CAUTION: home made has closed for good. As a vital part of Vienna's vegan foodies scene, we'd like to honour their efforts and therefore keep the article up on this website.
I must admit, I felt a bit like Gulliver upon my visit at home made. Everything about the place is tiny and neatly arranged, from the small tables to the petite muffins sitting on the teeny tiny counter. But there's one thing that’s not small here and that's the quality of their vegan food. And of course, all of that vegan food is home made.
home made’s bubbly and friendly owner’s, Anna and Nadine, went from “unemployed and clueless” to the proud team behind the 6th district’s latest little vegan haven. And while they’ll tell you they’re 18 – "We're both 18, write that down," the cheeky little liars are both around the ripe age of 25.
Now, you’re not likely to see the same dishes here twice, as, like the food, the menu is even prepared fresh here with a list of new soups and mains daily. "We don't want to bore the folks who visit us daily", Anna explains with a smile. Their daily menu can be checked out online on home made's Facebook page.
Bucking the usual inflated price that goes with many vegan organic get-ups, home made’s prices are reasonable, hovering between the 2,50 € to 7,00 € mark.
Many things make home made stand out from the crowd – firstly, having only opened their doors up a few months ago, they have already established their name as a quality seal for regionally sourced, fresh, bio food, with majority of the dishes made without a trace of soy or gluten, even in the low carb options.
Secondly, there's the shop of miniature proportions attached to it, with shelves crammed with fresh fruit and veg, a large variety of preserves, teas and spices, wines and even dairy products suitable for Vegetarians.
Finally, it's their Saturday homemade brunch that really makes the veggie crowd go nuts.
This is more than just salads and side dishes. A spread of Schrott's bio bread, home made spreads, sweets and savoury baked goods are on offer – and that’s just a preview. If you go there, do ask for the “Vanilleschmarrn”. But don't fill up on it. (Mark my words.)
The place also has that exclusivity factor about it with roughly only eight seats available in shop. Patience is often needed. But Nadine gave us an exclusive really secret Vienna Würstelstand insider tip:
“If you want to eat brunch without the wait, just pop in after 2pm. There's less people here then.”
This cute little wholesome place is living proof that good things really do come in small packages.
home made: The vegan greisslerei in the 6th
Vienna Würstelstand's Phil