Eis-Greissler – 2019 Update (Austria – Vienna)

Please note: This article was first published on The Vegan Tourist and last updated December 13, 2019.

Address – store #1: Rotenturmstraße 14, 1010 Vienna – 1st district
Address – store #2: Mariahilfer Straße 33, 1060 Vienna – 6th district
Address – store #3: Neubaugasse 9, 1070 Vienna – 7th district

Opening Hours: Opening hours vary throughout the year, longer opening hours during the summer months.
Company Holidays: All of Eis Greissler’s ice cream parlors are closed during the winter months.
Phone: No
Website: https://www.eis-greissler.at/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EisGreissler
Email: blochberger@eis-greissler.at
Free WiFi: No
Austrian Debit Cards: No
Credit Cards: No
Bathroom Facilities: No
Dogs Welcome: Yes
Seating Available: No
Outdoor Seating Area: No

In the spring of 2011, Eis-Greissler opened its first store at Rotenturmstrasse, a five-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the city center.

Greissler is a word unique to the Viennese dialect. It is used to describe a very small grocery store, and Eis-Greissler is exactly that: a tiny store, with an old–fashioned décor. Eis-Greissler isn’t a vegan ice-cream parlor, but all the ice cream at this store is organic, and every day there are several vegan flavors to choose from.

The first scoop of ice cream costs 1.60 Euros, you pay a little less per scoop for additional scoops. Take-away boxes are also available (8.50 Euros for 500 ml, 14.00 Euros for one liter of ice cream). (2019 prices; please note that prices are due to change in the coming years.)

I used to be a fan of this company, but lately not so much. In 2019, Eis Greissler created a (seasonal) flavor called Pink (raspberry vanilla) and donated parts of the proceeds of the sale of this particular flavor to an organization which supports medical research. Unfortunately, due to legal requirements, this automatically means animal research. Needless to say, I am highly critical of this decision. While the funds of the sale of this particular ice cream flavour were dedicated to a non-animal related support program of this organization, that organization profited as a whole – which I simply cannot support. I now buy most of my ice cream at Veganista, which has eight vegan ice cream parlors in Vienna.

Original blog post: December 3, 2019 by Ingrid Haunold
Updates to this blog entry will be posted at a future date.

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