- Nicolette Stathopoulos
Vienna Food Guide
Vienna is such an amazing city to visit, it is constantly surprising me with hidden gems to visit. This is my all time Vienna Food Guide, places that I genuinely love to visit when I'm in Vienna.
Krongasse 22/1/III, 1050 Wien, Austria
If you’re wanting to find a traditional Melbourne brunch in Vienna, Propeller is your go to. They have a delicious breakfast menu and it reminds me of being in Melbourne when I eat here. My favourite drink here was their thyme and rosemary soda, so deliciously flavoured and not too sweet. When I visited I had the avocado toast with a side of bacon. Don’t forget to kindly request for the english menu if you are not too confident in German.
Kirchengasse 3, 1070 Vienna
Joseph Brot has multiple locations all over Vienna. I visited their location near Mariahilferstrasse, a very popular shopping destination. Joseph Brot are very well known for their baked goods, and I can confirm their pastries are delicious. I visited for lunch and had a lunch special which was grilled beef with a spinach risotto. The risotto was divine, and probably one of the best risottos I’ve ever had. The beef was so tender and perfectly cooked, it was one of my favourite dishes in Vienna. You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu here.
Meissl & Schadn
Schubertring 10-12, 1010 Wien, Austria
Meissl & Schadn would have to be my favourite restaurant to visit in Vienna. I think they have the best schnitzel in Vienna after trialling a few during my two trips. Their schnitzel is huge and most times I could not finish it all, but it is delicious so it’s worth it. The best schnitzel here is their traditional veal schnitzel, and I love mine cooked in butter. I like my schnitzel plain with some lemon on the side.If you like different toppings there are a range of toppings available at Meissl & Schadn. Traditional accompaniments include wild cranberries which is like a jam or relish or a Viennese garnish of hard boiled eggs, anchovies, parsley and capers.
I also love their mixed salad, which is a salad mix of their cabbage, potato and cucumber salads all put together. The freshness of the salad is beautiful with the schnitzel.
Another delicious dish at Meissl & Schadn is their Chicken Paprikash which comes with butter dumplings and grilled pepper. Although this dish is a traditional Hungarian dish, I have seen it on menus all over Europe. It is a delicious dish of chicken which is cooked in a creamy sauce which is infused in paprika, giving it its colour.
For dessert I love the violet sorbet, it is a little more icy than a traditional sorbet, but the floral violet flavour is delicious and it is so refreshing in the summertime. Meissl & Schadn is a must visit on your trip in Vienna.
Bäckerstraße 6, 1010 Wien, Austria
Figlmueller is another one of my favourite schnitzels in Vienna. I would say this venue is a little more traditional looking, with a very traditional Austrian menu. The traditional schnitzel here is the pork schnitzel, and it is also huge!
I love the potato salad here at Figlmuller, it would have to be my favourite potato salad in all of Vienna. The creaminess of the potatoes are delicious and they are always perfectly seasoned. Figlmuller in Vienna has two locations which are both very close to each other. I highly recommend booking a table in advance as the line is always so long.
Naschmarkt 510, 1060 Wien, Austria
Neni has 10 locations across Europe. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Neni in both Vienna and Munich. The name NENI comes from the initials of Haya, the owners, sons names Nuriel, Elior, Nadiv and Ilan. You can read all about their story and their philosophy of food on their website.
I love the flavours of the dishes at Neni. On the menu at any of the Neni locations you can find food from many cuisines such as Israeli, Moroccan, Lebanese, Indian or even American. They believe in a philosophy of good food brings people together, and this is what they love to do.
My favourite dish at Neni Naschmarkt would have to be the Fried Chicken Salad. Made up of Crispy Cabbage, Pomegranate, Coriander, Peanuts and Mango Aioli these flavours are a match made in heaven. The salad is so crunchy and crisp, and the chicken is always cooked perfectly.
My next favourite dish is their Reuben Toast, although I’m not sure if it is still on their menu. It was a delicious corned beef in a crispy toasted bread.
