Vegan in Salzburg, Austria
I spent aw few days in the picture perfect Austrian city of Salzburg and came across a few lovely vegan restaurants. I was quite surprised how easy and delightful it was to be vegan in the birthplace of Mozart. I admit as an Austrian I might be a bit biased but I still think this city is absolutely stunning and worth a visit! It's fairly a small and easily walkable in one day. There also amazing hiking routes close by as well. Generally be aware of opening hours in Salzburg as some places are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
GUSTAV CAFE AND BISTRO
This is a lovely purely vegan bistro with a slight hipster vibe on the south side of the river Salzach. It's quite petit and personal and the owner runs the bistro herself, which is great as she is absolutely lovely. Food arrived quickly and was a mix of Austrian and fusion cuisine. Beautiful presentation, very tasty and a delightful experience. We had a dumpling dish and a vegan doner with a mixed salad and loved both. I am definitely coming back!
Wolf-Dietrich-Strasse 33, A-5020 Salzburg
Tue & Weds: 10:00 - 19:00
Thurs - Sat: 9:00-18:00
Sun & Mo closed
THE HEART OF JOY Cafe
This vegetarian and vegan cafe is only about 5 minutes walking from Gustav. So we went there after lunch to have coffee and (vegan) cake, in true Austrian style. The staff was very friendly, service was prompt and coffee was great (my dad, who came along, is a coffee connoisseur and was very happy). We didn't try any of their food but they say they highly value organic and local products. They completely avoid the usage of microwave, induction cooker, additives like yeast extract, monosodium glutamate, aspartame and white sugar and only use a minimum of frozen and canned food. They have a nice outside area which is perfect to escape the touristy buzz on a sunny day.
Franz-Josef Strasse 3, 5020 Salzburg
Mo - Sun: 08:00 - 19:00
Ludwig BURGER restaurant
Admittedly this is nor a vegan nor vegetarian restaurant but they have a vegan burger option and I really wanted to try it. On the plus side the interior is cool and trendy, it's in a great location, has a nice outside area and the pear basil ice tea was super refreshing. But on the other hand, the service was not as attentive as in the other two places, the burger was basically a big hummus sandwich with mushrooms, fried onion ring and a few other bits (for decoration mainly, not for taste) and the relish tasted odd (it had a christmassy taste). I wasn't very impressed by the food; even the chips weren't great and a bit undercooked.
Bruderhof/Linzer Gasse 39
Mo - Sun: 11:00 - 22:00