Yamm! (Austria – Vienna)

Please note: This article was first published on The Vegan Tourist and last updated May 25, 2019.

Updated May 12, 2013, and again on May 25, 2019:

Yamm! opened its doors in May 2011 and quickly became a favourite among the locals. It’s packed every day during lunch hours, and is just as popular in the evening.

The restaurant’s prime location – opposite the University of Vienna – attracts a lot of students. It’ not just a student hang-out, though. There’s a play-area at the back of the restaurant, so it’s also a good choice for families with young children. Yamm! is a great place for locals and tourists alike who appreciate the casual atmosphere and the large selection of vegetarian and vegan foods. The non-smoking restaurant is quite big, it seats about 170 people. In the summer, the big sliding glass doors open onto a patio on the Ringstrasse.

© Ingrid Haunold

At Yamm! you select your food from a buffet in the middle of the room and pay at the cashier. You pay by weight, soups, desserts, and drinks have set prices, as have the breakfast options and a few other dishes. But the buffet is the restaurant’s main attraction.

This restaurant offers a large selection of vegan food, which changes frequently. Just try a little bit of everything. All the vegan dishes are clearly labelled.

© Ingrid Haunold

Yamm! also offers a large selection of vegan desserts.

You can  choose from a large selection of soft drinks, fresh juices, cocktails, and other alcoholic beverages. There’s plant-based milk for your coffee.

There’s free WiFi.

The staff at Yamm! are very friendly and helpful. During my last visit, I struggled with my tray – I’d chosen some food from the buffet, bought a drink, and a dessert, and my tray was full. (I did all this strictly in the name of research, of course! See photos above.) Somebody immediately came up to me and asked me if I needed help. (They didn’t know who I was – I’ve only been in contact with the staff by phone or Email to ask them about vegan sugar, wines, beers, etc. )

They also go out of their way to accommodate vegans. When I pointed out to them that one of the dishes – mushrooms marinated in wine – was not strictly vegan as the wine was not vegan, they immediately changed the recipe. The mushrooms are now marinated in olive oil, with herbs and garlic, and taste great!

Check out the restaurant’s Website. There are many photos online, both of the food and the restaurant itself, so you’ll know what to expect.

Opening hours have changed throughout the years, they are currently (May 2019): Mondays – Wednesdays: 08:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Thursdays – Fridays: 08:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Saturdays: 09:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Sundays and public holidays: 09:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Address: Universitätsring 10, 1010 Vienna

Website: http://www.yamm.at

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