Schulerstraße 4, 1010 Wien, Austria
Miznon is an Israeli chain of restaurants all over the world. We even have one in Melbourne. My favourite dish at Miznon in Vienna was the roast beef. Thin slices of roast beef drizzled in olive oil, topped with tomato seeds, chilli, salt and pepper. Get in quick when you visit as everything is made fresh daily and they may sell out of certain menu items.
Their ordering system is also very relaxed, you order up at the bar and give your name, they then call out your name and you have to go up to get your tray of food. I love how relaxed it was, and the atmosphere here was always bustling and very busy.
Motto am Fluss
Franz-Josefs-Kai 2, 1010 Wien, Austria
Motto am Fluss is located along the water in Vienna, it's in such a beautiful spot. It has a fine dining restaurant as well as a cafe which has indoor and outdoor seating and is more casual. I would recommend going to the cafe part of the venue for a drink. They have a beautiful range of sodas and drinks, and it's so lovely to sit in the outdoor area by the water. I did have a meal here, but it was not my favourite, so I would recommend going for the view and a drink.
Mama Liu & Sons
Gumpendorfer Str. 29, 1060 Wien, Austria
Mama Liu & Sons is located in such a wonderful area in Vienna. You really feel like a local when you’re here because its just out of the busy part of the city, but still in town. They have a wonderful asian inspired menu with beautiful food. I would recommend going and having a few small dishes and dumplings and enjoying the feast so you get to try as many dishes on the menu as possible.
There are so many amazing ramen spots around Vienna, it’s hard to choose just one. Usually when im visiting a new country I like to only eat their traditional cuisine. But with so much multiculturalism in Vienna it's hard to stick to just Asutrian food, and there's only so much schnitzel a girl can eat. These are my top 3 ramen picks for Vienna.
Seilerstätte 10, 1010 Wien, Austria
Shoyu ramen has a delicious Japanese menu, and I love their soy based ramen. My favourite ramen here is the Shoyu special which comes with both pork and prawns.
Mochi Ramen Bar
Vorgartenmarkt Stand 12-29, 1020 Wien, Austria
Mochi Ramen was probably my favourite ramen in all of Vienna. The flavours of the broth here really brought me back to being in Japan. According to the Mochi website, the ingredients here are handpicked and their dishes are prepared fresh daily. The noodles that go into the ramen are produced by Mochi everyday. I had the spicy chicken ramen which was just incredible. The depth of flavour in the ramen was delicious and tasted just like when I was in Japan. I also tried a little dish of cucumbers which was also just as delicious.
Karma Ramen Bar
Rechte Wienzeile 2A, 1050 Wien, Austria
Karma ramen has the most delicious grilled pork which sits on top of their ramen. I got the Tokyo ramen here at Karma Ramen Bar. The noodles here are made fresh daily with an original Japanese noodle machine from Kagawa prefecture, which adds to the deliciousness of their ramen. According to their website, most of their ingredients such as flour, chicken, pork, eggs and vegetables come from regional and sustainable farms in Vienna and Lower Austria.
Rotenturmstraße 15, 1010 Wien, Austria
I absolutely love this rooftop bar in Vienna, it has a stunning view overlooking St Stephen's Cathedral. I would recommend going in early before sunset to get a table and stay to watch the sun go down. The vibe here is so upbeat and perfect for a summer night, or just an afternoon spritz. They have a range of different mocktails, spritzes and cocktails, so they really have something for everyone.
Rotenturmstraße 24, 1010 Wien, Austria
This is my favourite gelato in Vienna. I love their watermelon sorbet, it is delicious and tastes just like you’re eating a fresh watermelon. I would always walk past this place to get to the train, so of course I had to stop by. The sorbet here is so creamy you wouldn’t believe it was dairy free.
Zanoni & Zanoni
Lugeck 7, 1010 Wien, Austria
This place is always packed no matter what time of day it is. I love their raspberry sorbet. They have so many different flavours to choose from, you really can’t go wrong.
I hope you love the Vienna food scene as much as I did. If you have any questions about what I had please email me and ask, enjoy xx