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:
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. – http://www.waldemar-tagesbar.at/
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! – http://www.baobar.at/
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. – https://www.facebook.com/dailyImbiss/
“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.
What’s your favourite seasonal specialty?