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Monday, May 7, 2012

Eating in Vienna, Austria: Part Two


I can't believe that I forgot to post my second part to my "Eating in Vienna" series!  Since I work at a college, my busy times are at the whim of the college schedule, and spring is crazy.  But better late than never, right?  In my first post about Eating in Vienna, I wrote about different restaurants and cafes that are worth your time, but this time around, I'd like to focus on a couple of alternative ways to eat in the city.


One of my absolute favorite places in the city, not only for food, but also for culture and atmosphere, is the Naschmarkt.  Located in the 6th district, it is easily accessible and centrally located.  Not only can you find the typical market fare like fruits and veggies, you can also find an abundance of culturally diverse foods.  My favorite stalls carry flavored hummus, stuffed veggies and other Mediterranean-type foods.


Spice stores abound--there's not a spice I haven't found at these markets!  I actually brought whole nutmeg home all the way from Vienna because the prices were amazing.


The Naschmarkt is the perfect place to put together a picnic.  We always get olives, falafel, stuffed peppers and artichokes, some fresh bread, and last time, we even bought some gooseberries to try!  Don't be intimidated if you don't speak German--most of the shopkeepers speak enough English to get you by.


Another fun option just outside of the city are Heurige.  Heurige are small, local wineries that often sell their new wines and other local fare right on their property. We visited Heurigenschenke zur Wildsau on our last visit, mostly because it was accessible by city bus, but if you have a car, you can visit any and all of these Viennese treasures!  The Heurige we visited had a large closed-in park-like space scattered with picnic tables, and we spent hours here enjoying the wine, beer and food with friends who were living in Vienna at the time while overlooking the beautiful city of Vienna.  I would recommend ordering the house Heurige, which is the early wine from that year, but other options abound.  If you'd like to visit a Heuriger, you can find a list by area here.  (If you notice that I spelled Heurige two ways, it's not a mistake!  My husband is a German professor and insists on correct grammar...even if it is German grammar.  ;-)  )

At Heurigenschenke zur Wildsau, you pay for your meal by weight.
The "bar."
A child's birthday party was celebrated while we were there--proving that this is a child-friendly location where adults can also enjoy themselves!
A view of the city
Have you traveled to Vienna?  Where are you favorite alternative places to enjoy food there?


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7 comments:

Rebecca Subbiah May 7, 2012 at 5:18 PM  

wow love markets thanks for sharing will join tomorrow on twitter for #tuesfoodmarket

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You've made me want to go to Vienna!

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