We visited the market a few times and enjoyed it each time! I fell in love with Turkish delight, Leo's pickles, a lady who sells vinegars and salad dressings and of course the amazing charcuterie from the two brothers that were featured in Bourdain's visit to Vienna. Can't wait to go back!
Oh! Check out the honey truck that visits from time to time. I bought honey flavored gummy bears and propolis drops that really helped a cold, I got when I arrived home.
Make it a plan to come to Naschmarkt on Saturday morning if you can. It will be a sensory overload!
Only on Saturday is there the flea market. I saw items from old chinaware, glassware, vinyl records, instruments, cameras, clothing, shoes, etc etc etc. I could have spent hours just looking at somebody's "trash" (aka somebody else's treasure).
Past the flea market comes the food market (open every morning except Sunday). From there, one could eat foods of most ethnicities, buy fresh meat/fish/veg/fruits, drink fresh juices, discover some culinary charms (I read about vinegar-like perfume stall?), and more. The walkway in the market is narrow, so be prepared to walk slow and leisurely enjoy the food selection.
Just eat here your entire time in Vienna if you're a tourist. They have a massive selection of all types of good food and it's reasonable.
We did go to Kim Kocht, which was the most expensive place but wow was it worth it. The steak there is amazing. Small portions. but the staff was super friendly and it was worth it to sit there and people watch.
The seafood restaurants also looked amazing. Saw a couple guys that had two open lobsters, with wine. If only we had known this ahead of time but we visited here on our last day.
This is THE market for Vienna. But I have nooooo idea why it is rated one of the top markets. It's a pretty dingy, not well priced market for locals. But coming from Canada and being used to some of the best farmers markets.... this place is pretty meh.
It's awesome to come here as a tourist once or twice. After that, I just kind of feel sad for the locals that this is what they call a successful market....
This is a colorful, lively, bustling outdoor produce market with some covered sections. The 'Belly of Vienna' is closed on Sunday. There are basically two parallel streets with eateries, produce markets, spice stalls, and vinegar markets. There is a stall selling sauerkraut which is stored in gigantic barrels. Quite a sight. On Saturdays, there is a flea market near the Kettenbruckengasse U-bahn station.
What a great place to potter about on Saturday.
All you could want in a market. Excellent place to stock up for the weekend. Look out for surprises cause here they abound. (Check out the fruit- that's all I'm saying.)
Curries, fresh fish, meats and sausages, Greek sweets, fruit and veg and the added bonus of a massive flea market makes this a fun place to visit and a must see for everyone in Vienna on a Saturday.
If you enjoy walking around markets, don't miss this place. It is an amazing market full of color, aromas, tastes... Naschmarkt is a treat for the senses. You discover a variety of fruit, vegetables, meat as well as flowers, soap, honey, fresh cheese, antipasti, oriental delights, spices etc. A foodie's dream ! Between shopping, eating and walking in the neighborhood, I spent here several enjoyable hours.
Is a must see market when in town. A stroll down the lane finds many photo opportunities as there a vibrant colours everywhere! Fruits, nuts, spices, meats and clothing. There is something for everyone. There are food stalls to enjoy your favourite wrap! We had the spicy falafel wrap and it was the best we had. The vendors will offer samples of most of their items, so you can try a piece of falafel and the hummus of your choice and see if you like it. If you do, get the full on wrap! There are also plenty of sit down restaurants along the walk too, so if you want to sit and relax for a bit, no worries.
What a fantastic outdoor market--one of the best I've seen in Europe. There are vendors selling everything here from t-shirts to antiques, but I was here to check out the food. Options abound - fresh fruit, nuts of all kinds, as well as charcuterie, cheese and locally produced wines. It's a colorful place, ideal for grabbing some candid pics near the vendor stalls. Don't skip it if unless you're in Vienna for fewer than three days.
Ah the Nachemarkt. It is such a wonderful place to look around and have a feast of anything exotic, both for your eyes and your stomach!
For having the best Cordon Bleu Anthony Bourdain style, you have to go to the Herr Urbanek Stall first to get your cold cuts and cheese, then you hand them to Frau Gruber at No.66. Don't forget to wash down the hot, succulent and creamy goodness with a glass of local Viennese beer and some fresh potato salad.
There are also many other international eateries if you are ever tired of having schnitzels and sausages. We had a decent meal at TokoRi, an Asian international restaurant serves Thai Chinese and Japanese cuisine. We also had a meal at the Pho place but it was not that good and the waitresses who worked there were the most annoying bunch gossiping about their customers sitting right in front of them thinking they don't understand their language. Overall, we had a wonderful time at the market, just be careful when handing your money to the grocers because I noticed that they like to either over charge or give the tourists the second grade products.
Close on Sundays!!!
The options are endless and amazing, but the cost of items borders on insane. I assume only tourists and the wealthy of Wien shop here.
