Eat & Drink Vienna

Delicious autumn finds in Vienna

November 14, 2016
Vienna foodie tour

As the temperatures are dropping and the days are getting shorter, it feels more important to find a cozy place where you can enjoy some good food with your friends (or even alone). During the last couple of weeks I tried a few new places in Vienna and also indulged myself with some seasonal delicacies – after all, autumn is the richest culinary season. So here are my recent favourite finds to satisfy your appetite:

Waldemar Tagesbar

In a rather traditional, old-fashioned neighbourhood (Hietzing) this café must be an oasis for the more young-ish people in the hood. The modern interior and the bright, open space made me feel comfortable instantly. They offer a diverse brunch menu, delicious cakes and, most importantly, good coffee and tea – a simple concept that works everywhere: The place was packed on a Sunday morning, so reservations are recommended. But if you just want to grab a quick coffee, there are seats at the bar too. –

Waldemar Tagesbar Wien Vienna

Bao Bar

I’ve been looking forward to the opening of that little eatery that specializes into the Asian version of burgers, and I wasn’t disappointed: The baos come in three different flavours (one pork, one chicken, one vegetarian option) and I liked them all. I was especially surprised about the sweet potato fries (with Kimchi dip, yummy!) as they were way crispier than I thought. The homemade ice tea goes well with it and also the dessert (deep fried bao dough with vanilla ice cream) is a must-try! –

Bao Bar Wien Vienna Bao Bar Wien Vienna dessert

Daily Imbiss

You might not come to that neighbourhood often, but if you’re around, I can recommend to stop by this little Bengal Halal takeout spot (a few seats inside are available too) and try their stuffed pita breads, curries or singaras (the bengal version of samosas). I just live around the corner and I know this location since it was a rather shabby looking kebab spot, but luckily the new owner gave it a whole new look and menu. He’s very passionate about his food, so you can be assured everything is made fresh and tastes delicious. –

Daily Imbiss Wien Tandoori Pita Daily Imbiss Wien Curry

“Ganslessen” (goose feasting)

Last but not least, November isn’t only the birthday month of me and my blog (two years, yay!) but also the traditional season of goose-eating. Restaurants all over Austria introduce their menu of goose specialties and people flock in to celebrate this feasting. I did so for the first time yesterday as my bday dinner and I have to admit it was a quite tasty but calorie-heavy experience. Luckily, most geese come from free range, local farms with very high quality standards.

Ganslessen Wien

What’s your favourite seasonal specialty?

Looking for a weekend brunch, delicious Bao burgers and more? See these tips on my recent favourite eats in Vienna!

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  • Reply wazwu November 14, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I agree that fall is the richest culinary season. it’s a big harvest celebration, and you gotta cozy up and enjoy some good food before it gets too cold. All three of these spots look like great fall picks!

    • Reply sileas November 19, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      Totally! I think good cafés and restaurants are even more essential during the colder seasons 😉

      • Reply wazwu November 20, 2016 at 8:01 pm

        So true! Hope you’re staying warm over there 🙂

  • Reply Paleica November 15, 2016 at 9:51 am

    sieht ja alles irre lecker aus! *.* das waldemar gefällt mir besonders, aber die öffnungszeiten sind nicht sehr paleica-freundlich -.- dafür muss ich wohl diese asiatische burgerbar unbedingt mal ausprobieren 😀

    • Reply sileas November 19, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      Vielleicht geht sich’s mal am Wochenende aus? 😉 Die Baos sind so nahe bei der Mariahilferstraße, sehr praktisch!

      • Reply Paleica November 21, 2016 at 7:35 am

        ja genau, ich behalte es jedenfalls im hinterkopf 🙂

  • Reply SueT唐 梦 琇 November 15, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Well congrats on two years blogging – always love to read your posts and then wishing you a belated happy birthday Julia. This post was great; I love the thought of deep fried bao dough with vanilla ice cream – wow!!!!

    • Reply sileas November 19, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      That’s so kind of you Sue 🙂 That dessert was absolutely fantastic!!

  • Reply Blueberry Stories November 15, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Waldemar Tagesbar is definitely my place. I wish I could organize a trip to Vienna soon! The city must be amazing in fall and Christmas time 😀

    • Reply sileas November 19, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      Oh it certainly is, I hope you can visit soon too 😀

  • Reply The Wayfarer November 15, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I had goose in Budapest this weekend, and my god! It’s so good! Definitely my new favorite poultry.

    • Reply sileas November 19, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Oh that sounds great! Geese are very popular in Hungary! It was my first goose and definitely not my last 😉

  • Reply PinaySkattebasse November 15, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Belated happy birthday! 🙂 I am intrigued with the fries and kimchi dip! 🙂

    • Reply sileas November 19, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Thank you! Kimchi dip, what a great invention 😉

      • Reply PinaySkattebasse November 20, 2016 at 8:43 pm

        By the way we had the wine I go from you last Friday. We love it! 👍🏼👍🏼

        • Reply sileas November 21, 2016 at 1:44 pm

          Yay I’m glad you enjoyed it 😀

  • Reply Mitzie Mee November 15, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I love a good bao! I recently introduced my sister to the joys of baos and now she’s hooked. Too bad she lives in a small city in Denmark where no baos are to be found, he he:) Vienna really looks like such an exciting city. I hope I get the chance to go there someday. How’s the christmas market like?

    • Reply sileas November 21, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      It’s a huge Christmas wonderland here! Definitely worth checking out 😉

  • Reply sophienadeau November 16, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I’m already a little hungry so really enjoyed reading through this post! That toasted sesame bagel looks great!

    • Reply sileas November 21, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Awww thank you! I was hoping to make a few people hungry with this post 😉

  • Reply tayonthemove November 18, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Yum, everything looks delicious! Need to visit asap! 😜

    • Reply sileas November 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Yess!! 😉

  • Reply sommertage December 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Das Waldemar ist ja wirklich ein Segen für Hietzing. Wir müssen mal wieder gemeinsam gehen 🙂
    LG, Romeo

    • Reply sileas December 18, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Ja, unbedingt 😀

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