What better way to start this travel section on my blog than to take you on an imaginary vegan day trip to my beautiful hometown Vienna?
For this guide, I decided to stick to the first district, so the area surrounding our most famous landmark: St. Stephans Cathedral.
Although 1010 is the most touristy of all districts, it is gorgeous and there are lots of amazing cruelty-free treats everywhere!
Let me show you some of my favorite places and take you on an imaginary vegan day trip to Vienna (or prepare you for a real one soon?)
Are you ready for some serious imperial beauty and tons of amazing vegan food?
*Austrian German for: Alright, let’s go!
Good morning! If you’re here on a Saturday, you absolutely have to brunch at Pepper and Ginny.
This all-vegan delicatessen shop specializes in vegan cheeses from all over Europe, as well as homemade carrot lox and several other fancy foods.
Their brunch includes several courses, as well as a hot beverage and a mimosa. Just make sure to book your table in advance, they only have a very small amount of tables and are usually fully booked!
This has quickly come to be my absolute favorite place in the city. Don’t miss it!
Pepper & Ginny
Another option for vegan breakfast in Vienna city center would be Motto Am Fluss.
Shop some makeup and skincare at Staudigl Naturparfumerie: My favorite place to get vegan skincare and makeup!
Manufactum is a German chain of shops and this is its first branch in Austria. It’s a department store specialized in beautiful and handcrafted items that are made to last, and are locally sourced.
They also carry some sustainable fashion brands such as Lanius and Alma & Lovis.
Am Hof 3-4
Hungry? Venuss is right in the city center, close to Stephansplatz. You’ll find exquisite plant-based cuisine, served in the form of a serviced buffet, so you can try more than one dish and it saves you precious time for sightseeing!
Veganista Ice Cream is a must. There are several outlets of this all-vegan ice cream parlor all throughout Vienna.
Veganista Ice Cream
Just stroll the first district and look up as to not miss all the beautiful architectural details!
I suggest Albertina if you like drawings and prints, Kunsthistorisches Museum if you like old masters, art history and curiosities, and Sisi Museum if you want to know more about Austria’s most famous Empress, Elisabeth. The collection includes some of her dresses, so bonus if you’re into fashion history like I am!
If you still have some time and energy left, check out Dorotheum. It’s not a museum but an auction house, but you can view some of the objects and it’s just as impressive as a museum. Just without the entrance fee!
Sisi Museum / Hofburg
Dinner and Drinks
Okay, so. Miznon is not a vegan or vegetarian place.
BUT hear me out! You’ve never tasted vegetables like this!
The oven-charred cauliflower with tahini sauce and warm pita – unmatched!
The only downsides: The place can get crowded and hectic, you have to order at the counter and they YELL your name for you to pick it up.
To get the full experience, ask which dishes can be veganized, sometimes they can swap the yogurt sauce for tahini and you have a bunch of options more.
This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Vienna!
What are some of your all time favorite places in Vienna?
If you enjoyed this vegan day trip, also check out my One Perfect Vegan Day in Graz!
This is the beginning of a series, you will find all other posts about Vienna right here.
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