Centropa’s Guide to Vienna
In this section we are collecting interesting information and recommendations for you to explore Vienna.
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Dishes to try
Wiener Schnitzel (German for “Viennese Cutlet”) is the most famous dish to try in Vienna. It’s usually served with a salad made of potatoes and lingonberries.
Kaiserschmarrn (German for: “Emperor’s Mess”) is sort of a shredded pancake that was loved by the famous Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I. It can be served as a meal or dessert in Austria
Tafelspitz (German for: “Tip (of meat) for the table”) is boiled veal or beef in broth, served with a mix of minced apples and horseradish.
Vienna is famous for its pastry. In the picture you can see the most famous Viennese cake, the “Sachertorte”. But aside from that, there are literally hundreds of other cakes to try and love.
We recommend booking a table before you visit the restaurant.
If you are looking for a real Austrian food experience, we recommend the “Rebuhn Gasthaus” (German for: “Patridge”). It offers a large variety of Austrian dishes.
Berggasse 24, 1090 Wien
Aside from the “Huth Gastwirtschaft”, which offers Austrian dishes, there is also the “DA MAX Huth”, specialized on grilled food, and the “DA MORITZ Huth”, where you can eat Pizza and Pasta.
Schellinggasse 5, 1010 Wien
“Fromme Helene” is German for “devout Helene” and is a very nice location to try out real Austrian cuisine.
Josefstädter Strasse 15/Lange Gasse 33, 1080 Wien
Heuriger is the name given to taverns in Austria at which local winemakers serve their new wine under a special licence in alternate months during the growing season. Nowadays, the taverns are often situated at a distance from the wineyards and offer both food and drinks.
Armbrustergasse 5, 1190 Wien
“Heuriger 10er Marie”
Ottakringer Str. 222-224, 1160 Wien
Piaristengasse 27, 1080 Wien
“Müllers Heuriger & Weingut”
Cobenzlgasse 39, 1190 Wien
Würstelstand is German for “Sausage Place”. These are small take-away stands that are all over the city. We recommend “Bitzinger Würstelstand Albertina”. Make sure to try the “Käsekrainer”, a bread that is filled with a cheese-filled-sausage.
“Bitzinger Würstelstand Albertina”
Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien
Suggestions for vegetarians and vegans
Swing Kitchen has numerous localities all over Vienna and is specialized on offering vegan burgers.
5 locations in Vienna
“Veggiezz” offers very stylish vegan dishes in a great variety.
Salzgries 5, 1010 Wien
Close to Vienna’s famous Schönbrunn Palace, the “Hollerei” is a great place to try some vegan food.
Hollergasse 9, 1150 Wien
“Alef-Alef” is the restaurant where many of our Café Centropa events take place and is located right next to the Jewish community of Vienna that you will visit on Friday, the 10th of July.
Seitenstettengasse 2, 1010 Wien
The “Bahur Tov” is located on one of the main streets of the 2nd district, where a lot of people from the Viennese Jewish community live.
Taborstrasse 19, 1020 Wien
Shefa Markt Kosher Bakery
The café in a kosher supermarket offers breakfasts and a range of fresh pastries throughout the day.
Heinesstrasse 24-28, 1020 Wien
More kosher restaurants and stores in Vienna
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