My favour as a hobby cook and passionate gourmet includes researching good local restaurants and gastronomic niches, which don’t always lie along well-trodden paths. 

The most exciting culinary mile in the city is probably the one around the Naschmarkt. It’s a cosmopolitan mix of local farmer’s market, oriental bazaar and East Asian exotica. Here, the Orient blends with the Occident, the gherkin trader alongside the kebab stall, the cosy bistro next to the sushi bar. It is a real joy to soak up the aromas and colours here, to catch the swells and waves of different smells and tastes.

The Viennese enjoy their food! It’s always time for a good meal and a glass of wine in Vienna. The Viennese have four gastronomic pillars they simply cannot do without: the coffeehouse, the bistro, the wine tavern and the sausage stand.

The gourmet and gastrosopher Brillat-Savarin said “The discovery of a new dish is more important to the happiness of humanity than the discovery of a new star".

”Have fun discovering! Cheers and bon appetit! 

Barbara Ludwig 


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Restaurant Ludwig van

Among many other buildings in Vienna, Ludwig van Beethoven lived in an old apartment of this house, overlooking the courtyard. Here, an old Beisl (Viennese-style pub) has been given a new life. At Ludwig van Viennese cuisine is being served with a modern and often unfamiliar twist – far from Wiener Schnitzel and the likes. Enjoy his innovative cuisine, accompanied by some of the best wines…

Laimgrubengasse 22, 1060 Vienna

Bildrechte: © Sven Fargo 2016


Mediterranean fish restaurant with neighbouring fish shop, specialises in the freshest line-caught fish from the sea. Great atmosphere with top quality, affordable and totally fresh. 

Naschmarkt 673, across from Linke Wienzeile 18, 1040 Vienna

Cafe Bar Restaurant Amacord

This café, also a nice informal restaurant, serving classical dishes of Viennese cuisine, is a hangout for artists and other creative personalities based in the neighborhood, and serves them as an extension to their living rooms.

Rechte Wienzeile 15, 1040 Vienna

Szigeti Sektcomptoir

Szigeti vineyard in Burgenland produces a leading Austrian Sekt (sparkling wine) and serves its own brand only at this tiny, wood-panelled wine bar. As it’s located just a few blocks from the Naschmarkt, shoppers with bulging grocery bags often spill onto the sidewalk enjoying a tipple or four. It rarely offers much elbow room but the bubbly spirit is intoxicating!

Note the early closing times – and its shop selling bottles a few doors down.

Schleifmühlgasse 19 + 23, 1040 Vienna

Zum Schwarzen Kameel

A true jewel, a mix of bar, high end restaurant, wine cellar and delicatessen. Known throughout town for their original and traditional sandwiches, which you can enjoy at their outdoor seating or order to takeaway! Offering finest wines, this establishment was founded in 1618 and was originally a spice and wine store. It developed into a unique restaurant with it's Jugendstil interior and facade. A wonderful place to buy some culinary souvenir from Vienna, including their chocolate!

Bognergasse 5, 1010 Vienna


Originally commissioned in 1901 as a palm house for Vienna’s former imperial palace, Palmenhaus is a luminous restaurant which now thrives inside the historic structure.

Not forgetting its namesake, tropical plants still populate the gargantuan greenhouse, as do Vienna’s tourists who’ve arrived to sample the staple drink—espresso with whipped cream—in a brilliantly lit space. 

Burggarten 1, 1010 Vienna

Copyright: Palmenhaus im Burggarten©WienTourismus Karl Thomas


This actually is the cafeteria of a government building in a beautiful huge palace overlooking the Ringstraße. Admire the impressive entrance hall, then take the lift to the top floor (D). With a unique view across Vienna, you can eat amazingly affordably (self-service, 3 menus daily), drink coffee, eat cake or simply have a refreshing Prosecco or spritzer on the terrace high above the neighboring parliament.

Schmerlingplatz 10, 1010 Vienna

Bitzinger Würstelstand (Sausagestand next to Albertina)

This iconic Viennese sausage stand, often called the “Little Sacher” for its neighbor, the famous hotel, is as much as part of Vienna as the Giant Ferris Wheel or St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Here opera-goers dip their Käsekrainer into sweet mustard and chat with newspaper traders, night-owls meet early risers – throughout the day you can experience the very best of Viennese sausage culture while enjoying rubbing elbows with bank directors as well as students.

in front of Albertina, Augustinerstraße 1, 1010 Vienna

Copyright: Bitzingers Würstelstand bei der Albertina @ WienTourismus/Peter Rigaud

Alt Vienna -Coffee Roasthouse

Step into the coffee roasthouse just a few steps from the Naschmarkt and be immediately cast under the spell of fascinating aromas.

With various single-varietal coffees and an assortment of blends, the Alt Wien coffee roasthouse pampers the palates of coffee aficionados.

The beans are fresh roasted here daily. The experience can be sampled at the bar.

Schleifmühlgasse, 23 1040, Vienna

Leschanz - the king of Viennese chocolate

This shop calling itself “Schokoladekönig” continues a special type of Austrian tradition, chocolate making. Open the door to a place full of sweet magic, dive into a world of handmade, exquisite delights.

Freisingergasse 1, 1010 Vienna