Food Stalls at the Naschmarkt
Of course the main reason for most people to visit the Naschmarkt
are the food stalls. This is the greatest central market
in Vienna for buying fresh foods and vegetables. Not just
purely raw ingredients to take home but also prepared foods
such as cheeses, sausages and stuffed olives. The range
is truly amazing and in the last 20 years it has grown from
just produce and styles local to Austria and Vienna but to become
a truly international mix.
Each of the little food stalls or "Huts" in the market offers
a different style or variation in the styles. You will
find traditional Kraut on Naschmarkt sold from a wooden barrel
in the age old fashion. But you will also find cutting
edge fusion mixes from Italian, Japanese or Moroccan delis.
Flavors such as Wasabi Hummus might be exotic elsewhere but
in Naschmarkt they are just one of the many options.
Along the length of the market, which is more than one
kilometer, there are basically three rows of stalls. One
is reserved for the restaurants and
bars where you can sit and eat. But the other two are for
stalls where you can buy food to take home, or to take on a
picnic perhaps if you are a visitor.
The fruits and vegetables on display are all of an exceptionally
high quality, this is after all the main fresh produce market
of a very selective city, and only the best will be considered
by customers here.
Prepared hors d'oeuvres etc are common here and a whole selection
of tiny tasty items can be purchased for a very reasonable sum.
Specialist vendors also have cooking oils, vinegars and sweets
on offer. Many are hand made in the area so try some specialties
of the country you may have not tried before.