Street-food markets are all the rage the world over, and in Vienna you have the chance to visit one that’s been around for many centuries. Built literally over the channeled Vienna River, just beyond the Ringstrasse, the Naschmarkt is devoted to what its name happens to sound like in English: noshing. Whether you order a spicy wurst, browse the fish and cheese stalls, or purchase local products like pumpkin-seed oil and apple vinegar, the Naschmarkt is one of the city’s most enjoyable simple pleasures. In recent years, some gastronomic and ethnic food stalls have expanded into full restaurants. For decades, 400 dealers have set up their Saturday flea market next door, where shoppers hunt for bargains among books, record albums and CDs, and antiques.

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A world of flavor at the Naschmarkt

The city’s most popular market has over a hundred stalls and restaurants providing a carnival of food culture that attracts visitors and locals alike. Fresh produce from far and wide can be found here, as can a variety of take-home Middle Eastern and Asian delicacies and pretty much any spice you could ever want at Kräuterhaus. Turkish home cooking from Orient & Occident and the Israeli flavors of Neni highlight a delicious ensemble of restaurants. Bring cash. Many of the stalls and some restaurants do not take credit cards.

Naschmarkt, an incredible culinary treat

The Naschmarkt is absolutely one of the things you have to experience during your stay in Vienna! Locals call Vienna’s largest inner-city market the “city’s stomach.” The market is a unique place for strolling, admiring, discovering, and sampling. You can buy everything to do with food: fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, bread and cheese. There are a great number of Austrian delicacies on offer, such as flavored vinegar, champagne sauerkraut, and much more. And if you are hungry there is a great choice of restaurants. If you happen to be here on a Saturday, don’t forget to stroll through the flea market, which is right next door.

At the market

One of our very favorite stalls at the Naschmarkt in Vienna. Stop off to sample a wide array of naturally flavored and infused oil and vinegars.

Dining and Shopping at Naschmarkt

One of the most popular open-air shopping and dining experiences in Vienna, this market is open seven days a week, with a great range of fresh food, and antiques for sale.

A colorful array of food smells, sights, sounds

Like any market teeming with life. Naschmarket in Vienna is buzzing especially during the summer months when the sun is out and local residents come out to shop for their weekly groceries as well as visitors from different parts of the world come to visit and dine. Some of the stalls are catered towards tourists and can seem a bit off-putting because the salespersons are very aggressive. However, don’t let this throw you off as the variety of cuisines here and colorful people watching makes this a destination to see while in Vienna.

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