Shop review #25 – A couple of weeks ago, we went to Vienna for a couple of days (see other reviews from our trip to Vienna). Upon arriving in Austria’s capital, the first thing we did was head to vegan shop Veganz. I had not packed any toiletries for our citytrip (toothpaste, deo, body lotion, …) so needed some supplies to get us through the holiday. And I was also hoping to discover some new brands!
Veganz is about a 10 minute walk from the Opera (walk down south on the Operngasse and you walk stray up to it). We were also quite hungry (it was already afternoon and we hadn’t had any lunch), so we bought a drink, a wrap and sushi from the Vreshtogo fridge and ate them on the bench just outside of Veganz. Lovely!
Veganz is sometimes referred to as a ‘supermarket’, which led me to expect a bigger store. It’s not as big as the supermarkets like Delhaize, Carrefour or even Bioplanet (BE) and Ekoplaza (NL). But Veganz is a reasonably sized store, comparable to the size of organic stores like Biovita and Origin’O in Belgium.
The main focus is on food: lots of fridges and freezers, and also a section with fresh vegetables. And of course lots of dried and canned things: jams, sauces, flours, cereals, grains, etc. Also sections with wines, cookbooks, and food for animal companions. There’s also a small section with cosmetics and body and care products (forgot to take a photo of this section!) and I stocked up on toiletries and bought some makeup and sunscreen.
such a reassuring and relaxing feeling to be able to shop without having to check labels
We felt like kids in a candy store! It was such a reassuring and relaxing feeling to be able to shop without having to check labels to see whether any goods contain animal products (which seems to have become second nature 😉 !
It was also nice seeing a lot of brands that I had only seen mentioned online before. It was all very tempting, but we couldn’t carry any goods that needed cooling, and we were planning to visit some restaurants in Vienna in the following days.
I would love it if they also opened a shop (or more than one!) in Belgium!
Here are some more photos that give you an impression of what’s on offer at Veganz:
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