Austria is not just a pretty destination, but a hub for foodies as well.
Austria is a country in southern Central Europe that is known for its magnificent scenery, castles, and winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Apart from all of this, Austria is famed for its cuisine and snacks. It contains everything a foodie needs to satisfy his food cravings, from sacher torte to roasted lamb to its famous chicken and meat soup.
Though Austrian cuisine is not much known but I can guarantee that you will fall in love with its food once you give it a chance. We've compiled a list of the five most popular foods and snacks that everyone should taste at least once in their lives.
• Viennese Apfel Strudel
It is Austria's national dish, and the Austrians adore it. It's a sugary treat prepared of flour, apples, eggs, and sugar. To add to the flavour, cinnamon spice and raisins are used. This dessert is available in Austria at every shop, restaurant, and street food vendor. This pastry is commonly served with coffee and is a personal favourite of many people. You simply cannot afford to miss out on this treat.
• Wiener Schnitzel
Another one of Austria's most popular dishes. It's commonly a meat-based fried cutlet served with mashed or fried potatoes, sour cream, and onions. It is generally served at brunch or lunch in Austria because it is fairly filling. Wiener is a German word that means "viennese."
This dish is an Austrian spin on the world famous 'Mac and cheese,' and it serves as a wonderful supper in the Austrian alps and its weather, when we only need hot, carb-heavy meals with melt-in-your-mouth cheese. It's frequently served with a glass of red or white wine.
• Potato Gulasch
This dish, which is suitable for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, is made up of potatoes boiled in a broth with a variety of other vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, and garlic, and then seasoned with a variety of spices. Potato Gulasch is a traditional Austrian breakfast dish, but it can be eaten at any time of day.
Fans of pancakes, rejoice! This delicious dessert is similar to a pancake, but it's superior because it's shredded and scrambled into small bits to suit our tastes. These can be eaten at any time of day and are commonly topped with sweet jams, caramelised fruits, or creams. Is there anything better than this you can think of?
Apart from these, there are hundreds of other dishes, desserts, and snacks to enjoy from Austrian cuisine. We foodies are constantly on the search for new and exciting cuisines to sample. So, what do you have to lose? Start planning your next vacation to Austria now to experience this lesser-known European cuisine. This country has a diverse gastronomic culture in addition to sightseeing, snowboarding, and skiing. Don’t forget to bookmark this list right now, share it with your friends and family as well.