The Naschmarkt is definitely one of the MUST SEEs in Vienna.
Especially on a saturday mornings this wonderful place is crowded with with shoppers, venders and tourists. In every corner you find fresh vegetables and specialties from local producers. I love the fact they have offers from all over the world: Lebanese and turkish food, spices from India, pasta and parmeggiano from Italy and so much more...
When I go I can not resist those delicious temptations.
I just love the little snacks and foods the market offers. This is the place you get the best falafel and hummus in Vienna.
Besides the market stalls you can also find nice placed to eat on the Naschmarkt. There are a few bars and restaurants to chose from. My favourite is Neni. I think is is one of the highlights of the market. You will find it located in one of the traditional little houses with its green roof. From inside Neni is a cosy place. There is the bar on the first floor and an atticy type space on the second. In summer its best to sit outside though and watch the people walk past.
Haya Molcho is the owner of Neni. She and her son Nuriel offer authentic dishes from their hometown Tel Aviv.
Neni is famous for its homemade hummus an falafel. You can go there any time of the day for food. Their breakfasts are as great as their mains.
I met my friend Fanny at Nenis this time. It was a kind of a reunion as we saw each other the last time in Sydney in spring.
As it was the afternoon, we only ordered some of the starters. They are simply the best.
Fanny had the famous hummus variations which contains of three plates: is the classical hummus, a red beet with horseradish and a mango-curried hummus, served with pita bread. I ordered a dish called Hamshuka which was hummus topped with a spicy meat chili. The food was great!
Haya Molcho has written a few cookbooks. I got one at home and therefore found the recipe for the Hamshuka and will definitely make it one day for you.
A coffee and some drinks later...
see you at
Naschmarkt 510 • 1060 Vienna • Austria