10 Things to eat in Vienna and where

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A fascinating European capital, where you can breathe music, culture and where the gastronomy plays an essential role. If you believe the Viennese cuisine draws solely and exclusively from the culinary tradition of neighboring Germany, you couldn't be more wrong than that. Seeing is believing. Here are the 10 Viennese specialties not to be missed!

Index

  1. Sacher cakes
  2. Fried soup
  3. Goulash
  4. schnitzel
  5. ApfelStrudel
  6. Mixed salad
  7. Onionsoup
  8. Semolina dumpling soup
  9. roast
  10. Mozarttorte
  11. Where to eat in Vienna: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Sacher torte

We could not fail to start this top ten of Vienna's most famous and tasty dishes with another course. There Sacher cakes, which takes its name from the chef who had the task of satisfying Chancellor Metternich's whims of the throat, is a true institution of Austrian confectionery. Many try to do it again, but its flavor is unmatched!



  • Recommended to: breakfast, snack, dessert at the end of the meal
  • Average cost: around € 5,70
  • Main ingredients: chocolate, apricot jam, sponge cake

2 - Frittatensuppe

The idea of ​​a soup made from omelette it could upset the gastronomic canons of the most traditionalists. In Vienna, however, it is very popular frittatensuppe, considered one of the most requested and loved hot appetizers by the Austrians with colds.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 3,50
  • Main ingredients: eggs, broth, flour

3 - Goulash

Another strong point of Viennese cuisine is the Goulash, tempting stew usually served with peppers. To try.



  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 6,00
  • Main ingredients: meat (beef or veal), onions, paprika, peppers

4 - Schnitzel

It is a direct descendant of our Milanese cutlet la schnitzel, usually served hot with a tempting side dish of French fries.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 11,80
  • Main ingredients: veal, eggs, flour, breadcrumbs

5 - ApfelStrudel

Apple strudel (apfelstrudel) is another must in Viennese cuisine. Taste it freshly baked, next to a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fresh fruit: you will be delighted by its flavor!

  • Recommended to: breakfast, or as a dessert after a meal, or as a snack
  • Average cost: € 3,30
  • Main ingredients: apples, puff pastry, raisins, cinnamon

6 - Gemischter Salat

It might seem strange to find in the list of 10 dishes not to be missed in Vienna there gemischter salat, that is the mixed vegetable salad, the ideal partner for fish-based dishes and more. In reality, nothing is left to chance in the gastronomy on the beautiful blue Danube and even a simple salad can become the main side dish of a tasty pike dish or the classic Viennese cutlet.


  • Recommended to: Lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: € 3,80
  • Main ingredients: tomatoes, carrots, onion, salad

7 - Zwiebelsuppe

Vienna is the home of soups. Among the most requested in restaurants and typical clubs of the Austrian capital we find the Onionsoup, delicious white onion soup enriched with butter. Few ingredients to produce a delicacy "made in Austria".


  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 2,80
  • Main ingredients: white onions, broth, butter

8 - Grießnockerlsuppe

We know them as dumplings, the dumplings of semolina also widespread in South Tyrol, but very popular in Vienna. They are the undisputed kings of the grießnockerlsuppe, a very tasty soup to which the dumplings give character and texture.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: semolina, eggs, butter, meat broth

9 - Rostbraten

Meat-based main courses are varied in Vienna. Any cut of meat is flavored and cooked with herbs, spices, sauces, any ingredient that can give the dish a unique flavor, particular. The roast, roast rib of beef enriched with onions, wine and sour cream.


  • Recommended for: lunch, dinner
  • Average cost: about € 18,00
  • Main ingredients: beef (rib), onions, wine

10 - Mozarttorte

Vienna is the home of classical music, where unfortunately a "certain" breathed its last Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, genius and Austrian recklessness of the seven notes. Could the capital not pay homage to so much virtue with a lustful dessert that bears the name of the "master"?


  • Advised: as a dessert, or as a snack
  • Average cost: € 6,00
  • Main ingredients: sponge cake, marzipan, pistachios

Where to eat in Vienna: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

Vienna boasts a culinary tradition with multiple influences and is inspired by neighboring countries such as Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy and Hungary. a perfect mix of flavors and surprises for the palate.

Its desserts are especially famous internationally, above all the sacher cake and the strudel, which in Vienna is often accompanied by an excellent cup of coffee.
Soups are very popular in the city, usually served as a warm and regenerating meal opening.
The city also satisfies street food lovers, with Bruhwurst: typical Viennese sausages served everywhere but especially in kiosks as hot-dogs with various sauces.
To accompany the succulent Viennese dishes, une perfect drink is sturm: fresh must, both white and red, and slightly fermented. A sweet and pleasant divine nectar that is easy to become addicted to.

1 - Gmoakeller

  • Description: typical Viennese tavern
  • specialty: goulash, pork schnitzel, sturm
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

2 - Salm Bräu

  • Description: brewery where you can taste traditional Austrian cuisine accompanied by excellent craft beers
  • specialty: craft beers, excellent meat
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

3 - Tian Bistro

  • Description: restaurant with internal garden with vegetarian options, which follows a green philosophy with zero waste
  • specialty: vegetarian and vegan dishes, try the tasting menu
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

4 - Gasthaus Kopp

  • Description: a place with a super typical atmosphere, at reasonable prices, frequented by locals, typically Austrian
  • specialty: wiener schnitzel and kartoffelsalat
  • Average price: from € 8,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

5 - Demel

  • Description: among the oldest cafes
  • specialty: krapfen, strudel and sacher
  • Average price: from € 12,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

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