Die Erbsenzählerei is just a short walk from U-Bahn station “Pilgramgasse” (U4) and a stone’s throw away from the popular Margaretenplatz in Vienna’s 5th district. It’s a healthy take on a take away, although quite small, they managed to fit in eight seats, so if you are lucky, you can eat in too.
Their offering consists of various hearty soups, salads and sandwiches as well as daily specials such as stews or Strudels. While die Erbsenzählerei is not strictly vegetarian/vegan, there is a lot to chose from for either diet. Also found on the menu are plenty of drinks, both hot and cold, and of course, there is cake. Produce is sourced locally as much as possible tying in with the whole concept of a healthy, sustainable take away.
We visited die Erbsenzählerei on a hot day for some food to take out and enjoy in the sun. When we got there, around 12:30pm, it was quite busy with people picking up their lunch, which we think is always a good sign. The owner Joachim is very much hands on, friendly and easy going offering us great advice on the available choices.
Between the two of us we got one main dish which was a salad with roasted pumpkin, one pasta salad with asparagus and a lentil salad with veg, all served with a slice of bread. And yes, we treated ourselves to even more… two slices of cake. One gluten free buckwheat cake and one Marmorguglhupf. Our little selection was fabulous for sharing and honestly delicious.
Dedicated to locally sourced produce, die Erbsenzählerei delivers guilt-free and wholesome food.
A quick note on the side, as you can see in the photos, the food is in take away plastic containers. However, you can bring your own containers, which will reduce your bill by 0,30 cent.