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Vegetarian Restaurants in Vienna

If you’re a vegetarian or a vegan and are planning a trip to Vienna, you may be worried that you will have a difficult time looking for shops or restaurants that offer vegetarian cuisine. Fear not because Vienna as a cosmopolitan city has a good number of vegetarian and vegan-friendly establishments, ranging from the small, hole-in-the-wall type of joints to fine dining restaurants. Here are some of the most recommended ones:
Formosa (Barnabitengasse 6). A vegan-friendly fast-food type of restaurant that serves mostly Asian food. […]

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Street Food in Vienna

Walking the streets of Vienna is an exciting way to explore
the Austrian capital for it not only opens up a world of free sightseeing
opportunities, there is also the uniquely delightful array of street food to
sample. They are cheap (which is good for budget travellers), easy to find,
quick and tasty, definitely a part and parcel of the locals’ way of life. […]

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Popular Viennese Café Marks 100th Birthday

Vienna is home to numerous cafes old and new. One of the oldest in existence in the Austrian capital is the Leopold Hawelka Café. This place enjoyed the peak of its popularity in the 1960s and 1970s.

This particular café celebrated its centennial year last April and present to mark the occasion were writers, artists, politicians and cake lovers. The national post office also paid tribute to the occasion by coming up with a special stamp for the establishment.
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Vienna Restaurants

Local food is something travelers crave for when they visit new places or even those they have already visited in the past. Every place has its own cuisine to offer to tourists and when in Vienna, you have numerous restaurants to choose from to satisfy your gastronomic needs. Take your pick from the fine dining restaurants to the budget friendly restobars.
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It’s Time for Choco Vienna

One of the things Vienna is famous for is its chocolate. But it’s not just edible chocolate that we’re talking about here but even the other forms of chocolate that people can enjoy on their bodies. And this can be experienced through the Choco Vienna, a festival for chocolate only in the capital of Austria.
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Get Your Choco Shots Online

Chocolate, without a doubt, remains an all time favorite not only among kids but even among grownups all over the world. Who could ever resist a sweet chocolate treat whatever form it may be. Whether it’s a chocolate candy, bar, a drink, ice cream or cake, chocolate never fails to get the thumbs up and big smiles of people.
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Affordable Eats in Vienna

In Vienna you can find many elegant coffee shops which also serve sweets and pastries such as Linzertorte and Sachertorte. Meals in this city can be a bit pricey if you are a tourist, so here are some tips that you can follow to enjoy the Viennese experience on a budget.

Buy a guide book before your trip. They often have restaurant listings with price ranges. Some even provide conversions in your own currency or in US dollars. It also helps to check the web for restaurant reviews.

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Würstelständes

Pizzas and burgers are almost non-existent in Vienna, except for some specialty restaurants that serve these. Instead they have reputable Würstelständes or sausage stands all over the city. Everyone enjoys these Viennese fast food snacks- from businessmen, students and even street cleaners.

These sausage stands were originally created to provide employment to disabled war veterans at the time of the Imperial monarchy. These hotdog stands have survived despite the new food trends and the opening of fast food joints.

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Come to Vienna for a Sweet Chocolate Treat

Chocolate arrived in Vienna already in the year 1713 when Emperor Charles VI moved his court from Madrid, Spain to this Austrian city. It followed the arrival of drinking chocolate in Austria via Italy in 1640. From that time on, the Viennese started a tradition of serving cups of rich chocolate containing sugar and vanilla and with whipped cream sprinkled with cacao powder as topping. It was in 1778 when the Austrians were able to produce the first recipe for a cake made with chocolate.

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A Unique Dining Experience at Palmenhaus

Dine in a greenhouse? In Vienna, you can – and in style, too.

Visit the Art Nouveau Palmenhaus, which literally means palm housem an out of the ordinary greenhouse with lots of greenery around you. Originally built in 1822, the Palmenhaus was rebuilt in 1901 as a Jugendstil greenhouse and eventually converted into a café-restaurant. It now boasts of a glass roof which makes for a romantic dinner setting. 

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