Vienna Food and Drink

Eating looks to be easier for us as we work our way north! Easier in that we are finding more variety, and more vegetarian and vegan options.

Julie enjoys a falafel sandwich Julie enjoys a falafel sandwich

Near our (amazing) hotel in Vienna we found the Naschmarkt, a permanent multi-block long narrow food (and goods, but mostly food) market. While there was plenty of fish, seafood, and sausages for sale we found a lot of non-meat options. Plus some Vienna sweets. Prices were good and it seemed to us that there were a lot of locals visiting.

Wine label from our Heuriger Wine label from our Heuriger

For our final night in Vienna, I talked Julie into taking a tram out to the suburbs to visit a Heuriger (Heuriger Kierlinger), a tavern associated with a Vienna winery. The term Heuriger comes from “this year”, which I think means the wine we tried was un-aged (fresh!). We tried two whites and one red; I think the red suffered the most from a lack of experience.

Full wine steins Full wine steins

One of the whites was very good, and as you can see the portions were generous. I indulged in a meat and cheese plate that was tasty and filling. Julie was glad she had the falafel sandwich late in the afternoon. I wouldn’t venture out to a Heuriger in search of fine food; instead enjoy hanging with locals in a casual setting and trying some new wine.