Friday, 11 September 2015

Naschmarkt - Vienna

The Naschmarkt stretches along Wienzeile Street. There has been a market here since the 16th century. From 1793 onwards, all fruit and vegetables brought into the city by cart had to be sold here. The current location was created to cover up the Wien River in 1898. It's a long wide square filled with a busy produce market with over 120 market stands open every day except Sunday. Vienna's top chefs come here for fresh ingredients for their restaurant kitchens.

A selection of seafood, whatever your heart desires.

Renart Boulon Dutch oysters fresh from the North Sea coast.

The gourmet vinegar stall, where you can sample the aromatic vinegars with a drop on your wrist. If you are looking for a special flavour, you are certain to find it here. 
There are 11 different basalmics, and more than 20 fruit vinegars.

Wonderful cheeses, so many I had never heard of. I just wanted to sample them all. 
I'm a confirmed cheese freak!

A dizzying selection of dried fruits and nuts. 

Lokum.... a confection made from a gel of starch and sugar or honey, and delicately flavoured with rosewater, orange, pistachio, dates or lemon, otherwise known as Turkish Delight.  
Also known as Rahat in the Romanian language.
Naschmarkt is the perfect place for browsing, strolling, people watching, or buying lunch at one of the outdoor market cafes, which is what we did. Our friendly "chef" told us he had lived in Vienna only for 3 years and hailed from Tunisia.
I chose chicken schnitzel, which was so large that it was more meat than I would normally eat in 3 days!  But definitely delicious. We sat outside and watched the people go by.
More pictures to come.
If you have visited Vienna, leave a comment and tell me about it.


  1. It does look like a fascinating place although the seafood pics don't turn my crank. Well, maybe the pics do but not the subject. :)

  2. A visual feast that's making my tummy growl.

  3. Wow! what a great place to have seen. You took some great photos of it all, even the scary looking fish stall!~ lol.

  4. THIS is what I love about the European markets, Sham. The variety, the color, and everything out in the open. It still blows my mind. And believe it or not, I just ate chicken schnitzel this past Sunday but it didn't look as good as your image!

    BTW, I LOVE the exchange-rate widget on your sidebar and have added it to my test blog. I tried adding it to my real blog but for some reason it didn't work. I'm always wanting to know the exchange rate between the Euro, dollar and pound!

  5. The cheeses and dried fruit and nuts definitely got my attention! YUM!

  6. This looks to be a place I'd like to stroll. Heck, just to look.

  7. Wow! What a wonderful place!
    All sounds delicious, principally these cheeses and dried fruits and nuts.
    Have a happy Sunday.

  8. What a FANTASTIC Market! You could just never leave!!!
    YUMMMMMMM! So many delicious looking things. Your Chicken Schnitzel looks fabulous! I LOVE all the Balsamic Choices and everything else you showed us.I so wish I could go to Vienna!

  9. A feast for the eyes, as well as the belly!! I drooled over all that vinegar and literally groaned when I saw the cheeses...Yummmmmy!!!!! You must have had a ball that day :)

  10. What an absolutely brilliant place. Hours and hours and hours of fun.
    I am a cheesoholic too.

  11. Thank you for visit and the info about my mysterious moth! We have been to Austria however there was no time to go to Vienna, saddly!


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