I started writing these web pages when I realized that there was hardly
any information at all available to vegetarians in Austria, about eating
in restaurants, self-catering and vegetarian-related contacts.
While reading these pages, please bear in mind that the information collected
here is sometimes very subjective in nature (e.g. the comments in the
Restaurant Guide ) and thus shouldn't be taken
for granted - just as an opinion of an interested individual.
Also, please note that
I am not affiliated with any of the
organizations, people, companies, restaurants etc. mentioned here.
According to my personal experience, it seems possible to keep an
ovo-lacto vegetarian diet even if self-catering is a problem, as long as
you don't worry about rennet in cheese (which is an annoying problem, since,
as in most countries, there is no vegetarian cheese available marked as such).
A vegan diet seems to be impossible unless you cook for yourself most of the
time, since even the best-known vegetarian restaurants generally don't
have strictly vegan dishes on their menu (you'll have to ask and trust
the waiter). I'd like to hear from vegans in Austria and their experiences
in that regard.
Currently, an up-to-date version of the restaurant guide isn't
available. However, you can still look at the old list or look at
what IVI suggests.
German Vegetarian Pages
Swiss Union for Vegetarianism