Vienna grocery list

Oct 4th, 2005, 07:42 PM
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Vienna grocery list

Visiting Vienna for the first time - and probably not the last - and I'm quite the foodie. Bringing back local goodies is part of the fun and grocery stores are legitimate attractions in my travels.

Sachertorte aside, what goodies should I look for? Wine? Pastries? Condiments (e.g. honey)?

Furthermore, is Haas & Haas worth a look?
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Oct 5th, 2005, 04:24 AM
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for the foodie:
Julius Meinl am Graben
http://www.meinlamgraben.at/meinl.as...et=106742&l=2&
sounds great, isnīt it?
it is great, but expensive too, but they are famous an rennomated since k.k. or imperial days.
Naschmarkt
at Wienzeile, subway U4, station Kettenbrückengasse
a fruit, vegetable, meat, puultry market where you also can get snacks and drinks. on saturdays, there is also a flea market (Flohmarkt)
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Oct 5th, 2005, 04:48 AM
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Try some of the endemic Austrian wines that are highly underrated such as Zweigelt and find a supplier. You won't regret it.
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Oct 5th, 2005, 04:49 AM
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Hi

Plenty of Austrian beer to choose from too!
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Oct 5th, 2005, 08:36 AM
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Sachertorte should definitely be aside. It's quite awful. Just a dry and not particularly tasty chocolate cake. Avoid it at all costs.
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Oct 5th, 2005, 08:43 AM
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Kurbis (pumpkin seed) oil. Used as a condiment or in salad dressing.
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Oct 29th, 2005, 01:05 PM
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Apricot liqueur ("Marillenlikor" in Austrian German) - Bailoni is a well known brand available in any grocery store.

There are stalls (opposite each other)in the Naschmarkt, one of which sells a huge variety of oils (including the pumpkin seed oil) and one of which sells a huge variety of vinegars (including some which are meant to be drunk straight - they are that mellow - and don't knock it drinking these kinds of vinegar until you try them, they are delicious). Gegenbauer is the brand sold at these stalls, but there are others.

There is a variety of white wine - Gruner Veltliner - which is light but nice.
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Oct 29th, 2005, 02:37 PM
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Pumpkin oil doesn't keep very long, so get a small bottle unless you are a huge fan of it. And remember, it is not meant for cooking. As a salad dressing it's best made with an apple-based vinegar. And the best pumpkin oils come from Steiermark (aka Styria).
Meinl will have just about everything you can think of...perfect one stop food shopping. The wine staff will be very helpful. And don't forget their restaurant (upstairs) is one of the best in the city. Reservations necessary for tables (even at lunch), but you can usually snag a table at the bar without a reservation.
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Oct 30th, 2005, 05:21 AM
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I have not been into Wien for almost ten years, however do recall from the
first trip that food stores, etc, close at noon on Saturday and don't reopen until Monday Morning, and only
place were able to get groceries was
at one of the bahnhofs, might check out
to avoid being disappointed.. Richard of LaGrange Park, Il..
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Oct 30th, 2005, 08:25 AM
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Times have changed since prior posters last visit.
Stores now have extended hours on Saturday. Most will close between 16:00 and 18:00 ( 4 and 6 PM.)
Stores are closed all day Sunday, a nice tradition as families then have some time to be together and do special things.
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Oct 30th, 2005, 03:38 PM
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Mannerschnitten hazelnut-creme wafer cookies. It was on the shelf of every Billa grocery store.
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Oct 30th, 2005, 03:46 PM
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I think you will be able to find delicious chocolates called Mozart Balls. Marzipan balls dipped in chocolate and then in another kind of chocolate. Nice gift to bring home.
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Oct 31st, 2005, 10:04 AM
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Sachertorte is even better when you dump the sacher liqeuer over it.
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