Just because you’re a long way from home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Thanksgiving right here in Vienna For many Americans, Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. A time to reunite with one’s family, without all the stress of the Christmas season. Being far away from your stateside relatives can be sad, yet perhaps a blessing […]
A tour of the flavors Vienna has borrowed from across Central Europe Austrians love eating well, and while Wiener Küche (Viennese cuisine) is famous well beyond the city limits, some of its most popular dishes so proudly touted as local delicacies w...
With legions of purveyors of frozen treats, Vienna screams for ice cream. by Catherine Hooker & Conrad Smith In a city so enamored with sweets, it’s no surprise Vienna loves its ice cream: Ever since Italian confectioners came to the imperi...
We canvassed the town to bring you the best of Vienna’s Krapfen selection. In Vienna, it seems that sugary confections beckon from every bakery’s shop window and grocer’s aisles. The Konditorei (confectioner) near my apartment reminds me, daily, that it is Krapfenzeit – the pre-lenten period when it’s “permitted” to overindulge in these fat-soaked, apricot jelly […]
A comprehensive guide to alternative beers in the city. Finding a decent pint in Vienna is not a challenging task. However, with the advent of craft beers and microbreweries, a certain snobbery regarding hops and malt has become pervasive. While most of us are well served with a Krügel of whatever’s on tap, more […]
I got sick and tired of constantly asking Viennese waiters, “Is this gluten-free?” So I put together this gourmet’s guide to worry-free, gluten-free Vienna Schnitzel, dumplings, and vitrines teaming with tempting pastries are omnipresent in Vienna; however, it can be hard to enjoy the local cuisine when one suffers from a food allergy, sensitivity or […]
Nothing says “be mine” like giving your sweetheart seductive, sticky confections in a fancy box. Luckily for you, this city understands luxury candy better than most A dollop of dark chocolate filled with velvety nougat and topped with caramel crunch will surely make any valentine weak in the knees. On the search for the […]
It’s not the culinary stereotype one immediately associates with Vienna, but the vegan vittles of this schnitzel-focused city are not to be missed. Sprinkled around the city, and ranging from cupcake bakeries to upscale dining, vegan-friendly food is just a quick Google-search away. Vegan or otherwise, Veganista is arguably some of the most decadent ice […]
So the invite specifies BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze), but in close circles your choice will speak volumes. Gone are the days of blindly pulling a bottle of the cheapest Veltliner off a supermarket shelf or grabbing the first six pack within reach. When it comes to beer, as with wine, you are what you […]