When the Grazer vegetarian scene more and more formed back in the 1980ies, in that extent that a vegetarian restaurant can be run profitable in Graz, the Mangolds was one of the first of its kind and the biggest, a veggie self-service restaurant, which is seen as institution for the vegetarians of Graz ever since. The Mangolds is still making its main profit at lunch time, and therefore it closes early, on weekdays at 7 pm, and on Saturday at 4 pm.
In recent years there are more and more products for vegans here at Mangolds in the Griesgasse. Its location in the city center makes this restaurant and café a perfect spot to explore the city. Since recently there is also another Mangolds in the Zinzendorfgasse, in the campus area of the Karl-Franzens-University, the heart of the student life of Graz, which is open until 10 pm.
Here at Mangolds Griesgasse the seating area got more coziness, since it was refurbished a while ago. Now there is even a sofa corner and plenty of seats, which were nicely cushioned, but there are still some wooden chairs and stools from the before the renovation, for those who like to have it more spartan. And Mangolds even have a Kids Corner for our little ones.
The staff is very friendly and willing to help and the vegetarian and vegan food is delicious and its worth mentioning, that you put as much as you like on your plate, as it will be weighted at the cashier. So you only pay the weight of the meal on your plate. That makes it quite convenient, as you can control it for yourself, how much you want to eat. There are also delicious whole grain desserts here at Mangolds.
But see it for yourself:
And here you have the slide show:
The Bottom Line: The Mangolds is a great vegetarian-vegan restaurant with self-service with comfy seating and a great healthy food. The Mangolds is a veggie-vegan with long tradition you want to visit if you are in Graz and want to stay healthy.
From Graz with Love!
Dr. Dr. Immanuel Fruhmann