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Erwin Gegenbauer’s Vienna Address Book

23rd February 2017

Interview: Killian Fox

The master vinegar brewer recommends two great Viennese gasthauses, a favourite market deli for Italian snacks and a very interesting sweets workshop

EATING OUT

Meixner’s Gastwirtschaft

Buchengasse 64, 1100 Wien, Austria; www.meixners-gastwirtschaft.at
Almost everyone we visit in Vienna recommends this place. “Gasthaus cuisine is exceptional,” says Erwin. “First of all it reflects the history of Viennese cuisine, as it is a melting pot of cuisines, influenced by the Czechs, the Hungarians, the Balkan countries. There are some gasthauses in Vienna that do a wonderful job. Meixner’s is five minutes from here. Typically Viennese cuisine. Very good.”

Gasthaus Wolf (pictured above)

Große Neugasse 20, 1040 Wien, Austria; www.gasthauswolf.at
“If you want to have innards, go to Wolf in the fifth district: wonderful. Kidneys, heart: wonderful.”

Urbanek

Naschmarkt 11, 1040 Wien, Austria; Facebook
“If you’re going to the Naschmarkt, you have to go to Urbanek, a really small delicatessen in the market. Go there and ask for a snack. You will get some cheese and a glass of wine. This is a place I can really recommend.”

Steirereck

Am Heumarkt 2A, 1030 Wien, Austria; www.steirereck.at
“In the high-end, I can recommend the Steirereck, the number one in Vienna.”

Palais Coburg

Coburgbastei 4, 1010 Wien, Austria; www.palais-coburg.com
“The chef here is German and he does a very good job.”

Urbanek at the Naschmarkt

Urbanek at the Naschmarkt

BUYING IN

Zuckerlwerkstatt

Herrengasse 6-8, 1010 Wien, Austria; www.zuckerlwerkstatt.at
“These are young guys who are producing handmade sweets. You can go in and see the sweets being made – it’s very interesting.” – Erwin

Hidden Kitchen

Färbergasse 3, 1010 Wien, Austria; www.hiddenkitchen.at
“This deli makes the best nougat cream.”

Helmut Gragger

Spiegelgasse 23, 1010 Wien, Austria; www.gragger-cie.at
“For incredible bread.”

Thum Schinken

Margaretenstraße 126, 1050 Wien, Austria; www.thum-schinken.at
“They have exceptional mangalitza ham.”

Posted 23rd February 2017

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