Artist and Goldsmith graduate Gedvile Bunikyte is originally from Lithuania but now lives in the centre of Vienna where she works from her studio. She has had solo shows in London, Vienna and Vilnus.
25Hours Hotel is a relaxed and atmospheric hotel with unique design features, a rooftop bar and a restaurant inspired by the coolest eateries of Santa Monica, New York and LA. Lounge in the hotel’s reception – relax, read and meet like-minded people, or use the free Wi-Fi to get some work done in an informal setting. All rooms are unique, the XL room on the fifth floor with its panoramic view and private terrace includes an open air bath for nature lovers. The hotel offers a divine selection of organic teas, fresh herbs from their own garden, locally sourced foods and wines and conscious, all-natural and fully biodegradable Stop The Water While Using Me bathroom products.
Lerchenfelder Str. 1-3 1070 Vienna, Austria
Experience the old and the new of Vienna. The Altstadt Vienna enjoys a quiet location on the Spittelberg in Vienna’s 7th district, yet is still very much at the heart of the city, only 5 minutes from the Museums Quartier and 10 minutes’ walk from the famous Ringstraße. It is actually an assemblage of apartments in a classic old style Viennese building. No two rooms are the same, famous architects and designers have contributed to the Altsdadts idiosyncratic look. In the showers you’ll find Malin+Goetz natural products and for breakfast there is a buffet with natural, organic and vegan foods. With friendly leaflets and reminders, this hotel encourages their guests to be environmentally conscious. Here you will also find a generous display of art pieces from local artists as well as world famous names. For example you can find Prachensky in the reception and works by Niki de Saint Phalle, Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol, Franz Ringel and Gottfried Helnwein are spread out throughout the hotel. The collection was assembled by an avid art-lover and owner of the hotel, Otto E. Wiesenthal.
Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna, Austria
Natural Cosmetics is a boutique organic beauty shop where glamour meets nature. It offers carefully selected beauty products and natural perfumes. Alongside the favourites such as Tata Harper, Pai, May Lindstrom Skin and others it also stocks some high-end niche brands that may be new to you. The owner Magdalena Riekmann has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all natural beauty solutions, she will help you to make an informed decision and choose the right product for your needs.
Postgasse 1-3, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Staat Garden is conveniently centrally-located shop that stocks amongst the popular brands also some more unusual natural beauty products and cosmetics. They offer a selection of natural fibre homewear and lifestyle comfort clothes. Here you can find a large choice of hammam towels, bath mats and robes made of eco-cotton as well as hand-finished brushes and combs. This is a great place for gifts or a treat for yourself. Above the shop is a salon which offers comprehensive selection of beauty treatments including signature facials, full body treatments and herbal pedicures. The products used include names such as Dr. Hauschka, The Organic Pharmacy and Ren as well as now world famous homegrown Austrian brand Susanne Kaufmann.
Kettenbrückengasse 14, 1050 Vienna, Austria
Deli Bluem offers local, seasonal, plant-based foods such as super fresh salads, smoothies or scrambled tofu and vegan pancakes. With a clean and bright interior and friendly staff, Deli Bluem is a great place to eat a filling and satisfying breakfast. You can order a la carte or from an interesting breakfast menu which taken inspiration from around the world – favourites include the New York and Asian breakfast meals. A short walk from the Rathaus, if you find yourself in the area this is a delightful place to recharge.
Hamerlingplatz 2, 1080 Vienna, Austria
SIMPLY RAW BAKERY
Simply Raw bakery is a great place to visit during cold or hot season. In winter you can cozy up to the fireplace and enjoy a selection of delicious drinks and cakes. Sit outside in the centre of the Vienna Old town surrounded by beautiful architecture and enjoy healthy foods such as delicious smoothies, raw soups or salads come summer. Run by a mother and daughter duo this café will leave you wanting to come back time and time again.
Drahtgasse 2, Am Hof, Vienna, Austria
DANCING SHIVA FOODS
Dancing Shiva is a raw food restaurant and shop in the 7th district and one of the very few places in Vienna that offer purely raw foods. Their Raw Brunch Buffet is a real treat for all superfood aficionados. Stock up and take-away delicious juices, smoothies, superfood bars and energy balls on-the-go. Friendly staff, a great menu and superfood convenience store all under one roof.
Neubaugasse 58, 1070 Vienna, Austria
If you feel like a seriously naughty treat no need to look further than Swing Kitchen, an all vegan and grassroots conscious burger joint. A family business that rapidly grew from just one restaurant located in the suburbs of Vienna, it’s the kind of business that we really need more of. Every detail is thought of and responsibly sourced from biodegradable packaging, to Swiss-made soya products, to higher wages for the staff. The owner Mr Shillinger is the kind of man that inspires you to be a better person and see the alternatives of how to make a business work without cutting corners – he also gives the best hugs in town!
Schottenfeldgasse 3, 1070 Vienna, Austria
Yamm is a spacious canteen-inspired eatery that offers a good selection of local and international vegetarian and vegan dishes. The bright and contemporary setting has outdoor seating that can get busy during lunch times, but if you find yourself here off peak times it is a quiet oasis. Located across the street from the Vienna University it is a good place to do some people watching while tucking into delicious salads and cakes.
Universitatsring 10, 1010 Vienna, Austria
A clean, healthy place to pick up a quick lunch on a busy day. This is a bagel-lovers haven. According to legend, the first bagel was born in 1683 after the Turkish siege in Vienna. A Jewish baker wanted to thank skilled horseman King Jan Sobeiski for saving the Austrian people by baking dough into the shape of a stirrup with a hole at the centre. Awarded the eco-lable for tourism, the café offers gluten-free bagels for an extra 50 cents as well as 90 per cent vegetarian and 50 per cent vegan options. Try the warm avocado salad bagel wrapped in white paper and the Matcha vanilla latte with soya milk.
