For a such a small country, the fame of Austrian cuisine has spread far and wide. From the iconic Schnitzel to the classic Apple Strudel, traditional Austrian cuisine is not exactly known to be very vegan-friendly – until now!
We’ve done all the hard work and figured out the easy way to veganise many of Austria’s best dishes. In this collection, you’ll find a vegan Austrian recipe for every occasion. But first, let us tell you what Austrian food is all about…
Most of what is now called Austrian cuisine had its origin in other parts of Europe. Countries, which used to be part of the Austro-Hungarian Habsburg Empire. Schnitzel came from Italy, goulash from Hungary…
The Austrians took recipes from all over their territory and made them their own. In the same spirit, we took a bunch of selected Austrian recipes and adapted them to make them our own – and deliciously vegan of course!
Simplified, Austrian food comes in two classes: Outrageously indulgent and expensively extravagant, or humble and down-to-earth. The latter would rely on widely available and seasonal ingredients, such as potatoes, cabbage, greens and root vegetables. Often enough, such staples would also find their way into more sophisticated dishes for Sundays and special occasions.
Many of our vegan Austrian recipes use the most simple ingredients and transform them into something incredibly delicious and indulgent.
Being Vegan in Austria
“The interest in veganism is steadily increasing in Austria. Currently, 9.5 % of the population live vegetarian (including vegan) and 1.2 % live purely vegan.”
Growing up in Austria usually means being used to a diet based heavily on animal products. Becoming vegan was therefore all the more difficult for Paul, who took great culinary pleasure in traditional Austrian cuisine. But this is what motivated us to make fantastic vegan versions of traditional Austrian dishes!
Nowadays, Paul can be a happy vegan and still enjoy Schnitzel, Strudel and more! Whether you are Austrian, traveling in Austria, or simply want to get a taste of this beautiful country, in this collection you’ll find healthier, more planet friendly and cruelty free Austrian recipes for you to try!
Sophie and Paul
* That’s like bon appetit in Austrian!
Austrian Main Dishes
Soups are often served as a starter, so when the main dish arrives, the worst of the hunger is dealt with. These Austrian soup specialities, however, do in no way play a support role!
Austrian Cake Recipes
In Austria, coffee and cake is a big thing. No surprise that there are many different types of cakes! Whether it's a seasonal cake with fresh fruit or a rich and dark chocolate cake - they are all sinfully tasty!
Austrian desserts and sweet treats
In case you haven't noticed yet - sweet cuisine has huge tradition in Austria. People there regularly have a sweet meal as a main course! Crazy? Or do they just know what's good? See for yourself!
There's a big tradition for preserving in Austria. Cellars are filled with shelves stacked with jars full of jam, compote, pickles... Here's a few of our favourite Austrian preserves that we love to stock up on and enjoy throughout the year.