As delicious as they are hard to pronounce, these top 10 Austrian dishes should be on the menu on your holiday in Austria. If you can get your waiter to understand your mangled German, you won’t be disappointed!
1. Wiener Schnitzel
This national dish of thinly sliced veal breaded and fried is a must. Succulent on the inside and crispy on the outside, it's great with a side helping of potato salad and redcurrant jelly – yum!
2. Käsekrainer & Leberkäsesemmel
You can’t go far in Vienna without passing by a friendly sausage stand. Pop in for a chat with the owner and order a delicious Käsekrainer filled with cheese and served on a bun.
Ah, the famous apple strudel! There’s a good chance you’ve tried one of these back home. Made the traditional Austrian way, these tasty pastries are often served with hot vanilla sauce on the side.
These delicious sweet rolls made with yeast dough and filled with plum jam or curd and poppy seeds are to die for. Add a healthy splash of hot vanilla sauce and enjoy!.
Looking for some comfort food? Tuck into a bowl of hearty Tafelspitz. A tasty beef stew with a mix of spices and veggies, served with roast potatoes, bread and horseradish mix, green beans or creamed spinach and chive sauce.
This seasonal delicacy is a rare treat in October and November. Made from roast goose stuffed with chestnuts and dried plums, it’s super rich and definitely fills the gap.
7. Tiroler Gröstl
A bacon, onion and potato fry-up that’s a great way to fuel up after a long day on the mountain slopes. Eat it straight from the piping hot pan with a fried egg on the side.
8. Fleischlaberl mit Kartoffelpüree
These aren’t your average meatballs and mashed potatoes. Done the traditional Austrian way, they’re packed with flavour and a real favourite for locals. Wash it down with a glass of cold Austrian Grüner Veltliner wine.
9. Wachauer Marillenknödel
Perfected in the Wachau Valley, these delicious dumplings are stuffed with perfectly ripe apricot fruit found only in this area. Definitely worth the trip!
10. Steirisches Wurzelfleisch
Don’t miss this hearty pork pot roast made with lean pork neck and belly fillet –a favourite from the Bundesland (state) of Styria, served with grated apple, horseradish and caraway potatoes.
Hungry for more? Here is some inspiration for your holiday to Austria.