Imagine you are a bon vivant, imagine you adore good food, imagine you win 1.000 EUR in a lottery, imagine you would like to spend this on the most gorgeous selection of fruits, wine, fish, antipasti, cheese, spices, bread and whatever else you can think of (when thinking about food…). If this thing might happen to me one day and I end up with lots of cash in my bag, I will take the next subway bringing me straight to this market!
Naschmarkt probably is one of the best known markets of Vienna and it’s worth its fame. It all started about 200 years ago with a small market, mainly for dairy products – nowadays there are roughly about 150 vendors, most of them in fixed food stalls and stores.
You will notice that one line of shops is focused on selling fruits, vegetables and so on. Here you find mangoes, you have last seen on a market in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur (though the prices differ…) and the fruits of the Tamarind tree you remember from Tanzania. Let alone Sicilian octopus, Norwegian cheese or Indian spices. What a heaven for bon vivants!
The other row of shops are actually small restaurants – so sit down in one of the Austrian, Vietnamese or Israeli places for food, breakfast etc. In winter time you can enjoy spiced hot red wine, called “Glühwein”. Or try “Punsch”! On a Saturday: spend the rest of your money on a flea market at the very end of both rows!