Ah Vienna. The city where it is acceptable to have afternoon tea and cake every single day. Doesn’t sound like a celiac’s paradise does it? Trust me, you can have your gluten free cake and eat it too here EVERY SINGLE DAY. This gluten free Vienna guide will help you satisfy both your cake and real food needs. I should preface this by admitting that we were less than impressed with Vienna’s savory food options. Austrian food in our experience was bland and unvarying. I will not have many glowing reviews below for savory food, but oh the desserts! They made everything better. You didn’t mind that you were again eating bratwurst and cabbage or the infamous wiener schnitzel if you could just eat cake after.
In conclusion, I hope this guide make your gluten free Vienna trip that much better and that you enjoy the clean, pristine city of Mozart, insanely talented street musicians and cake. 🙂
This place is an oasis for anyone who suffers from a food allergy. Everything is gluten free and almost everything is dairy free. We got the apple crumble and chocolate cake. Both were delicious, but the apple crumble really was out of this world. Additionally, they have savory meals and we went back another day and tried the wieners with bread. It was essentially a very simple hotdog, but the bread was good and it filled us up. Prices are also super reasonable here, which is unusual in Vienna.
Great for a fast casual lunch. Moreover, they make gluten free bagels fresh to order and you can get them in sandwich form. They were delicious and well worth the 10 minutes it took to make them.
First, a word of warning, this place is expensive! When I say expensive we spent $60 USD on two slices of cake, espresso and tea. That said the gluten free Imperial Tortes were to die for! I had the raspberry and my husband had the orange, both were mouth wateringly good.
This is a great place for trying out the rehrucken cake (a chocolate almond cake famous in Austria) and the truffle cake is delicious as well (pictured). There are 3 gluten free options for dessert and the drinks are delicious as well. This is a great place for an afternoon sugar rush.
Weird to list this, I know, as it’s an international chain, but they have one in Vienna and it’s really good! We ended up eating here twice due to our constant disappointment with tasteless Vienna food.
I’m listing this restaurant because it is 100% gluten and dairy free, so a very safe food option for those suffering from allergies. However, I must admit none of us enjoyed our food here. I got the strips of chicken with pumpkin seed breading, my friend got the salmon and my husband the veal cream goulash and all our dishes were bland and could have been made better at home. It’s unfortunate, because we could order literally anything on the menu. Maybe we all just made bad choices, but we didn’t risk going back to see.
Another odd but good option. If you’re visiting Schonbrunn Palace, eat at the Zoo Cafe. It was one of the best meals we had in Vienna, no joke! The lunchbox curry was delicious and there are gluten free dessert options too. Allergens all clearly marked on the menu.
This is the most amazing vegan ice cream place. The ice creams are made out of rice, soy and oat milk. If you are gluten free, avoid the oat milk flavors, but dig in to all the rest! The staff is very knowledgeable about allergens and speak excellent English. My favorite flavors were basil, lavender and orange olive oil saffron. There was a great mix of unusual and normal flavors. My husband stuck with the black forest cake flavor and cookies and cream and loved both. We came here 3 times in a 7 day span, so you can tell we were fans.
And that’s it for gluten free Vienna. Please comment below with your suggestions for where to eat gluten free in Vienna.
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