Makro 1 (Austria – Vienna)

Please note: This article was first published on The Vegan Tourist on December 6, 2019, and last updated November 28, 2021. This restaurant closed at the end of November 2019.

Address: Fleischmarkt 16 (at the back of the Mandala courtyard), 1010 Vienna
Website: this restaurant is no longer in business
Facebook: this restaurant is no longer in business

Makro 1 offers vegan lunch specials: one kind of soup (small: 4.50 Euros, large: 6.00 Euros) and one kind of entrée (small: 11.00, large: 13.50 Euros). If you order both (small soup, small entrée), you pay 13.50 Euros. (2019 prices, which are due to change in the future.)

Lunch is served from 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM. The restaurant is part of a small organic, vegetarian grocery store, and all the dishes are prepared with organic ingredients. Makro 1 has been offering vegan lunches for more than 20 years, the organic grocery store – orginally named Makrokosmos – was founded in 1982.

Entrees usually consist of one kind of grain crop (rice, Khorasan wheat, quinoa, etc.), two or three different vegetables, and some salad. A typical entrée would be Einkorn wheat, Savoy cabbage with olives and caper, and broccoli-leek gravy. Makro 1 sells wonderful vegan desserts, like pumpkin pie with chocolate sauce, strawberry muffins, or poppy seed cake. Tap water is available for free, and you can order various other drinks, like unfiltered juices.

There’s only one communal table at Makro 1, which seats eight people, but somehow I’ve always found a seat. So don’t let that deter you. In the summer, you can sit in the Schanigarten in the courtyard, far away from city traffic.

Original blog post: December 6, 2019 by Ingrid Haunold
Updates to this blog entry will be posted at a future date.

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