Please note: This article was first published on The Vegan Tourist and last updated June 6, 2016. Inactive links were removed on November 29, 2021.
Updated on December 3, 2019: I have unpublished this book, as the information about vegetarian restaurants in Vienna is now outdated. I am not planning a 3rd edition – instead, I will post information about vegetarian restaurants in Vienna on this website.
Original blog post:
On May 2nd, 2016, I published the 2nd, updated edition of my book, The Vegan Tourist: Vienna. (The 1st German-language edition, The Vegan Tourist: Wien was published in April 2016.)
As the vegan restaurant scene in Vienna is thriving, changes to the information provided in these books are inevitable. For this express purpose, I have included “Updates”-links in the books. Readers, who purchased the books, will always be able to access up-to-date information about vegetarian restaurants in Vienna on my Website.
So what’s new?
At the end of April 2016, Veganista, a chain of all-vegan ice cream parlors, opened its 3rd shop in Vienna’s 9th district. I already included basic information about this third location in the book (address, website, contact information, payment options), now I can provide you with additional information. Currently (June 2016), daily opening hours are 12:00 noon – 10:00 PM. These hours are likely to change in the summer time, and the parlor might even be closed altogether for a few weeks in the winter. I’ll provide more updates when they become available. There’s no indoor seating, and no Schanigarten (outdoor seating area). There are also no customer bathrooms. (Updated June 6, 2016).
Lafafi is a small bistro in Vienna’s 12th district, which should have been included in the book (it opened in 2015), but it isn’t because I wasn’t aware of its existence. Address: Wurmbgasse 37, 1120 Vienna. Opening Hours: Mondays – Fridays 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM (closed on public holidays). Phone: +43-(0)1-97 15 600. Email: office(at)lafafi.at. Facebook. Bathroom Facilities: Yes. Non-Smoking: Yes. Seating Available: Yes. Schanigarten (outdoor seating area): Yes.
Lafafi offers a so-called Mittagstisch: one kind of soup, and one entrée, one of which is always vegan. (Occasionally they are both vegan, you pay 9.90 Euros for both.) There’s also a “salad of the day” (small: 4.90 Euros; large: 6.90 Euros), and you can usually get one vegan dessert. All the food’s organic, and Lafafi uses primarily whole grains, rice, potatoes/yams, and pasta for its main dishes.
I still need to check a few more details, e.g. payment options, and will provide further updates. (Updated June 6, 2016).