Vienna, Austria

Austrian Foods You Have to Try in Vienna!

There is so much amazing food to eat in Austria, it can get difficult to decide what’s really worth trying! That’s why I’ve composed this list of all my favorite things that I ate while in Austria. These are all things that I’ve tried myself and highly recommend! I think a weekend is the perfect amount of time to spend in Vienna and try out these foods. Here are some of the best ways to spend 48 hours in Vienna!

To be clear, there are more than one place to eat all of this food, I’ve just recommended the places that I’ve tried it at that I really enjoyed! All of my options are also budget-friendly, as I tried all of these foods while traveling during a semester studying abroad!

Würstel

In Austria, there are Würstel stands absolutely everywhere. You can’t avoid them! Honestly, I still dream about the Würstel I had in Vienna… that’s how good it is!

What is Würstel?

Würstel is a sausage made with pork and beef. It’s usually encased in a sheep’s intestine. Würstel is smoked before serving!

Where can you get Würstel in Vienna?

Well… there’s many places. I personally recommend getting it at Bitzinger, which is one of the top places to get Würstel in Vienna. There’s good reason for this! It’s super affordable, since nothing is more than €4.

What type of Würstel should I order at Bitzinger?

There are many options of Würstel to try, though I think that Kasekrainer is the best. I had it three times during my 48 hours in Vienna… that’s how great it was.

Kasekrainer is a Würstel that’s filled with cheese! Yes, you heard me right. AMAZING CHEESE. You can’t go wrong with that!

At Bitzinger, they even serve your Würstel inside a big baguette which is only cut open on one side. How clever is that? That way your toppings (they’ll just give you ketchup and mustard unless you tell them otherwise) don’t make a huge mess while you’re eating.

You could also get it served without bread. If you choose this option, they’ll chop it up for you and give you little utensils so you can dip it into condiments.

Apfelstrudel

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What is apfelstrudel?

Apfelstrudel is just what it sounds like: apple strudel! We have this amazing dessert in the United States, but it tastes even better in Vienna, since it originated in Austria.

Apple strudel to me tastes like a top notch apple pie. It’s apples, brown sugar and cinnamon covered in a thin pastry crust. Sugar is usually put on top to finish it off. Sometimes the dessert is also served with whipped cream or ice cream.

Where can I try apfelstrudel in Vienna?

There are so many places in Vienna to try apple strudel, but I personally recommend getting it at the Hofburg Cafe. This cafe is conveniently part of Hofburg Palace. I had to wait in a short line to get in, but it was well worth it! The apple strudel was served with ice cream and whipped cream and it was decorated so nicely. I couldn’t get enough of it!

Wiener Schnitzel

What is wiener schnitzel?

Wiener schnitzel is made from boneless veal that is breaded and is usually served with a lemon and potato salad. This differs from German schnitzel which is made with pork chops.

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Where can I get wiener schnitzel in Vienna?

There are many places all across the city that you can try wiener schnitzel. Just try any local restaurant!

If you’re interested in trying it at the place that I had it, then check out Zum Englischen Reiter in Prater Amusement Park. I’m sure that this may not be considered the best place to try wiener schnitzel, but it was the best schnitzel that I had in my time traveling Europe, and I tried it quite a few times! It was super affordable too.

Sachertorte

What is sachertorte?

Sachertorte is chocolate cake with chocolate icing and an apricot jam filling. It is sometimes served with whipped cream as well, though not always.

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It is absolutely divine, but can be very filling. I recommend splitting it with a friend like I did! I’m not sure that I could’ve sat and had the whole thing on my own, because it was quite dense, but I think that’s what makes it so tasty.

Where can I get sachertorte in Vienna?

Just like the apple strudel, I recommend getting sachertorte at the Hofburg Cafe which is part of Hofburg Palace. It was absolutely divine. If you are interested in getting sachertorte where it was created, then check out Hotel Sacher. The line there was way too long, so I decided to come to Hofburg Cafe instead. I do not regret my decision!

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Schokocroissant

What is schokocroissant?

A schockocroissant is essentially a chocolate-filled croissant. Little do most people know, the croissant was actually invented in Austria – not France! I can’t recommend enough that you try one of these while you’re in Austria.

