Have you heard about the latest list ranking Vienna, Austria as the world’s most livable city? After my visit to this beautiful city, I would agree with this placement, especially for people with dietary restrictions.
Most menus I encountered had allergens for each item labeled (pay attention G does not necessarily correspond with Gluten- check the key to understand the system). For me, this meant I could go into any restaurant and find a plate that suited my needs. Of course, there is always a risk for cross contamination, but nevertheless to know what is in each plate without specifically asking was amazing.
The labeling was especially important as it allowed me to indulge in the delicious Austrian pastries. At the renowned Café Mozart, their menu is complete with letters next to each cake indicating which allergens are present in each dessert. There were about 3 or 4 gluten free options, and even though these cakes were pricey, it was worth it!
Another gluten free find we tried in Vienna is Blue Orange Bagels. Perfect for breakfast or lunch, their sandwiches can be made on gluten and lactose free bagels. They offer organic and vegan options and is the perfect tasty local option. Would recommend!
When planning your trip to Vienna, don’t forget to check out the famous Opera. They offer discount tickets you can book in advance for less than 5 euros. Be warned, you will be standing in the back, but the experience is incredible for such a small price. If you visit during the winter months, you can’t miss the winter market. They have small cabins where food is sold and an epic skating rink. It’s huge! Dress warm and enjoy!
Vienna is an incredibly walkable city and is filled with amazing museums. The architecture is beautiful and the people are friendly. I hope you’ll enjoy this enchanting city as much as I did!