Margaretenstrasse 9, 1040, Vienna, Austria
Easily the best ice-cream parlour in town. Perhaps the most delicious ice cream you have ever tasted. With more than 100 different recipes under their belt and 18 different flavours available in the shop on any given day, made fresh each morning, you will be sure to return. Run by two sisters this is Vienna’s worst kept secret. There are stories of people flying to Vienna or staying an extra day longer just so they can sample this ice- cream! They use organic ingredients where possible and from local farmers – all of this and they just happen to be vegan (most of their customers aren’t). Made from oat, almond, rice and coconut milk and sweetened with maple syrup and agave – there is something for everyone – they even offer a no refined sugar alternative – using birch sugar. One of the more delectable ways to spend your time in Vienna.
Neustiftgasse 23/3, 1070 Vienna, Austria
Tian is where food and art collide. A beautiful, healthy all-vegetarian menu will inspire even those who are hard to please. They deservedly have a Michelin star to their name, and as you would expect, the service and the food is an experience for all your senses. Every dish is aesthetically pleasing and the combinations are innovative. You will have a pleasant and memorable dinning experience. For those with less time or money to spare daily lunch menu consisting of two to three courses is highly recommended.
Himmelpfortgasse 23, 1010 Vienna, Austria
CHA NO MA
Cha No Ma offers the best selection and tastiest Matcha drinks in town. From a selection of traditional drinks to the more creative offerings such as a Matcha and white chocolate latte. You can also sample some Japanese snacks and Matcha deserts, as well as purchase all tea-related tools, materials and books. Run by a friendly Japanese lady this place is small and can get busy during the weekends, but definitely worth a visit.
Faulmanngasse 7, 1040 Vienna, Austria
A clean and quiet place to restore your senses, and to top up your daily vitamin intake. Lilette’s has a vibrant juice and smoothie selection, tasty teas and high quality coffee and snacks. But what makes this place even more special is that they offer wheatgrass shots, which is still quite a rare find in Vienna.
Tuchlauben 19, 1010 Vienna, Austria
BALI YOGA WIEN
After spending over two decades in Bali, teacher Beate came back to Vienna where she recently opened a yoga studio Bali Yoga Wien. Bringing years of experience and some of that Bali warmth with back with her. Inside the studio you get the feeling you are on holiday and the warm glow from Beate is infectious. The studio offers a combination of yoga styles Iyengar, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa flow and specializes in custom classes for problem areas such as back pain. The yoga studio also has a juice bar, where you are often offered samples of the latest juice and smoothie recipes, vegan cakes and energy bars. You can also take some Indonesian magic home as the shop is well stocked with goods from the island of Bali.
Gußhausstraße 2, 1040 Wien, Austria
Just around the corner from the famous Wiener Staatsoper this boutique fitness studio is a great place to experience custom-made and specialsed classes that have been carefully designed by a husband and wife team with their clients’ needs in mind. The studio offers pilates, barre and arial yoga as well as fusion classes such as barre box and even a facial fitness class. The studio is filled with light, the groups are small and the instructors are highly experienced professionals.
Elisabethstraße 6/ 3/ 17, 5. Stock, 1010 Wien, Austria
Minus Plus hair salons are among the best in Vienna. In 2005 Hannes Trummer opened a small hair salon with big ambitions right in the city centre. Today there are three strategically located Minus Plus salons. All salons stand for the same core principles and values: respect for the environment and the pleasure of indulgence, as well as only using essential ingredients. They even have their own completely natural and certified organic product line Less is More. The salons and the hair care brand stand for functionality, beauty and health. Functional. Pure. Organic. What’s not to love?
Kirchengasse 22, 1070 wien, Vienna, Austria
Located just a short walk from the Museum’s Quartier, The Fringe is another favourite. Chris Yau is an accomplished internationally trained hair stylist with a loyal client base. However he always welcomes new faces and tries to accommodate even the busiest of travellers who might just be in Vienna for a day or two. The salon’s décor is clean, minimal and chic. Highly simplified architecture the layout has been to create a calm and harmonious atmosphere. Prepare to be pampered with John Masters Organics products.
Langegasse 2, Lerchenfelderstrasse 10, 1080 Vienna, Austria
Alexander Ehrmann is a sixth generation pharmacist. He combines this skill with absolute love and respect for nature. After conversing for a few short minutes it is clear that alongside traditional training he caries strong believes that nature cannot be underestimated as our teacher and guide in showing us a way to health. Therefore Saint Charles offers just about everything what a healthy body and mind needs. Combining an apothecary, a beauty shop, a salon, yoga and therapy treatment rooms and even a small eatery this is truly a one-stop shop for a healthy you. They also create and produce their own high quality and effective natural remedies and cosmetics from locally found plants, herbs and seeds. You can find all their organic homemade remedies at the Saint Charles Apotheke. All of the spaces are a stones throw away from each other, centrally located and a couple of minutes walk from the famous Naschmarkt.
Gumpendorfer Str. 30 A-1060 Vienna, Austria
The Freyung is a square in Vienna’s central district on one side by the bounded Schottenkirche. It includes a small open space, often filled with seasonal Christmas and Easter Markets. The Freyung organic farmers’ market is held every Friday and Saturday, here you can buy everything your heart desires, from organic fish to organic wine. It is worth visiting for the fresh and organic produce as well as the beautiful Freyung Passage, an elegant shopping arcade built in the 19th century as part of the Ferstel Palace. The arcade links the Herrengasse with the Freyung historic square.
Freyung, 1010 Wien, Austria