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Aug 16, 2010 03:53 AM

Vienna with a vegetarian friend

Hello everyone! (and esp. Sturmi!

I'll be visiting Vienna early next month, this time with a vegetarian friend of mine. No fish or meat, but all dairy/egg products are fine. I'm hoping I won't have to suffer too much because of this. What restaurants out there have a decent option for vegetarians, while I can still have well-made cuisine? I'm hoping for more Viennese/classic than ethnic cooking, since we get plenty of that here in California.

That aside, do advise on any other foodie/gourmet stores, ice cream shops, market stands and the like. I'll be visiting for 5 days, so I have a fair amount of time to explore.

Vielen Dank fuer Ihre Hilfe!


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  1. Hello Robert,

    The vegetarian scene has not changed much, and you will find a lot of tips in earlier posts. Most Viennese restaurants offer some vegetarian dishes, currently the focus will be on wild mushrooms (chanterelles and porcini), which are available in high volume during this wet and hot summer.

    Also the local markets have not changed, the best are still the Naschmarkt, the Brunnenmarkt, the Karmelitermakrt, the Kutschkermarkt and the Viktor-Adlermarkt. And: more and more these markets also offer small eateries, all with some vegetarian options.

    Ice cream shops: There are two I would visit, and they are close to each other:
    The ice cream shop on Tuchlauben and the one on Hoher Markt, both right in the city center.
    They offer a great choice of tastes which changes with the season, and are really a must if coming to Vienna before the end of September, when all ice cream shops close for the winter...

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    1. re: Sturmi

      I found a quite good list of vegetarian restaurants here:


      Of these I recommend because of their location AND food quality:

      Antuns Biobar