Food and Drinks

Culinary journey in a historical setting

If you are visiting Vienna, you shouldn’t miss the Viennese culinary specialties. Whether a family event or gathering with friends, the holiday feeling lasts even longer with a souvenir from Vienna which should not be missing from any luggages.

Which tasty souvenirs can you get from Vienna? And how can a historic bank building, a la carte restaurant and a hypermarket be combined? Answers to these questions and much more can be found in our blog:

1. INTERSPAR at Schottentor

In one of the most beautiful buildings in the heart of Vienna, the INTERSPAR at Schottentor offers its guests a shopping experience in a unique historical ambience.

The listed building, reconstructed in the secessionist-neoclassical style, served until the reopening as the headquarters of the Vienna Bank Association.

Where there used to be safes, you can now find completely different treasures in the middle of Vienna's inner city on over 1700 m2: delicacies from all over Austria and the world. Due to the enormous renovation of the noble halls made of marble, lamps and their brass and a dome of glass, the culinary specialties are offered a spectacular, historical stage and leave nothing to be desired.

 

2. Viennese specialties in "das Mezzanin"

 

"das Mezzanin" restaurant & bar INTERSPAR offers its guests a culinary journey through Austria. Exciting and creative things are on the table, prepared from first-class ingredients, with many regional and seasonal highlights. The combination of the classic Austrian cuisine with the lightness of the south creates an extraordinary culinary experience from breakfast to dinner in a historical ambience.

From the clear beef soup with fries to the classic Wiener Schnitzel from veal, Viennese fried chicken and pancakes to round off the meal, "das Mezzanin" offers an extraordinary culinary journey through Vienna.

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"das Mezzanin" restaurant offers classic Viennese cuisine in a modern ambience

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3. Classic souvenirs from Austria - differently

INTERSPAR at Schottentor offers countless opportunities for souvenirs from Austria with its huge range of fine wines and selected sausage specialties and cheese platters.

 

Viennese wine

Vienna is one of the few metropolises in the world that has been included in the national UNESCO list since 2019. Austria is famous for its intangible cultural heritage with its wine tavern culture. With its economically valuable viticulture within the Vienna city limits on over 700 hectares, 400 wine-growing companies produce fine wines such as Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Blanc, Welschriesling or Chardonnay.

 

Austrian cheese

A cheese plate should not be missing from the side of wine. The selection of Austrian cheeses is large and connoisseurs are sure to get their money's worth: With the aromatic Vorarlberg Mountain cheese from the Bregenzerwald or a mild mountain baron, the holiday is brought home with you!

 

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Choose between 450 cheese specialties and create your very own cheese board

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Viennese coffee specialties

What would Vienna be without its traditional coffee house culture and its coffee specialties, with something for every taste. Coffee has a long tradition in Vienna, which is also shown by the names: Wiener Melange, Einspänner, Cossack coffee, Tsar coffee, Capuchin, hasty Neumann, Maria Theresia, Kleiner and Großer Brauner, Franziskaner, Fiaker or the mixed coffee.

Coffee specialties from Vienna are the perfect souvenir to revive a piece of Viennese coffee house culture in your own walls.

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Viennese gin

Here the love for Vienna meets the passion for gin. Because with the unique bottle design in Art Nouveau style, the Viennese gin is not only an eye-catcher, but with its traditional manufacturing process also a jewel of unique quality.

 

Salzburg Mozart balls

Named after the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the noble balls made of chocolate, pistachios, marzipan and nougat are now among the classic souvenirs from Austria and can also be tasted here.

 

Original Manner Neapolitans

A piece of Viennese history in pocket size - the most practical souvenir ever! The popular "Manner Schnitten" got their name from the company founder Josef Manner and has had an unchanged basic recipe since 1898.

 

In-house bakery for the sweet tooth

For those with a sweet tooth, the in-house bakery offers Viennese classics such as Sacher-Schnitten and Wiener Kipferl as well as Gugelhupf, apricot cakes, cream slices, tea biscuits or nut wreaths, and countless pastries.

 

Opening hours market:

Mon – Fri: 7.30 – 20.00

Sat: 8.30 – 18.00 

Opening hours "das Mezzanin":

Mo-Sa: 7:30-23:00 Uhr

Sonntag: 9:00-18:00 Uhr

Address:

1010 Vienna, Schottengasse 6 – 8

HOP ON HOP OFF Station: Votiv Church  ( RED LINE)