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    ( 11 reviews )

Herrengasse 5, Wien, Vienna, Austria, 1010

Serves meat, vegan options available. Healthier, international fast food chain where you can customize wraps, bowls, and salads. Choose your vegetables plus there is brown rice and a grilled tofu protein choice. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-8:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Western, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

11 Reviews

First Review by TofuCelt

Meh - Edit

This is an updated review. My first time I gave it four stars but I've since downgraded it to three. Despite the word "fresh" in the title, freshii is anything but. The veg were all frozen, and the portions small at that. I could have asked for double the amount of vegetables, but I didn't know I'd need to.

Also, I'm pretty sure they didn't convert to euros and instead are using the American prices but changed the dollar signs to euro signs. I spent way too much money on something so subpar.

Also, be sure to check the allergen list for the sauces -- the peanut sauce has shellfish, for instance.

Updated from previous review on 2016-03-04

Pros: Fast, Customization

Cons: Expensive, Frozen food

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went there and ate a bowl that was declared as 100% vegan. someone than later told me that bowl has eggs so i went to check on the website. the website allergen lists states that there’s eggs in it, so i called. the woman on the phone told me that there’s no eggs inside and on her list it says no eggs. she then read out loud all the ingredients on the packing of a specific food that’s in take and read “whole milk powder”. so not only do they tell you there’s eggs, they don’t even put the milk stuff on the allergens list.

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good and fresh, expensive - Edit

They offer salads, wraps, bowls, juices and smoothies which are all easy to make vegan. The food is tasty and fresh. The prices of the main dishes are on the normal side, but drinks or sweets are ridiculously expensive.

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Too expensive - Edit

Sorry to say I've never really been there, but I watched the prices which are like in restaurants while the venue is more Fast Food like. It seems to me that this place was built to exploit people desperately looking for a lunchplace in this foodplace-scarce area.

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good food - Edit

Nice and helpful girl behind counter, female manager not as helpful maybe language barrier.

Pros: good selection of food

Cons: small jnside

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Bit expensive for fast food - Edit

You can make every dish vegan and the food tastes not bad, but I find it a bit too expensive for that kind of fast food.

Pros: Every dish optionally vegan

Cons: A bit too expensive

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Quick and easy option - Edit

After eating here for the first time, it is clear that the first reviewer is not only exaggerating, but factually wrong in saying it's "highly expensive". This is certainly not a gourmet dining establishment, but it does offer quick, healthy vegetarian options. It wouldn't be our first choice (the chilli we ordered was mostly a huge bed of rice on the plate, with a thin layer of chilli on top) but we wouldn't hesitate going there again.

The service was very friendly and efficient and the food is prepared as you watch. Prices are reasonable.

Certainly worth considering.

Pros: Good location, Decent food

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Quick meal - Edit

I have had Freshii in Canada and really enjoyed their pick-a-soup options. Unfortunately there were no soups at the Vienna shop. As a family of 5 with three young children we often get bowls to share. The noodle bowl was good, but the teriyaki rice bowl was terrible. The rice was dry and without any flavour (which is why I ordered teriyaki so it would be filled with a teriyaki flavour!) it sort of tasted like the paper bowl it came in. The wraps were descent though. The humus and corn chips wasn't even enough to fill our 3 year old it was so small. The food isn't expensive but it isn't good either. I would think that as a quick-grab lunch it would be OK. Choose the wraps not the rice bowls. It just isn't as good as in Canada.

Pros: Quick and easy, vegetarian 'option'

Cons: Tastless, Limited items

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fine fast food - Edit

The first review is nuts. I've been here a few times in Vienna, not lately, I think the last time I was there was in November. Now I knew what to expect as we have had Freshii in Canada for years and it's one of my favorite places to get lunch on the go. Yes I find it's a bit more expensive here, but 50 euros?! that's impossible. I've only ever had wraps or salads and they were always good. Its no michelin star restaurant- it's a healthy option for a fast food joint. plain and simple. Also the method of ordering is great! you can design your own meal!

Pros: fast, healthy, affordable

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Not worth visiting - Edit

We couldn't believe that the previous review was realistic so we tried this place anyway. And true: the previous writer was really exaggerating. Freshii was not so bad, but we didn't enjoy it either.

The menu and settings looked excellent from outside. Almost every meal was vegetarian (you can choose the protein source from shrimps, chicken and tofu) and many of them vegan. Vegan options were clearly marked, although not in the paper menu but only on the wall.

But unfortunately the meals were not so excellent. I was disappointed that they used paper plates although in the pictures the meals were served on porcelain bowls. We ordered Buddha's Satay and the Wrangler. Both the noodles and rice were cold and dry. It felt like they'd been standing in the kitchen for hours. And we visited there after it had just opened! There was enough tofu and peanuts for me and the sauce was okay. But still the food wasn't so tasty. The tofus and peanuts didn't have enough spices in them and there was no dressing for the salad. They left out the cheese and cream sauce from my partners meal although only I asked for vegan food, and therefore the food tasted like it was missing something.

I don't understand how someone could have spent 50 euros per two persons, since our meals cost less than 10 euros per person, including drinks. I would call this place really inexpensive. And it is a fast food restaurant (and it definitely looks like it), so we weren't even expecting to be served .

Pros: many options, vegan ones marked , nice atmosphere, inexpensive

Cons: food cold and not tasty, paper plates

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Ridiculous - Edit

This is one of the worst places that I have ever visited. I had seen this on happycow, but as there were no reviews, I decided that I would not bother trying it even before I had arrived in Vienna. However, on one of my days walking around the city, I had seen this place, looked at the menu, and decided to go into the eatery (I don't know how to describe this place but it is definitely not a restaurant!).

The place looked good, colours were bright and the menu sounded lovely, although quite expensive, even for Austrian standards. All looked inviting so we decided to give it a go. We were greeted by two very friendly guys. However, this is where all the good ended.

We were given two sheets of paper disguised as a menu. You can get the menu in a few languages. There was not much of a selection on the menu and there is a good bit of meat. After waiting a good while, we realised that we had to go up to the counter, to order, to pay, and to collect our food from the counter ourselves. Considering the outrageous prices, this was ridiculous.

Then came the dinner. What a disgrace! What a shame! What a waste of money! What a waste of time. What a disaster! What outrageous robbery! We were served basically 'rabbit-food', with about 5 beans, 5 peanuts, 10 miniscule pieces of tofu, and 4 lettuce leaves with sesame oil. And that is no exaggeration. My partner ordered another thing, but got what looked like exactly the same thing but with chicken replacing tofu by the same proportions. My partner tried both our dishes and said both tasted the exact same. It took me about two minutes to finish this hugely expensive 'snack'(because it definitely wasn't a meal!). It actually make me feel more hungry than I originally was. I actually went for a pizza after it....and I hate pizza....but I needed to fill my stomach.

My stomach was angry with me for feeding it such rubbish. My partner and my brain were just as angry with me for paying a whopping €50 for this rubbish. Never again. Even for Austria, a very expensive country, this was hugely abusive of prices.

I detest when people abuse vegetarism or so-called health foods and use it as an excuse to be mean and lazy with their food preparation. This is one of many times I had went out with my partner, who is not a veggie, and once again I was embarrassed by trying to support veggie-friendly places.

Do not go to this place unlike you have got the stomach of fly and are flash with money. I felt I was robbed.

Never again

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Hugely expensive, Miniscule meals, All foods taste the same.

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