What to eat in Vienna? 2024

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Sachertorte is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties. It is invented by Austrian Franz Sacher. Sachertorte is a chocolate cake with a thin mid layer of apricot jam, usually served with whipped cream on top.


Apfelstrudel is one of the most famous deserts in Austria and all around this part of Europe. It is stuffed with apples, raisins, cinnamon and sugar. It is served with topped with vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream.

Austrian Goulash

Austrian Goulash is similar to goulash of Hungary and Czech Republic. It is made with meat (usually beef), paprika, tomato and other spices. Also it includes dumplings (Semmelknödel).

Wiener Wurstel

Sausage is called as Wurstel in Austria. They are sold all over the city at stands and fast food places. Sausage is made with pork and beef. They are cheap and delicious so you can grab one and go on. They are served with mustard with slices of bread or a roll on the side.


Kaiserschmarrn is a shredded pancake that takes its name from the Austrian emperor (Kaiser) Franz Joseph I. It is contains pieces of apple and other ingredients, like raisins or nuts. It is served with powder sugar, jam or fruit.

Wiener Schnitzel

Wiener Schnitzel is one of the best known specialities of Viennese cuisine and one of the national dishes of Austria. Made from a thin cutlet of veal that's breaded and then pan-fried. It is generally served with slice of lemon and potato salad or fries.


Tafelspitz is a classic dish of the Viennese cuisine. It is boiled veal or beef in broth, served with a mix of minced apples and horseradish or seasonal vegetables. Especially it is preferred in winter.


Leberkäse might best be described as a kind of meatloaf. It is consists of corned beef, pork and bacon and is made by grinding the ingredients very finely and then baking it as a loaf in a bread pan until it has a crunchy brown crust.


Schweinsbraten is roasted pork. It is served with potato dumplings and sauerkraut (pickled cabbage).