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Food in Vienna

By Viator, November 2017

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Vienna is world-renowned for its pastries, but the city’s culinary offerings don’t end there. From the traditional Naschmarkt to the formal side of Austrian cuisine, here are a few flavors and experiences not to miss while in Vienna.


Must-Try Dishes

Diners in Vienna should look out for wiener schnitzel (breaded and fried veal cutlet) and tafelspitz (boiled beef in broth). Traditionally served alongside Styrian beans and apple vinaigrette, or thinly sliced with chive sauce, pumpkin seed oil, and green salad, tafelspitz is a firm favorite in fine-dining establishments across Vienna. There’s also a whole host of traditional Austrian cheeses, sausages, and wines to sample. Paying a visit to any busy local wurstelstand (sausage stall) is a great place to start.

 

For visitors with a sweet tooth, the sachertorte—a chocolate cake with a layer of apricot jam and chocolate icing, created in 1832 by pastry chef Franz Sacher—is quite possibly the most famous dessert in Austria. Although there are as many variations on the dessert as there are cafés in Vienna, there’s no mistaking the real deal. Apple strudel is another popular sweet treat, best served alongside whipped cream at the Imperial Bakery Schoenbrunn. And for a true Austrian experience, follow up with a cup of Viennese coffee freshly  made by one of the city’s award-winning baristas.


Must-Do Experiences

  • Combine a visit to the famous Schonbrunn Palace—considered among the most important historical buildings in Europe—with dinner and an evening classical music or opera concert.
  • Follow a guide through Vienna’s Neubau district to sample chocolate and fresh local street food from the area’s diverse beisls (bistros) and markets.
  • Work up an appetite strolling through the beautiful Karlsplatz and explore the 18th-century baroque St. Charles Church (Karlskirche).
  • Tour the mile-long Naschmarkt open-air market in the bohemian district of Mariahilf.
  • Delve into Vienna’s fabulous coffee scene at a private coffeehouse in Neubau.
  • Spend time browsing stalls of colorful produce, sweet treats, and homewares in bustling Brunnenmarkt.

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Schönbrunn Palace Evening: Palace Tour, Dinner and Concert, Vienna, null
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Schönbrunn Palace Evening: Palace Tour, Dinner and Concert

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Treat yourself to a Schönbrunn Palace experience with a combination ticket that includes an audio tour, dinner and classical concert. The UNESCO-listed ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Self Guided Tour: 1 hour
Dinner: 6:30pm
Concert duration: 1,5 hours with intermission

From USD $118.94
Kursalon Vienna: Johann Strauss and Mozart Concert Including 4-Course Dinner, Vienna, Dining ... 
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Kursalon Vienna: Johann Strauss and Mozart Concert Including 4-Course Dinner

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Enjoy a gourmet dinner and classical Viennese concert at the Kursalon Vienna with this dinner and performance combo. Savor a 4-course meal of fine Austrian ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Schonbrunn Palace Evening: Dinner and Concert, Vienna, Dining Experiences
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Schonbrunn Palace Evening: Dinner and Concert

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Enjoy a royal evening at Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family. Schonbrunn is considered one of the most beautiful Baroque ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Small Group Food,Coffee and Market Walking Tour in Vienna, Vienna, Concerts & Special Events
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Small Group Food,Coffee and Market Walking Tour in Vienna

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Wake up and get a thorough introduction to Vienna’s dynamic food and drink scene around 9:30am. With a local guide, you will see the best places to stop for ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Vienna Mozart Evening: Gourmet Dinner and Concert at the Musikverein, Vienna, Street Food Tours
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Vienna Mozart Evening: Gourmet Dinner and Concert at the Musikverein

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Spend a music-filled evening in Vienna with this memorable package that combines a Vienna Mozart concert with a 3-course dinner and aperitif at the elegant ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Food Tours Vienna

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Join this 4-hour guided food tour and experience Austrian food culture. Visit a coffee house, a traditional market, a bakery, and an artisan chocolate shop. ...  Read more

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Vienna Combo: Danube River Cruise, Dinner and Schonbrunn Palace Concert, Vienna, Food Tours
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Vienna Combo: Danube River Cruise, Dinner and Schonbrunn Palace Concert

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Enjoy a day in Vienna with a Johann Strauss twist as you combine a Danube River cruise with a classic evening of Austrian food and music! Thanks to Strauss' ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Flexible

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Vienna Naschmarket Food Tour, Vienna, Day Cruises
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Vienna Naschmarket Food Tour

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1.001 tastes and flavors will welcome you at the fascinating world of the Viennese Naschmarkt. Discover outstanding specialties which will be sweet, sour, ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.08
Schlumberger Sparkling Wine Cellar World Entrance Ticket in Vienna, Vienna, Food Tours
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Schlumberger Sparkling Wine Cellar World Entrance Ticket in Vienna

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Enjoy sparkling moments. More than 300 year old cellar vaults keep a sparkling treasure. at a 50 minutes audio-guided tour you discover secrets of champagne ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $12.52
Vienna Mozart Evening: Gourmet Dinner and Concert at the Vienna Opera House, Vienna, Wine Tasting & ... 
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Vienna Mozart Evening: Gourmet Dinner and Concert at the Vienna Opera House

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Enjoy a memorable night out in Vienna with this gourmet dinner and Mozart concert package. Savor a 3-course dinner and aperitif at the elegant restaurant ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.20

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