Vienna’s thriving Turkish community brings with it delightful food vans serving up tasty snacks, with falafel being one of the most favored. Along the bustling Brunnenmarkt in the 16th district, you will find plenty of stalls serving fresh wraps and sandwiches, some for as little as two euros — a perfectly cheap and easy eat for vegetarians.
The arrival of winter in Vienna is not defined by snow or Christmas fare, but by the arrival of roasting drums in tiny shacks emitting the warm, unmistakeable wafts of roasting chestnuts. The stalls start cropping up along the populous streets of Vienna around October when the weather starts to turn and the festive season and markets start creeping up. You’ll find nothing more comforting than these smoky treats in a paper bag on an icy day.
Similar to the above, this is a seasonal treat usually available at the Maroni stands. These are wedges or crispy discs on a skewer, somewhere in between a crisp and a chip. They’re a stereotypical Viennese winter snack to munch on as you stroll in the park.
Not just a food designed to be a drunkard’s alcohol absorber, the kebab (or kebap in Austria) can be a delicious and hearty meal if you know the best places to find one.