On a summer trip to Austria last year, I discovered this gastronomical and delightful and luxurious food and produce market.
Fresh meat butchers, fishmongers, local bakers and farmers display their wares and offer the freshest produce. There are also stalls offering specialty cheeses, jams, sauces – fresh appetizers, snack and wine bars, flowers, souvenirs and many more.
The uniqueness of this market is its multicultural atmosphere and alongside the local stalls and restaurants you will find restaurants, produce and wares from all around the globe.
Known to be the most famous food market in Vienna – and now also a popular tourist destination, NASCHMARKT is a must visit for foodies and everyone alike. Shop, dine, drink and enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and aromas of this gourmet market!
FROM LOCAL AUSTRIAN TO OTHER EUROPEAN CHEESES, FRESHLY BAKED BREADS, FRESH MEATS AND SEAFOOD, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, FRESHLY COOKED APPETIZERS, SPECIALTY AND LUXURY FOODS – THIS MARKET IS A VERITABLE TREAT FOR THE SENSES!
Tantalizing aromas drew us to this bakery. They had an amazing variety of breads and baked goodies. We picked up some goodies and muched our way through the market
Visitors queued up and flocked this store to pick up their selection of fresh cheeses. I loved the soft gooey ones like the fresh bries which were literally running away if you get my gist 🙂 They had such an amazingly varied collection and the display was a real feast for the eyes.
COLOUR POPPING, EXOTIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES STRAIGHT FROM THE FARM TO YOUR TABLE
The white asparagus (known as spargel) which is a delicacy, is mostly available only in spring and early summer. It is best boiled, and served warm with a hollandaise sauce. It is my must-have when I am in Europe that time of the year
Strawberries, Cherries and ……..
FRESH CATCH OF THE DAY
THIS MARKET IS A SEAFOOD LOVERS PARADISE, YOU CAN BUY FRESH PRODUCE OR HAVE AN AMAZING SEAFOOD MEAL AT ANY OF THE MANY STALLS AND RESTAURANTS.
Crab claws – giant sized – enjoyed best just boiled and dipped in a warm lemon butter herb sauce.
Fresh Norweigan Salmon
Calamari and local fish
A BUTCHER CARVES A LEG OF DRY CURED SERRANO HAM FROM SPAIN INTO PAPER THIN SLICES FOR PATIENT CUSTOMERS
THIS MULTICULTURAL MARKET OFFERS DELICACIES FROM MANY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES – THE GREEK AND LEBANESE MEZZES / APPETISERS WERE DELICIOUS AND VERY POPULAR
A variety of feta stuffed peppers
Dates served with assorted hams, nuts and cheeses – Stuffed vine leaves
The stuffed artichokes were unbelivably good
AN AMAZING ASSORTMENT OF PICKLES, GHERKINS AND OLIVES FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN
A huge variety of assorted stuffed olives
Giant gherkins and olives!
AN ARRAY OF STALLS OFFERING FOOD AND DRINKS ON THE GO
Just stop by for freshly shucked oysters with a quick shot of champagne!
A Vinothek offering a lovely variety of handpicked wines and wine based cocktails
RUSSIAN PIROGIS – Puff pastry encased savouries with various meat based and vegetarian fillings. A bit like Indian samosas but not as spicy. My nephew who is a chef and foodie, and I tried so many of these guilty pleasures!
WINING AND DINING
Al fresco …..
And fine dining……
There were plenty of choices and a multitude of cuisines
A VINEGAR BAR! MOST UNUSUAL AND EXCITING – THE VARIETIES WERE MIND BOGGLING
Local Viennese Jams
WE UNFORTUNATELY COULDN’T SHOP FOR THE FRESH FOODS, BUT WE PICKED UP SOME LOVELY SPECIALTY FOODS AND REALLY ENJOYED STALL AND RESTAURANT HOPPING.
WE HAD A 5 COURSE MEAL, JUST STOPPING BY AS WE WALKED, STARTING WITH AN APERITIF AND STARTERS AT ONE STALL TO DESSERT AT THE LAST ONE. WE VISITED THIS MARKET TWICE FOR THE EXPERIENCE AND THE FINE DINING RESTAURANTS DID NOT DISAPPOINT EITHER.
A VERY ENJOYABLE VISIT – THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO SO KEEP AN ENTIRE MORNING AND AFTERNOON TO SOAK IN THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS, SMELLS AND THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE OF NASCHMARKT.