Category : Food
Category : Food
Although dining out in Vienna is relatively cheap compared to Amsterdam, buying and cooking your own food is not. After my first grocery shopping, I immediately started a quest for a budget supermarket.
So by now, I’m a loyal customer of Hofer and Zielpunkt. They have some good fruits and veggies and even their bread tastes great. It’s still not as cheap as the Turkish supermarkets in Amsterdam, but Hofer’s ‘Karottenbrot’ – with carrots and sunflower seeds – makes up for everything.
You’ll find most things you need at Hofer. If not, there’s always Billa, of course. And in worst case scenario, you can always find an escape route to a Spar Gourmet – the luxe edition of the normal Spar.
Salm Bräu is a traditional brewery with a romantic courtyard, where you can sit, drink, eat and talk till late in the evening. Me and Jeff shared a ‘Bauernschmaus’, a plate with lots of delicious meat on it. It turned out to be more than enough for two persons, especially combined with the beer, that tastes way better than the Ottokringer beer.
Salm Bräu, Rennweg 8 (3rd district, Landstraße)
A Heuriger is a wine tavern where they serve the best Viennese wines and local specialties like cheese, meat and bread with homemade Aufstrich (spreads). They often have a garden or courtyard with large picnic tables, where you can sit in the cool shade of the grapevines. Most of the wine taverns are located just outside of town though, in the middle of the vineyards, with a grande view over Vienna.
So this week, me and my friend Jordan decided to go on a trip to the Viennese countryside and climbed the hill to Nußdorf. Forty charming, but sweaty minutes later we arrived at Sirbu, where we drank Grüner Veltliner like lemonade, tasted some Schinken and watched the sun go down. Also, we noticed that the crumpyness of Viennese waiters isn’t limited to the inner city.
Sirbu, Kahlenberger Straße 210, Wien
I like small places. They’re so cozy and for whatever reason their littleness is always an indication of good food. On my last day in Vienna it was a bit too crowded in Kojiro though, so me and my friend Petra decided to have lunch at the famous Naschmarkt. Despite of the tourists, it’s really a pleasant market where a lot of Viennese go for a beer or eat whatever dish they feel like. At Tewa, for example, you can have a good organic lunch for less than ten euro, wine included. But we felt like farewell-sushi today.
Kojiro, Rechte Wienzeile 9 (4th district, Wieden)
Naschmarkt (6th district, Mariahilf)
(Novaragasse, 2nd district, Leopoldstadt)