Watch out for those olive ladies. After perusing the shops and eating some type of Middle Eastern wrap (which was quite good), we decided to grab a small container of green olives for the road. The woman put roughly one dozen olives in the container and told us it was 8.90 Euro. That translates into $12 American dollars. We stood there with our mouths open, completely stunned. I'm assuming we got the dumb Americans' price. We told her we wanted 2 Euro worth of olives. They mumbled and grumbled and gave us a few and we were on our way. Unfortunately half of the olives were mushy and inedible.
After this burn, we chose not to go back to the Naschmarkt again. I'm sure there are other vendors worth visiting but with other options around the city, it wasn't worth the effort or expense.
We LOVED the Naschmarkt!!
Apparently, it dates back several centuries; the literal translations is actually "the ash market" referring to milk bottles that were made of ash, and delivered to this location during the 16th century.
In any event, the place is a fantasyland for foodies today! Blocks and blocks of specialty stores that made me wish I REALLY knew how to cook. Whatever it is you fancy, you'll find at least two or three concessions that have just what you want.
We were just passing through for a day, and not in a position to stock up, so we didn't look that closely at the prices. But do foodies really pay attention to the price? If they have it, and you need it, you buy it! And for Pete's sake - you're in Vienna. Vacation money isn't really money, is it?
A treat for your eyes and pretty much all your senses! The market has colorful fresh veggies, fruit, and all kinds of delicious food. You can easily get lost for hours just walking through the market and taking it all in. Photographers can get some great shots here.
To walk through, yes, go here. It's a cool sight and you can often get some interesting samples from the non-restaurants.
To eat here, no! Anyone who has said otherwise has cheap, bad taste. The place has almost exclusively tourist customers, and I think that fact speaks volumes.
The food in each of the restaurants is not good, over-priced, and served with attitude. If you insist on eating here, at least eat at Dr. Falafel. That's the only non-rip-off in the place. Good, cheap falafel if you order right.
This is the place to be on Saturday. Visited a few times and each time I had such a fun time. However, I love antique stores, second hand shops and estate sales so this is right up my alley. The market has fresh meats, vegetables, fish, imported goods (hungarian paprika), spices, you name it. At night, after the market closes the restaurants are still full of life. Great place to come for a glass of wine or a nice (not fancy) dinner. Touristy? Of course! How can it not be? But still, you see this place as locals favorite as well.
No one really needs me to rate this market. Two steps in and you know you're where you want to be.
There is an incredible cheese shop in the market called Käsehütte. There are many places to buy cheese there, and having not bought cheese from any of the others, I feel entirely qualified and comfortable telling you that this one is the best. Besides, the internet said so, so who can argue?
There is a man selling pickles--buy at least one and eat it while you walk. SO DELICIOUS.
There is another stand selling homemade wine for 2-5 euro, depending on the bottle. I can confirm that it will not make you blind and it's actually pretty delicious.
Tons of cafes, beautiful location...definitely gets crowded but it's a fair mix of locals and tourists. Just take some time to poke around and there's no way you can't love it.
Der Naschmarkt is a feast for all your senses. It's really fun to go on Saturday morning as the buying and selling works it way into a feverish pitch just before it closes for the weekend. The history of this market goes back centuries and you can walk through this kilometer long sea of bizarre and exotic foods till the cows come home.
I have to agree with Heather L M., some of the prices here were insane (I uploaded a picture of a 50-euro shrimp, and a few more of my favorite market sightings as well). That being said we had a great time in the market. It was actually an impromptu tour conducted by the chef de cuisine on our river cruise. This worked out very well, as he had arranged for us to sample a number of things as we strolled the market.This was the best possible way to experience the market. Had we not filled up on samples, we most certainly would have eaten there too (a Vietnamese restaurant caught our eye). Definitely worth a visit if in Vienna.
People seem to bring all their trash and treasures here but expect a crowd, and watch the wallet.
Nothing is more painful than going to a market and not being able to load up on all of your amazing finds. The choices will overwhelm you: dozens of butchers, fish mongers, cooked food, plenty of stalls selling any spice / spice blend you can imagine, exotic produce, wine, tea, nuts, etc. This place is huge and great for picture taking (as long as you can get over feeling like a tourist for taking pics of fish). It reminded me of a narrow outdoor Mercat de la Boqueria in Barcelona.
The Naschmarkt is a feast for the senses. While the market is likely the most expensive outdoor market in Vienna, the quality of the produce, herbs, and other culinary delights is absolutely without doubt the best. It's also a one stop shop in terms of finding anything and everything "exotic." Personally, I've never found baby bok choy or cilantro as fresh anywhere else. The falafel and the varieties of hummus at the Naschmarkt are among the best I've had anywhere on the planet. Plus there is a myriad of phenomenal yet inexpensive restaurants here, everything from traditional Austrian cuisine to sushi to Vietnamese to seafood. The one trick that you must learn if you want to shop at these markets without overpaying is to be extremely specific in regards to how much of each item you want to purchase. Give them an exact weight, and start lower than what you might want and then slowly add more weight if necessary. You have to be very direct and clear about this or else people will toss crazy amounts of food into each container and tell you that you suddenly owe them 25 Euros! You'll have a wonderful experience if you are very clear no matter what people are enticing you with!
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