Best Gourmet Dining Spots

May 24, 2015

Some of the world’s best restaurants are in Vienna and visitors in the city have a lot to choose from when it comes to enjoying culinary delights. For those looking to experience gourmet dining while in the Austrian capital, below are several restaurants worth checking out. 

Whether you want to have a romantic date or family dinner, these places won’t disappoint you. 


Unique Coffee Houses

April 12, 2015

The abundance of coffee houses in Vienna can present a challenge to new visitors who want to experience the best coffee culture in the Austrian capital. But choosing where to go should not be difficult if you know the type of ambiance of cafes you are targetting to visit. 

Here, we share some of the best coffee houses that any visitor should not miss. Each cafe has its own distinct personality making it a standout from the rest. 

Das Mobel


Of Austrian and Viennese Food Delights

March 24, 2015

Certain food and confectioneries in Vienna in particular and Austria in general have a history that not many people know. Here are some of their interesting backgrounds. 

Kipferl – This is a crescent-shaped pastry considered to be the ancestor of the popular French croissant. A Vienna legend has it that Kipferl was baked for the first time in the shape of a crescent moon way back in 1683. The act was done to mark the victory of the Holy League over the Turks. 


Authentic Austrian Drinks

March 17, 2015

When in Vienna, visitors should not only taste the famous Viennese coffee and pastries but also its authentic drinks. There are many popular drinks that people can enjoy only in Austria. 

Must – This is fresh juice normally made from grapes. It is an alcoholic drink common in the regions between Mostviertel in the western part of Vienna and the Buklige Welt in the southeastern section. Its name is derived from the Latin words vinum mustum which means young wine. 


Viennese Doughnut

January 27, 2015

People in Vienna love doughnuts as much as Americans love their own version. The Austrian capital also has its own famous doughnut known as the Krapfen and it is usually filled with apricot or raspberry jam. Some have vanilla and chocolate fillings. 

While in Vienna, you can choose to buy this either from a cafe or from a vendor peddling Krapfen such as those in the different markets found in the city. You can even experience watching these doughnuts fried in front of you and then sprinkled with powdered sugar. 


Top Food Searches in Austria in 2014

December 28, 2014

People in Austria including Vienna love their own food. Not surprising at all because their native land boasts of delicious food.

This year is no different as Austrians continued to search for varied food items via the Google search engine. You might be interested what they are so we’re sharing them with you here. 

The parasol mushroom which is a very popular fungus made it to the top spot. 


Austrian Candy A Hit in the U.S.

December 28, 2014

Food products from Austria reach many countries around the world including the U.S. But not many Americans know that one of the candies they love was actually invented in Austria. 

The Pez peppermint candy is popular among Americans for its acid taste and unique dispensers. Invented in 1927 by Edward Haas, it is now 87 years old and has dominated the candy sector in the U.S. for 50 years. During those five decades, hundreds of Pez patented dispensers had been released making it a major part of the pop culture. 


Lesser Known Yet Delicious Austrian Desserts

November 29, 2014

Austria and Vienna in particular are known for many things including its delicious sweet treats. But while many are aware of its popular desserts such as the Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel, there are quite a number of lesser known sweet treats that are as tasty and delicious.  

Get to know some of them here and who knows, you might just like them. 


New Survey Says Austrians Love Coffee

November 24, 2014

There’s no doubt that coffee is a major part any Austrian’s life. In Vienna alone, there’s an abundance of coffee houses around the city offering various kinds of coffee drinks and pastries. 

A new survey has confirmed that majority or 92 percent of Austrians do drink coffee. It revealed that most adults in Austria drink  one or more cups on a daily basis. 


Tips on Ordering Coffee in Vienna

November 24, 2014

Visiting Vienna is never complete without being able to savor its authentic coffee drinks. In fact, it is a must to try the different coffee flavors or variations for your greatest satisfaction. 

When you’re in a coffeehouse or cafe in Vienna, it’s not proper to simply order coffee. This is because more than a dozen variations are available there even in the smallest cafes. So make sure you do a little research of the different variants so you won’t get those stares from the locals. 

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