There’s nothing like grabbing some cheeses, fruit and veg’ or other artisanal and tasty goodies from a small local market. We’ve put together a list of the best Vienna has to offer in terms of farmer’s markets.
Visit one of these 12 farmers’ markets in Vienna to get your fix of tasty food straight from the fields around Vienna:
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 market square through the week comes to life every Saturday morning, bringing regional farmers closer to families and locals of the 2nd district. Every stand has personality, whether they sell cheese, home made porchetta, or honey fresh from the hive.
If there is one thing to point out at this market, it is the incredible Austro-Italian influence that can be found amongst the stands as, you guessed it, most of them are run by Italians and Austrians! Except the Brit Richard, who’s the butcher behind Britwurst, the famous British sausage brand.
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 on 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
Far from its more well-known cousin Karmelitermarkt, 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!
Every Friday and Saturday, in addition to the restaurant and market stalls, there’s also a farmers market on Vorgartenmarkt with a wirde range of regional specialities. You’ll find cheese products from Vorarlberg to homemade pastires such as the Waldviertler Mohnzelten. There’s usually also fresh deer, venision and wild boar meet, as well as fresh goose for Martini time in November.
Biomarkt Josefstadt – Farmers Markets
Where: Lange Gasse, 1080
Every Saturday, the traffic-calmed area of the Lange Gasse – between Josefstädter Straße and Josefsgasse – turns into a market 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.
Servitenviertel – Farmers Markets
Where: Servitenplatz, in front of the Servitenkirche, 1090
Every Thursday, the Servitenplatz in the Servitenviertel turns into a fresh produce and artisan food market. You’ll find all sorts of organic fruits, veggies, fish, meat, as well as sweets and fresh fruit juices being sold from quaint little stands. The setting, with an old church in the background and the square all cobblestone-d and stuff, it makes for a idyllic setting for a market.
The various artisan food shops based in this Grätzel (translation: neighbourhood) also often turn up selling their wares. You can garb some fresh bread from the beloved local baker, Öfferl, hundreds of cheeses, and pastries from Edelschimmel. Also, once a month, on every first Thursday, the market takes on a seasonal focus and sells the favourite staples of every season, like Sturm, Maroni, or Christmas stuff.
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€
Bauernmarkt am Yppenplatz – Famers Markets
Where: Brunnengasse, 1160
Every Saturday, a farmers market snakes its way around Yppenplatz. Yppenplatz farmers’ market can be thought of as being its humbler, yet more experienced and more conservative aunt, that protects all the values of the good old days: regional products, organic fruit and veggies, oldschool bakery goods, handmade sausages and meat delights, craft beer and cider, field flowers and much, much more. These groceries often come with a story, are sometimes handed over by a grandson or granddaughter, and are always vouched for with the name of the farmer who’s sitting behind the counter and attending their customers personally. Even if you’ll sometimes end up spending more than you would at your local Billa store, you will realize soon enough that the price difference is in the quality of the products and the smiles that come with.
Kutschkermarkt – Farmers Markets
Where: Kutschkergasse, 1180
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. 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 neighbourhood 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.
Viktor-Adler-Markt – Farmers Markets
Where: Viktor-Adler-Markt (on Leibnizgasse), 1100
Next to the magnificent authentic market of the Viktor-Adler market you’ll find a makeshift farmer’s market opening up on the neighbouring street, Leibnizgasse. This farmers market is especially known for its low prices and that it takes place not only once a week but actually from Monday to Saturday. There’ll be more than 70 stands offering only regional products from Austrian farms.
Meidlinger Markt – Farmers Market
Where: Niederhofstraße to Reschgasse, 1120
The Meidlinger Markt has long been the underdog of Vienna’s market world, but while the Bobo army has been bathing in the Yppenplatz sun, things have really been moving south of the Wien river. And finally it seems the time for the takeover has come. Seriously, this market is everything a Viennese market should be. But the farmers market is the real drawcard. At the Meidliner markt’s farmer’s market you can buy cheap vegetables, or a range of high quality meat and fish products.
Gumpendorfer Markt – Farmers Market
Where: Kurt-Pint-Platz, 1060
Every Thursday, there’s a farmers’ market happening at Kurt-Pint-Platz on Gumpendorfer Straße in the 6th district. It may be on the small side, boasting only around five stalls, but it’s got plenty to offer! Fresh Produce is up for sale, such as fish, game meat and honey, directly from the Waldviertel. There’s also a range of cheese specialties, dairy products and pastries straight out of the countryside. Oh, and not to mention the seasonal fruits and veggies that can also be bought up there.