Top Five Foods to Try While in Vienna

Visiting new places is something that we will never forget. We remember the plane rides, people, places, scenes, and sites, but one thing many do not even think about is, the cuisine and the dining in these new places. When going to Vienna, Austria as a tourist, there is more to your trip than just tourist attractions. There are five of the favored foods that tourists must try before they depart this fine city. There are also other suggested items to try at the end of this article. Enjoy!

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Wiener Schnitzel

Probably one dish that everyone has heard about, but do you know what it really is and how it tastes? This dish is one the country’s national foods. This dish comes from veal, its then breaded, fried in butter, and its huge in Austria. Some say that children love this dish too. So, where does one get this delicious dish? The best place for this dish is Figlmuller Wollzeile, which is a great restaurant and tourist and locals say is the best place for Wiener Schnitzel.

The Sachertorte

The is a delicious treat from Vienna. What is it, you ask? This treat is a sponge cake that is chocolate with apricot jam in between the thin layers of cake. On top of this cake is chocolate icing. Tourists and locals rave about this cake and the best place to get this treat is from a bakery called, Demel. The other option is the Sacher Hotel.

Austrian Goulash

Goulash is very popular in Vienna and in Austria. It is a beef stew that has tomatoes, onions, and paprika. It is delicious, especially during the cold winters that Vienna has. Where do we find this dish? The best place for goulash is from Gulaschmuseum, which is hands down the best restaurant for goulash.

Apple Strudel

Many places have great delicacies, including Austria. The apple strudel is sold in bakeries, restaurants, and coffee houses around Vienna. Its made with apples, crispy pastry dough, sugar, raisins, lemon, rum, cinnamon, and cloves. It’s very similar to the apple pie, except it’s a bit heavier. Powered sugar is usually sprinkled on top. The best place for strudel, Café Aida, which is a 1950’s type of café.

Spring Asparagus

For those who are going to Vienna in the spring, you must check out the asparagus. Vienna has the best white and green asparagus. Local eateries offer this dish beginning in April. The asparagus is served with butter and lemon. Breadcrumbs are usually placed on top and served with soup. Most places in the area serve this during the spring. The other dishes and treats to try while in Vienna are the Erdapfelsalat, which is Austrian potato salad, Powidltascherl (Plum Jam Turnovers), Tafelspitz, (Beef/Veal broth with vegetables), Melange, (Viennese coffee), and Viennese Sausages. Most of these dishes are local highlighted items at many eateries, bakeries, and coffee houses. The city provides tourists with the best cuisine in the country.

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