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Where to Find the Best Bosnian Pita in Vienna

The savory smell of pita takes a lot of Bosnians back to their childhoods. The scent of this traditional food reminds us of better days, carefree memories, and pleasant meals with family and friends.

The Heuriger Tradition: Four of the Best

Unique to Austria, traditional wine taverns serve each year’s new vintage with a simple buffet, amid the timeless pleasures of convivial conversation among friends. Many are excellent. Here are four of the best Heuriger in and around Vienna to try.

Insect Burger Patties Coming Soon to Austrian Supermarkets

Insects provide a climate-friendly, high-protein alternative to meat – and producers are betting that ever more consumers will bite in response to the latest buzz.

How To… Become an Austrian Sommelier

Becoming a self-taught wine writer is easily more fun than covering city hall or the sewer district.  Still, as my articles on local wines and v...

Bulgarian Spots in Vienna

But if you plan to cook Bulgarian dishes at home, you will definitely need a good Bulgarian shop to buy some typical products: On Pilgramgasse you will find a Bulgarian shop.

The Newest Food and Drink Spots in Vienna This Spring

With the pandemic forcing Vienna’s eateries to shut down for months, many of the city’s gourmets and gourmands have been compelled to start cooking themselves – a delectable hobby many are unwilling to give up even now that the long lockdown is (hopefully) over. Here are Metropole’s favorite purveyors of quality produce, along with some tips for improving your home cooking game, from books to ceramics to DIY kits that make cooking easy.

Bulgarian Cuisine ― 3 Must-Try Recipes

They say geography is destiny – the defining coastlines of cultures and languages. But when you get right down to it, what really matters is the food!

All You Need to Know About Wine Ratings

In the wine ratings game, the big names often get the big scores, while smaller growers suspect the system is rigged. Whom can you trust?

Where to Buy German ‘Mett’ in Vienna

When I make the case for 'Mett' to my Austrian friends, I’m usually met with raised eyebrows and disgruntled faces. While they seem to question my mental health, I promise 'Mett' is worth a try. Thus, I ventured fourth on a quest for 'Mett' in Vienna.

6 Serbian Dishes you Must-Try in Vienna

Appetizers Duvan čvarci (tobacco pork cracklings) Typical Serbian Dish from the West, these pork cracklings are special for two reasons: They cont...

7 Polish Delicacies You Must Try

So nice to meet you! You must come over for dinner so we can eat and drink properly, and start our friendship off on the right foot.

Park Life – Classic Cocktails and Wiener Modern

This summer, amid varnished wood and polished brass, the tree-sheltered Kleinod Stadtgarten behind the Kursalon could be the ideal place to see and be seen.

Taste of India | Keep Calm and Curry On

Nestled in the 3rd district, The Taste of India’s second location serves authentic North Indian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere, balancing food and feeling.

Meet Willi Klinger, Wine Seller & Head of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board

After guiding the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (ÖWM) through 15 successful years, Willi Klinger has returned to selling wines from all over at up-market retailer Wein & Co

The Spirit of Spontaneity

’Tis the season yet again – Christmas markets are in full swing, the smell of Maroniis in the air and Glühwein is consumed by the bucket. And, of course, there’s the obligatory toast on Silvester

Cozy Cuisine

By Antonia Kögl & Benedikt Steinle Few places in Vienna emanate the warmth of Kommod – a wonderful architectural gem, the forme...

Post Performance Prandials

The orchestra hammers the final cadence, the curtain falls and the audience breaks into pandemonium – there is nothing like the thrill of p...

Grooner on the Other Side

“Austrian wines, sir? Certainly ...” Store manager Allyson showed me to a shelf of Yellowtail Chardonnays and Sauvignons. No, I reply, no ka...

Round the Flat Lake

Burgenland covers many microclimates and qualities of terroir, resulting in a richness of wines just a short hop from downtown Vienna. A rough w...

Schützenhaus | A Lock on Tradition

Dedicated to the cuisine of imperial times, to Otto Wagner Schützenhaus is steeped in history. The legendary architect Otto Wagner shaped modern Vi...

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Vienna in 2019

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in more places around the world than is any other national festival. Vienna is no exception! Whether or not you hai...

Austria’s 2018 Wines | Beating the Heat

The 2018 Austrian wines are defined by last year’s long summer and sweltering temperatures. Like love and moonlight, wine and sunshine go hand in ...

Our Daily Bread

In Vienna, quality baked glossare more accessible than ever before. The challenge for bakers is to keep standards high, while still growing ...

Yori | Korean Debuts & Homecomings

In Yori authentic Korean cuisine takes the stage in Vienna as a veteran proudly looks on. One of my earliest memories as a child is making specia...

Night at the Museum

The Mystery Makers challenge you to experience the KHM in a different light. Behind the ornate facade of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM), a...

Say Grace! Casual Fine Dining

The Anglo-Austrian couple of Oliver and Petra Lucas offers seasonal casual fine dining. “When Grace is open, I’m in the house,” said UK-born chef/o...

Honu Tiki Bowls | Light & Bright

Honu Tiki Bowls serves fresh, healthy Hawaiian-inspired bowls with regional ingredients. Only open since June, Vienna’s first Hawaiian bistro, Honu...

Vienna’s Sparkling Wine | The Best Bars for Bubbly

Other winemakers may follow the méthode champenoise,  but the aristocrats of bubbly still define the market.  Procedures can be copied; the magic is m...

Taubenkobel | Doves & Decoys

The award-winning restaurant Taubenkobel lures you to its Vienna popup – and with good reason Despite its off-the-beaten-track location in Schützen...

Our Pick for the Best Beer in Vienna

Intensive Care: The Delirium Café brings a bit of Belgian cheer to Vienna’s lager-battered heart. No matter the month or temperature, it’s always be...

Wrenkh | Ready for Prime Time

The brothers Wrenkh build on family and history. Practically growing up in the kitchen of their parents’ pioneering vegetarian restaurant in the 198...

Turnhalle Café | Hidden Cornucopia

In a crowded brunch landscape, Turnhalle im brick5 offers exceptional organic fare in a relaxed environment. When the doors to Turnhalle im brick5 o...

Dining on the Danube at the Scenic Ufertaverne

At the Ufertaverne of the Hofbauer Segelschule, great food and wine is only half the draw It’s a sunny Sunday in Vienna, with a light breeze. A g...

Channel Your Inner Party Animal with this Donaukanal Guide!

Despite behind-the-scenes struggles, the Donaukanal remains the place to be when the temperature rises As a tourist couple is taking a selfie on the...

5 Austrian Gins You Should Try This Spring

Gin is in, more than ever. As Vienna kicked off its first annual Vienna Gin Festival on May 3 & 4, a worldwide trend celebrated its arrival. With ...

How to… Learn to Cook Viennese

Pull your own Apfelstrudel dough, make a perfect Wiener Schnitzel – passionate chefs offer tasting tours and сourses. Maybe you’ve come to love Aus...

Austrian Wines’ Toxic Legacy

Why "low intervention" wines have a hard time getting designated The disastrous Austrian wine scandal that shook the world in 1985 left a lasting m...
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