Where can I get schokocroissant?

There are so many different places that you can get one of these. Just check out any local bakery! The one that I recommend most is Anker, which has multiple locations across the city of Vienna. I visited the one that was near the Prater Amusement Park.

The croissant at Anker is filled with chocolate that literally tastes like brownie batter. Yes, you read that right. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever tried before in my life. I wish I had these in Boston, because gosh I miss the taste of them!

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Have you tried any of these foods before? Or is there a food that I missed? Let me know in the comments below!

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58 Comments

  • Sarah | Travel for a Living
    02.08.2020

    I love Vienna. And i love Austrian food. My favourite is cake and coffee in one of the Kaffeehäuser, people watching and enjoying the Viennese lifestyle. My favourite is Cafe Mozart, just around the corner from Hotel Sacher.

    • Krystianna
      Sarah | Travel for a Living
      02.08.2020

      I will be sure to check those places out next time I make it to Vienna! It’s really such a lovely city. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Nicole Claesen
    02.08.2020

    It all looks delicious! My boys would definitely go for the Wurstel. I would love to try Apfelstrudel – it looks incredible and worth every calorie!

    • Krystianna
      Nicole Claesen
      02.08.2020

      The wurstel was amazing, but the apfelstrudel was delectable as well. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tiana Bantis
    02.08.2020

    So many delicious foods! I tried the Sachertorte and schnitzel in Vienna and it was amazing!

    • Krystianna
      Tiana Bantis
      02.09.2020

      I’m so glad you liked it! The food in Austria really is amazing.

  • Emma
    02.08.2020

    Oooh this all looks so good. I adore apfelstrudel, and that one looks delicious. I pick a lot of places to travel based on the awesome food I see, so I guess I’m going to Austria now!

    • Krystianna
      Emma
      02.09.2020

      I hope you love the food just as much as I did!

  • Jean-Marie
    02.09.2020

    Great read! It brought back memories for me of my trip to Austria. It’s amazing how the smell and taste of food can capture a moment in time that becomes beautiful memories! P.S I did not know that the famous croissant originated from Austria.

    • Krystianna
      Jean-Marie
      02.09.2020

      I was shocked when I found out about the croissant too! It makes sense though – all the croissants I had in Austria were amazing.

  • Lindz
    02.09.2020

    Okay I’m seriously drooling right now haha. I only had an apfelstrudel during my whirlwind visit to Vienna but next time I get there I’m definitely indulging in all the other delicious eats on this list!

    • Krystianna
      Lindz
      02.09.2020

      The apfelstrudel really is amazing! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • Hannah
    02.09.2020

    You had me at würstel – I lived on these as a cheap way to eat in Vienna! I’ve got to say though, the weiner schnitzel was my favourite 🙂

  • Thrifty with a compass
    02.09.2020

    Your blog is so cute!!! Love this post and really want to travel to there. Never been!

    • Krystianna
      Thrifty with a compass
      02.09.2020

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  • Vanessa Shields
    02.09.2020

    Austrian food is so yummy! It’s been many years since I visited but I remember loving the sausages and schnitzel. I missed trying that chocolate cake with apricot filling. I know I would love that! 😁

    • Krystianna
      Vanessa Shields
      02.09.2020

      Yes, the sachertorte is amazing – I hope you try it next time!

  • Imani
    02.09.2020

    Enjoyed this, was in Vienna a few months ago, absolutely loved it! Loved Sacher torte and would love to try the croissant. Yum!

    • Krystianna
      Imani
      02.09.2020

      So glad you loved Vienna! The food is amazing. 🙂

  • Julie
    02.09.2020

    These all look amazing! I’ve only driven through Austria, but the food looks similar to the German-influenced foods of Alsace!

    • Krystianna
      Julie
      02.09.2020

      It definitely is! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • Bri Sneller
    02.09.2020

    I would love to try any of these (except for the meaty ones!) I’ll take an apple strudel or schokocroissant though! Everything looks delicious!

    • Krystianna
      Bri Sneller
      02.11.2020

      The chocolate croissant was amazing. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Yukti Agrawal
    02.10.2020

    I would love to try Apfelstrudel as it looks very yummy and good to have something made up of apple and very authentic from Austria. Thanks for sharing other dishes too.

