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Vegan in Linz, Austria – My Favorites!

Are you a vegan in Linz, Austria but you don’t know what to eat or where to go? I hope this post will help you ^.^ I’ve been living in Linz for nearly 8 years now, so I had plenty of time to stroll through the city and find the best places to eat vegan! In this post, you’ll find my favorites! 

Vegan in Linz

It’s never a bad idea to use HappyCow to get a neat overview of your vegan eating possibilities. In this post, however, I want to present to you MY favorite places to eat vegan! I’ve been in Linz for a long time – so you can trust me! Linz isn’t a vegan paradise (yet) – I’ll admit that – but if you know your way around it you can find a few (hidden) vegan gems!

First I’d like to start with a few impressions of Linz. Maybe you’ll get into the mood and come visit. I’d love to give you a personal tour and show you around so let me know when you do! :)

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Sitting on the stairs of the AEC (Ars Electronica Center) and enjoying a beer in the gloomy evening is one of the coolest things to do in Linz ;)
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the area around the Danube & lentos is my favorite!
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The lentos museum, the AEC in the background and the Pöstlingberg Castle in the far.

…and now to the food. Below you’ll find my favorite vegan picks that one can get in Linz.

Falafel Wrap at Big Joe

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Graben 28, 4020 Linz
Opening hours: Mo – Sa 11:00 – 22:00; Su 15:00 – 22:00
On the menu as “Falafel (in Fladenbrot)”

It’s always a good idea to get a Falafel Wrap at Big Joe – it’s the perfect snack for in between or even satisfying enough for a full meal! The falafel wrap costs 3€ and it’s 100% vegan as it is! The wrap contains besides the falafel, lettuce, tomatoes, and hummus. The falafel are super crispy and the best you can get in Linz. They also offer a falafel plate and you can get pizza without the cheese to make it vegan. They have only a few tables with limited seating areas but the Falafel Wrap is great to get to go too!

Vegan Duck at Fu Cheng

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Untere Donaulände 16a, 4020 Linz
Opening hours: Tu – Su 11:30 – 14:30 & 17:30 – 22:30
On the menu as “Ramen-Nudeln mit veganer Ente und frischem Gemüse in Soja-Pflaumen-Sauce, auf heißer Platte serviert”

The vegan duck at Fu Cheng is (in my humble opinion) the best vegan dish you can get in Linz. The crispy soy-based duck is served over ramen-noodles with fresh veggies and a soy-plum-sauce. It’s on the pricier side with 12.50€ but it’s absolutely worth it! It looks like real duck and tastes quite similar – although apparently not too much like real duck – because I’ve never liked the taste of real duck but I LOVE this version! I could eat this dish every day, seriously!

Crispy Tofu at Fu Cheng

Also if you are already there I can recommend the fried tofu (as the starter) as well – super delicious!

Front Food (100% vegan)

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Pfarrgasse 20, 4020 Linz
Opening hours: Mo – Sa 11:30 – 19:00, closed on Sunday
This is a completely vegan restaurant, pictured is the Pirate Burger (tofu fish filet burger) with wedges and onion rings.

Front Food is the first 100% vegan restaurant in Linz (as far as I know at least!). It’s a burger place – and while my regular order is a Pirate Burger (Tofu Fish Filet), I’ve also tried the hot dog and they are both delicious. What I really like about the place is that (besides that EVERYTHING’s vegan <3) they use as much organic produce as possible, and all the packaging the food comes in is bio-compostable, so no plastic!

Vegan Dal Makhani at New Namastey

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Volksgartenstraße 19, 4020 Linz
Opening hours: Di – Sa 11:00 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:00; Su 11:30- 14:30, 18:00 – 21:00
On the menu as “Dal Makhani” say you want it vegan with your order

I’m a regular at New Namastey, together with my friends I’m there once a week (I know! It’s crazy). I appreciate the nice atmosphere, the delicious food, and the friendly staff. And we always get the same dish because it’s simply our favorite: Dal Makhani. Please mind that it doesn’t say vegan on the menu, but the staff will gladly make a vegan version for you if you ask! Also, they can make the naan (or garlic naan, yumm!) vegan. The Dal Makhani costs about 10€, the rice is included. I can highly recommend getting a naan, too, because it’s delicious and the perfect side dish for the curry.

Tarté Flambee at Donauwirtinnen

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Webergasse 2, 4040 Linz
Opening hours: Mo – Sa 11:00 – 22:00; Su 15:00 – 22:00
On the menu as “Veganer Flammkuchen” (with different seasonal toppings)

I can highly recommend the Tarte Flambée / Flammkuchen at Donauwirtinnen. The toppings change from season to season, which is awesome, because they use seasonal ingredients and it always is a bit different. The one on the photo is a Tarte Flambée with a potato-ginger spread base and topped with king oyster mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and leek. It’s always worth a visit and one of the most awesome things is, that you can get the Tarte Flambee to go and eat it on the nearby Danube coast.

Ratatouille with Penne at Vapiano

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Schmidtorstraße 1, 4020 Linz
Opening hours: Mo – Sa 11:00-24:00; Su 11:30-22:00
On the lunch menu as “Ratatouille mit Penne” just make sure you say no to the grana padano at the end (but the cook will ask you)

Vapiano is a restaurant chain that offers pizza, homemade pasta, salads, and risottos. They are fairly vegan-friendly because they make their pasta without eggs and have a few vegan sauces and don’t use dairy for their pizza doughs (so you can order any pizza without the cheese). I’ve started to love Vapiano because of the beautiful atmosphere in the restaurant and they cook until 23:00 (late night pasta, anyone?) and have the restaurant open until midnight (except Sunday). The homemade pasta is delicious and I almost always get the ratatouille with penne. The restaurant is huge and you don’t have to book a table, so it’s always a good thing that you can go there for spontaneous get-togethers. They have a couple of vegan options so it’s worth checking out their menu before going there.

Hummus Plate at Café Stern

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Graben 30, 4020 Linz
Opening hours: Mo – Sa 11:00 – 22:00; Su 15:00 – 22:00
On the menu as “Hummus”

Only a few steps away from Big Joe you’ll find the Café Stern. It belongs to the cinema and is worth a visit. The inside is full of plants and the whole space is gorgeous. The hummus plate (marked vegan) is inexpensive and delicious! It’s the perfect brunch. It comes with a delicious side salad, which is topped with pine nuts.

Have you ever been to Linz? Do you have any additional vegan restaurant tips for Linz or Austria in general? I’d love to know in the comments!

Magda

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

Wow what a great guide! I was actually born and raised in Linz but I did not know so many of those great vegan choices, thanks so much for sharing! Magda from Magda mag das https://www.magdamagdas.com

Jennifer

Thursday 24th of September 2015

These photos are amazing! The food...wonderful! The restaurant sounds great! I love to hear about your faves!

Bianca

Friday 25th of September 2015

Thank you so much Jennifer! :) I love to try out new restaurants, so making this post was the perfect excuse to try them all. Although I'm living in Linz and had planned this post for a year, it took me such a long time to finally publish it :)