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Thursday, September 20, 2018
vienna ice cream
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 imperial capital looking for work in the 18th century, locals have embraced gelato, making it an integral part of summer; and with...
gluten free
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 an intolerance. Luckily, things have...
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 filled doughnuts, dusted with sugar....
“My husband will be thrilled to have his favorite soup for dinner”, the slender, fair-haired woman says as I stow the tomatoes and zucchinis from my grandmother’s garden into her worn black backpack. With another “thank you”, the stranger leaves delighted, taking two steps at a time. I close the door of my apartment; happy the vegetables will not...
vegan vienna
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 cream you’ll ever taste. Offering...
Craft beer Vienna
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 and more often we find ourselves in the company of someone who refuses to...
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 perfect delicious decadence, you’ll find a...
Keisuke Numata enriches Vienna’s food culture with traditional Japanese cuisine Take one quick stroll along your local food court and you may come to believe that the world revolves around cold, vinegared rice melded with raw fish into bite-size cakes wrapped in seaweed. While sushi’s popularity is holding fast, Kyoto-born chef Keisuke Numata, spills an insider secret: Most of it...
Thanksgiving Vienna
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 in disguise. Just think: you...
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