You probably know the feeling of missing the taste of purely natural food in Vienna. Where everything’s to go and conveniently squished into plastic containers, genuine groceries have become a rarity. Or have they? Visit one of these 9 farmers’ markets in Vienna to get your fix of handcrafted food straight from the fields around the city.
Check them out right here.
Bio-Bauernmarkt Freyung – Farmers Markets
Where: Freyung, 1010
Right in the heart of Vienna lies this small walking famers market, among the historical freyung area local farmers offer their home made variety of cheeses and cured meat. However, you will also be able to find stunning handmade pottery or family brands of Oil. But wait! The biggest bonus are the small spritzer stands they give you a personal service and the ¼ glass of spritzer is sold for only 2€!
Plus: They usually have a seasonal market just beside it so whether it is winter spring fall or summer you can rest assure you will be able to find the seasonal goodies while still having that farmers market spirit just beside it
Karmelitermarkt – Farmers Markets
Where: Karmelitermarkt, 1020
This calm little market comes to life every Saturday morning bringing regional farmers closer to families and locals of the 2nd district. Every stand has personality whether they serve cheese, home made porchetta, or honey from the self-owned bee colony, every stand will make you feel like you’ve entered a completely different store.
If there is one thing to point out for this market, it is the incredible influence of Austrian-Italian concepts as many stands are run by, you guessed right, Italians and Austrians!
Tip: If you want to cook at home on a Saturday night, go to this market without a specific recipe, let yourself be inspired by the seasonal colors and ingredients the farmers bring with them, and take advantage of the free samples they will offer. Not only is it the best way to start a meal, they might even convince you to buy a whole wheel of cheese… just saying.
Vorgartenmarkt – Farmers Markets
Where: Wohlmutgasse/Ennsgasse, 1020
Food stands: MON—SAT: 9am—6pm
Restaurants: MON—SAT: 11am—10pm
Times vary among the different restaurants and stands
Far from its more well-known cousin Karmeliter markt, this second district market has nothing to envy. Its wide space offers a good range of fruits and vegetables while the stable stands offer good quality meat, chicken and even fish! However the real reason to come here comes from the selection of Fresh pasta and cheeses the stand “Mein Naschmarkt” offers, as well as a posh selection of affordable Italian wines and international craft beers! You can either take them home or stay in the market and enjoy them in the company of all the commuters. Plus there is a bakery that bakes new bread every morning! Sure, summer is among us and we want a fit body buuut how can you say no to a fresh chocolate croissant!
Biomarkt Josefstadt – Farmers Markets
Where: Lange Gasse, 1080
Every Saturday, Lange Gasse – between Josefstädter Straße and Josefsgasse – will be closed for cars and decorated with neat little food stands in two rows. Offering mainly regional organic produce like fresh fruit and vegetables, you will also find wine, juice, as well as dairy products from the neighbouring cheese shop Jumi Käse that will have you look at and smell cheese in all colours and odours for hours. You will also run into happy faced people that you can have long chats with about the tastiness of Austrian potatoes. Or the weather.
Plus: Baker Öfferl has a stand where you can buy his beautiful bread creations, like his unique bread, tasty Semmeln, and delicious Buchteln. But make sure to be there early, the good stuff will be gone quickly.
WUK Wochenmarkt – Farmers Markets
Where: Währinger Straße 59, 1090
This 1-day market is the perfect way to prepare for your exciting weekend! The stands offer something unique from the common selection of Austrian cheeses and meats, to a coffee stand that makes crazy blends like a brownie blend with regional produce that can be brewed on the spot just for you! Other interesting stands that impressed us where a stand dedicated to the all mighty potato where you have 10 (yes ten) different kind of potatoes to choose from, as well as cheap craft beer and whisky being sold to drink at the spot or to take home.
Plus: you can get a homemade toast topped with gooey sticky glorious melted cheese for 4.50€
Brunnenmarkt / Bauernmarkt am Yppenplatz – Famers Markets
Where: Brunnengasse, 1160
In the midst of all the gorgeous chaos that is the Gürtel lies Brunnenmarkt, the closest thing you will ever get from a real bazar experience in Vienna, from the cheap butchers and chicken sellers, to all the second hand accessories you can find, there is a special aura in Brunnenmarkt that makes you want to say “I know the price is 3€ but I I give you 6€ for 3”.
Tip: Try the exotic shops behind the stands and go to every street food stand for a cheap and filling experience. Also, if you are interested in upgrading your kebab game, try the kebab places that cook the kebab exclusively on a coal grill.
Kutschkermarkt – Farmers Markets
Where: Kutschkergasse, 1180
Resident shops: Mon–Fri: 6am–7:30pm | Sat: 6am–5pm
Additional farmers’ stands: Fri: 7am–6:30pm | Sat: 7am–2pm
Kutschkermarkt is one of the two last genuine street markets in Vienna, historically dating back to 1885. And with such a metric ton of experience, it’s no wonder this market has something for every taste. The offer ranges from flowers to fresh veggies and herbs to “Vienna’s best kebab” (it’s pretty good, to be honest), to hand-cured lard, artisan bread and much, much more. Plus on Fridays and Saturdays, the upper part of the Kutschkermarkt gets crowded with additional farmers’ stands – adding wine, fresh fish, honey, and more to the offer, always according to the season.
Insiders’ tip: If you dig the eco lifestyle, check out Naturkost Brunnader at the corner of Kutschkermarkt/Schulgasse, and buy some of their homemade sweets.
Lerchenfelder Bauernmarkt – Farmers Markets
Where: Lerchenfelder Straße/Ecke Schottenfeldgasse, 1070
This little farmers market is starting to become a neighborhood favorite and we can completely understand why: it combines 3 things we love about markets:
1. It offers the traditional concept of a farmers market with bio fruits and veggies
2. It offers the Austrian farmers classics like cheese, cured meats and styrian wines and
3. It has an element of surprise with a stand taken from a middle eastern bazar that offers a variety of olives, nuts and international olive oil!
Insiders’ advice: If you have time spend, hang out at the Styrian wine stand you may hear crazy farmer market stories while sipping down a delicious glass of local wine.