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Markets in Vienna

Markets culture

It’s really fascinating that in Vienna there is so strong and well developed market culture! You can definitely judge a city by it’s markets. Whenever you are fan of farmer and organic food or you love buying vintage clothes, Vienna has lot to offer. There are some residential markets (happening every Saturday) plus many others pop ups. I have already told you about my favorite vintage one – Flohmarkt. Today I want to share another two great markets in Vienna – Naschmarkt and Brunnenmarkt.


Naschmarkt is located right next to Flohmarkt which is great because you can combine them (although you will need quite a lot of time). It is easy accessible by U4, station Kettenbrückengasse.

On the Naschmarkt you can find stands with organic fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers and plants and all kind of local home production. If you love honey and wine, this is certainly your place! There are also a lot of street food options like kebap, falafel and hummus. You can find also some clothes, accessories and home utensils. If you continue straight ahead you will enter in area with amazing variety of restaurants and bistros.


My personal favourite market for vegetables, fruits and herbs is Brunnenmarkt. It is easy accessible by U6, station Thaliastrasse. The market is very crowded and full with lovely aromas and flavours. The prices are certainly lower than Naschmarkt, maybe because the other one is more central. Trust me, it’s worthy  to go to Brunnenmarkt. The fruits and vegetables are quite fresh and on very reasonable prices. The choice is so big! You can also find raw meat, fish and eggs, mostly of them home made by small local farms. Around the market are located some very nice locals serving international cuisine. They are perfect for late Saturday brunch 🙂

Treffe and Naschmarkt

Friday evening is a perfect time for a date! The only question is what to do. And this was the question I faced yesterday. While I was puzzling my brain with different ideas, my date (a really nice Austrian guy) suggested going to Naschmarkt. As I didn’t have anything better, I agreed.

At the beginning I thought that it is a bit weird to walk through different so-called corner shops and answer “no, thanks” to any proposals to try either cheese, or meet, or some sweets. But in the end, my date suggested to stay at some cozy café/bar. The place turned out to be really nice actually. I cannot remember the name, but I can describe it. The music was truly relaxing, not too loud but not too quiet. The place offered Sturm: the seasonal Austrian drink which is made out of grapes and contains some percent of alcohol. You can choose either to sit inside or outside, but in any case the service would remain good. From one hour to another, time passed really quickly.

After such a promising beginning, my date and I decided to change location and we moved to Wein & Co, which is another pleasant place with specific atmosphere. Frankly speaking I liked Naschmarkt more as it has a very unique environment. One can even call it a special spirit that you wouldn’t expect to find in the heart of Vienna. But don’t get me wrong: Wein & Co is also a good way to spend your time, but just in a more classical way.

To summarize, the date went great and I guess we will meet again with this young man. Whether Naschmarkt was one of the factors that determined it, I cannot claim with assurance, but definitely it is a place worth visiting in Vienna.