The Best Vegan-Friendly Places in Tirol

Last updated 26.03.2019RosannaRosanna
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Eigentlich ist die Tiroler Küche ziemlich deftig: Die Klassiker sind Kaiserschmarren, Speck- oder Kasknödel, gekocht wird mit viel Fleisch und Milchprodukten. Immer mehr Restaurants und Hotels zeigen aber, dass es anders geht und haben sich auf pflanzliche Küche spezialisiert. Wir haben uns umgeschaut und eine Auswahl an veganen Lieblingsorten im ganzen Land entdeckt.

Tirol’s capital Innsbruck has a variety of great restaurants for vegan food: Olive Restaurant on Wiltener Platzl square maintains an organic, 100% vegan menu while creating meals that are delicious enough to satisfy the most skeptical omnivore. Don’t miss their ever-changing line-up of savoury lunch menus!

Their red beet risotto is a standout with its salsa verde, grilled pineapple and roasted cashews. Photo Credit: Olive

Oscar kocht” (translating to “Oscar cooks”) in Pradl is Innsbruck’s perhaps smallest plant-based food destination and the undisputed mecca for up to 12 visitor. With a menu developed by Mexican owner and chef Oscar, expect to find a variety of his signature dishes, all executed with creative flair and impeccably presented. The entire menu is vegetarian or vegan, and in the best way: Oscar is closing the gap of gourmet, meat-free options with creative dishes made from organic and local products whenever fresh and viable—he even grows his own vegetables.

Vegan zucchini cake, anyone? Delicioso. Photo Credit: Carlos Blanchard Nerin

D-Werk on Innrain is great for a quick, plant-based bite. You’ll probably recognise much of the menu – döner kebab, for example. This lovely eatery manages to feel super-comfortable and its veggie-based menu offering seitan-packed kebabs is a good fit for the modern surroundings. Ingredients are locally sourced where possible and all receptacles and packaging are eco-friendly and biodegradable, with a commitment to using no plastic and tin-foil. Unpretentiously eco, easily affordable and vegan.

There’s always plenty for vegans in the mix at D-Werk. Photo Credit: D-Werk

Another place where you can indulge guilt-free is Manna on Maria-Theresien-Straße. This spot is where all the trendiest veggies and vegans congregate – thanks to the cool interiors as well as the wonderful vegan lunch option on offer each day. Plus, the menu offers a wide variety of fully plant-based delicacies.

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Vegan-Friendly Hotels

If all this food talk has whetted your appetite, delve deeper into Tirol’s culinary scene with these vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants and hotels all across the country:

Naturhotel LechLife Tirol in Wängle

The philosophy of Nature Hotel Lechlife in Wängle revolves around the theme of “Respect life, respect yourself.” Here you’ll find beautifully prepared vegan dishes, drinks and biodynamic wines along with a wonderful combination of healing experiences, Ayurvedic treatments, yoga classes and vegan foodie workshops.

Holzleiten Bio Wellness Hotel, Mieming Plateau

Biohotel Holzleiten**** at Mieming Plateau chooses organic produce wherever possible. ln addition to superb organic cuisine, the hotel looks after the environment by using only sustainable, plant-based components, including eco-friendly cleaning supplies and certified organic skincare in the spa. Focusing on low human intervention, their food philosophy centers around seasonal, local and organic ingredients with delightful and innovative vegan options.

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Biohotel Schweitzer, Mieming Plateau

As well located on the sun-drenched Mieming upland plateau, Biohotel Schweitzer*** has been Europe’s first certified organic retreat for more than two decades. Today, this serene resort is a place that is one with nature: In a world of busy, Biohotel Schweitzer stands apart as the wellness destination to soothe your soul. Very early, senior chef Maria Schweitzer has evolved her menus alongside the rise of plant-based eating—and has been awarded a “Green Toque”. In keeping up with this tradition, executive chef Marko Köller continues to offer sophisticated vegetarian and vegan dining with a twist.

Photo Credit: Biohotel Schweitzer

Biohotel Stillebach, St. Leonhard im Pitztal

Embedded in the glorious mountain scenery of Tirol in a hidden region of scenic Pitztal Valley, the promise of calm beckons: Biohotel Stillebach*** is located in a beautifully isolated environment, providing a cocoon from external distractions and stress. Feast on 100% organic ingredients at “Grünzeug” Farm to Table Restaurant on premises, where fresh, natural dishes, including vegan options, are served.

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Biohotel Grafenast, Pill bei Schwaz

Offering delicious organic cuisine in a dedicated low tech environment, Biohotel Grafenast*** in Pill has been ranked among Europe’s leading eco-friendly green hotels by GEO Saison. Eco-friendly efforts to preserve and protect the indoor and outdoor environment are taken wherever possible, such as minimizing the electromagnetic radiations received by hotel guests. Proving that attention to detail matters, no two rooms are alike. As a guest of Biohotel Grafenast, enjoy an organic culinary experience with locally foraged ingredients enhanced by the imagination of resident chefs and awarded a “Green Toque”.

Biohotel Grafenast excellently tows the line between healthy food, free of anything animal, and comfort food: If you really want to indulge, go for the vegan radish schnitzel. Photo Credit: Biohotel Grafenast

Bio-Landhaus Seethaler, Thiersee

Bio-Landhaus Seethaler is set among acres of lush meadows and forests in the peaceful village of Thiersee near Kufstein. This eco-friendly accommodation prides itself on the expansive edible landscape that surrounds the resort and the unbelievably fresh, organic produce it offers. The menu is seasonal with an emphasis on vegetarian and vegan specialties.

The Restaurant at Bio-Landhaus Seethaler offers indulgent plant-based cuisine. Photo Credit: Bio-Landhaus Seethaler

Vegan 5-Elements Guesthouse Klanggestalt, Iselsberg-Stronach, East Tirol

Situated amid vivid green environs in Iselsberg-Stronach, Klanggestalt 5-Elements Cultural Guesthouse is a gorgeous vegan destination that promotes guilt-free ‘clean eating’ at certified vegan Ederplan Restaurant. The silence and stillness of this mountain retreat revitalises tired souls and allows guests to rest and recover from their busy worlds. The Guesthouse boasts ten modern rooms and healing experiences that embrace Chinese Medicine’s Five Elements. The vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast buffet provides an energizing start of the day and cleverly contrived two or three-course vegan dinner menus round out the day. Vegan skincare and beauty supplies on the rooms and zealous vegan foodie classes and seminars make Klanggestalt even more lovable.

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Rosanna Battisti’s passion is travel, adventure, and skiing—that’s why she is always eager to go back home for winter.

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