Category Archives: Food & Wine

Recommended Peruvian food in the First

Who would imagine finding Peruvian cuisine in Austria? Well, we did, and it’s near home for us, and well worth the trip if you are outside the Ring. It’s informal, but service and food makes it worth the trip.


In response to the question:  “how kid-friendly it seemed?” I recently asked, and they place families in the lower level. They have one highchair, but no booster seats. It would be best to call ahead.


Stroll through the Naschmarkt

Simply on the must see list, this place has everything you could imagine. Things like a huge flea market, farmers market, dried fruit and nuts, and restaurants. See this for a link to an Austrian website: Flohmarkt am Wiener Naschmarkt jeden Samstag ganzjährig

The market can be reached at the Karlsplatz and Kettenbruckengasse stops on the U4 line.


Where to find coconut butter

Q. Does anyone know where I can get coconut butter? (Posted 4/17/2013)

A. Merkur in the 14th district, located on Bergmillergasse 7.

A. You can get coconut oil at the bio store near Seiveringerstrasse and Obkirchergasse in the 19th district, and maybe they have coconut butter, too.

A. They carry coconut butter at Naturprodukt Wallner on Wiedner Haupstrasse 66 in the 4th district.

A. I bought coconut butter at the Merkur on Krottenbachstrasse in the 19th. Same refrigerated section as butter, on the very top shelf.

Where to find cottage cheese

Q. Where can we find cottage cheese, or what are your recommendations for a replacement in a cheesecake recipe that calls for cottage cheese? (Posted 4/12/2013)

A. Topfen is the Austrian equivalent of cottage cheese and works well in cheesecake recipes.

A. I just use Philadelphia cream cheese (widely available at the bigger grocery stores) in my cheesecake, with sour cream in the topper.

A. “Landfrischkaese” is pretty much the same thing as cottage cheese.

A. I have seen cottage cheese for sure at my closest Merkur at Hoher Markt and it’s even labeled in English.


Where to find frozen hash browns

Q. Does anyone know where I might find frozen hash browns? (Posted 3/6/2013)

A. They sell frozen “hash browns” at Spar.

A. They also sell tater tot-like things at Zielpunkt.

A. The Merkur on Krottenbachstrasse sells them in patty form.

A. Frozen “rosti” might work as a substitute if you’re looking for more tater tot-type hash browns, and are available at Merkur.