After a three-hour train ride from Budapest, we finally arrive in Vienna, Austria. 2PM and we’re just about starving so we hit one of Vienna’s most popular shopping districts next to the Opera House for some street eats because reality check: we all know that’s where all the real food’s at.
Found ourselves a nice looking street vendor and ordered a sausage with mustard and ketchup, something we’ve been eyeing ever since we stepped out of the train station.
Sinfully juicy and oily ground meat, just the way we like it; comes with a crusty Kaiser roll (a traditional Viennese bread roll) and all washed down with a can of their local beer.
Of course by now we’re craving our fill of Asian food, after all, we have been eating European food nonstop. Lucky for us noodles are a huge part of their street food scene – we opted for the Fried Noodles with Veggies and Chicken.
Ain’t home food, but we’ll take it.
Lastly, we got their Kebap Wrap.
Juicy meat sliced from a vertical rotisserie paired with lettuce, onions, tomatoes and yogurt sauce, sprinkled with chili peppers and wrapped in a tortilla flatbread. Mouth is burning and eyes are watering from the spiciness, but sometimes you gotta sacrifice for the greater good. These kebaps are hands down my favorite eats in Vienna and I highly recommend you stop by any street stand to try one.
Ending on a sweet note, we treated ourselves to some gelato.
A scoop of vanilla and a scoop of blueberry gelato makes for a very happy food blogger.
Alright, alright, I’ll admit we occupy ourselves with more than just eating. After our meal and some shopping around the Stephansplatz area, we made our way to the ever popular Stephansdom, known as the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. We were lucky enough to attend one of their masses since we were there on a Sunday, which start at both 6PM and 9PM (if I remember correctly).
I would also highly recommend visiting Schönbrunn Palace, which was the summer residence of Austria’s royalty. Opening times are 8:30AM to 6:30PM from July 1st to August 31st, but times are subject to change so please visit their website for more information. You may have to wait an hour before being able to enter the palace if you aren’t with a tour group because they only allow a certain amount of people in the place at once. But do take time to visit because this was by far my favorite historical destination and the audio tour is very interesting and concise (go for the Golden Palace tour, I really think it’s worth seeing all the rooms).