    • Krystianna
      Yukti Agrawal
      02.11.2020

      Of course, thanks for stopping by!

  • Disha Smith
    02.10.2020

    I clearly did Austra an injustice when I visited. I didn’t get to try a lot of these yummy looking dishes. Can’t wait to go back and try them.

  • Jacquie
    02.10.2020

    I totally agree with all of these! I used to live in Vienna and loved the food there. Just reading your post made me hungry 🙂

  • Jackie
    02.10.2020

    I would love to try a Kasekrainer (or two, or three!) because I adore sausage and one that is smoked and filled with cheese sounds amazing! I’m also drooling over the apple strudel and chocolate torte… Interestingly, I actually made a wiener schnitzel as part of a “Blue Apron” subscription; it wasn’t bad but something tells me the read deal would be so much better! Thanks for this delicious highlights of Austrian food!

    • Krystianna
      Jackie
      02.11.2020

      That sounds amazing! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • menty
    02.10.2020

    I shouldn’t read this post right before lunch time!!!!
    I love Schnitzel, and I failed to have a good one in Milan!!!

  • Diana Millos
    02.10.2020

    OMG now I’m hungry! Especially craving the sweet ones. They’re a solid reason to visit Vienna!

  • Andi
    02.10.2020

    I have tried nearly all these foods, just not in Vienna! I must remedy that soon and actually visit this wonderful city!

  • Lauren
    02.10.2020

    This post is making my mouth water! I need to plan a trip to Vienna just to EAT! 🙂

  • Melissa
    02.10.2020

    It all looks so good, the schockocroissant looks delicious. I have some ideas now of what to try when I make it to Vienna. Thanks for sharing!

    • Krystianna
      Melissa
      02.11.2020

      The chocolate croissant is amazing. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • LIly
    02.10.2020

    Austria has been on my list for so long mainly for the pastries haha!! We get these austrian Apfelstrudel’s during our Christmas markets here in Chicago and I can only IMAGINE how amazing they’d be in Austria. Saving this for when I get to go!

    • Krystianna
      LIly
      02.11.2020

      Yay, I hope you make it to Austria! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  • Nina Out and About
    02.11.2020

    Love this post – it totally brought me back to Vienna. I lived on schnitzel and strudel! Although I found Sacher torte to be sort of gross – so I stuck with my apple cakes instead 🙂

    • Krystianna
      Nina Out and About
      02.11.2020

      My friend felt the same way, so it’s totally understandable. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kelsey
    02.11.2020

    I should not have read your post when I was already hungry, haha. All of this looks delicious, but especially the sachertorte and I LOVE chocolate croissants (can you tell I’m a sucker for chocolate?).

    I’m not sure why I haven’t gone to Austria yet, but will absolutely be trying all these things when I do visit!

    • Krystianna
      Kelsey
      02.14.2020

      Austria does the chocolate croissant best! You’ll have to try it. 🙂

  • Sarah
    02.12.2020

    Yummy! Vienna is surely a foodie heaven

  • Dom
    02.12.2020

    Those croissants look delicious! I have a very soft spot for deserts so this could be dangerous but amazing at the same time!

    • Krystianna
      Dom
      02.14.2020

      I’m the same way! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • Carrie
    02.12.2020

    Ahhh, my best memory of Vienna is sitting in a cafe on a sunday afternoon with an apple strudel and a glass of Riesling and a copy of the local newspaper. I had the worst sugar headache afterwards, but it was such a relaxing day!

    • Krystianna
      Carrie
      02.14.2020

      That sounds amazing! Besides the headache, of course.

  • Rose
    02.13.2020

    Oooh YASS i loved Austrian food especially schnitzel!

    • Krystianna
      Rose
      02.14.2020

      Yes I totally agree! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • Abbie Synan
    02.14.2020

    You know it’s a good post when it makes you want to have a Viennese snack after dinner! The one thing I didn’t try for some reason when I was in Austria was apple strudel. How did I miss it?! Thanks for your specific recommendations on where to get some of these delicious goodies!

    • Krystianna
      Abbie Synan
      02.16.2020

      You’re welcome; thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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