Snack Bars Vienna. At our traditional sandwich and snack bars you get quality food from Austria, which is a far cry from mainstream snacks.
The basis for most of these snacks is dark Austrian sourdough bread and rolls, soft inside, with a crunchy upper crust. You can delve into crispy breads and fluffy spreads, cheeses on dark bread, and succulent pork with pickles. We usually have open sandwiches which are better eaten sitting down. Many of these dishes are also served at Vienna wineries .
My selection of authentic eateries below are free from junk and great for a quick drop in.
Snack Bars Vienna. Meinl am Graben serves Vienna’s busy gourmets. The traditional coffee blender, roaster, and retailer; grocer and premium gastronomer runs a delicatessen store, snack bar, and first floor brasserie-style wine bar and restaurant with a stunning view of Graben right at the heart of luxury shopping streets Graben and Kohlmarkt. The deli feeds one of the best stocked snack bars Vienna has. While the café has a smaller selection of finger food and sandwiches, the Meinl To Go deli booth outside (photo) sells a wider range of sandwiches and snacks.
Don’t miss the deli store which stocks quality Austrian food. Watch out for Meinl’s own brand (coffee, tea, chocolate and chocoate powder, jams, pumpkin seed oil, mugs and cups), Staud’s (jams and pickles), Zotter (chocolate), Fandler (oil) and Gölles (vinegars).
Price: from around EUR 4 (per sandwich)
Location: Graben 19, A-1010 Vienna
Meinl Deli Store, Cafe and To Go: Mon to Fri 8.00am to 7.30pm; Sat 9am to 6pm,; closed on Sundays
Meinl Wine Bar: Mon to Sat 11am to midnight
Snack Bars Vienna. Arguably the most original place in Vienna to enjoy our traditional beef and pork loaf (Leberkäse) in a roll. It tastes a bit like Vienna sausage, just more savoury and juicy. The tiny snack bar offers several varieties of Leberkäse (with cheese, spinach, chili, truffles) in a setting that reminds me of a ski chalet….and that at a stone’s throw from the opera. You will find a mixed audience of Viennese hungry for familiar tastes, and tourists reaching out into the unknown.
Price: from EUR 2,80 (sandwich)
Location: Operngasse 12, A-1010 Vienna
Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays 9.00 am to 2.00 am
Snack Bars Vienna. My everyday favourite is widely acclaimed original retro bar Trzesniewski (pro-nounce: T’shes’njews’ki) in a side street of Graben. It is undoubtedly the cultiest of snack bars Vienna has to offer. (According to my mother the bar’s interior hasn’t changed since the 1950s!) The home-made fluffy spreads on dark sourdough bread are the typical fast food from Austria. Trzesniewski have extended and elaborated the traditional spreads you would find at Vienna wineries. 18 of the 21 different spread recipes haven’t changed since the beginnings: bacon and egg, salami, wild sweet pepper, mushroom, onion and egg, gervais with carrot. The list goes on. Arrive there before 12.30pm if you want to have a seat.
Price: under EUR 5 (per portion)
Location: Dorotheergasse 1, A-1010 Vienna
Opening hours:Mon to Fri 8.30am to 7.30pm; Sat 9am to 5pm
Snack Bars Vienna. Probably the most sophisticated of local sandwich bars is the traditional deli Zum Schwarzen Kameel, that also ranks among the best restaurants in Vienna serving food from Austria. The Black Camel is famous for business lunches, its Wiener Schnitzel and its art déco interiors. (What few people know: The logo was designed by famous Viennese Biedermeier painter Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller.) The wood panelled bar serves classical sandwiches on white bread, and cold meat and cheese on dark sourdough bread. Choose the restaurant, patisserie and deli for a more thorough exploration of Viennese cuisine.
Price: under EUR 5 per portion
Location: Bognergasse 5, A-1010 Vienna
Opening hours (deli): Monday to Saturday 9am to 9pm
Book table at restaurant: go to website
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