Vienna Food, Coffee and Market Tour

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Get a thorough introduction to Vienna’s dynamic food and drink scene with a local showing you the best places to stop for all manner of sweet versus savoury. Walk through the trendiest neighborhoods and discover the legendary markets of this extraordinary city. Find out where to sip the best coffee in a city filled to the brim with historic coffeehouses and hear about the legendary debate over who invented the most famous dessert in Vienna.

Food Tour of Vienna Highlights

  • Browse one of Europe’s best markets and try tasty morsels from a cultural melting pot of food vendors and restaurants
  • Learn the locals’ secret to good living and why Vienna is ranked one of the most livable cities in the world
  • Cement your coffee aficionado credentials on a coffee tasting in a famous Viennese coffeehouse
  • Discover where to find delicious and authentic Viennese pastries, prepared by elderly local women

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, coffee tasting, and some small food samples.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Stephansplatz, 1010 Wien, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, in front of the cathedral entrance.
  • Starting time: 9.30 AM
  • Ending point: Vienna State Opera House, Opernring 2 1010
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  • We begin our Vienna food tour on one of the most famous and attractive shopping streets in the city: Graben. Home of the the court jeweller Heldwein and the famous porcelain factory of Augarten, the area is littered with imperial architecture, opulent coffee shops, and first-rate eats.

    We stop at the coffee shop where it all began: a historic site that has been serving coffee nearly every day since 1685. We also make a chocolate stop (it’s got to be done in this sweet-toothed city!) at a famous pastry shop and chocolaterie established in 1786. Then it’s off to the hotel that claims it invented the fabled Viennese dessert Sachertorte, a sublime chocolate cake with a fine layer of apricot jam and chocolate icing. The kitchen here churns out over 500 of these a day.

    Next up on our food tour through Vienna is the century-old Naschmarkt, easily one of Europe’s best open-air markets. It is a mile long and showcases over 120 food stalls and some delectable restaurants that are cooking up some of the best food in the city. Enticing fruits and vegetables are available from vendors alongside delicacies from all over the world. Maybe pick up some uhudler (a fruity Austrian wine) and stone chocolates (sugar-coated chocolates that resemble pebbles) to bring back home as souvenirs.

    We then take a stroll through the buzzing bohemian district of Mariahilf, which formed part of the old red light district of Vienna. Your guide points out some stunning art nouveau buildings, highlights the best hipster boutiques in the area, and recommends several hidden restaurants for you to try during your stay.

    Then we move on to Brunnenmarkt, one of the oldest and liveliest street markets in all of Austria, and an enthralling sprawl of Turkish grocers, fruit and vegetable producers, and homeware bargains. This is a great spot for picking up souvenirs and taking colourful photos of locals going about their daily business.

    We then stop at one of the tiny restaurants that surround Yppenmarkt (adjacent to Brunnenmarkt — there are so many markets you’re spoiled for choice!) to try some of the best produce the city has to offer: think crunchy vegetables, fresh fish, exotic spices, and cheeses.

    We continue our Vienna walking tour to investigate the famed Viennese coffee culture. Coffeehouses have played a very important role in shaping the culture of the city over the centuries, with the first cup being brewed all the way back in 1683. The Austrian Inventory of Cultural Heritage describes the coffeehouses as places “where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill.” Enjoy a series of private tastings in a new and very popular coffeehouse in the trendy 7th district.

    Our introduction to Vienna’s food and drink scene ends here but remember to ask your guide for more recommendations on what to see and (most importantly) what to eat and drink for the rest of your trip.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, coffee tasting, and some small food samples.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +43 699 1165 9126
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Ms. Petra K. from Hungary travelled on 19 Mar 2018:

    Patrick was a fantastic guide, knowledgeable, attentive and very friendly. We have been to places I wouldn’t go on my own, and I’ve learnt a lot. Thank you very much!

    Ms. rebecca b. from United Kingdom travelled on 07 Sep 2017:

    I really enjoyed the tour. Wolfy was very knowledgeable about Vienna, its food and other aspects of the city. I loved trying all the different food and drink and everything was delicious. The only thing I would suggest could be done differently is to have less ethnic food on the tour and more traditional Austrian food. All the ethnic food was excellent but I would have preferred to have tried more food that I could only get in Vienna.

    Mr. Don M. from Australia travelled on 05 Jun 2017:

    Excellent guide meant that this tour exceeded our expectations beyond belief. The cultural experiences were enriching & would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the topics advertised. The public transport options were great and coverage of seven disticts was also a great way to see the city.