The alley leading up to the castle from Petersfriedhof.
Sustainable Shopping in Salzburg
This little shop offers an array of products to make living sustainably a lot easier. From plastic-free party supplies to clothes and accessories, biodegradable glitter, and even plastic-free sex toys, you’ll find anything you need in your life to give plastic the boot.
Münzgasse 2 EG
Korean Beauty House
This is literally around the corner from Damn Plastic.
Not all products they carry are vegan but according to their website, all of them are cruelty-free. I know Missha has a ton of vegan-friendly products and so does Purito, both of which are brands they carry.
Korean Beauty House
I stumbled into this gorgeous little concept store by accident and really loved the vibe. Their range includes Scandinavian home accessories, stationery, beauty products, and some fashion.
Eibl am Kajetanerplatz
This stylish little boutique carries fashion brands such as Filippa K., Fabienne Chapot, and home accessories by Bloomingville.
I actually ended up buying a dress from their own in-house clothing brand.
They are manufactured in Italy and Austria.
Funnily enough, I ended up meeting the owner and designer at a textile fair a few weeks after my visit while I was wearing said dress!
Sadly they don’t have an online store or store outside of Salzburg, but I’ll definitely come back when I’m in town again!
Another store we stumbled into by chance. I think we ended up spending almost an hour talking to the owner about fabrics and craftsmanship.
Haftton calls itself a “True Men’s Department Store” but if you can see past this little cliché, you can find a lot of beautifully made pieces made to last.
Unfortunately, as it’s usually the case with higher-end men’s wear, vegan and sustainable options are rare. We did however find a few great pieces such as a blazer made from washed linen and a classic Harrington jacket, made by their in house tailor.
If you live in Salzburg or are staying for a while, you could make use of their tailoring service and have your own vegan pieces made.
We found a wonderful classic trenchcoat that had some leather details and the owner said their tailor could easily make a vegan-friendly version for my husband.
I forgot to take a photo at Fein Gewandet, so here’s one from their website.
This darling little shop offers high-end second hand as well as new garments from Susanne Bisovsky and other Austrian designers.
Vegan Lunch in Salzburg
Heart of Joy
We only grabbed a very light lunch, as we had an early dinner reservation and a 5-course dinner awaiting us. We shared a vegan ham sandwich with a side salad and apple crumble cake with vegan cream.
The food was decent and so was the service, although for some reason we got our cake first so the cream melted while we were eating the sandwich. The restaurant itself had quite the new age-y vibe.
The Heart of Joy
Vegan Ice Cream in Salzburg
When we saw that Icezeit had vegan flavors, we had to have some!
We tried their coconut chocolate one and it was creamy and refreshing.
Vegan Dinner in Salzburg
The Glass Garden
Now on to my personal highlight of our vegan day in Salzburg. In fact, it may even be my personal highlight of 2020 so far!
The Glass Garden at Hotel Schloss Mönchstein just received their first Michelin Star in 2020 and I was beyond excited to see they serve a 100% vegan menu at all times. Meaning, no need to call in advance to receive a vegan menu, which is rare for high-end restaurants.
Hotel Schloss Mönchstein is situated on top of the Mönchsberg overlooking Salzburg.
As the name suggests, The Glass Garden is located in the glasshouse style winter garden of the Hotel, meaning you can enjoy the view while enjoying your dinner.
While Menü “Naturverbunden” includes 4-courses, we received so many intermediate courses and amuse-bouches that it turned out to become more like a 9-course dinner.
Warm sourdough bread with 3 types of spreads.
Avocado, Peaches, Shallot
Provencial Farmer Soup
Mushrooms, Artichoke, Wild Broccoli
Violet, Raspberry, Quinoa
Variety of vegan confectionery
The second to last of the confectioneries
It was so simple, yet so effective: a half frozen raspberry filled with chocolate ganache, covered in hardened icing.
It was such an unexpected feeling and flavor, it gave us goosebumps!
All in all, we had a wonderful dinner and possibly one of the most amazing culinary experience of our lives at The Glass Garden.
I highly recommend it to any vegan fond of fine dining!
The Glass Garden at Hotel Schloss Mönchstein
Mönchsberg Park 26
Salzburg is such a gorgeous city and in recent years it’s become a great place for vegans as well!
If you liked my vegan in Salzburg guide, check out my Vegan Day in Graz and Vegan Day in Vienna posts!
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