Viennese cuisine is often considered as the same as Austrian cuisine. But while elements of traditional Viennese meals have spread throughout the country, other regions have developed their own variations. Viennese food is known for its delicious pastries, but it also renowned for other exceptional dishes.
Traditional Viennese dishes
Traditional Viennese dishes include Topfenstrudel (quark cheese-filled strudel), Apfelstrudel (apple-filled pastry), Wiener Schnitzel, Palatschinken (Viennese crêpes), Rindsuppe (beef soup), Sachertorte (chocolate cake), and Buchteln (butter and yeast bakery with apricot jam). Other popular Viennese food include Liptauer cheese, Beuschel (a ragout that contains veal lungs and heart), Selchfleisch (smoked meat) complete with dumplings and Sauerkraut, Gulasch (hotpot), and Tafelspitz (boiled beef, usually served with horseradish sauces and apple).
Modern Viennese cuisine
Many chefs now combine traditional Viennese food with the nouvelle cuisine principles to create the so-called Neue Wiener Küche or New Viennese cuisine. Also, Indian, Middle Easter, Jewish, and Turkish cuisine are becoming popular due to the increasing immigrant communities.
Vienna is one of the best-stocked capitals in the continent for food supplies. Naschmarkt is the best as well as least expensive open-air market. It is only a short walk from Karlsplatz. It is full of stalls that sell breads, cheeses, fresh produce, meats, tea, flowers, and many more. Fast-food counters serve ready-made food, including grilled chicken, sandwiches, German and Austrian sausages, and even beer.
You will find on street corners throughout the city Würstelstand, one of its most popular snack hubs. Small stands sell soda and beer, plus bratwurst, curry wurst, frankfurters, and other Vienna sausages, often served on a roll with mustard.