If you’re looking for a newly fashionable, eclectic Vienna neighborhood full of gourmet food producers, interesting restaurants and the stores of local artists, then head to Ottakring in the 16th district, where you’ll find the city’s largest street market, exciting new restaurants and the emergence of many local artists.
Ottakring in the 16th district is by far Vienna’s newest trendy, fashionable, and eclectic neighborhood full of gourmet food producers, exceptional restaurants,and stores with local artists. Here between Thaliastrasse and Ottakringer Strasse, you’ll find the vibrant Brunnenmarkt, where over 170 stalls create the city’s largest open-air market, transitioning into the more permanent gourmet pavilions of nearby Yppenmarkt.
Southern European flavors are at the fore, but this multicultural district features mouthwatering vegetables, fresh fish, exotic spices and gourmet delicacies from around the world, showcased not just in the market but in the exciting restaurants which are opening up around Yppenmarkt.
The emergence of many local artists adds to the creatively relaxed atmosphere. Start off at the lovingly designed Muskat. Freshly cooked foods made from regional and some exotic ingredients and a book corner invite to indulge, peruse, browse and buy. At La Salvia, the focus is on delicacies from Trentino and Istria such as pasta, sausage or wine – the market stand squeezes in a few seats and, in summer, opens up as a sidewalk café. Along the Yppenmarkt is Wetter, a former launderette, which owner Raetus Wetter has turned into one of the most exciting new restaurants in the city, offering Ligurian food in ways that are rarely found north of the Alps.
But one of the most remarkable pavilions at Yppenmarkt is Staud’s Delicatessen where Johanna Staud has been selling jams and pickled vegetables since 1947. Her son Hans has sensitively revamped the Staud brand, making it synonymous with highest quality preserves.