vienna :: naschmarkt & neni

31 October 2014

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I went away for a few days to Vienna (through my inevitably food-centric photos). I was over there visiting my sister who currently lives there, and it was a short but very sweet trip!

As I have been there a few times now, I didn't do much sightseeing - if I had had more time, I would have revisited the Belvedere museum and the Stadtpark for sure, but my few days there were mainly for catching up with my sister and a few lovely friends. And of course, what better way to chitchat and have a laugh than over good food?

I'll be writing about a few restaurants and cafés that I went to this time round, but before I get to that - today is all about Naschmarkt.

It's a well-known market that boasts over 100 stalls, selling everything from fruit to cheese to wine to deli goods. It's always buzzing, the smells wafting around make your mouth water and you get encouraged to try bites of whatever is on offer.

It's also a hub for a variety of restaurants offering different cuisines, including a favourite of ours, Neni. It's a go-to place for my sister and her friends, and I've been there a few times and it never disappoints. Israeli dishes, served up fresh and flavourful. We sat outside as it was completely packed, but under the strong heaters we were just about warm enough - it was worth it! (Even if it meant that our photos turned out a little red.)

No visit to Vienna is complete without a visit to Naschmarkt in my opinion, and if you go at this time of year, grab yourself a bottle or two of Stürm - a common seasonal drink in Austria and parts of Germany and Switzerland, it's wine in the early stages of fermentation. I think it tastes the closest to cider out of any other alcoholic drink I can think of, as it's almost fizzy, with a touch of sweetness and very refreshing. Sis and I took a bottle home and enjoyed it with some Modern Family, a winning combination if you ask me!

More to come on the highlights of my trip, but in the meantime - have you been to Vienna? Or any part of Austria?


  1. Vienna is high up on my future travels list, but I've yet to make it there! x

  2. ahh so much delicacies <3 I look forward to your updates! x

  3. Naschmarkt! ❤️ you are transporting me right back to Vienna and really making me want to go back/eat something too! ;) these pictures are great, what lovely sherbet skies. Glad you had a lovely time - sometimes it's nice to take it easy and not do all the sight seeing. :) xo

  4. Oh this looks amazing! Vienna is always somewhere I've wanted to go, and this market looks wonderful.

    I've never tried any Israeli food before - looks delicious!

  5. It must've been such a great time with your sister. And what an amazing market!

  6. I loved Vienna when I stopped off there briefly when interrailing a few years ago, and would love to spend more time there, getting to know places like the Naschmarkt! I have a huge soft spot for Viennese/Austrian food, just had a giant lunch at Kipferl in Islington today :) Love seeing the little corners of the market you've picked out here - your eye is impeccable as always! xx

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure

  7. Obsessed with Modern Family haha. Also that cake with the sleeping kitty and mice is too cute, I'd never be able to eat it! I love good markets that are jam-packed with cute stalls like this...everything looks so fresh! The soap (?) is beautiful and I want one of those tea pots.


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